Selected Papers:



Meisner, K.J., and Opila, E.J., "Hot Corrosion of Shipboard Gas Turbine Blades," Oxidation of Metals (2020). DOI: 10.1007/s11085-020-09990-7

Backman, L., Gild, J., Luo, J. and Opila, E.J., "Part I: Theoretical Predictions of Preferential Oxidation in Refractory High Entropy Materials," Acta Materialia (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.07.003

Backman, L., Gild, J., Luo, J. and Opila, E.J., "Part II: Experimental Verification of Computationally Predicted Preferential Oxidation in Refractory High Entropy Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics," Acta Materialia (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.07.004

Ridley, M.J., Gaskins, J.T., Hopkins, P.E., and Opila, E.J., "Tailoring Thermal Properties of Multi-Component Rare Earth Monosilicates," Acta Materialia (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.06.012

Webster, R.I., Opila, E.J., "Mixed phase ytterbium silicate environmental barrier coating materials for improved CMAS resistance," Journal of Materials Research (2020). DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2020.151

Ridley, M. and Opila, E.J., "Thermochemical Stability and Microstructural Evolution of Yb2Si2O7 in High-Velocity High-Temperature Water Vapor," Journal of the European Ceramic Society (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.05.071

McFarland, B., Angelici, V.A., Morales, M., and Opila, E. "Identification of a new oxidation/dissolution mechanism for boria-accelerated SiC oxidation," Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2020). DOI: 10.1111/jace.17188

McFarland, B. and Opila, E. "Investigations into the thermal stability of sol-gel derived glasses as models for thermally grown oxides," Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2020). DOI: 10.1111/jace.17314

Golden, R., Mueller, K., and Opila. E.J., "Thermochemical Stability of Y2Si2O7 in High-Temperature Water Vapor," Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2020). DOI: 10.1111/jace.17114

Webster, R.I., Bansal, N.P., Salem, J.A., Opila, E.J., and Wiesner, V.L., "Characterization of Thermochemical and Thermomechanical Properties of Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Ash Glass," Coatings (2020). DOI: 10.3390/coatings10020100



Parker, C, and Opila, E., "Stability of the Y2O3-SiO2 System in High-Temperature, High-Velocity Water Vapor,"  Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2019). DOI: 10.1111/jace.16915



McFarland, B, and Opila, E.J., "Silicon Carbide Fiber Oxidation Behavior in the Presence of Boron Nitride." Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2018). DOI: 10.1111/jace.15807

Webster, R. I., and Opila, E.J., "The effect of TiO2 additions on CaO‐MgO‐Al2O3‐SiO2 (CMAS) crystallization behavior from the melt." Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2018). DOI: 10.1111/jace.16180

Backman, L., and Opila, E.J., "Thermodynamic Assessment of the Group IV, V and VI Oxides for the Design of Oxidation Resistant Multi-Principal Component Materials." Journal of the European Ceramic Society (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2018.11.004



Q. Nguyen, C. Bauschlicher, D. Myers, N. Jacobson, E. Opila, "Computational and Experimental Study of Thermodynamics of the Reaction of Titania and Water at High Temperatures". Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 121, 9508-9517 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08614

R.A. Golden, E.J. Opila, "High Temperature Oxidation of Yttrium Silicides" Acta Materialia (2017). DOI 10.1007/s10853-017-1823-x

K.S. Cissel, E. Opila "Oxygen Diffusion Mechanisms During High Temperature Oxidation of ZrB2-SiC" Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2017). DOI: 10.1111/jace.15298

C. Rost, J. Braun, K. Ferri, L. Backman, A. Giri, E. Opila, J.P. Maria, P.E. Hopkins "Hafnium nitride films for thermoreflectance transducers at high temperatures: Potential based on heating from laser absorption" Applied Physics Letters 111, 151902 (2017)

J.M. Hagan and E.J. Opila "High Temperature Na2SO4 Deposit-Assisted Corrosion of Silicon Carbide – II: Effects of B, C, and Si" Journal of the American Ceramic Society 100, 761-773 (2017). DOI: 10.1111/jace.14596



E.J. Opila "Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Gaseous Metal Hydroxides Formation from Oxides Relevant to Power and Propulsion Applications", Calphad 55, 32-40 (2016) 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.calphad.2016.06.007

McFarland, B. and Opila, E.J., 2016. "Sol-gel derived borosilicate glasses and thin film coatings on SiC substrates: Boron loss and carbon retention due to processing and heat treatment". Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 449, pp.59-69. DOI-

Wilson, M. and Opila, E. (2016), "A Review of SiC Fiber Oxidation with a New Study of Hi-Nicalon SiC Fiber Oxidation". Adv. Eng. Mater.. DOI:10.1002/adem.201600166

R.A. Golden, E.J. Opila, A method for assessing the volatility of oxides in high-temperature high-velocity water vapor", J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 36 (2016) 1135-1147. doi:10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2015.11.016.

E.J. Opila, R.C. Robinson, M. J. Verrilli. Borosilicate Glass-Induced Fiber Degradation of SiC/BN/SiC Composites Exposed in Combustion Environments." International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 13 [3] 434-442 (2016). DOI:10.1111/ijac.12499



K. Shugart, E. Opila, “SiC Depletion in ZrB2-30 vol% SiC at Ultra-High Temperatures,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 98 [5] 1673-1683 (2015). DOI: 10.1111/jace.12911

J.M. Hagan, E.J. Opila, “High Temperature Na2SO4 Deposit-Assisted Corrosion of Silicon Carbide - I: Temperature and Time Dependence,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 98 [4] 1275-1284 (2015). DOI: 10.1111/jace.13409

K. Shugart, S. Liu, F. Craven, E. Opila, “Determination of Retained B2O3 Content in ZrB2-30 vol% SiC Oxide Scales,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 98 [1] 287-295 (2015). DOI: 10.1111/jace.13236



K. Shugart, B. Patterson, D. Lichtman, S. Liu, E. Opila, “Mechanisms for Variability of ZrB2 30 vol% SiC Oxidation Kinetics,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 97 [7] 2279-85 (2014). DOI: 10.1111/jace.12911

K. Shugart, W. Jennings, E. Opila, “Initial Stages of ZrB2 30vol% SiC Oxidation at 1500C,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 97 [5] 1645-51 (2014). DOI: 10.1111/jace.12843



J.A. Nesbitt, E.J. Opila, M. V. Nathal, “In Situ Growth of a Yb2O3 Layer for Sublimation Suppression for Yb14MnSb11 Thermoelectric Material for Space Power Applications,” J. Electronic Mat. 41 [1] 1267-73 (2012).



Opila, E.J. and Serra, J.L., “Oxidation of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Silicon Carbide Matrix Composites at Reduced Oxygen Partial Pressures,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 94 [7] 2185-2192 (2011).


Book Chapters, Invited Contributions:

E.J. Opila, N.S. Jacobson, “Oxidation and Corrosion of Ceramics,” pp. 3-93 in Ceramics Science and Technology, Vol. 4, eds. I-W. Chen, R. Reidel, Wiley-VCH, Germany, (2013).

P.C. Meschter, E.J. Opila, N.S. Jacobson, “Water Vapor Mediated Volatilization of High Temperature Materials,” Annual Review of Materials Research, 43, 559-88, (2013).