Name and Academic Rank: Rasit Koc, Professor
Ph.D. Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Dec. 1989
M.S. Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla May 1986
B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University June 1982
Date of Original Appointment: August 1, 1994, Associate Professor
Dates of Advancement in Rank: July 1, 1999, Tenured and Promoted to Professor
Other Related Experience - Teaching, Industrial, etc.:
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, Aug. 1999 - May 2000 (Leave)
Senior/Staff (10/93) Ceramic Engineer, US-Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO, July 1992-Aug. 1994.
Assistant Professor of Metallurgical Engineering Department, Orta Dogu Teknik University, Ankara, Turkey, March 1990 - May 1992.
Consulting, Patents, etc. :
R. Koc and G. Glatzmaier, “Method for Synthesizing TiC, TiN and Ti(C,N) Powders”, US Patent No: 5,417,952 (1995).
State(s) in Which Registered: None
Principal Publications of Last Five Years:
H. Kaga and R. Koc, “Al2O3-TiC Composite Nano-Particles Synthesized from Carbon Coated Precursors”, J. of American Ceramic Society, 90  407-411, 2007.
Y. Pang, H. Xie and R. Koc, “Investigation of Electrical Conductivity and Oxidation Behavior of TiC and TiN Based Cermets for SOFC Interconnect Application”, Electrochemical Transactions, Vol. 7, (1), 2427, 2007.
S. Ozcan and R. Koc, “Sintering and Electrical Conductivity Studies of (La,Sr)(Cr,Mn,Co)O3”, Ceramic Trans., Vol. 161, 13-20, 2004.
S. Ozcan and R. Koc, “Synthesis and Characterization of Al2O3-SiC Composite Powders from Carbon Coated Precursors”, Ceramic Trans., Vol. 166, 123-127, 2004.
H. Kaga, K. Newman and R. Koc, “Pressureless Sintering of Al2O3-TiC Powders Produced from Carbon Coated Precursors”, Ceramic Trans., Vol. 139,51-56, 2003.
Y. Pang, H. Xie and R. Koc, “Electrical Conductivity and Oxidation Studies of Ceramic-Intermetallic Materials for SOFC Interconnect Application”, poster presented at the 32nd International Conference&Exposition on Advanced Ceramics&Composites (ICACC) , Daytona Beach, FL, January 27-February 1, 2008.
Y. Pang, H. Xie and R. Koc, “Investigation of Electrical Conductivity and Oxidation Behavior of TiC and TiN Based Cermets for SOFC Interconnect Application”, presented at the Tenth International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells(SOFC-X), Paper No: PC5-43, Nara, Japan, June 3-8, 2007.
Y. Pang, H. Xie and R. Koc, “Electrical Conductivity and Oxidation Behavior of TiC and TiN Based Cermets for Fuel Cell Applications”, presented in the symposium of Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems of Materials Science and Technology Conferenc. The manuscript published in the CD proceeding, Cincinati, OH, October 15-19, 2006.
Y. Pang, H. Xie and R. Koc, “Electrical Conductivity and Oxidation Behavior of TiC and TiN Based Cermets for Fuel Cell Applications”, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage Systems; Materials, Processing, Manufacturing and Power Management Technologies, Organized by P. Sing, D. Collins, G. Yang, P.N. Kumta, C.F. Legzdins, S.K. Sundaram, and A. Manthiram, Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2006: Materials and Systems-Volume I, page 269-279, 2006.
H. Xie, Y. Pang and R. Koc, “Investigation of TiC-Based Cermets for SOFC Interconnect Applications”, in the session B08 of Seventh European Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 5, 2006. The manuscript published in the CD proceeding, paper B083.
Scientific and Professional Societies of Which a Member:
American Ceramic Society
Honors and Awards:
Fed. Lab. Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer May, 1996
R&D 100 Award for “Method for Making Silicon Carbide”, July 1995
Employee of the Month, Thermal Systems, DOE’s NREL, Jan. 1994
Institutional and Professional Service in the Last Five Years:
Associate Editor for the Journal of American Ceramic Society, 2004-Present
Member, Faculty Search Committee for Energy/Chemical Area, 2006.
Chair, Faculty Search Committee for Energy Area, 2005.
Chair, Chair Search Committee, 2005-2006.
Session Chair, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, The American Ceramic Society 107th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Baltimore, MA, April 11, 2005.
Manuscript Referee, for Materials Science and Engineering A, 2001-Present.
Manuscript Referee, for the Journal of American Ceramic Society, 1994-2004.
Manuscript Referee, for the Journal of Materials Science, 1997-Present.
Manuscript Referee, for the Carbon International Journal, 1999-Present.
Proposal Reviewer, for U.S. Department of Energy Division of Materials Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, January 1999-Present.
Professional Development Activities in the Last Five Years:
Conference session chair and editorship.
International Conference Session Chair (multiple)