Joseph Cesarano | The American Ceramic Society

Joseph Cesarano

Dr. Cesarano is currently the President of Robocasting Enterprises LLC and serves on the Board of Trustees for Alfred University.

He received a BS Suma Cum Laude in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University in 1983 and an MS in Ceramic Engineering and PhD in Materials Science from the University of Washington in 1985 and 1989 respectively.  He has been a Visiting Scientist at Oak Ridge National Labs and the Swedish Ceramic Institute.  From 1989 – 2007 he was a scientist with Sandia National Laboratories and served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico and in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at New Mexico Tech.

His research interests include colloidal science and manipulation of fine particles for the development of material manufacturing technologies and process improvement.  He is an inventor of robocasting technology for 3-D printing of ceramics, has nine patents, and is an author on 99 technical papers.  His publications on polyelectrolyte stabilization of ceramic particles are used in Materials Science curriculums world-wide and have been cited over 1,300 times.

In 1999, Robocasting Technology was noted as one of the 50 notable achievements in the fifty-year history of Sandia National Laboratories.  Robocasting publications have been featured cover stories for the Ceramics Bulletin, the Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, and Langmuir.  In 2002, robocasted lattice structures was selected as one of the nine most interesting materials achievements by Chemical & Engineering News.

Dr. Cesarano has been a member of the American Ceramic Society since 1983 in the Basic Science Division and has made numerous presentations, reviewed papers for the Journal, organized The Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials, and taught an ACerS short course.