Stefano Curtarolo, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Physics
Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall
Office Phone: (919) 660-5310
Email Address: email@example.com
Web Page: http://materials.pratt.duke.edu
Nanoscale/microscale computing systems
PhD in Materials Science, Massachussets Institute of Technology, 2003
MS - Physics, Penn State University, 1999
Laurea in Physics, University of Padova, 1998
Laurea in Electrical Engineering, University of Padova, 1995
- Curtarolo, Stefano and Ceder, Gerbrand, Dynamics of an inhomogeneously coarse grained multiscale system,
Physical Review Letters, vol. 88 no. 25 I
pp. 255504 - 1 [PhysRevLett.88.255504] [abs].
- Curtarolo, Stefano and Morgan, Dane and Ceder, Gerbrand, 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
pp. 163 - 211  [abs].
- Curtarolo, Stefano and Setyawan, Wahyu and Ferralis, Nicola and Diehl, Renee D. and Cole, Milton W., Evolution of topological order in Xe films on a quasicrystal surface,
Physical Review Letters, vol. 95 no. 13
pp. 1 - 4 [PhysRevLett.95.136104] [abs].
- Kolmogorov, A.N. and Curtarolo, S., Prediction of different crystal structure phases in metal borides: a lithium monoboride analog to MgB2,
Phys. Rev., B, Condens, Matter Mater. Phys. (USA), vol. 73 no. 18
pp. 180501 - 1 [PhysRevB.73.180501] [abs].
- Stan, G. and Bojan, M.J. and Curtarolo, S. and Gatica, S.M. and Cole, M.W., Uptake of gases in bundles of carbon nanotubes,
Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter (USA), vol. 62 no. 3
pp. 2173 - 80  [abs].
• 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.