Beth L Armstrong

Beth L Armstrong

Sr. Research Staff

Research Interests:

Beth joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to work on the science of synthesis and fabrication, including the development of functional materials and coatings. This work includes the development of aqueous and nonaqueous battery and additive manufacturing processing approaches and alternative forming techniques for sensors, solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation devices, and corrosion resistant coatings.


  • M.S., Material Science and Engineering, University of California, Los-Angeles, California, 2000
  • B.S., Ceramic Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 1988

Research Experience:

Beth Armstrong has a long history (over 30 years) of working in non-vacuum materials-based processing.  She has focused on the relationship of synthesis, structure, processing, property relationships, aka the science of processing.  The processes that have been examined include screen/stencil printing, ink formulation, slurry coatings, tape casting, colloid chemistry and characterization for a variety of electronic and non-electronic applications.  Some examples of research includes slurry and process formulation for lithium batteries, tape cast formulation development for solid oxide fuel cells and gas separation membranes, colloidally derived environmental barriers, fuel cell and gasifier refractory coatings, screen printing of fuel cell, photovoltaic and sensor materials, development of porous bodies for sensors, synthesis and processing of superhydrophobic materials, development of lead acid battery materials, and synthesis of catalyst, fuel cell and scintillator materials. 

Professional Societies:

  • Fellow, ASM, Intl.
  • American Ceramic Society