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Alfred University professor Misture named ICDD Distinguished Fellow

Scott Misture '90
Scott Misture '90

The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) has named Scott Misture ’90, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Alfred University, a 2020 Distinguished Fellow.


ALFRED, NY - The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) has named Scott Misture ’90, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Alfred University, a 2020 Distinguished Fellow. The ICDD is a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to collecting, editing, publishing, and distributing powder diffraction data for the identification of materials. The membership of the ICDD consists of worldwide representation from academia, government, and industry. The organization presents Distinguished Fellow awards to a current Fellow who has given long and meritorious service to the ICDD. Misture earned bachelor’s (1990) and doctoral (1994) degrees in ceramic engineering from Alfred University. In 1996, after completing postdoctoral fellowships at Siemens Corporate Research, Munich, Germany, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, he joined the faculty at Alfred University. He joined ICDD in 1997, and over his first nine years with the organization, he demonstrated his leadership and organizational talents with numerous task groups, subcommittees and the Technical Committee. In 2006, he was elected a Director-at-Large of the ICDD Board of Directors and has continued on the Board for 14 years in a series of positions: Chair of the Technical Committee, Board Chairman, and Past-Chairman. He has also been a member of the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee for the last 18 years. Misture is a Principal Editor of the Journal of Materials Research for in-situ diffraction and electronically-active ceramics, and has served in leadership positions (Secretary, Vice Chair, Chair Elect and Chair) of the Basic Sciences Division of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). He has a long publication list and is conducting leading-edge research in an array of high-tech materials using not only laboratory X-rays but also synchrotron and neutron probes. His recent work has focused on the effects of oxygen partial pressure and humidity on structure, phase stability, and conductivity in oxygen and cation conducting ceramics. Current work is focused on various components of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) including the cathode and anode, and his related work on understanding defects in layered and 2-D oxides is aimed at applications including charge storage, catalysis, and photochemical water splitting.