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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

M. Grant Norton

MGrant Norton

Dean, WSU Honors College


Honors Hall 130


  • Ph.D. in Materials, Imperial College, London, 1989

Research Interests

  • Ceramic Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Clean Technology

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • C.B. Carter and M.G. Norton, ‘Ceramic Materials: Science and Engineering’ 2nd edition, Springer, New York (2013)
  • U. Sahaym, M.G. Norton, J. Huso, J.L. Morrison, H. Che, and L. Bergman, ‘Microstructure Evolution and Photoluminescence in Nanocrystalline MgxZn1-xO Thin Films,’ Nanotechnology 22, 425706 (2011)
  • O. Marin-Flores, T. Turba, K. Wang, J. Briet, J. Ahn, M.G. Norton, and S. Ha, “Nanoparticle Molybdenum Dioxide: A Highly Active Catalyst for Partial Oxidation of Aviation Fuels,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 98, 186 (2010)
  • C. Ye, J-C Xiao, B. Twamley, A.D. LaLonde, M.G. Norton, and J.M. Shreeve, “Basic Ionic Liquids: Facile Solvents for Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation Reactions and Ready Access to Palladium Nanoparticles,” European Journal of Organic Chemistry 30, 5095 (2007)
  • J.J. Nairn, P.J. Shapiro, M. Williams, B. Twamley, T. Pounds, C. Wang, R. von Wandruszka, R. Fletcher, and M.G. Norton, “Preparation of Ultrafine Chalcopyrite Nanoparticles via the Photochemical Decomposition of Molecular Single-Source Precursors,” Nano Letters 6, 1218 (2006)