Materials Science & Engineering
Eric C. Skaar
Eric C. Skaar

Associate Professor

Ceramic Engineering

Phone: (864) 656-5351
Office: 115 Olin Hall


Dr. Skaar has over 20 years of experience in the Ceramic and Materials Engineering field, including 16 years in his current position as a faculty member of the Gilbert C. Robinson Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University. He has served for two years as a staff scientist at Gould Inc. and two years as a senior experimental ceramist at General Motors Corporation.

Dr. Skaar holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ceramic and Materials Engineering from Alfred University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively.


1982 to present
Clemson University. Clemson. South Carolina. Associate Professor (1989 to present). Materials Science and Engineering Department. Assistant Professor (1982 to 1989). Materials Science and Engineering Department.

1979 to 1981
Gould Incorporated, Gould Laboratories, Cleveland, Ohio. Staff scientist. Managed the Corporate Ceramic Research Laboratory.

1974 to 1977
General Motors Corporation - AC Sparkplug Division. Flint, Michigan. Senior Experimental Ceramist. Completed research and development on exhaust oxygen sensors.

1971 to 1973
U.S. Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center. Watertown, Massachusetts. Research and Development Officer.

Recent Publications

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: Solving Problems with Spreadsheets," Ceramic Industry, v 143, Nov. 94, p.85-6

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: Tracing Chemical Waste," Ceramic Industry, v 143, July 94, p.36 - 7

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: A Computer Data Base of Thermochemical Properties," Ceramic Industry, v 142, May 94, p.78-9

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: Finite Element Analysis Revisited," Ceramic Industry, v 142, March 94, p.70-3

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: Automated Powder Weighing," Ceramic Industry, v 141, Nov. ' 93, p. 28-30

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: Tunnel Kiln Control," Ceramic Industry, v 140, May ‘93, p. 76-7

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: Expert System for Q M," Ceramic Industry, v 140, Feb. '93 p. 41-2

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: Phase Diagrams Database," Ceramic Industry, v 139, Oct. ' 92, p.57-9

Skaar, Eric C., "CAD/CAM Review: Finite Element Analysis," Ceramic Industry, v 138, May '92 p.40-2

Hsi, Chi Shiung, Haertling, Gene H, Skaar, Eric C, "A modification of the three-point method of measuring contact resistivities of metal-superconductor interfaces," Journal of Applied Physics. v. 75 Apr. 15'94