Dr. Emmanuel E. Boakye is an onsite senior research scientist at UES Inc. His work supports the high temperature ceramics team efforts at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton Ohio. He has been an integral part of UES and the ceramic group since 1995. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 1995 from the Pennsylvania State University, and MSc. in Chemistry from the University of Calgary in 1988.  He has over 25 years of experience in metal and ceramic processing and consolidation. Dr. Boakye has authored and coauthored over 70 articles three patents, ten record of inventions and several presentations.

Dr. Boakye has made recognizable contributions in ceramics matrix composites (CMCs) in the area of oxide interface coatings for making CMCs, specifically, in the development of rare earth phosphate coatings for oxide-oxide CMCs, and oxidation resistant rare earth silicate coatings for SiC/SiC CMCs. In addition, through US Air Force and Navy SBIR efforts he has investigated and developed SiC fiber reinforced UHTC composites, UHTC environmental barrier coatings, rare-earth phosphate environmental barrier coatings and aluminum nitride/silicon nitride bond coatings.  His other contribution has been in the area of innovative silicon coating passivation technology for aluminum nano-powders supported by the US Army.

Dr. Boakye is a member of the Engineering Ceramics and Basic Science Divisions of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS).  He was the chair of the Dayton/Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky section of ACerS in the period, 2018-2020.  Dr. Boakye also served as a co-lead organizer of a CMCs symposium for the GFMAT-2 conference held in Toronto, Canada in July, 2019.  He is currently serving as a symposium organizer in the following: (1) Surface Protection for Enhanced Materials Performance: Science, Technology, and Application at MS&T17, and (2) Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics and Composites at ICACC. His current interest is in oxidation resistant interphase coatings and thermal protective coatings for SiC/SiC CMCs.