Advanced Manufacturing Group Lead - Sintering Scientist, Idaho National Labratory
Dr. Jorgen F. Rufner is the lead EFAS scientist and Advanced Manufacturing Group Lead at INL spearheading their development and scale up efforts of electric field assisted sintering techniques, which includes both small and large scale EFAS systems (DCS-800 and DCS-5). He is an expert in utilization, implementation, and mechanisms of EFAS techniques as well as the synthesis of bulk nanostructured materials. He has broad knowledge of powder processing, feedstock creation, and sintering via traditional and non-traditional methods. His background also includes expertise in ultra-high temperature ceramic systems, microstructural and chemical analysis of polycrystalline materials via analytical transmission electron microscopy, grain boundary engineering of nanoceramic systems, and thermodynamic measurements via calorimetric methods, with 10 years of industry experience in the technology and energy sectors developing advanced manufacturing processes and the construction of power plants.