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WELCOME to Center for Thermal Spray Research (CTSR) 

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. 

 

 

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Center for Thermal Spray Reseach Completes 25 Successful Years!

Over the last decade, the Center has continued to push both fundamental boundaries as well as to expand engineering opportunities. Notable areas of continued scientific enquiry include: mechanics and physics of layered structures, hybrid architectures, combining ceramics with metals and polymers for damage tolerance, functional oxides with unique functionalities.

Center for Thermal Spray Reseach Completes 25 Successful Years!Over the last decade, the Center has continued to push both fundamental boundaries as well as to expand engineering opportunities. Notable areas of continued scientific enquiry include: mechanics and physics of layered structures, hybrid architectures, combining ceramics with metals and polymers for damage tolerance, functional oxides with unique functionalities.... Read more
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Professor Sanjay Sampath receives the ASM 2020 Albert Sauveur Achievement  Award 

For identifying impediments to knowledge in thermal spray technology, which led to his developing improved tools for wide industrial adoption of in situ process diagnostics and coating property measurements.

Professor Sanjay Sampath receives the ASM 2020 Albert Sauveur Achievement  Award For identifying impediments to knowledge in thermal spray technology, which led to his developing improved tools for wide industrial adoption of in situ process diagnostics and coating property measurements.... Learn More
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Professor Sampath Receives the John Jeppson Award for 2019  

The Jeppson Award recognizes distinguished scientific, technical, or engineering achievements in ceramics, and Professor Sampath has been awarded this honour by the ACerS committee. 

Professor Sampath Receives the John Jeppson Award for 2019  The Jeppson Award recognizes distinguished scientific, technical, or engineering achievements in ceramics, and Professor Sampath has been awarded this honour by the ACerS committee. ... Learn more
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Professor Sampath  on the (R)Evolution of Thermal Spraying 

The aerospace industry is one of the most fascinating industries that presents special challenges to engineers.  And has thus inspired Oerlikon Metco  to dedicate an issue of their magazine BEYOND SURFACES to aerospace.

Professor Sampath  on the (R)Evolution of Thermal Spraying The aerospace industry is one of the most fascinating industries that presents special challenges to engineers.  And has thus inspired Oerlikon Metco  to dedicate an issue of their magazine BEYOND SURFACES to aerospace.... Learn More
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2019 Editor’s Choice article in  the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology

The manuscript  titled “Characteristics of Conventional and Cascaded Arc Plasma Spray-Deposited Ceramic Under Standard and High-Throughput Conditions” has been selected as one of the five Editor’s Choice articles for 2019 from the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology. 

2019 Editor’s Choice article in  the Journal of Thermal Spray TechnologyThe manuscript  titled “Characteristics of Conventional and Cascaded Arc Plasma Spray-Deposited Ceramic Under Standard and High-Throughput Conditions” has been selected as one of the five Editor’s Choice articles for 2019 from the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology. ... Access Article Here
TMS Award Ceremony

TMS Application to Practice Award

Prof Sanjay Sampath (right) receiving the TMS Application to Practice award from the 2016 TMS President Mr Stan Howard (left).

TMS Application to Practice AwardProf Sanjay Sampath (right) receiving the TMS Application to Practice award from the 2016 TMS President Mr Stan Howard (left).... Learn more

 

Research Highlights

Thermal Swing coatings for increased efficiency in internal combustion engines have been highly sought after by automotive researchers in the last half decade. Despite numerous theoretical investigations into ideal combinations of material properties for optimal performance in this application, little experimental work has been performed directed at producing such coatings. Work at CTSR has broadly investigated the feasibility of manufacturing thermal swing coatings through spray processes, with the effects of microstructure and  deliberate process variation in key materials explored. 

Read more in CTSR's Newsletter (2020)

Thermal Swing

Recent Articles

Dynamic interactions of ingested molten silicate particles with air plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings

Edward  Gildersleeve,   Sanjay  Sampath  

Thermal Swing Evaluation of Thermal Barrier Coatings for Diesel Engines

John Saputo, Gregory Smith, Hwasoo Lee, Sanjay Sampath, Eric Gingrich, Michael Tess

Segmentation crack formation dynamics during air plasma spraying of zirconia

Shalaka Shinde, Edward  Gildersleeve, Curtis Johnson ,          Sanjay  Sampath

Role of bond coat processing methods on the durability of plasma sprayed thermal barrier system s

Edward Gildersleeve Vaishak Viswanathan Michael Lance Allen  Haynes Bruce Pint Sanjay  Sampath

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Consortium

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Partcipants from the member companies have full access to the recordings of the CTSR's 2020 Consortium meeting 

The sessions include discussions on- 

Overview of Thermal Properties of TS Coatings

MultiLayer Manufacturing & Design of TS Coatings

Contemporary Overview of the Tensile Adhesion Test 

Formation Dynamics of Abradable TS Coatings

Geometry Effects on TS Coatings

We will be resuming the Virtual meetings shortly !

Featured Videos and Tutorials 

 

Check out the session titled   ' Thermal Spray as an Additive and Layered Manufacturing Technology for Applications in Energy Systems'

by Prof. Sampath as a part of the   Surface Engineering of Advanced Materials (SEAM) Webinar Series 2020