William H. Warnes
Associate Professor
Materials Science/Applied Superconductivity
Director, Materials Science Graduate Program

M.S. 1981, M.S. 1983, Ph.D. 1986; University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Post-doctoral Research, Physics Department, Oregon State University, 1986-87;
Private Consulting, 1986-87;
Superconducting Supercollider Fellow, 1991-92;
Sabbatical Leave at MIT Plasma Fusion Center, 1994-95;
Sabbatical Leave at Monash University, School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Melbourne Australia, 2003-04.

At OSU since 1986.
Office: Dearborn Hall 303E
Telephone: (541) 737-7016
FAX: (541) 737-2600

You have reached the home page for Dr. Bill Warnes, an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, responsible for conducting research in the Cryogenics Laboratory. Dr. Warnes is presently the Director of the Materials Science Graduate Program at OSU, and the ATLANTIS Dual Bachelors Degree Program.

Last Updated: September 29, 2008

Current Classes 2008-2009

Office Hours

Fall 2008:

ME 581: Thermodynamics of Solids

Winter 2009:

ME 480/580: Materials Selection
ME 582: Rate Processes in Materials

Spring 2008:

ENGR322: Mechancial Properties of Materials
ME455/555: Experimental Techniques in Materials Science

Current Research Interests

For more information see the Cryogenics Laboratory page.

Current research interests include microstructure/properties relationship in materials, properties measurements of materials at cryogenic temperatures, and properties of intermetallic materials for high temperature micro-scale chemical reactors. Research at present includes:

Current Graduate Students

Current Projects

Curriculum Vitae

American Physical Society
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
ASM International
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society

Recent Technical Publications Include:

"Superconducting Critical Current"
in Engineering Superconductivity, Ed. Peter Lee,
John Wiley and Sons, 2001

"Metallurgy of the Nb-Ti-Ta Ternary Superconducting System"
(with Li Na)
Adv. in Cryogenic Engineering
Vol. 46, 923, Plenum Press, NY, 2000

"Voltage Spike Observation in Superconducting Cable-In-Conduit Conductor Under Ramped Magnetic Fields: 1. Experiment"
(with S. Jeong, J. H. Schultz, M. Takayasu, V. Vysotsky, P. C. Michael, and S. Shen)
Vol. 37, No. 6, 299, 1997

"Multilayer Nb-Ti for Use as Model Superconducting Microstructures"
(with K. Faase, J. Norris)
Adv. in Cryogenic Engineering
Vol. 42, 1143, Plenum Press, NY, 1997

"Extended Range Low Temperature Small Sample Calorimetry"
(with L. Wolochuck)
Adv. in Cryogenic Engineering
Vol. 39, 1089, Plenum Press, NY, 1994

"Mechanics of Nb-Ti Superconductors"
(with Z. Guo)
Adv. in Cryogenic Engineering
Vol. 40, 1990, 823, Plenum Press, NY, 1994

"Filament Area Variations and Critical Current in Nb-Ti Superconducting Composites"
(with G. Narang)
Adv. in Cryogenic Engineering
Vol. 40, 741, Plenum Press, NY, 1994

"Evaluation of Cu: SC Ratio Measurements by Chemical Etching, Electrical Resistivity, and Image Analysis"
(with T. Pyon)
IEEE Transactions of Applied Superconductivity
3(1), 1269, 1993

Recent Theses Developed Under Dr. Warnes' Direction are:

Erik Offner
"The Design and Implementation of a Cryogenic Thermal Conductivity Measurement System"
M.S. Thesis, 2003

Li Na
"Metallurgy and Superconductivity of Niobiumb-Titanium-Tantalum Ternary Alloy Systems"
M.S. Thesis, 2001

Kevin McLaughlin
"Thin Film Multilayer Superconductors and the Proximity Effect"
M.S. Thesis, 1999

Kenneth Faase
"Microstructure and Properties of Nb/Ti Multilayered Thin Films"
Ph.D. Thesis, 1996

Jeffrey Norris
"Properties of a Niobium-Titanium Multilayer Thin Film"
M.S. Thesis, 1996

Girish Narang
"Critical Current Distributions and the V(I) Transition in Nb-Ti Superconducting Composites"
M.S. Thesis, 1996

Zhiqiang Guo
"Mechanics of Nb-Ti Superconducting Composites"
Ph.D. Thesis, 1994

Ranjit Kurup
"Measurement of Variability of Coefficient of Friction of Veneer Dryer Roller Bearings at Varying Loads and Temperatures"
M.S. Project, 1994

Lee Wolochuck
"Extended Range Low Temperature Small Sample Calorimetry"
M.S. Thesis, 1993

Last Updated September 29, 2008
W. H. Warnes at warnesw@engr.orst.edu

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