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Spring 2024 - Left to Right: Aaron Jenkins, William Deary, Gerald Bejger, Angelica Phan, Christina Rost, John Barber, Bethany Crittenden, Sarah Muhlenberg, Brittani Ambrosi.

Having recently re-established our research group at Virginia Tech, we are dedicated to unraveling the intricate structure-process-property relationships of complex functional ceramics. Our research interests span a broad range of activities including the synthesis of ceramics through powder processing, development of thin films, and extensive characterization techniques. We employ X-ray diffraction for phase and structural analysis, scanning electron microscopy for microstructure evaluation, and advanced synchrotron-based spectroscopy methods for detailed, atomic-level structural insights. Currently, we are in the exciting phase of developing our laboratory, enhancing our capabilities to include powder synthesis, thin film growth, and X-ray spectroscopy.


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