Gary R. Pickrell

Professor
117 Surge Building (0237)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. Gary R. Pickrell

Professor
Rolls Royce Commonwealth Director of Surface Engineering 
Director of Nano-Bio Materials Laboratory 
Associate Director of Center for Photonics Technology, ECE

 

Research Interests:

  • Plasma Spray Process
  • Specialty Optical Fiber Fabrication
  • Fiber Optics and Fiber Optic Sensors
  • Ceramic Processing and Property Characterization
  • Glass Processing and Property Characterization
  • Porous Materials Fabrication
  • Phase Equilibria
  • Luminescence

Education: 

Achievements:

  • Chair/Co-chair of more than 25 international conferences
  • Organizing committee for more than 40 international conferences
  • Author on over 200 publications including 17 Books, 16 patents and 3 special journal issues, more than 90 Journal and 90 conference papers
  • PI on ~$7 million in externally funded research and co-PI and over $14 million

Honors and Awards:

  • Faculty Fellow 2007-2010
  • Virginia Tech Outstanding Assistant Professor, 2005
  • R&D 100 Award, October 2004
  • Fellow, SPIE
  • Senior Member, IEEE

Courses:

  • Physical Ceramics
  • Advanced Physical Ceramics
  • Phase Equilibria and Crystal Chemistry
  • Introduction to Materials
  • Photonic Materials
  • Design of Experiments
  • Glass & Refractories
  • Elements of Materials Engineering
  • Advanced Design of Experiments