CRESSIE EARL HOLCOMBE , JR.Development Division in the Materials Engineering Department at Y-12Co-founder/Co-director of ZYP Coatings , Inc. and ORPAC , Inc.His
inventions and developments have had major impact throughout the defense and industrial community in the US and UK.He
holds 37 issued US patents , 19 more pending--- the standard of excellence far exceeding anyone else at Lockheed Martin Energy Systems.
The diversity and scope of his
research has covered all aspects of leading edge materials science ( ceramics , metallurgy , composites , coatings ).His
achievements include developments in the following areas : paintable refractory coatings ; low coefficient thermal expansion ceramics ; yttria cements , paints and concretes ; lanthanum boride for hydrogen fluoride chemical laser nozzles , metastable diamond-like' carbon syntheses ; zirconia fiber insulation structures ; materials for atomic vapor laser isotope system uranium processing , and microwave sintering/processing.
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