Stefano Curtarolo

Professor

Faculty Network Member of Energy Initiative and Director of the Center for Materials Genomics

Office: 
144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
90300
Phone: 
(919) 660-5310

Details

Robust topological surface state in Kondo insulator SmB6 thin films
Applied Physics Letters (2014)

Nanograined half-heusler semiconductors as advanced thermoelectrics: An ab initio high-throughput statistical study
Advanced Functional Materials (2014)

High-throughput computational screening of thermal conductivity, Debye temperature, and Grüneisen parameter using a quasiharmonic Debye model
Physical Review B (2014)

Fuelling discovery by sharing
NATURE MATERIALS (2013)

Distributed synergies for materials development: The aflowlib.org consortium
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (2012)

RESEARCH FIELDS

  • Nanoscale Science of Energy
  • Computational materials science
  • Nanotube growth characterization
  • Alloy theory
  • Superlubricity on quasicrystals
  • Superconductivity in Metal borides
  • Genetic Approaches to QM Predictions of Materials Structures
  • Materials for Nuclear Detection

The research is multidisciplinary and makes use of state of the art techniques from fields like materials science, chemistry, physics, quantum mechanics, mathematics and computer science.

Education:
Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS - Physics - Penn State University
M.S. - Pennsylvania State University
Laurea in Physics - University of Padova
Laurea in Electrical Engineering - University of Padova
M.S. - University of Padua (Italy)
2008 Best Paper Award, CALPHAD (Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry)
2008 MRS Silver Medal Graduate Student Award, Materials Research Society
2008 NSF Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2008 ONR Young Investigator Program Award, Office of Naval Research
2007 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, President of the United States of America