Board of Director Profile


Scott Misture


Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Alfred University – Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering



1990- B.S. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
1994 - Ph.D. Ceramic Science, Alfred University
1994-1996 - Materials, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Oxides, in particular the electrical behaviors of bulk materials, thin films, and nanostructured devices. Emphasis is on fuel cells, batteries, hydrogen catalysts, and reforming catalysts. The common thread throughout my research is advanced characterization, in particular diffraction and scattering, including neutron and synchrotron studies.


  • 2008 – present - Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University

  • 1996 – 2008 - Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Alfred University

  • 1994 – 1996 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • 1993 – 1994 - Fellowship at Siemens Corporate Research, Munich, Germany


>140 publications, plus two several textbook chapters and patent disclosures

  1. B.E. Hill and S.T. Misture, "Atomic Scale Mechanisms of the Reduction of Nickel-Magnesium Aluminate Spinels," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, in press (2013).

  2. J. Liu, E. Nichols, J. Howe, and S.T. Misture, "Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 - Niobate Nanosheet Composites," Journal of Materials Research, 268 410-415 (2013).

  3. E.J. Nichols, S.M. Pilgrim, and S.T. Misture, "Buckling the Equatorial Anion Plane: Octahedral Anion Distortions in Ferroic Perovskites and Related Systems Resolved via Neutron Diffraction," Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 60 265-272 (2013).

  4. E.J. Nichols, J. Shi, A. Huq, S.C. Vogel, and S.T. Misture, "Controlling structure distortions in 3- layer ferroelectric Aurivillius oxides," Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 197 [0] 475-82 (2013).

  5. S.T. Misture and D. Edwards, "High-Temperature Oxide Thermoelectrics," Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull., 9 24-7 (2012). COVER ARTICLE

  6. M. D. King, T. N. Blanton, S. T. Misture, and T. M. Korter, "Prediction of the Unknown Crystal Structure of Creatine Using Fully Quantum Mechanical Methods," Cryst. Growth Des., 11 5733-
    40 (2011). COVER ARTICLE

  7. M. J. Dejneka, C. L. Chapman, and S. T. Misture, "Strong, Low Thermal Expansion Niobate Ceramics," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94 2249-61 (2011). FEATURE ARTICLE

Current service to other scientific societies and other relevant experience:

  • Principal Editor, Journal of Materials Research (2010-present)

  • American Ceramic Society Basic Science Division Secretary, Vice Chair, Chair-Elect and Chair
    (2008-2013); Membership Committee Chair 2009, 2011-2013

  • Member of the Denver X-Ray Conference Organizing Committee, (2002-present)

Statement of current and past ICDD activities:

2012 – 2016, Chair, Board of Directors
2007 - 2011, Chair of the Technical Committee
2004 - 2007, Deputy Chair of the Technical Committee
March 1998 – 2004, Chair of the X-ray Methods Subcommittee: Organized and/or chaired several task groups related to x-ray optics, x-ray reflectivity, profile fitting, and high temperature diffraction.
1997 – 2009, Bioceramic materials subfile chair.