The Center for Thermal Spray Research (CTSR) at Stony Brook University was established in 1996 through the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers program. Since its inception, the CTSR has been at the heart of a number of exciting fundamental sciences and applied engineering initiatives to enhance the scientific base of thermal spray (TS) coating technology. Thermal spray technology continues to grow and services a broad industrial community; coatings are ubiquitous in gas turbine engines (propulsion and energy), automotive, pulp/paper and infrastructure maintenance. Emerging applications include coatings for orthopedic and dental implants, solid oxide fuel cells, and functional sensors for harsh environments.
Between 1996 and 2007, the center through the NSF funded program established a sound fundamental research base carrying out state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical research on the synthesis, modeling and properties of wide classes of traditional and novel TS materials and new functional configurations. In recent years, the group has sought a new approach to continue its research and development enterprise through the establishment of an industry-university type cooperative research program “Consortium for Thermal Spray Technology”. The consortium and center are now supported through industry, the NSF and other agencies, and serve as an academic focal point for this multi billion dollar industry.
CTSR’s research philosophy is based on an integrated and interdisciplinary to the thermal spray process and materials research and development, along with multi-level education, and the addressing of problems that are both of fundamental and practical engineering importance. The Center seeks to link research to practice so as to enable the implementation of thermal spray coatings into the design cycle, the utilization of robust processing methodologies, and simple, yet scientifically based characterization and property measurement tooling.
2016 Fall Consortium Meeting at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), Savannah
JTST Editor-in-Chief Armelle Vardelle (right) presents Best Paper Award to Gregory Smith (left) and team for their paper ‘‘Characterizing Suspension Plasma Spray Coating Formation Dynamics through Curvature Measurements.’’
JTST Lead Editor Andre´ McDonald (right) awarding the Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award to Hwasoo Lee (left) and team for their paper‘‘Thermoelectric Device Fabrication Using Thermal Spray and Laser Micromachining.’’
Prof. Sampath receiving the TMS Application to Practice Award from Stan Howard, President of TMS (2016)
CTSR RANKS HIGH IN THE BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THERMAL SPRAY RESEARCH OUTPUT
Source - K.A. Khor, L.G. Yu, - 6th Asian Thermal Spray Conference Proceedings November 24-26, 2014, Hyderabad, India
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H. Lee, S.J. Han, RC Seshadri,, and S. Sampath
J. Sci. Rep., (2016) Article in press
RC Seshadri, G.Dwivedi, V. Visawnathan, S. Sampath,
J.Thermal Spray Tech. (2016) Article in Press.
A.Krause, H.F.Garces, G.Dwivedi, A.L.Ortiz, S.Sampath and N.P.Padture
Acta Materialia, vol.105 (2016) 355-366
A.Vackel, T.Nakamura and S.Sampath,
J.Thermal Spray Tech. 25(5) (2016) 1009–1019.
J.Kotlan, R.C.Seshadri, S.Sampath and P.Ctibor,
Ceramics Int. 42(9) (2016).
G.M.Smith, M.Resnick, K.Flynn, G.Dwivedi and S.Sampath,
Surface and Coatings Technology, 297 (2016) 43-50.
M. Tewolde, G. Fu, D. J. Hwang, L. Zuo, S. Sampath, J P. Longtin,
J.Thermal Spray Tech., Volume 25(3) (2016).
S.J.Han, Z.Pala and S. Sampath,
Journal of Power Sources, Volume 304, (2016).
Dr Sanjay Sampath receives the
Thermal Spray Hall of Fame award.
CTSR welcomes Rolls Royce to the Consortium membership in 2016-2017
CTSR receives funding from NASA via the Smithsonian Astrophysical Laboratory to develop ceramic stiffening solutions for Space X-ray Telescopes.
CTSR receives the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology Volume 25 Best Paper Award for their contribution on Characterizing SPS coatings.
Project On Thermal Management Coatings for Diesel Engines: Funded by Office of Naval Research in a joint initiative with US Army Tank Automotive Command.
CTSR continues its Turbine thermal barrier coating activities with support from ORNL enabled by funding through the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown.
Tentative Dates for Fall 2017 Consortium
at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee
High Speed Imaging of Multiple Particle Impact in Plasma Spray
Video Courtesy: K. Shinoda, H. Murakami, S. Kuroda, K. Takehara, S. Oki, In situ visualization of impacting phenomena of plasma-sprayed zirconia: from single splat to coating formation, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 17 (2008) 623-630