Daniel Kramer

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research Institute
School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

  • Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 407
  • Phone: 937-229-1038
  • Email: Contact

Profile

Selected Publications

  • Kramer, D.P., S. Hilton, S.M. Goodrich, and C.D. Barklay. 2008. Joining of SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composite to Inconel 718. Proceedings of the National Space & Missile Materials Symposium, June, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Kramer, D.P., C.D. Barklay, and J. Talnagi. 2007. Neutron irradiation of refractory tantalum alloys (T-111 and Ta/10W) for radioisotope space power system applications. In Proceedings of the National Space & Missile Materials Symposium, June, in Keystone, Colorado.
  • Moddeman, W.E., C.D. Barklay, J.C. Birkbeck, R.G. Miller, L.F. Allard, and D.P. Kramer. 2007. Thermodynamic prediction of compositional phases by transmission electron microscopy on tantalum-based alloy weldments. Published in the 25th Proceedings of Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2007), American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings 880, February, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Kramer, D.P. 2004. Niobium in chemistry: Foundations and applications. Macmillan Reference USA, (contribution).
  • Kramer, D.P., R.G. Miller, E.I. Howell, D.A. Jaworske, and K.E. Wilkes. 2003. Comparison of measurement techniques for determining the thermal emittance of coupons at elevated temperatures. Proceedings of the Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2003), American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings 654, February, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Kramer, D.P., J.R. McDougal, R.A. Booher, J.D. Ruhkamp, E.I. Howell and J.J. Kwiatkowski. 2000. High energy welding of niobium-1%zirconium and molybdenum-44.5%rhenium thin sheet material. 2000. Proceedings of the 35th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), American Nuclear Society, July, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Research and Work Experience

  • Head, Metals & Ceramics Division, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio
  • Senior Fellow, Edison Materials Technology Center, Kettering, Ohio
  • Science Fellow, Mound, Miamisburg, Ohio

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement Award, United States Department of Energy
  • Award of Excellence, Director of Military Applications, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Los Alamos National Laboratory/Sandia National Laboratory
  • Cassini Recognition Award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Group Achievement Award, Cassini Program/RTG/RHU Team, NASA

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Ceramic Science, Rutgers University
  • M.S., Ceramic Science, Rutgers University
  • M.S., Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Ceramics Science, Rutgers University

Research Interests

  • Nuclear-based thermal to electrical power system (RTGs) employed on the Cassini mission to Saturn
  • High-strength laser- and bridgewire-initiated explosive/pyrotechnic components for aircrew escape systems and other national defense missions
  • Fuel cell materials development
  • Effect of radiation on the properties of materials
  • High-temperature interfacial reactions between materials under terrestrial and space environments
  • Principal Investigator on several fuel cell technology-based development projects
  • Development and application of glass/glass-ceramic/ceramics, nickel/cobalt-based superalloys, and refractory metals