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Research Interests

  • powder metallurgy
  • metal/ceramic composites
  • porous composites
  • soldering and brazing
  • liquid phase and reactive sintering
  • thermal analysis of phase transformations
  • damage and fracture in metallic materials
  • solid oxide fuel cells
  • advanced coatings through laser powder deposition
  • Advanced Materials Joining


  • 1992, Doctorate, Materials Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering McMaster University Hamilton, ON
  • 1987, Master's, Metallurgical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1986, Bachelor's, Metallurgical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1981, Diploma, Chemical Engineering Technology, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario

Selected/Recent Publications

  • R.M.C. Clemmer, S.F. Corbin and Q.Yang, The Development and Characterization of Porous Composites for SOFC Anodes Using Ceramic Filled Highly Porous Ni Foam, J. Am. Cer. Soc, 92(2), 2009, 331 - 337
  • D. M. Turriff and S.F. Corbin, L. Cranswick and M. Watson, Transient Liquid Phase Sintered Cu-Ni Powders: In situ Neutron Diffraction, Int. J. Powder Met., 44(6), 2008, 49 - 59
  • M. Whitney, S.F. Corbin, R.B. Gorbet, Investigation of the Mechanisms of Reactive Sintering and Combustion Synthesis of NiTi using Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Microstructural Analysis, Acta Materialia, 56, 2008, 559 - 570
  • D. M. Turriff and S.F. Corbin, Quantitative Thermal Analysis of Transient Liquid Phase Sintered Cu-Ni Powders, Met. Mater. Trans. A, 39(1), 2008, 28 - 38
  • C.P. Paul, H. Alemohammad, E. Toyserkani, A. Khajepour and S.F. Corbin, Cladding of WC-12Co on low carbon steel using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser, Mat. Sci. & Eng. A, 464(1), 2007, 170 - 176
  • S.F. Corbin, High temperature variable melting point Sn-Sb lead free solder pastes using transient liquid phase powder processing, Journal of Electronic Materials, 34(7), 2005, 1016 - 1025
  • M. Kuntz, S.F. Corbin and N. Zhou, Quantifying Metallurgical Interactions in Solid/Liquid Diffusion Couples Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Acta Materialia, 53(10), 2005, 3071 - 3082
  • R.M.C. Clemmer and S.F. Corbin, Influence of porous composite microstructure on the processing and properties of solid oxide fuel cell anodes, Solid State Ionics, 166(3), 2004, 251 - 259
  • A. Emamian, A. Khajepour and S.F. Corbin, In Situ Synthesis of TiC Particles on Low Carbon Steel by Using Laser Cladding Technique, (Accepted in 2008)
  • V. Fallah, A. Khajepour and S.F. Corbin, Laser Cladding of Ti-Nb alloy on mild steel using a fiber laser, (Accepted in 2008)
  • D. Turriff, S.F. Corbin, M. Kozdras, Development of a Technique to Measure the Thermal Diffusivity of Al Braze Sheet Materials up to Brazing Temperatures Using a Laser Flash Apparatus (LFA), International Symposium on Structural Alloys for Light Weight Vehicles, Conference of Metallurgists, 2008, August 2008, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Accepted in 2008)
  • S.F. Corbin. M. Whitney, R.B. Gorbet, Investigating the Influence of Powder Size on beta-Ti Formation and Reactive Sintering of NiTi Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry, International Conference on Sintering, November 2008, La Jolla, CA. (Accepted in 2008)

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