J.E. Funk Jr.

J.E. Funk Jr. holds degrees in ceramic engineering and biology, as well as a Ph.D. in chemistry. He has worked in industry with clay-based ceramics and silicon carbide, and in university research on emulsion polymerization and coal-water slurries designed for electrical power generation. He specializes in developing the combination of processing, particle physics and slip chemistry necessary to predictably maximize yields.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Understanding Ceramic Slips, Part 4

September 1, 2006
This final installment in a four-part series concerning ceramic slips focuses on deflocculants and aging effects
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Understanding Ceramic Slips, Part 3

August 8, 2006
This third article in a four-part series concerning ceramic slips will focus on simple and complex deflocculation systems.
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A <I>CI</I> ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Understanding Ceramic Slips, Part 2

June 1, 2006
This second article in a four-part series concerning ceramic slips will focus on rheology and slip stability as measured by gelation (gel) curves, the effect of plasticity imparted by clays and associated chemistry, and casting properties.
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A <i>CI</i> ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Understanding Ceramic Slips

May 1, 2006
J.E. Funk Jr. discusses concepts he has found useful when dealing with ceramic slips, their chemistry and their properties.
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