William Carty

Professor Ceramic Engineering/Materials Science
Ceramic Engineering
J.F. McMahon Chair in Ceramics
Inamori School of Engineering


  • BS: Ceramic Engineering University of Missouri-Rolla, 1985
  • MS: Ceramic Engineering University of Missouri-Rolla, 1987
  • PhD: Materials Science and Engineering University of Washington, 1992

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Research & Publications

  • Using Froth Flotation to Beneficiate Industrial Waste Streams, Center for Environmental and Energy Research at Alfred University-Environmental Protection Agency, CEER-EPA (2005-7)
  • Development of Lead-Free Glazes for Commercial Whiteware Applications, CEER-EPA (2006-7)
  • Emissions Reduction of Commercial Glassmaking Using Selective Batching, CEER-EPA, (2006-7)
  • Robust, spectrally selective ceramic coatings for recycled solar power tubes, CEER-EPA, (2005-6)
  • Development of High-Strength Concrete Using Shaped Aggregate, New York State Energy Research Development Agency (NYSERDA) (2004-6)
  • Faculty Development Grant, NYS Science, Technology and Research (NYSTAR) (2003-07)

Areas of Concentration

  • My research group is focused on ceramic processing and microstructure evolution and the connection to material properties. Within the colloidal processing area, we have extensive experience with both traditional and advanced ceramic materials, ranging from clay-based and oxide systems to carbides and nitrides. In recent years we have extended our research to address processing relationships with ceramic properties such as strength and creep. We have also applied the concepts learned in traditional ceramics to the processing of advanced ceramics and the development of porcelain enamel coatings for a broad range of other applications.

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