William Petuskey

PSD -D202D
PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
7205

Biography

William T. Petuskey is a professor in the School of Molecular Sciences, an associate vice president of science, engineering and technology in Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, and an affiliate member of the School of Engineering Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in ceramic science after carrying out research on atomic and defect transport in transition metal oxides. He then carried out fundamental research on ionic transport in molten silicates as a postdoctoral research associate of Professor Hermann Schmalzried at the Technischen Universität Hannover, West Germany (now the Universität Hannover). He was appointed assistant professor of ceramic engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978 where he continued his research on mass transport in materials under the action of chemical, mechanical and thermal driving forces. He joined ASU's Department of Chemistry in 1983. Over the course of years, he served as assistant chairman, associate chairman and chairman of the department. Moreover, he served as the director of the Science and Engineering of Materials interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program, which he helped establish, and is now part of SEMTE.  

His research interests are in the physics, chemistry and application of materials, especially those characterized as technical ceramics. His research includes the physical chemistry and application of hard and soft materials under extreme conditions of temperature and chemical environments, discovery of new functional materials recovered from high pressure, the design of complex oxide glasses as precursors for nano crystalline ceramic-matrix-composites, and the synthesis and properties of nano crystalline ferroic and magnetic oxides for electrical, optical and communication device applications. He is currently working on the synthesis and properties of magnetic nanoferrites via low temperature, particulate self assembly strategies.

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1977
  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah 1973

 

Research Interests

My research group focuses on the physical chemistry of ceramics, glasses and wide band-gap semiconductors. We seek to find new compounds, or modifications of known materials, with special properties suitable for electronic, optic, electrochemical and mechanical applications. The approach is to design new materials by manipulating both crystal chemistry and microstructure of solids. A wide variety of synthetic techniques are employed, ranging from the soft chemical approaches of solution and vapor chemistry to the hard chemical approaches of extreme temperatures and pressures.

The manipulation of microstructures implies the introduction and control of grain boundaries and phase boundaries, which often impart radically different physical properties to solids than would have been expected of single crystals. Taken to the extreme of nanoscaled organization, we are developing soft-ceramics that combine high temperature stability in oxidizing and corrosive environments with mechanical toughness. To achieve this, one project investigates the crystal chemical alteration of layered perovskites to produce mica-like materials that are stable to greater than 1500�C, but yet can be easily machined into complex shapes. Another project is devoted to investigating the chemistry of very high temperature glasses as precursors to forming ductile-like nanocomposites. Paradoxically, this is achieved by developing finely divided microstructures of two brittle solids.

With respect to electronic materials, we are investigating the chemistry of icosahedral boride compounds for use as wide bandgap semiconductor materials. Beginning with our early work on B12O2 that produced elegant icosahedral morphologies of individual grains (as shown), we have expanded our research to examine the physical and chemical properties of other compositions of the general formula fo B12X 2, where X is typically a main group element. Another project focuses on the thermochemistry and phase chemistry of electroceramics that are targeted for use in piezoelectric, ferroelastic and optical transducers. The importance of this work relates to controlling the crystal growth of complex oxides.

Publications

  • D. Zhang, N. M. Ray, W. T. Petuskey, D. J. Smith and R. R. McCartney. Magnetic domain structure in nanocrystalline Ni-Zn-Co spinel ferrite thin films using off-axis electron halography. Journal of Applied Physics (2014).
  • Leinenweber, Kurt D., Tyburczy, James A., Sharp, Thomas G., Soignard, Emmanuel, Diedrich, Tamara, Petuskey, William B., Wang, Yanbin, Mosenfelder, Jed L. Cell assemblies for reproducible multi-anvil experiments (the COMPRES assemblies). American Mineralogist Volume: 97 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 353-368 DOI: 10.2138/am.2012.3844 Published: FEB-MAR 2012 (2012).
  • E. Bailey, N.M.T. Ray, A.L. Hector, P. Crozier, W.T. Petuskey, P.F. McMillan. Mechanical Properties of Titanium Nitride Nanocomposites Produced by Chemical Precursor Synthesis Followed by High-P,T Treatment. Materials (2011).
  • Edward Bailey, Nicole M. Thompson, Andrew L. Hector, Peter Crozier, William T. Petuskey, and Paul F. McMillan. Mechanical Properties of Titanium Nitride Nanocomposites Produced by Chemical Precursor Synthesis Followed by High-P,T Treatment. Materials (2011).
  • JT McKeown, Y-W Kim, WT Petuskey, M O'Keeffe, U Weierstall and JCH Spence. On Direct Observation of Diffusion by Aberration-Corrected HREM. Microscopy and Microanalysis (2010).
  • JT McKeown, Y-W Kim, WT Petuskey, M O'Keeffe, U Weierstall and JCH Spence. On Direct Observation of Diffusion by Aberration-Corrected HREM. Microscopy and Microanalysis (2010).
  • Feng He and William T. Petuskey. Low temperature mullite crystallization in Al- and Si-alkoxide derived homogeneous gels. Materials Letters (2009).
  • Linda A. Stearns, Rahul Chhabra, Jaswinder Sharma, Yan Liu, William T. Petuskey, Hao Yan, John C. Chaput. Template-Directed Nucleation and Growth of Inorganic Nanoparticles on DNA Scaffolds. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition (2009).
  • Paul F. McMillan, Jason R. Diefenbacher, William T. Petuskey, Richard W. Goettler. Water-soluble amorphous alumina-based ceramic precursors and alumosols: Structural and chemical characterization. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (2009).
  • Alicia B. Brune, Robert I. Mangham and William T. Petuskey. Protonated niobate/titanate pyrochlores via Lead-Acid Exchange in Pb1.5Nb2O6.5 and Pb2Nb1.33Ti0.66O6.66. Journal of Materials Science (2008).
  • Alicia Brune, Robert Mangham, William Petuskey. Protonated niobate/titanate pyrochlores via Lead-Acid Exchange in Pb1.5Nb2O6.5 and Pb2Nb1.33Ti0.66O6.66. Journal of Materials Science (2008).
  • Dong Su, Nan Jiang, John C. H. Spence, Feng He and William T. Petuskey. On the dehydration mechanism of Mg(OH)2 by a high-energy electron beam. Journal of Applied Physics (2008).
  • Robert Marzke, George Wolf, Susan Boucher, Jeremy Piwowarczyk, William Petuskey. Lanthanum Phosphate Calcium Aluminate Glasses: Synthesis and Characterization by 27Al and 31P NMR and by Raman Spectroscopy. Journal of the European Ceramic Society (2008).
  • J Piwowarczyk, R Marzke, B Takulapalli, G Wolf, P McMillan, William Petuskey. Melt Structure in the Al2O3-CaO-LaPO4 System studied by Raman Scattering and Ultra High-Temperature 27Al NMR. Journal of the European Ceramic Society (2005).
  • Robert Mangham, William Petuskey. High Temperature Phase Equilibria of the Magnesium-Niobium-Titanate System. Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2005).
  • Robert Mangham, William Petuskey. Phase Equilibria of the Lead-Magnesium-Titanate, and Lead-Niobium-Titanate Systems at 1000°C and 1 atm. Ceramic Transactions (2005).
  • Mangham, Robert, Petuskey, William. Phase Equilibria of the Lead-Magnesium-Titanate, and Lead-Niobium-Titanate Systems at 1000°C and 1 atm. American Ceramic Society (2005).
  • M Shemkunas, William Petuskey, Andrew Chizmeshya, K Leinenweber, George Wolf. Hardness, elasticity, and fracture toughness of polycrystalline spinel germanium nitride and tin nitride. Journal of Materials Research (2004).
  • Han-Ill Yoo, Bernhardt Wuensch, William Petuskey. Oxygen Self-Diffusion in Single-Crystal MgO: Secondary-Ion Mass Spectrometric Analysis with Comparison of Results from Gas-Solid and Solid-Solid Exchange. Solid State Ionics (2002).
  • Micheal Shemkunas, George Wolf, Kurt Leinenweber, William Petuskey. Rapid Synthesis of Crystalline Spinel Tin Nitride by a Solid-State Metathesis Reaction. Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2002).
  • P Lucas, William Petuskey. Phase Equilibria in the Lead-Magnesium-Niobium-Oxygen System at 1000ºC. J. Am. Ceram. Soc (2001).

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 341Elementary Physical Chemistry
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 524Advanced Thermodynamics
CHM 541Advanced Thermodynamics
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 341Elementary Physical Chemistry
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 524Advanced Thermodynamics
CHM 541Advanced Thermodynamics
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 524Advanced Thermodynamics
CHM 541Advanced Thermodynamics
MSE 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 592Research
MSE 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 524Advanced Thermodynamics
CHM 541Advanced Thermodynamics
MSE 792Research
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 592Research
MSE 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 592Research
MSE 792Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 524Advanced Thermodynamics
CHM 541Advanced Thermodynamics
MSE 792Research
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 592Research
MSE 792Research

Presentations

  • William T. Petuskey. Alternative Chemical Design of Functional Nanoceramics. Russian-American Workshop on "Design of Advanced Functional Materials: Education, Research & Innova (Oct 2013).
  • Dr. Ildar Sh. Abdulin and William T. Petuskey. Workshop co-chairman. Russian-American Workshop on "Design of Advanced Functional Materials: Education, Research & Innova (Oct 2013).
  • William T. Petuskey. Introduction to Nanoscience Education and Research at Arizona State University. The First International Conference on Development of Nanotechnologies. Barnaul, Russia, (Sep 2012).
  • William T. Petuskey. Alternative Chemical Design of Functional Nanoceramics. The First International Conference on Development of Nanotechnologies. Barnaul, Russia (Sep 2012).
  • Hee-Joung (Grace) Joun and William T. Petuskey. Effects of Disilane Plasma Power on the Branching Silicon Nanowires. 2011 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting and Exhibit (Apr 2011).
  • Nicole M. Thompson, Rudolfo Diaz, William T. Petuskey. Magnetic Ferrite Metamaterials. Workshop at Sonoma Photonics/Northrup Grumman (Apr 2011).
  • William T. Petuskey. Composite Nature of Magnetic nano-Ferrites. Composites at Lake Louise (Nov 2010).
  • JT McKeown, Y-W Kim, WT Petuskey, M O'Keeffe, U Weierstall and JCH Spence. On Direct Observation of Diffusion by Aberration-Corrected HREM. Microscopy and Microanalysis 2010 (Aug 2010).
  • W. T. Petuskey. Design Criteria of Complex Glasses as Low-Temperature Precursors for High Temperature Ceramic nano-Composites. 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology; Symposium 26 honoring Austen Angell (May 2009).
  • William T. Petuskey. Designing Functional Aluminate Composites from Complex Glasses: Chemical and Dynamic Criteria. Royal Society of Chemistry spring Solid State Group meeting on Advanced Functional Materials (Mar 2009).
  • William Petuskey. Exploratory Study on Water and Ion Permeation in Liquid Crystal Polymer Encapsulant Materials. Inaugural Workshop, ASU Center for Engineered Materials (CEMAT) Meeting (Dec 2008).
  • W. T. Petuskey. Complex Glasses as Low-Temperature Precursors for High Temperature nanoComposites. "Functional Oxides" a Royal Society of Chemistry Spring Solid State Group Meeting, London (Apr 2008).
  • Petuskey, William. REAPS to CMCs: The Chemistry and Crystallization of Rare Earth AluminoPhosphoSilicate Glasses. Composites at Lake Louise (Oct 2007).
  • Petuskey, William. Complex Glasses as Precursors for Nanocomposites. MC8: Advancing Materials by Chemical Design; Royal Society of Chemistry; London, UK (Jul 2007).
  • Petuskey, William. REAPS Glasses and Glass-Ceramics. Naming Ceremony of the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Sciences (Mar 2007).
  • Marzke, Robert, Wolf, George, Boucher, Susan, Piwowarczyk, Jeremy, Petuskey, William. Locations of metal ions in the new glasses in the calcium aluminate-monazite system, studied by NMR of 27Al and 31P and by Raman scattering. American Physical Society March Meeting (Mar 2007).
  • Petuskey, William, Guo, S, Gupta, S, He, F, McMillan, P. Molten and Glass Phase Precursors for Rare Earth Aluminophosphosilicate Composites (REAPS). 8th International Symposium on Crystallization in Glasses and Liquids (Sep 2006).
  • Marzke, R, Boucher, S, Piwowarczyk, J, Wolf, G, Petuskey, William. Synthesis and Structural Analysis of Glasses and Glass Ceramics in the CaO-Al2O3-LaPO4 System. 8th International Symposium on Crystallization in Glasses and Liquids (Sep 2006).
  • Petuskey, William. Issues of Chemistry on Designing Ceramics for Mechanical Applications. Meeting of the Portfolio Partnership Collaboration with the Solid State Group of Royal Society (Mar 2006).
  • Petuskey, William, Shuling, Guo. Molten and Glass Phase Precursors for Oxide-Phosphate Composites. Composites at Lake Louise (Nov 2005).
  • Petuskey, William. High Temperature Liquid and Glass Precursors for Oxyphosphate Ceramic Composites. AFOSR Aerospace and Materials Science Programs Review 2005 (Aug 2005).
  • Petuskey, William, Mangham, R. Vapor Pressures, Phase Chemistry and Thgermochemistry of PMNT Electroceramics and other Lead Bearing Systems. 2005 U.S. Navy Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices (May 2005).
  • Petuskey, William. Evaluating Vapor Pressures and Thermochemical Properties of Lead-Bearing Electroceramics. 106th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (Apr 2004).
  • Petuskey, William. Ultra High-Temperature NMR Studies of Bonding and Incoherent Convective Al Motion Rates in Laser-Heated Molten, Levitated Ceramic Samples. 106th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (Apr 2004).
  • Petuskey, William. The High Temperature Physical Chemistry of PMNT Perovskites for Synthesizing Ferroelectric Relaxors. AFOSR/AFRL FY02 Review on Ceramics and Metals (Aug 2002).
  • Petuskey, William. Searching for New Ceramics. Pacific Northwest national Laboratory (Environmental Materials Science Laboratory) (May 2002).
  • Petuskey, William. Systematics in the Phase Chemistry and Thermo- Chemistry of Lead Oxide-Based Perovskites. Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society (Apr 2002).
  • Petuskey, William. Applying Concepts of Bond Valence for Describing Structural Trends of Perovskites. Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society (Apr 2002).
  • Petuskey, William. PbO Activities in PbO-MgO-Nb2O5-TiO2 System Measured by Knudsen Cell Gravimetry and Liquid Metal Probes. 104th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (Apr 2002).
  • Petuskey, William. Phase Chemistry of the PbO-MgO-Nb2O5-TiO2 System. 104th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (Apr 2002).
  • Petuskey, William. Physical and Chemical Properties of Group IV Nitrides and Their Derivatives. 104th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (Apr 2002).
  • Petuskey, William. Properties of Germanium Nitride and Tin Nitride Spinels. 104th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (Apr 2002).
  • Leinenweber, Kurt, Tyburczy, James, Sharp, Thomas, Soignard, Emmanuel, Diedrich, Tamara, Petuskey, William, Mosenfelder, Jed. Performance of the COMPRES multi-anvil high-pressure assemblies. American Geophysical Union, Fall 2005, Mineral and Rock Session MR11A
  • Petuskey, William. Thermochemical Measurements on Electroceramics by Knudsen Cell Gravimetry. Netzsch Thermal Analysis' Thermophysical Properties Seminar
  • Petuskey, William. The High Temperature Phase chemistry and Thermochemistry of the PbO-MgO-Nb2O5-TiO2 System. 2003 U.S. Navy Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices

Service

  • Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Associate Vice President of Research in Natural Science, Engineering and Technology (2012 - Present)
  • Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Associate Vice President of Research in Natural Science, Engineering and Technology (2012 - Present)
  • Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Associate Vice President of Research in Natural Science, Engineering and Technology (2012 - 2015)
  • Green Chemistry Commitment Advisory Board, Board Member (2010 - 2013)
  • CRC Press, Reviewer of Book Chapter (2012 - 2012)
  • Green Chemistry Commitment Advisory Board, Board Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chairman (2006 - 2012)
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Composites at Lake Louise Conference, Session Moderator (2011 - 2011)
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chairman (2006 - 2011)
  • University of Utah, College of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, External Reviewer, Academic Program (2010 - 2011)
  • RUSTEC Workshop: Advanced Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Research Management and Innovations at ASU, Organizing Committee and University Host (2010 - 2010)
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Petroleum Research Fund, Proposal reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • American Chemistry Society's Committee on Professional Training, Meeting Participant (2010 - 2010)
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chairman (2006 - 2010)
  • Advanced Physics Letters, Ad hoc Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Personnel Committee, School of Materials, Member (2006 - 2009)
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Member, Oral Examination Committees (2008 - 2008)
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Member, Thesis Defense Committees (2008 - 2008)
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • School of Materials, Member, Thesis Defense Committees (2008 - 2008)
  • School of Materials, Panel Member, Oral Examination Committees (2008 - 2008)
  • School of Arts and Applied Sciences, ASU-Polytechnic, Member of Faculty Search Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Conferences, MC8: Advanced Materials by Chemical Design, Member, International Advisory Committee (2006 - 2007)
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • National Science Foundation, Proposal reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, Proposal Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Implementation Committee for establishing the new School of Materials, Co-Chairman (2005 - 2006)
  • Search Committee for a Founding Director of the new School of Materials, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Affirmative Action Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Barrett, The Honors College, Honors Disciplinary Faculty member (2005 - 2006)
  • Electron Microprobe Facility, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Faculty Advisor (2005 - 2006)
  • Electronics Shop, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Faculty Advisor (2005 - 2006)
  • Executive Committee, Cener for Solid State Sciences, Ex Officio Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Human Subject Research Protocol, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Coordinator (2005 - 2006)
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Associate Chairman (2002 - 2006)
  • Science and Engineering of Materials, Director (1998 - 2006)
  • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Coordinator, Faculty Development Program, Faculty mentor (2005 - 2006)
  • Upper Division Undergraduate Lab Coordinator Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Task Force Committee for Proposing a new School of Materials, Co-Chairman (2004 - 2005)
  • Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chairman (2004 - 2005)
  • Phase Equilibrium Diagram Committee, American Ceramic Society, Chairman (2004 - 2005)
  • Publications Committee, The American Ceramic Society, Member (2002 - 2005)
  • Journal of Materials Research, Reviewer (2003 - 2004)
  • Electron Microprobe Facility, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Faculty Advisor (2004)
  • Electronics Shop, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Faculty Advisor (2004)
  • Human Subject Research Protocol, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Coordinator (2004)
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Reviewer (2004)
  • Physical Facilities, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Faculty Advisor (2004)
  • Upper Division Undergraduate Lab Coordinator Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Member (2004)
  • External Review Committee on the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Utah, Chairman (2004 - 2004)
  • Departmental Web/Media Manager Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Member (2003)
  • Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Reviewer and Contributing Editor (2003)
  • Large Molecule Crystallographer Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Member (2003)
  • Materials Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Member (2003)
  • Materials Science and Engineering, A, Reviewer (2003)
  • Materials Science and Engineering, B, Reviewer (2003)
  • Phase Equilibria Committee, The American Ceramic Society, Member (2003)
  • Qynergy Corporation, Technical Consultant (2003)
  • Self-Study Review Committee, Science and Engineering of Materials, Chairman (2003)
  • URI, Technical Consultant (2003)