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Sabolsky, Edward M.


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2001
B.S. Ceramic Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, 1996

Dr. Edward M. Sabolsky received his B.S. in Ceramic Science and Engineering with a minor in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1996. He completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University in 2001. Dr. Sabolsky's work at Penn State focused on ceramic processing and properties of high strain piezoelectric ceramics. Dr. Sabolsky joined NexTech Materials, Ltd. (NexTech) in 2001 where he continued his work in ceramic powder synthesis, forming, and thermal processing of piezoelectric/dielectric, sensor, catalyst, and solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) materials. In 2006, Dr. Sabolsky assumed the position of Fuel Cell Group Leader at NexTech, where he managed the SOFC research group. Dr. Sabolsky joined the Fine Ceramics and Igniter R&D Group within the Saint-Gobain High-Performance R&D Center in 2007 as a Senior Research Scientist. Dr. Sabolsky assumed the position of Assistant Professor at West Virginia University in 2008 to continue his work in advanced ceramic processing and materials for energy-related applications. 

Curriculum Vitae

Research Focus Areas

Energy Technologies

Research Interests

Fuel cells 
Chemical sensors 
Reforming catalyst 
Piezoelectric and dielectric materials 

Teaching Interests

Ceramic Materials and Processing 
Electrical Materials 
Energy-Related Materials and Systems 
Crystal Chemistry and Related Single Crystal Physical Properties

Special Interests

Political energy policy 
Clean and renewable energy 
Novel web-based teaching methods

Professional Societies

The American Ceramic Society 
The American Electrochemical Society 
The Materials Research Society