Stefano Curtarolo


144 Hudson Hall
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(919) 660-5310


Initial growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on supported iron clusters: a molecular dynamics study
European Physical Journal D (2007)

Theoretical study of the thermal behavior of free and alumina-supported Fe-C nanoparticles
Physical Review B (2007)

Hidden features of the catalyst nanoparticles favorable for single-walled carbon nanotube growth
Applied Physics Letters (2007)

Search for high T-c in layered structures: The case of LiB
Physical Review B (2007)

Size dependent melting mechanisms of iron nanoclusters
Chemical Physics (2007)

Noble gas films on a decagonal AlNiCo quasicrystal
Journal Of Physics-condensed Matter (2007)

Computational studies of small carbon and iron-carbon systems relevant to carbon nanotube growth
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2007)

The role of carbon solubility in Fe nano-clusters and implications on the growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Phys. Rev. Letters (2007)

Noble gas films on a decagonal AlNiCo quasicrystal
Journal of Physics Condensed Matter (2007)

Ordering of rare gas films on a decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal
Philosophical Magazine (2007)


• 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 abd makes use of state of the art techniques from fields like materials science, chemistry, physics, quantum mechanics, mathematics and computer science.

PhD in Materials Science - Massachussets Institute of Technology
MS - Physics - Penn State University
Laurea in Physics - University of Padova
Laurea in Electrical Engineering - University of Padova
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