Office: ENGR E14
Dr. Jarlen Don is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes (MEEP) Department at SIUC. His research interests are composite materials, friction materials, CVD coatings and infiltration, and oxidation protection of carbon-carbon composites. Over the years, he has received extensive funding from industry to create novel materials for applications in the aircraft and automotive brakes. He routinely consults for major companies in friction and brake industries and is often invited by companies to be on their think tank sessions. Dr. Don has authored/coauthored more than 40 papers and holds 7 U.S. patents.
- Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (1983), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
- B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (1976), National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
- Alcoa Foundation Award, 1993.
- Honeywell Aerospace, “Research into New and/or Improved Anti-Oxidants”, P.I., $463,309, February 1, 2009 - Present
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND INTEREST
Carbon-, metal-, and ceramic-matrix composites, carbon-, metal-, paper-, and organic-based friction materials, CVD coatings and infiltration, oxidation protection of C-C composites, formulation and processing of friction materials, testing of friction materials, friction and wear mechanisms, interfaces and surfaces, materials analysis and characterization, alternative energies, clean coal technologies.
Don, J. “Glass-ceramics based antioxidants for the oxidation protection of carbon-carbon composites”, patent pending, 2013.
Schwartz, B., Mahajan, A. and Don, J, “Material retrieval device and method of using,” US Patent No.: US 7,914,540 B2, March 29, 2011.
Schwartz, B., Mahajan, A. and Don, J, “Laser resistant calculus retrieval device and method of using,” United States Patent Application 20060247663, 2006.
Don, J., Don, J.S. and Tang, C.Y., “Near Net-shape Fabrication of Friction Disk Ring Structures with Key Ways”, US Patent # 6,045,644, April 4, 2000.
Don, J., Don, J.S. and Tang, C.Y., “Near Net-Shape Fabrication of Friction Disk Ring Structures”, US Patent # 6325186, Dec. 4, 2001.
Chu, T.C., Don, J., Pan, Y. and Poudel, A., “Defect Characterization in Commercial Carbon-Carbon Composites”, World Journal of Engineering, 9(6), 481-486, 2012.
Siddiqui, N and Don, J, “Acidulation and regeneration of Bamboo derived sorbents for gas phase capture of elemental mercury”, Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 10, No.2, pp.111-126, 2011.
Siddiqui, N, Don, J, Mahajan, A, Mondal, K, “Development of Bamboo Derived Sorbents for Mercury Removal in Gas Phase”, Environmental Technology Vol. 32, No. 4, 383-394, 2011.
Don, J. and Chu, T.C., “Processing of Carbon-Carbon Composites for Aircraft Brake Applications”, World Journal of Engineering, pp. 283, 2011.
Don, J. and Wang, Zhe, “Effects of Anti-Oxidant Migration on Friction and Wear of C/C Aircraft Brakes”, Applied Composite Materials, Vol. 16, pp. 73-81, 2009, DOI: 10.1007/s10443-008-9075-1.