Materials Science & Engineering Missouri University of Science and Technology, B47 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409-0340 Phone:(573) 341-6102 Fax:(573) 341-6934

Dr. Gregory E. Hilmas
Curator's Professor of Ceramic Engineering

Research Interests

Processing-microstructure-mechanical property relationships in ultra-high temperature ceramics, in particular transition metal carbides, nitrides and diborides
Novel processing techniques for the fabrication of fibrous monolithic ceramics, multilayered ceramics, hierarchically structured ceramics, and ceramic composites

MSE Research Highlights


  • Ceramic Engineering 104 - Ceramics in the Modern World (Sophomore level)
  • Ceramic Engineering 306 - Thermomechanical Properties and their use in Design (Senior/Graduate level)
  • Ceramic Engineering 338 - Thermal Properties (Senior/Graduate level)



Selected Publications

K.C.R. Kolan, M.C. Leu, G.E. Hilmas, R.F. Brown and M. Velez “Fabrication of 13-93 Bioactive Glass Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering using Indirect Selective Laser Sintering,” Biofabrication, 3, 1-5 (2011).

J. Watts, G.E. Hilmas, and W.G. Fahrenholtz, “Measurement of Thermal Residual Stresses in ZrB2-SiC Composites,” J. of Euro. Ceram. Soc., 31[9] 1811-1820 (2011).
S.C. Zhang, G.E. Hilmas and W.G. Fahrenholtz, “Oxidation of Zirconium Diboride with Tungsten Carbide Additions”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94[4] 1198-1205 (2011).

M. Thompson, W.G. Fahrenholtz, and G.E. Hilmas, “Effect of Starting Particle Size and Oxygen Content on Densification of ZrB2,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94[2] 429-35 (2011).
H.J. Brown-Shaklee, W.G. Fahrenholtz, and G.E. Hilmas, “Densification Behavior and Microstructure Evolution of Hot Pressed HfB2”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94[1] 156-165 (2011).

D.D. Jayaseelan, Y. Wang, Y; G.E. Hilmas, W. Fahrenholtz, P. Brown, and W.E. Lee, “TEM Investigation of Hot Pressed -10 vol.%SiC-ZrB2 Composite,” Advances in Applied Ceramics, 110[1] 1-7 (2011).S.C. Zhang, G.E. Hilmas and W.G. Fahrenholtz, “Mechanical Properties of Sintered ZrB2-SiC Ceramics”, J. of Euro. Ceram. Soc., 31[5] 893-901 (2011).

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