Derek Mess

Derek Mess

(617) 627-3900
4 Colby Street
Research/Areas of Interest: thermal barrier coating (TBC), solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) ceramics, carbon dioxide acceptors


  • B.Sc., Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 1980
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 1989


Derek Mess' research interests include materials development for energy, environmental, and aerospace applications; synthesis and processing of high temperature materials, including thermal barrier coating (TBC) and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) ceramics; and fundamental gas-solid reactions associated with carbon dioxide capture.