Jon Goldsby has B.S. in Physics from John Carroll University an M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Cleveland State University. During his 20 years of experience, Dr. Goldsby has established many new research capabilities and test methods at GRC, including a modern high temperature solid-oxide fuel cell laboratory. This effort helped establish GRC as a nationally known laboratory for fuel cell research. Dr. Goldsby created high temperature capabilities to measure complex impedance using both conventional and infrared heating for solid oxide electrolytes, and preformed advanced material growth processes relevant to the current proposal. In addition he has developed unique capabilities to evaluate cyclic and static thermal and mechanical gradients in combustor components using an electric plasma arc lamp and developed test methodologies to evaluate creep and microstructure of small diameter oxide fibers. In addition, he has developed processing and infrastructure to support research on higher operating temperature (1000°C) piezoelectrics and other functional materials. Dr. Goldsby will perform the compositional and process studies on the magnetic material.