John Ballato, Ph.D.
University of New Jersey. His research interests include the optical properties
of materials; optical fiber fabrication; photonic bandgap materials and
structures; rare-earth doping for active and passive applications including
lasers, optical amplifiers and isolators. Dr. Ballato has published over 140
archival scientific papers, holds 15 US and foreign patents, has given in
excess of 140 invited lectures/colloquia, and has co-organized 20 national
and international conferences and symposia.

Dr. Ballato has received the Kreidl Award (ACerS, 1997), the Byar’s Prize for
Excellence in Teaching (Clemson University, 2001), the Robert Lansing Hardy
Award (TMS, 2003) “in recognition of exceptional promise for a successful
career in materials science,” the Robert L. Coble Award (ACerS 2004) “in
recognition of the nation’s outstanding young ceramic scientist who is
conducting research in academia, industry or a government-funded
laboratory,” and the Schwartzwalder-PACE Award (NICE 2004) “in recognition
of the nation’s outstanding young ceramic engineer whose achievements
have been significant to the profession and the general welfare of the
American people.” Dr. Ballato also has been a traveling lecturer for the United
State Advisory Committee to the International Commission on Optics (2002).
Dr. Ballato was chosen as a Liberty Fellow (2005). The Liberty Fellowship is a
statewide leadership effort to identify 20 emerging South Carolina leaders
each year. The Fellowship is a two-year program aimed at identifying the
future leaders of South Carolina and gives them special executive
management and leadership training. Dr. Ballato’s mentor is the Honorable
David Wilkins; US Ambassador to Canada. In 2006, Dr. Ballato was selected
as the distinguished young alumni for Rutgers University’s Graduate School
and also was selected as the faculty representative on the Clemson University
Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ballato has been a Principal Investigator (PI) on over $35,000,000 worth of
sponsored programs, gifts, and contracts including being PI on a $10,000,000
Endowed Chair in Optical Fiber from the State of South Carolina. Dr. Ballato is
an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, and is an
active participant on the “Optoelectronic Glasses,” technical committee for the
International Commission on Glass as well as the Ferroelectrics Standards
Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Society. His Erdös number is 4 and Einstein number is 5.
PFCB Polymer and Monomer

TetramerNDM  (Nanoparticle          
                            Dispersion Matrix)  
Proton Exchange Membranes
Gas Separation Membranes

Biorenewable Materials
Piezoelectric Polymers

Dr. Ballato was born in New York, NY on
January 9, 1971. He earned a BS in
Ceramic Science and Engineering (1993)
and the PhD in Ceramic and Materials
Engineering (1997) from Rutgers, The State
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