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The Surface Processing & Mechanics Group consists of professional and technical support staff with expertise and experience in coatings, composites, wear and friction, and chemical thermodynamics. With a long list of publications and patents in these areas, as well as significant funded efforts from agencies such as DOD, NASA, and DOE, the group has built wide capabilities for understanding and developing new materials. These efforts have ranged from basic research into nucleation and growth from the vapor phase to applied work in designing ceramic composites for high-temperature particulate filtration. The group's long history of technological innovation has resulted in a number of R&D 100, American Ceramic Society, DOD and DOE awards.

HAYNES, J. Allen
Group Leader 865.576.2894 865.574.4913
KERLEY, Krystal E.
Administrative Assistant 865.241.0006 865.574.4913