Mark Aindow

Mark Aindow
Professor and Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science
Ph.D., University of Liverpool (1989), England

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-122
Phone: (860) 486-2644
Email: Web:


 Research Interests

  • Conductive oxide coatings for metallic SOFC interconnects
  • Novel alloys for electrical contact applications
  • Microstructural stability in nanocomposite ceramic materials
  • Development of ultra-high strength aluminum alloys
  • Microstructural development in heteroepitaxial thin films
  • Application of lasers to materials processing
  • Catalytic nanomaterials

Recent Publications

Electrostatically Driven Dielectric Anomaly in Mesoscopic Ferroelectric-Paraelectric Bilayers, H Khassaf, N Khakpash, S Vijayan, M Aindow, SP Alpay, Acta Mater, 105: 68-74 (2016).

Microstructural Evolution in Manganese Cobaltite Films Grown on Crofer 22 APU Substrates by Pulsed Laser Deposition, LV Gambino, NJ Magdefrau, M Aindow, Surf Coat Tech, 286: 206-214 (2016).

Extended Aging of Ag/W Circuit Breaker Contacts: Influence on Surface Structure, Electrical Properties and UL Testing, H Yu, MT Kesim, Y Sun, J Harmon, J Potter, SP Alpay, M Aindow, J Mater Eng Perf, 25: 91-101 (2016).

ALCHEMI Studies of Site Occupancies in Cr-, Ni- and Fe-substituted Manganese Cobaltite Spinels, LV Gambino, AB Freeman, NJ Magdefrau and M Aindow, J Mater Sci, 51: 158-170 (2016).

Preface to the 50th Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Materials Science, M Aindow, J Mater Sci, 51: 1-6 (2016).

Surface Degradation of Ag/W Circuit Breaker Contacts During Standardized UL Testing, H Yu, Y Sun, MT Kesim, J Harmon, J Potter, SP Alpay, M Aindow, J Mater Eng Perf, 24: 3251-3262 (2015).

Influence of electric current on microstructure evolution in Ti/Al and Ti/TiAl3 during spark plasma sintering, Y Sun, J Haley, K Kulkarni, M Aindow and EJ Lavernia, J Alloys Comp, 648: 1097-1103 (2015).

Facet-dependent catalytic activity of MnO electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reactions, C Kuo, I Mosa, S Thanneeru, V Sharma, L Zhang, S Biswas, M Aindow, SP Alpay, JF Rusling, SL Suib and J He, Chem Comm, 51: 5951-5954 (2015).

The stoichiometry of metal assisted etching (MAE) of Si in V2O5 + HF and HOOH + HF solutions, KW Kolasinski, WB Barclay, Y Sun and M Aindow, Electrochim Acta. 158: 219-228 (2015).

Microstructural Effects of the Reduction Step in the Reactive Consolidation of Manganese Cobaltite Coatings on Crofer 22 APU, LV Gambino, NJ Magdefrau, M Aindow, Mater High Temp. 32: 142-147 (2015).

Electrochemical Performance of Fuel Cell Catalysts Prepared by Supercritical Deposition: Effect of Different Precursor Conversion Routes, SE Bozbağ, T Gümüşoğlu, S Yilmaztürk, CJ Ayala, M Aindow, H Deligöz, and C Erkey, J Supercrit Fluids. 97: 154-164 (2015).

Microstructure Effects in Braze Joints Formed Between Ag/W Electrical Contacts and Sn-Coated Cu using Cu-Ag-P Filler Metal, HB Yu, Y Sun, SP Alpay and M Aindow, J Mater Sci. 50: 324-333 (2015).


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