Materials Engineering Department
Paul A. Fuierer, PhD
  • Ph.D. Solid State Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • M.S. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, 1984
  • B.S. Ceramic Science, University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, 1983
  • Research Areas

    Nanocrystalling ceramics for dye sensitized solar cells, new ion conducting ceramics for fuel cell and gas sensor electrolytes, textured bulk and thin film ceramics, layered perovskites as interphases in high temperature ceramic composites.

    Employment
  • Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 2011-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 1997-2010
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 1992-1997
  • Research Associate, Materials Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, 1992
  • Graduate Assistant/Fellow, Materials Research Lab, Pennsylvania State University, 1987-1991
  • Engineer, Stackpole Carbon Co., Electronics Division, 1984-1986
  • Selected Publications
  • 1. D. Hanft, J. Exner, M. Schubert, T. Stoecker, P. Fuierer, R. Moos, “An Overview of the Aerosol Depostion Method: Process Fundamentals and New Trends in Materials Applications”, Feature Article in J. Ceram. Sci. Tech., 06 [03] 147-182 (2015).
  • 2. P. Fuierer, M. Maier, J. Exner, R. Moos, “Anisotropy and thermal stability of hot-forged BICUTIVOX oxygen ion conducting ceramics”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 34 (2014) 943-951.
  • 3. B. Roy, P. A. Fuierer, and S. Aich, “Photovoltaic performance of dye sensitized solar cell based on rutile TiO2 scaffold electrode prepared by a 2-step bi-layer process using molten salt matrices”, Materials Letters 65 (15) 2473-2475 (2011).
  • 4. Yang Shen, David R. Clarke, and Paul A. Fuierer, “Anisotropic thermal conductivity of the Aurivillus phase, bismuth titanate (Bi4Ti3O12): A natural nanostructured superlattice”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 102907 (2008). DOI: 10.1063/1.2975163. http://link.aip.org/link/?APPLAB/93/102907/1
  • 5. Paul Fuierer and Bo Li, "Non-Epitaxial Orientation in Sol-Gel Bismuth Titanate Films", J. Amer. Ceram. Soc., 85 [2] (2002). DOI: 10.1111/j.1151-2916.2002.tb00088.x
  • Honors and Awards
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Visiting Faculty Research Award, 2007
  • National Science Foundation's Faculty Early CAREER Award for research and teaching, 1997-2002
  • New Mexico Tech Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997
  • Eastman Kodak Co. Ph.D. Fellowship, 1987-1991
  • Mercator Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), KERAMOS Ceramic Honor Society, 1987-