Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
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Pankaj Sarin, Ph.D.

Pankaj Sarin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Materials Science and Engineering

Oklahoma State University
700 North Greenwood Avenue, HRC-202
Tulsa, OK 74106-0700

Phone: 918-594-8611
Fax: 918-594-8628
Email: pankaj.sarin@okstate.edu
Personal Webpage: http://www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/sarin/

Professional Profile

Dr. Sarin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Sarin has experience in a wide spectrum of materials science research: interdisciplinary as well as core materials research; applied and fundamental; instrumentation and software design/development; biomimetic synthesis; aqueous corrosion; aerospace materials; and even archeological materials from ancient past (6th century B.C.). He has developed novel instrumentation and methods to conduct in-situ investigations of materials at high temperatures (up to 2000°C) in air using synchrotron radiation. His research interests are in fundamental understanding of atomic structure, ordering, crystal chemistry, microstructure and their relationship with material properties in functional ceramic materials. He is particularly interested in developing ceramic materials for applications such as (a) energy conversion (e.g. SOFCs, nuclear fusion/fission reactors, turbines), (b) energy storage (thermoelectrics, batteries, and thermal storage) (c) aerospace (e.g. UHTCs, EBCs, etc.), (d) biomedical (porous ceramic scaffolds for tissue engineering), and (e) water treatment (e.g. multifunctional ultrafiltration membranes). He is a member of the American Ceramic Society, Materials Research Society, and author or co-author of several research articles.

Professional Preparation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D.
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi, India
Ceramics Engineering B.Tech. 

Appointments

7/13-Present Oklahoma State University
Materials Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor
2/11-6/13 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Materials Science and Engineering
Visiting Research Associate
5/03-1/11  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Materials Science and Engineering
Postdoctoral Research Associate
1/03-5/03   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Materials Science and Engineering
Visiting Lecturer
5/96-12/02 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate Research Assistant
1/96-5/96 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Areas of Current Research

  • Fuel Cells: Oxide ceramic electrolytes for high temperature proton conducting SOFCs
  • Energy Storage Materials: Novel framework structures for rechargeable battery electrodes
  • High Temperature X-ray Diffraction/Scattering: Phase transition, thermal expansion, and oxidation properties
  • Biomaterials: Biotemplating of highly porous HA/CaP scaffolds for controlled biodegradation and osteogenesis
  • Thermal Management: Geopolymers for solar heat storage
  • Composites: Ultra High Temperature Ceramic (UHTC) composites for aerospace applications; ceramic armor
  • M3 Ceramics: Micro-Meso-Macroporous ceramics for water purification

Selected Publications

  1. “CTEAS: A GUI Based Program to Determine Thermal Expansion from HTXRD,” Z.A. Jones, P. Sarin, R.P. Haggerty, and W.M. Kriven,  Journal of Applied Crystallography, Vol. 46, 550 – 553 (2013).
  2. “In-situ Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction Study of the Cubic to Rhombohedral Phase Transformation in Ln6WO12 (Ln = Y, Ho, Er, Yb),” Z. D. Apostolov, P. Sarin, R. P. Haggerty, and W. M. Kriven, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 96 [3], 987 – 994 (2013).
  3. Porous Biphasic Calcium Phosphate Scaffolds Using Cuttlefish Bone,” P. Sarin, S-J. Lee, Z. D. Apostolov and W. M. Kriven, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 94, [8] 2362 – 2370 (2011).
  4. In-situ Studies of Oxidation of ZrB2 and ZrB2-SiC Composites at High Temperatures,” P. Sarin, P. Driemeyer, R. P. Haggerty, D.-K. Kim, J. L. Bell, and W. M. Kriven, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Vol. 30, 2375 – 2386 (2010).
  5. Powder Diffraction by Fixed Incident Angle Reflection Using a Curved Position Sensitive Detector,” R. P. Haggerty, P. Sarin, J-F. Bérar, Z. Apostolov and W. M. Kriven, Journal of Applied Crystallography, Vol. 43, 560 – 569 (2010).
  6. A Curved Image Plate Detector System for High Resolution Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction,” P. Sarin, R. P. Haggerty, W. Yoon, M. Knapp, A. Berghauser, P. Zschack, E. Karapetrova, N. Yang and W. M. Kriven, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, Vol. 16, [2] 273 – 282 (2009).
  7. X-ray Pair Distribution Function Analysis of Potassium Based Geopolymer,” J. L. Bell, P. Sarin, P. E. Driemeyer, R. P. Haggerty, P. J. Chupas, and W. M. Kriven, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 18, 5974 – 5981 (2008).
  8. Atomic Structure of Metakaolin Based Cesium Aluminosilicate Geopolymer: A Pair Distribution Function Study,” J. L. Bell, P. Sarin, J. L. Provis, R. P. Haggerty, P. E. Driemeyer, P. J. Chupas, J. S. J. van Deventer, and W. M. Kriven, Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 20, [14] 4768 – 4776 (2008).
  9. Effect of Transition-metal-ion Doping on High Temperature Thermal Expansion of 3:2 Mullite – An in-situ, High Temperature, Synchrotron Diffraction Study,” P. Sarin, W. Yoon, R.P. Haggerty, C. Chiretescu, N.C. Bhorkar and W. M. Kriven, Journal of the European Ceramic Society,Vol. 28, [2] 353 – 365 (2008).
  10. Growth of Textured Mullite Fibers Using a Quadrupole Lamp Furnace,” W. Yoon, P. Sarin and W. M. Kriven, Journal of the European Ceramic Society,Vol. 28, [2] 455 – 463 (2008).
  11. Phase Transformations in the High Temperature Form of Pure and TiO2-stabilized Ta2O5,” G. L. Brennecka, D. A. Payne, P. Sarin, W. M. Kriven and H. Hellwig, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 90, [9] 2947 – 2953 (2007).
  12. Formation of Nanocrystalline Zeolites in Geopolymer Gels,” J. L. Bell, P. Sarin and W. M. Kriven, Microscopy and Microanalysis ‘06, Vol. 12, Supplement 2, pp 738 – 739, 2006.
  13. Quadrupole Lamp Furnace for High Temperature (up to 2050K) Synchrotron Powder X-Ray Diffraction Studies in Air,” P. Sarin, W. Yoon, K. Jurkschat, P. Zschack and W. M. Kriven, Review of Scientific Instruments, 77(9) 093906 (2006).
  14. Rapid In-situ Ultra-High Temperature Investigations of Ceramics Using Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction,” P. Sarin, R.P. Haggerty, W. Yoon, P. Zschack, M. Knapp and W. M. Kriven, Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Vol. 27, [2] 313 – 324 (2006).
  15. Phase Transformations in Rare Earth Niobates,” W. M. Kriven, P. Sarin, and L. F. Siah, Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials 2005. Edited by James Howe, David Laughlin, Jong Lee, Ulrich Dahmen, William Soffa. Published by the TMS Society, 1015 – 1022 (2005).
  16. The Effect of Chloride and Orthophosphate on the Release of Iron from a Drinking Water Distribution System Cast Iron Pipe,” D. A. Lytle, P. Sarin and V. L. Snoeyink, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-AQUA, 54(5), 267, 2005.
  17. In-situ High Temperature Phase Transformations in Rare Earth Niobates,” K. Jurkschat, P. Sarin, L. F. Siah and W. M. Kriven, Advances in X-Ray Analysis Vol. 47, pp 357 – 362, 2004.
  18. Iron Corrosion Scales: Model for Scale Growth, Iron Release and Colored Water Formation,” P. Sarin, V. L. Snoeyink, D. A. Lytle and W. M. Kriven, Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE Vol. 130, No. 4, pp 364 – 373, 2004.
  19. Iron Release From Iron Pipes in Drinking Water Distribution Systems: Effect of Dissolved Oxygen,” P. Sarin, V. L. Snoeyink, J. Bebee, K. K. Jim, M. A. Beckett, W. M. Kriven and J. A. Clement, Water Research Vol. 38, No.5, pp 1259 – 1269, 2004.
  20. Iron Release from Corroded Unlined Cast Iron Pipe,” P. Sarin, V. L. Snoeyink, J. A. Clement and W. M. Kriven, Journal of American Water Works Association, Vol. 95, No. 11, pp 85 – 96, 2003.
  21. Aluminum Containing Scales in Water Distribution Systems – Prevalence and Composition,” V. L. Snoeyink, M. A. Schock, P. Sarin, L. Wang, A. S-C. Chen and S. M. Harmon for Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, Vol. 52, pp 455 – 474, November 2003.
  22. Physico-chemical Characteristics of Corrosion Scales Formed on Iron Pipes,” P. Sarin, V. L. Snoeyink, J. Bebee, W. M. Kriven and J. A. Clement, Water Research, Vol. 35, No.12, pp 2961 – 2969, 2001.
  23. Mechanism of Release of Iron from Corroded Iron/Steel Pipes in Water Distribution Systems,” P. Sarin, J. Bebee, M. A. Beckett, K. K. Jim, D. A. Lytle, J. A. Clement, W. M. Kriven and V. L. Snoeyink, Corrosion & Materials, Vol. 26, No. 3, June 2001.
  24. Microwave Sintering Studies of ZrO2-CeO2 Ceramics,” P. D. Ramesh, P. Sarin, S. Jeevan and K. J. Rao, Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp 163 – 173, May 1996.

Research Group Members

  • Mr. Daniel Lowry: Graduate Student

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