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Jon Helgeland

Jon Helgeland

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Jon Helgeland has over 30 years of experience in the materials science field. Before joining PNNL in January of 2019, he worked in industry at Hammond Group, Piezotechnologies, Praxair Specialty Ceramics, TRS Ceramics, Aura Ceramics, GE Superabrasives, EDO Western Division, and Motorola Ceramic Products. Jon has worked in a number of areas including process development of electro-optic materials, piezoelectrics, dielectrics, conducting ceramics, and polycrystalline diamond products. He has been involved in business development for piezoelectric materials and ultrasonic devices.

Research Interests

  • Energy storage and energy conversion devices
  • Electroceramic materials and devices
  • Processing of materials

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Ceramic Engineering University of Illinois
  • M.S., Ceramic Engineering University of Illinois

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Society
  • Member American Ceramic Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • US Patent #4,445,989 Ceramic Anodes for Corrosion Protection
  • IR 100 award for Ceramic Anode
  • US Patent #5,660,075 Wire Drawing Die Having Improved Physical Properties

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