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Dr. John Hastie

Research Interests

Chemistry of inorganic materials at high temperatures.  Phase equilibria.  Combustion and fire suppression.  Mass and optical spectroscopic characterization of inorganic systems.

Awards and Honors

  • Titular member, IUPAC Commission on High Temperature and Solid State Chemistry, 1986-2000
  • Chairman, NRC Committee on High Temperature Science and Technology, 1986-1989
  • Industrial Research – 100 Award, 1980
  • Maryland Academy of Science, Distinguished Young Scientist Award, 1975
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 1974
  • Honorary D. Sc. Award, University of Tasmania, 1973


NIST Associate
Ceramics Division
Structure Determination Methods Group

Employment History:

2000-present: NIST Associate, Research Editor for Phase Diagrams for Ceramics program
1998-2000: Project Leader, High Temperature Chemistry, Thin Film Characterization and Properties Group, Ceramics Division
1973-1998: Group Leader, High Temperature Chemistry Group, Ceramics Division
1969-1973: Project Leader, High Temperature Chemistry, Inorganic Materials Division
1966-1969: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University


Ph.D., University of Tasmania, 1966
B.Sc., First Class Honors, University of Tasmania, 1964
B.Sc., University of Tasmania, 1963


Phone: 301-975-5754
Fax: 301-975-5334