Faculty Directory
Scott Barnett

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Contact

2220 Campus Drive
Cook Hall 2036
Evanston, IL 60208

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Website

Scott Barnett Research Group


Departments

Materials Science and Engineering


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Education

Ph.D. Metallurgy, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, IL

B.S. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, IL


Research Interests

Barnett has worked extensively on ceramic thin films and coatings, including hard coatings and transparent conducting oxides. In the area of energy research, Barnett has been studying solid oxide fuel cells for > 25 years. His general areas of interest in fuel cells include novel processing methods including 3D printing and thin electrolyte deposition, electrode reaction mechanisms, intermediate-temperature solid oxide cells, direct utilization of hydrocarbon fuels, 3D imaging of electrode microstructure, and reversible cells for energy storage. The 3D imaging work includes pioneering studies connecting electrode processing methods to the resulting microstructure and in turn to the electrochemical characteristics.  He has also worked on studies of Li ion battery electrodes, including 3D tomographic imaging.  Recent research includes studies of reversible solid oxide cells for energy storage applications, and combined electrochemical and microstructural studies of electrode evolution over time, important for predicting the long-term durability of electrochemical devices. He has published more than 250 scientific journal articles, many highly cited.

 


Significant Recognition

  • Fulbright award, 2015
  • Otto Mønsted Guest Professorship, Danish Technical University, 2013
  • Cheng Tsang Man Endowed Professorship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2008
  • Fellow, American Vacuum Society (AVS), 1998
  • Department Teacher of the Year, 1993
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1986

Selected Publications