Professor John B. Vander Sande’s areas of expertise include observation of the structure of materials, particularly metals and ceramics, through electron microscopy. He examines the relationship between the way in which a material is processed and the structure and properties the material exhibits. Much of his early research involved the modification of structure through rapid solidification processing. Along with work on iron-based and aluminum-based alloys, Professor Vander Sande has been deeply involved in high temperature superconducting oxides. In addition, he has investigated carbonaceous material produced by combustion processes with an orientation toward correlating particle structure and composition with the particle source.