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Mark De Guire

Associate Professor Emeritus, Materials Science and Engineering
Analyzes performance of ceramics in energy applications, including fuel cells and oxygen transport membranes
Office: 510 White
Phone Number: (216) 368-4221


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
M.S., Ceramic Engineering, University of Illinois, 1982
B.S., Ceramic Engineering, University of illinois, 1980

Awards and Recognitions

2022, Srinivasa P. Gutti Undergraduate Teaching Award, Case School of Engineering and CWRU Chapter of Tau Beta Pi
2021, Distinguished Service Award, ASMI Cleveland Chapter
2021, Graduate Teaching Award, Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
2017, ASMI Cleveland Chapter Technical Educator Award, ASM International Cleveland Chapter
2015, Fellow, ASM International
2014, Undergraduate Teaching Award, Case School of Engineering
2013, Technical Educator Award, Cleveland Technical Societies Council

Research Interests

Ceramics and glasses for electronic, chemical, and biomedical applications, including thin films, gas sensors, fuel cell materials, and apatite coatings on titanium implants; synthesis, processing, defect chemistry, microstructure, and phase equilibria. Materials for alternative energy technologies and sustainability.

Teaching Interests

Materials for energy and sustainability. Chemistry of materials. Materials properties and design. Materials for biomedical applications.

Patents Received

1993, "Method for Producing Coprecipitated Multicomponent Oxide Powder Precursors," 5,252,314, Mark De Guire, Warren Philipp.


Parikh, H., Hilli, N., De Guire, M. R., Heuer, A. H., Liu, Z., & Goettler, R. (2017). Long-term Microstructural Changes in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes: 3D Reconstruction. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 100 (4), 1653–1660.
Wu, C., Tang, L., & De Guire, M. R. (2014). Nanocrystalline ceria coatings on solid oxide fuel cell anodes: the role of organic surfactant pretreatments on coating microstructures and sulfur tolerance. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 5 (), 1712–1724.
Wang, H., De Guire, M. R., Agnew, G., Goettler, R., Liu, Z., Xing, Z., ... Heuer, A. H. (2014). Manganese oxide formation in lanthanum strontium manganite-yttria-stabilized zirconia SOFC cathodes. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E: Materials for Energy Systems, 1 (3), 263-271.
Shih, S., Sharghi-Moshtaghin, R., De Guire, M. R., Goettler, R., Xing, Z., Liu, Z., ... Heuer, A. H. (2011). Mn Valence Determination for Lanthanum Strontium Manganite Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes. J. Electrochem. Soc., 156 (10), B1276-B1280.
Kokotov, M., Feldman, Y., Avishai, A., De Guire, M. R., & Hodes, G. (2011). Chemical Bath Deposition of CdS Highly Textured, Columnar Films. Thin Solid Films, 519 (), 6388-6393.
Tang, L., Salamon, M., & De Guire, M. R. (2010). Cerium Oxide Thin Films on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes. Sci. Adv. Mater., 2 (), 79–89.