Stefano Curtarolo

Stefano Curtarolo

Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Professor in the Department of Physics (Secondary)

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Secondary)

Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Office Location: 
301 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
301 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708-0300
Phone: 
(919) 660-5506

Overview

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 & Training

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2003

  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University 1999

  • M.S., University of Padua (Italy) 1995

Diehl, R. D., et al. “Ordering of rare gas films on a decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal.” Philosophical Magazine, vol. 87, no. 18–21, July 2007, pp. 2973–80. Scopus, doi:10.1080/14786430701370843. Full Text

Duan, H., et al. “Initial growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on supported iron clusters: A molecular dynamics study.” European Physical Journal D, vol. 43, no. 1–3, July 2007, pp. 185–89. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epjd/e2007-00109-6. Full Text

Jiang, A., et al. “Theoretical study of the thermal behavior of free and alumina-supported Fe-C nanoparticles.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 75, no. 20, May 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.75.205426. Full Text

Harutyunyan, A. R., et al. “Hidden features of the catalyst nanoparticles favorable for single-walled carbon nanotube growth.” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 90, no. 16, Apr. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.2730730. Full Text

Calandra, M., et al. “Search for high Tc in layered structures: The case of LiB.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 75, no. 14, Apr. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.75.144506. Full Text

Duan, H., et al. “Size dependent melting mechanisms of iron nanoclusters.” Chemical Physics, vol. 333, no. 1, Mar. 2007, pp. 57–62. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2007.01.005. Full Text

Setyawan, W., et al. “Noble gas films on a decagonal AlNiCo quasicrystal.” Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, vol. 19, no. 1, Jan. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/19/1/016007. Full Text

Duan, H., et al. “H. Duan, F. Ding, A. Harutyunyan, T. Tokune, S. Curtarolo and K. Bolton.” European Journal of Physics D, 2007.

Diehl, R. D., et al. “Ordering of rare gas films on a decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal.” Philosophical Magazine, vol. 87, no. 18–21, 2007, pp. 2973–80.

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