Rosario Gerhardt, professor and Goizueta Foundation Faculty Chair, is profiled in the newly published book Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles, by Lynnette Madsen, published by the American Ceramic Society and Wiley Publications.
The book profiles women from 29 countries, providing overviews of their successful careers and the challenges they faced. Filled with inspirational stories, the book provides novelty, inspiration, motivation and a bright perspective for the next generation of scientists and engineers seeking exciting and fulfilling careers.
Gerhardt's research focuses on determining structure-property-processing relationships in a wide range of materials. Most recently, her research group has focused on making and characterizing polymer and ceramic composites containing conducting and semiconducting nanofillers and on the synthesis and assembly of nanoparticles into thin films useful for use as transparent electrodes, solar cell components, microwave heatable inserts, conductive paper, etc.. Over the years, she has worked with a variety of ceramic materials such as dielectric insulators, ionic conductors and ceramic superconductors in bulk and thin film form, as well as with intrinsic conducting polymers. Her work also extends onto non-electronics related materials such as fiber and particulate reinforced composites and metallic alloys that are used for wear applications and as components in the hot-sections of gas turbine engines.
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