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

Ancilotto, F., et al. “Evidence concerning drying behavior of Ne near a Cs surface.Physical Review Letters, vol. 87, no. 20, Nov. 2001, p. 206103. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.87.206103. Full Text

Capobianco, A. D., et al. “Lossless tapers, Gaussian beams, free-space modes: standing waves versus through-flowing waves.” Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol. 32, no. 10, Oct. 2000, pp. 1161–73. Scopus, doi:10.1023/A:1007046731793. Full Text

Capobianco, AD, Midrio, M, Someda, CG, and Curtarolo, S. "Lossless tapers, Gaussian beams, free-space modes: Standing waves versus through-flowing waves." OPTICAL AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 32.10 (October 2000): 1161-1173. Full Text

CURTAROLO, S., et al. “COMPUTER SIMULATION STUDIES OF WETTING ON HETEROGENEOUS SURFACES.” Adsorption Science and Technology, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, Apr. 2000. Crossref, doi:10.1142/9789812793331_0003. Full Text

Curtarolo, S., et al. “Threshold criterion for wetting at the triple point.” Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 61, no. 2, Feb. 2000, pp. 1670–75. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.61.1670. Full Text

Stan, G., and M. J. Bojan. “Uptake of gases in bundles of carbon nanotubes.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 62, no. 3, Jan. 2000, pp. 2173–80. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.62.2173. Full Text

Stan, G., et al. “Atoms in nanotubes: Small dimensions and variable dimensionality.” American Journal of Physics, vol. 67, no. 12, Jan. 1999, pp. 1170–76. Scopus, doi:10.1119/1.19103. Full Text

Curtarolo, S, Stan, G, Cole, MW, Bojan, MJ, and Steele, WA. "Computer simulations of the wetting properties of neon on heterogeneous surfaces." Physical Review E Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics 59.4 (January 1, 1999): 4402-4407. Full Text

Bojan, M. J., et al. “Wetting transitions of Ne.” Physical Review E  Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 59, no. 1, Jan. 1999, pp. 864–73. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.59.864. Full Text

Capobianco, A. D., et al. “Lossless tapers, Gaussian beams, free-space modes: Standing waves versus through-flowing waves.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 3666, Jan. 1999, pp. 199–206.

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