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

Kolmogorov, A. N., and S. Curtarolo. “Theoretical study of metal borides stability.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 74, no. 22, Dec. 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.74.224507. Full Text

Setyawan, W., et al. “Xe films on a decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystalline surface.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 74, no. 12, Oct. 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.74.125425. Full Text

Harutyunyan, Avetik R., et al. “FUEL 175-Searching for the ideal catalyst features for the growth of carbon single-walled nanotubes.” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 232, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, Sept. 2006.

Pussi, K., et al. “Use of periodic approximants in a dynamical LEED study of the quasicrystalline tenfold surface of decagonal Al-Ni-Co.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 73, no. 18, May 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.73.184203. Full Text

Kolmogorov, A. N., and S. Curtarolo. “Prediction of different crystal structure phases in metal borides: A lithium monoboride analog to Mg B2.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 73, no. 18, May 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.73.180501. Full Text

Ding, F., et al. “Modeling the melting of supported clusters.” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 88, no. 13, Apr. 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.2187950. Full Text

Diehl, R. D., et al. “The ordering of a Xe monolayer on quasicrystalline Al-Ni-Co.” Philosophical Magazine, vol. 86, no. 6–8, Feb. 2006, pp. 863–68. Scopus, doi:10.1080/14786430500227970. Full Text

Ceder, G., et al. “Data-mining-driven quantum mechanics for the prediction of structure.” Mrs Bulletin, vol. 31, no. 12, Jan. 2006, pp. 981–85. Scopus, doi:10.1557/mrs2006.224. Full Text

Curtarolo, Stefano, et al. “Evolution of topological order in Xe films on a quasicrystal surface.Physical Review Letters, vol. 95, no. 13, Sept. 2005, p. 136104. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.95.136104. Full Text

Curtarolo, S., et al. “High-throughput ab initio analysis of the Bi-In, Bi-Mg, Bi-Sb, In-Mg, In-Sb, and Mg-Sb systems.” Calphad: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry, vol. 29, no. 2, June 2005, pp. 155–61. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.calphad.2005.04.003. Full Text

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