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: 
144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
144 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

Morgan, D., et al. “High-throughput and data mining with ab initio methods.” Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 16, no. 1, Jan. 2005, pp. 296–301. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0957-0233/16/1/039. Full Text

Curtarolo, S., et al. “Accuracy of ab initio methods in predicting the crystal structures of metals: A review of 80 binary alloys.” Calphad: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry, vol. 29, no. 3, Jan. 2005, pp. 163–211. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.calphad.2005.01.002. Full Text

Wang, Y., et al. “Ab initio lattice stability in comparison with CALPHAD lattice stability.” Calphad: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry, vol. 28, no. 1, Mar. 2004, pp. 79–90. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.calphad.2004.05.002. Full Text

Curtarolo, S., et al. “Wetting transition behavior of Xe on Cs and Cs/graphite.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 70, no. 11, Jan. 2004. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.70.115403. Full Text

Curtarolo, Stefano, et al. “Predicting crystal structures with data mining of quantum calculations.Physical Review Letters, vol. 91, no. 13, Sept. 2003, p. 135503. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.91.135503. Full Text

Morgan, D., et al. “Data mining approach to ab-initio prediction of crystal structure.” Materials Research Society Symposium  Proceedings, vol. 804, Jan. 2003, pp. 343–48. Scopus, doi:10.1557/proc-804-jj9.25. Full Text

Curtarolo, S., and G. Ceder. “Dynamics of an inhomogeneously coarse grained multiscale system.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 88, no. 25 I, June 2002, pp. 2555041–44.

Curtarolo, Stefano, and Gerbrand Ceder. “Dynamics of an inhomogeneously coarse grained multiscale system.Physical Review Letters, vol. 88, no. 25 Pt 1, June 2002, p. 255504. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.88.255504. Full Text

Curtarolo, S., and G. Ceder. “Dynamics and thermodynamics of a system with multiple length scales.” Materials Research Society Symposium  Proceedings, vol. 731, Jan. 2002, pp. 9–14. Scopus, doi:10.1557/proc-731-w4.4. Full Text

Pages