Wolfgang Rheinheimer

Wolfgang Rheinheimer

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: ARMS 2217
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Research Interests
  • Microstructural evolution
    • Sintering and grain growth
    • Impact of electric fields 
    • Impact of defect chemistry
    • Atomic grain boundary structure
    • Solid state single crystal conversion
  • Synthesis of functional ceramics
  • Functional properties of materials
    • Electric and ionic Conduction
    • Diffusion
    • Ferroelectrics

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2017-Present
  • Group leader, Institute of Applied Materials, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2016-2017
  • Postdoc in Cooperation with Bosch, Institute of Applied Materials, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2016-2017
  • Doctorate, Institute of Applied Materials - Ceramic materials and Technologies, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2010-2013

Selected Publications

  1. F. Lemke; W. Rheinheimer & M. J. Hoffmann: "A comparison of power controlled flash sintering and conventional sintering of strontium titanate", Scripta Materialia, 2017, 130, 187-190
  2. W. Rheinheimer & M. J. Hoffmann: ‘Grain growth in perovskites: Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 2016, 20, 286 – 298
  3. W. Rheinheimer; M. Fülling & M. J. Hoffmann: ‘Grain growth in weak electric fields in strontium titanate: Grain growth acceleration by defect redistribution ‘, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2016, 36, 2773 - 2780
  4. W. Rheinheimer, M. Bäurer, H. Chien, G. S. Rohrer, C. A. Handwerker, J. E. Blendell & M. J. Hoffmann: ‘The equilibrium crystal shape of strontium titanate and its relationship to the grain boundary plane distribution’, Acta Materialia, 2015, 82, 32-40
  5. W. Rheinheimer, M. Bäurer, C. A. Handwerker, J. E. Blendell, & M. J. Hoffmann: ‘Growth of single crystalline seeds into polycrystalline strontium titanate: Anisotropy of the mobility, intrinsic drag effects and kinetic shape of grain boundaries’, Acta Materialia , 2015, 95, 111 – 123
  6. W. Rheinheimer & M. J. Hoffmann: ‘Non-Arrhenius behavior of grain growth in strontium titanate: New evidence for a structural transition of grain boundaries’, Scripta Materialia, 2015, 101, 68-71


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