Theo Z. Kattamis

Theo Z. Kattamis
Emeritus Professor
Sc.D., MIT (1965)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: MZ-104
Phone: (860) 486-4718


Current Research

  • Metals casting and solidification
  • Materials processing
  • Materials joining
  • Composite materials
  • Structure-property relationships
  • Coatings and tribology

Awards & Honors

1987 Travel Grant of the Chinese Government
1980 Certificate of recognition from NASA for an innovation in metals casting
1977 Fellowship of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1967 Premier Prix, Alumni Association of Liege University

Recent Publications

A. J. Perry, J. R. Treglio, D. G. Bhat, S. P. Boppana, T. Z. Kattamis, K. Schlichting and G. Dearnaley, “Effect of Ion Implantation on the Residual Stress, Tribological and Machining Behavior of Cemented Carbide Cutting Tool Inserts Coated with TiN by CVD and PVD Methods”, in “Advanced Ceramic Tools for Machining Application – III”, I. M. Low, ed., Trans Tech Publications, Zurich, Switzerland, p. 177.
A. Sundarrajan, A. Mortensen, T. Z. Kattamis and M. C. Flemings, “Kinetic Undercooling in Solidification of a Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloy; Effect of Solidifying within a Ceramic Preform Composite”, Acta Mater., Vol. 46 (1), 1998, p. 91.
M. Chen and T. Z. Kattamis, “Dendrite Coarsening During Directional Solidification of Al-Cu-Mn Alloys”, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 247/1-2, 1998, p. 239-247.
S-Y. Chang, J-H. Lin, S-J. Lin and T. Z. Kattamis, “Processing Copper and Silver Matrix Composites by Electroless Plating and Hot Pressing”, Met. Mater. Trans. A, Vol. 30 A, 1999, pp. 1119-1136.
T. Z. Kattamis, S. Skolianos, C. Fountzoulas and A. I. Nakhla, “Mechanical Behavior of Amorphous Silicon-Containing Diamond-Like Carbon (Si-DLC) Coatings on Steel in the As-Deposited and Annealed Conditions, Proceedings of the First International Conference on “The Coatings in Manufacturing Engineering”, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 14-15, 1999, K. D. Bouzakis, H. K. Toenshoff and M. Geiger, eds., pp. 249-259.
T. Z. Kattamis, S. Skolianos and C. Fountzoulas, “Effect of Annealing on Cohesion, Adhesion and Tribological Behavior of Amorphous Si-DLC Coatings on Steel”, J. Adhesion Sci.Tech., Vol. 14, No.6, 2000, p. 805.
T. Z. Kattamis and P. W. Voorhees, “Coarsening of Solid-Liquid Mixtures: A Review”, Proceedings of the Merton C. Flemings Symposium on Solidification and Materials Processing”, TMS, Warrendale, PA, 2001, pp. 119-128.
T. Koseki and T. Z. Kattamis, “Solidification of Highly Undercooled Melts”, Proceedings of the Merton C. Flemings Symposium on Solidification and Materials Processing”, TMS, Warrendale, PA, 2001, pp. 129-141.
T. Z. Kattamis and C. Fountzoulas, “Effect of Annealing on Residual Stress, Strength, Adhesion and Wear Resistance of Thin, Hard Coatings on Low Alloy Steel”, in “Adhesion Aspects of Thin Films”, Vol. 1, K. L. Mittal, ed., VSP, 2001, pp. 181-193.