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Brad Tischendorf

 

bct4h5@mst.edu

 

Objective

To obtain a PhD in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

 

Education

Ceramic Engineering

PhD Student

University of Missouri-Rolla

 

Feb. 2002 -

Rolla, MO

M.S., Materials Science & Engineering

Iowa State University

 

June 1998 – Dec. 2001

Ames, IA

 

B.A., Physics and Chemistry

Coe College

 

Aug. 1994 – May 1998

Cedar Rapids, IA

Employment

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

University of Missouri-Rolla

Feb. 2002 -

Rolla, MO

•         Determine the underlying reaction mechanisms that control the reactions during corrosion between phosphate glass and water

 

SENIOR GRADUATE ASSISTANT

Iowa State University

June 1998 – Dec. 2001

Ames, IA

 

•         Characterized intermediate range structural order in phosphate glass system using a series of techniques including HPLC, thermal analysis and novel NMR techniques

•         Produced and also characterized phosphate glass fibers and novel glass-polymer hybrid materials with possible uses that include optical wave guides and solid state lasers

•         Supervised the work of several undergraduate assistants

•         Responsible for training, upkeep, creation of standard operating procedures, and maintenance of departments materials processing labs including thermal, rheological, and polymer processing

•         Responsible for research groups purchasing, rheology and polymer processing labs, general laboratory maintenance and training

•         Designed, constructed, and maintain research groups website (http://www.mse.iastate.edu/research/poly-comp)

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT INTERN

Sandia National Laboratory

May 2000 – Aug. 2000

Albuquerque, NM

 

•         Used MAS, CPMAS, COSY, and 2D WISE NMR to determine structural properties and interactions of glass-polymer hybrid materials

•         Performed Molecular Dynamics simulations of a wide compositional range of binary zinc phosphate glasses

•         Responsible for NMR analysis of samples for lab customers

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Coe College

Jan. 1997 – May 1998

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

•         Produced and studied the physical properties of extremely hygroscopic high alkali content silicate glasses for the first time

•         Developed a structural model based on first principles that was used to accurately predict the density of those glasses

•         Maintained, trouble shooted and repaired laboratory equipment

 

Awards

2000 recipient of the Norbert J. Kreidl award for outstanding student research awarded by the Glass and Optical Materials division of the American Ceramics Society for work performed determining and quantifying the intermediate range structural order of Zinc Phosphate glasses. (May 1, 2000)

 

 

Received 1st place in the graduate student poster/paper competition at the 12th annual Rio Grande Regional Symposium on Advanced Materials for work on the structural and thermal analysis of phosphate glass-polymer hybrid materials. (October 16, 2000)

 

     

 

Skills

COMPUTER SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  •          Microsoft Office and Corel Wordperfect Suites
  •          Mathmatica MathCAD
  •          SigmaPlot, Igor Pro, graphing programs
  •          Basic, Pascal, Fortran programming languages
  •          Cerius II and GULP simulations software
  •          Able to produce and update websites
  •         Ability to setup and use Windows, and Macintosh networked computer systems with some Unix knowledge

 

 

         CHARACTERIZATION AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS

  •          Thermal Analysis of materials including the use of Perking Elmer Pyris 1 DSC, and Series 7 DSC, DTA, TMA, DMA, and TGA
  •          Set up data acquisition and control systems using Blue Earth microcontrollers
  •          Trained to do multiple NMR techniques in both solid and liquid state on several spectrometer systems as well as analysis and deconvolution software
  •          Advanced rheology measurements and analysis of polymer materials using parallel plate rheometery, capillary rheometry, melt flow indexing, Instron testing, and impact testing
  •          Able to perform GC/MS, HPLC, IC, ISE, UV/Vis, IR, FTIR, RAMAN and AA analysis
  •          Structural analysis using SEM, TEM, and X-Ray Diffraction

 

 

MATERIALS PROCESSING AND PREPARATION SKILLS

  •          Low moisture/oxygen content glovebox atmospheres
  •          Glass forming techniques
  •          Polymer extrusion, mixing, and processing techniques
  •          High temperature furnaces
  •          Fiber drawing techniques

 

 

Publications

•         B.C. Tischendorf, T.M. Alam, R.T. Cygan, J.U. Otaigbe, The Structure and Properties of Binary Zinc Phosphate Glasses Studied by Molecular Dynamics, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, Accepted July 2002.

•         B. C. Tischendorf, D. J. Harris, J.U. Otaigbe, T.M. Alam, Investigation of Structure and Morphology Dynamics in Tin Fluorophosphate Glass - Polyethylene Hybrids Using Solid-State 1H, 13C, and 31P MAS NMR, Chem. Mater., 14(1), 2002, 341.

 

•         J.W. Wiench, B. Tischendorf, J.U. Otaigbe, M. Pruski, Structure of Zinc Polyphosphate Glasses Studied by Two-Dimensional Solid and Liquid State NMR, J. Mol. Struc., 602-603, 2002, 145.

 

•         L. Keehner, B. Tischendorf, J.U. Otaigbe, Durable Fibers from Phosphate Glasses.  Feasibility Studies and Process Development, Glass Tech., 42, 2001, 168.

 

•         B. Tischendorf, J.U. Otaigbe, J.W. Wiench, M. Pruski, B.C. Sales, A Study of Short and Intermediate Range Order in Zinc Phosphate Glasses, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 282(2), 2001, 147.

Publications cont.

•         J.U. Otaigbe, B. Tischendorf, M. Marquardt, Web Based Teaching: Fact or Fiction, Proceedings of the 2000 American Society for Engineering Education, Session 3664, 2000.

 

•         J. Wiench, M. Pruski, B. Tischendorf, J. Otaigbe, B. Sales, Structural studies of zinc polyphosphate glasses by nuclear magnetic resonance, J. NonCryst. Solids, 263&264, 2000, 101.

 

•         H. Doweidar, S. Feller, M. Affatigato, B. Tischendorf, C. Ma, E. Hammarstein, Density and Molar Volume of Extremely Modified Alkali Silicate Glasses, Phys. Chem. Glasses, 40, 1999, 339.

 

•         B. Tischendorf, C. Ma, E. Hammerstein, P. Venhuizen, M. Peters, M. Affatigato, S. Feller, The Density of Alkali Silicate Glasses over a Wide Compositional Range, J NonCryst Solids, 239, 1998, 237.

 

  

Presentations

July, 1997, Cedar Rapids, IA

All Iowa Glass Conference

 

A Density model for High Alkali Content Silicate Glasses (talk)

October, 1997, Williamsburg, Va.

Glass Division Meeting of ACerS

 

The Physical Properties of High Alkali Content Silicate Glasses (talk)

September, 1999, Cedar Rapids, IA All Iowa Glass Conference

 

New Insights into the Structure of Multication Phosphate Glasses (talk)

October 1999, Cleveland, OH

Glass Division Meeting of ACerS

 

New Insights into the Intermediate Range order of Multication Phosphate Glasses (talk)

May 2000, St. Louis, MO

ACerS Annual Meeting

 

Intermediate Range Order in Binary Zinc Phosphate Glass Systems (talk)

May 2000, St. Louis, MO

ACerS Annual Meeting

 

 

invited Kreidl Award Lecture Talk entitled A Comparison of Short and Intermediate Range Order in Zinc PolyPhosphate Glasses

August 2000, Ames, IA

All Iowa Glass Conference

 

MD Simulations of Binary Zinc Phosphate Glasses (talk)

October 2000, Albuquerque, NM

12th annual Rio Grande Regional Symposium on Advanced Materials

 

Structure and Dynamics of Phosphate Glass-Polymer Composites (poster)

October 2000, Albuquerque, NM

12th annual Rio Grande Regional Symposium on Advanced Materials

 

MD Simulations of Zinc PolyPhosphate Glasses (talk)

April 2001, Indianapolis, IN

ACerS Annual Meeting

 

Structure and Properties of Low Tg Glass-Polymer Hybrids (talk)

July 2001, Cedar Rapids, IA

Midwest Glass Conference

Structure and Dynamics of Phosphate Glass-Polymer Composites (poster)