Bernard H. Kear

  • Title: Professor, Director Center for Nanomaterials Research
  • Phone: (848) 445-2245
  • Fax: (732) 445-5977
  • Email: bkear@rci.rutgers.edu
Research Area/Interests:

Prof. Kear's current research activities are focused on the synthesis and processing of nanophase materials by aqueous solution, melt-quenching and vapor-condensation methods, surface treatments by thermal spraying of nanophase powder feedstocks, liquid phase sintering of nanophase hardmetals, pressure-assisted sintering of nanophase oxide and non-oxide ceramics, diamond, fullerenes, and carbon nanotubes, and superplastic forming of nanocomposite ceramics. The primary thrust of the research is to establish structure-properties processing relationships in nanophase coatings and bulk materials.

Citations/Papers:

Hyperkinetic Deposition of Nanopowders by Supersonic Rectangular Jet Impingement, V. Shukla, G.S. Elliott, B.H. Kear, L.E. McCandlish, Scripta Mater. 44, 2179, 2001.

Parametric Study of Zirconia Nanoparticle Synthesis in Low Pressure Flames, A. Colibaba-Evulet, V. Shukla, N.G. Glumac, B. Kear, and F. Cosandey, Scripta Mater. 44, 2259, 2001.

Dense Nanoscale Single- and Multi-Phase Ceramics Sintered by Transformation Assisted Consolidation, J. Colaizzi, W.E. Mayo, B.H. Kear, S.-C. Liao, Metal Powder Industries Federation Outstanding Technical Paper Award-2000, IntnÁl J. of Powder Metallurgy, 37(1), 45, 2001.

Metastable Phase Formation in Plasma Sprayed ZrO2 (Y2O3) - Al2O3 Powders, X. Zhou, W.R. Cannon and B.H. Kear, J. Amer. Cer. Soc., 86(8), 1415-20, 2003.

Metastable Phase Formation in Rapidly Solidified ZrO2-Al2O3 Powders, X. Zhou, R.K. Sadangi, B.H. Kear, and W.R. Cannon, Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials Processing (ICAMP 2002), eds. M.O. Lai and L. Lu; Mats. Science Forum, Trans Tech Pub. (Switzerland), Vol. 437-438, p. 407-410, 2003.

On the Processing of Nanostructured Ceramics, B.H. Kear and W.E. Mayo, Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials Processing (ICAMP 2002), eds. M.O. Lai and L. Lu; Mats. Science Forum, Trans Tech Pub. (Switzerland), Vol. 437-438, p. 399-402, 2003.

Processing and Microstructure of High-Pressure Consolidated Ceramic Nanocomposites, R.-G. Duan, G.-D. Zhan, J.D. Kuntz, B.H. Kear, and A.K. Mukherjee, submitted to J. Eur. Ceramic Soc., 2003.

On the Processing of Nanostructured Ceramics, B.H. Kear and W.E. Mayo, Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Advanced Materials Processing (ICAMP 2002), eds. M.O. Lai and L. Lu; Mats. Science Forum, Trans Tech Pub. (Switzerland), Vol. 437-438, p. 399-402, 2003.

Processing and Microstructure of High-Pressure Consolidated Ceramic Nanocomposites, R.-G. Duan, G.-D. Zhan, J.D. Kuntz, B.H. Kear, and A.K. Mukherjee, submitted to J. Eur. Ceramic Soc., 2003.

Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Consolidated Ceramic Composites from Plasma-sprayed Metastable Al2TiO2 Powder and Nano-Al2O3, TiO2, and MgO Powders, R.-G. Duan, G.-D. Zhan, J.D. Kuntz, B.H. Kear, and A.K. Mukherjee, submitted to Mats. Sci. & Eng. A, 2003.

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