Faculty and Staff
Steven M. Pilgrim
Prof Materials Science & Eng
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: McMahon Building 134
Department: Matls Science & Engineering  
Phone: 607.871.2431  
Steven M. Pilgrim
B.S.: Polymer Science
The PA State University, 1983

Ph.D.: Solid State Science
The PA State University, 1987

Areas of Concentration
My group emphasizes electronic ceramics and composites for electrical, electronic, electromechanical applications. Many of the ceramics are ferroelectric perovskites with significant uses in sensors, actuators, and capacitors. Primary efforts are in : proof of principle, aid to industry, new materials development, and waste reduction. Unique aspects of our work involve extreme environments -- to 4K and above 300°C for electronic use and in situ integrated characterization of properties under actual working conditions.

Current Research
Defibrillator Materials --corporate sponsored 2004-2007
Reuse of Lead-containing Dielectric Material--corporate sponsored 2004-2006
Actuators for Space Applications--various 2000-2004
Harmonic Analysis of Electromechanical Response--various 1998-2007