Professor Charles Christopher Sorrell

Professor Charles Christopher Sorrell

Fields of research: Ceramics, Materials Engineering
Campus: Kensington
Tag: Ceramics

ABOUT ME

Professional Experience

Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW  1997-Present
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW  1992-96
Senior Lecturer, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW  1989-91
Lecturer, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW  1987-89

RESEARCH

Research Contributions

The main focus of research has been in the processing of ceramics, including fabrication, forming, and densification of bulk materials,...

ABOUT ME

Professional Experience

Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW  1997-Present
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW  1992-96
Senior Lecturer, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW  1989-91
Lecturer, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW  1987-89

RESEARCH

Research Contributions

The main focus of research has been in the processing of ceramics, including fabrication, forming, and densification of bulk materials, thick films, and thin films.  The main research areas historically are:

Phase Equilibria 1976-Present
Crystal Growth 1977-80
High-Temperature Superconductivity 1987-00
Bioceramics 1989-01
Microwave Heating of Ceramics 1997-04
Gas Sensors and Fuel Cells 1998-01
Photocatalytic Titania 1999-Present
Outputs (Last 5 Years)
Publications: 46
Grants: $5.35 million
Postgraduate Student Completions: 8

TEACHING

Teaching Contributions

MATS1112 – Phase Equilibria
MATS2013 – Ceramic Materials
MATS1142 – Crystallography & X-Ray Diffraction
MATS2183 – Refractories
MATS1163 – Chemistry of the Solid State
MATS2263 – Sintering of Ceramics
MATS1244 – Materials Industry Management A
MATS2294 – Thermal & Mechanical Properties of Ceramics
MATS1464 – Professional Communication & Presentation
MATS2314 – Glass-Based Ceramics

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Awards and Memberships

President – Ceramics, Cells and Tissues Italy 2003
Fellow –  Australian Institute of Energy Australia 2003
Labino Lecture, Glass Art Society USA 2005
Pfeil Award, Institute of Materials UK 2006


My Expertise

Phase equilibria; nonoxide ceramic systems; bioceramics;gems gemmology; glasses & glass-ceramics;high-temperature superconductors; powder processing; ceramic forming methods; densification & sinteringmicrowave processing of ceramics crystal growth (processing of ceramics, including fabrication, forming, and densification of bulk materials, thick films, and thin films)

Location

School of Materials Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Materials Science and Engineering Building (E8)
Room 105

Contact

+61 (0)2 9385 4421
+61 (0)2 9385 6565