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Ceramic engineer ( engineer)ceramic engineer

Cressie Earl Holcombe,, American ceramic engineer. Achievements include patents and patents pending in field ceramics/metals/refractory materials; studies on low-expansion systems, hydrogen fluoride chemical laser methods, noncarbon furnace, refractory coatings, diamond syntheses, microwave sintering.

Background

Holcombe,, Cressie Earl was born on December 18, 1945 in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. Son of Cressie Earl Senior and Blanche Elizabeth (Keaton) Holcombe.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, 1966. Master of Science, Clemson University, 1967. Postgraduate, University Missouri, Rolla, 1973.

Career

Associate development engineer Union Carbide Corporation, Oak Ridge, 1967-1972, development engineer, 1972-1976, member development staff, 1977-1980, member advanced development staff, 1980-1984. Advanced development staff Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., 1984-1988, senior development staff, 1988-1990, advanced senior development staff member, 1990-1992, corporation fellow, since 1992. Founder ZYP Coatings Inc., Oak Ridge, since 1982, Orpac, Inc., Oak Ridge, since 1989.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents and patents pending in field ceramics/metals/refractory materials. Studies on low-expansion systems, hydrogen fluoride chemical laser methods, noncarbon furnace, refractory coatings, diamond syntheses, microwave sintering.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Metallurigcal Coatings, Volume 1, 1976. Contributor articles to professional journals, unclassified special technical reports for Atomic Energy Commission/Department Energy. Patentee on refractory materials, metals and ceramics.

Membership

Fellow American Ceramic Society. Member National Institute Ceramic Engineers (certified), Keramos, Inventors Forum (vice president 1985-1986), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Catherine Joselyn Brockman, December 27, 1966. Children: Justin Kent, Eric Benjamin.

father:
Cressie Earl Senior Holcombe,

mother:
Blanche Elizabeth (Keaton) Holcombe,

spouse:
Catherine Joselyn Brockman

child:
Justin Kent Holcombe,

child:
Eric Benjamin Holcombe,