GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing
Executive Director, UConn IPB/Tech Park
Materials Science & Engineering
- Multiscale modeling of materials
- Ferroic and multiferroic materials
- Conducting oxides
- Polarizable semiconductors
- Tunable dielectrics for microwave devices
- Defect microstructures in functional materials
- Materials for electrical contacts
- Electrothermal properties of materials (IR detection, on-chip heating/cooling)
Awards & Honors
|2018||Elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society|
|2018||UConn-The American Association of Professors (AAUP) Excellence in Career Research and Creativity Award|
|2017||General Electric Professor in Advanced Manufacturing|
|2014||Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society|
|2013||Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, University of Connecticut|
|2013||University of Connecticut Materials Science and Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence|
|2012||Elected Member of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering|
|2008-2010||United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor in Engineering Innovation Award|
|2004||Outstanding Junior Faculty Award of the School of Engineering, University of Connecticut|
|2001||National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award|
A. Ghosh, D. P. Trujillo, H. Choi, S. M. Nakhmanson, S. P. Alpay, and J-X. Zhu, “Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Lanthanum and Strontium Doped Bismuth Ferrite: A First-Principles Study,” Scientific Reports 9, 194 (2019).
K. Co, F. Sun, S. P. Alpay, and S. K. Nayak, “Polarization Rotation in Bi4Ti3O12 by Isovalent Doping at the Fluorite Sublattice,” Phys Rev. B. 99, 014101 (2019).
S. K. Nayak, C. Hung, R. J. Hebert, and S. P. Alpay, “Atomistic Origins of Guinier-Preston Zone Formation and Morphology in Al-Cu and Al-Ag Alloys from First Principles,” Scripta Mater. 162, 235 –240 (2019).
B. Hanrahan, Y. Espinal, S. Liu, Z. Zhang, A. Khaligh, A. Smith, and S. P. Alpay, “Combining Inverse and Conventional Pyroelectricity in Antiferroelectric Thin Films for Energy Conversion,” J. Mater. Chem. C. 6, 9828-9834 (2018).
J. Mangeri, S. P. Alpay, S. Nakhmanson, and O. G. Heinonen, “Electromechanical Control of Polarization Vortex Ordering in an Interacting Ferroelectric-Dielectric Composite Dimer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 092901 (2018).
S. Sahoo, S. L. Suib, and S. P. Alpay, “Graphene Supported Single Atom Transition Metal Catalysts for Methane Activation,” ChemCatChem 10, 3229 – 3235 (2018) – front cover.
K. C. Pitike, J. Mangeri, H. Whitlock, T. Patel, P. Dyer, S. P. Alpay, and S. M. Nakhmanson, “Metastable vortex-like polarization textures in ferroelectric nanoparticles of different shapes and sizes,” J. Appl. Phys. 124, 064104 (2018) – highlighted as Editor’s Pick.
Y. Espinal, S. P. Alpay, M. Howard, and B. Hanrahan, “Dielectric Properties and Resistive Switching Characteristics of Lead Zirconate Titanate/Hafnia Heterostructures,” J. Appl. Phys. 124, 064103 (2018).
B. Dutta, S. March, L. Achola, S. Sahoo, J. He, A. S. Amin, Y. Wu, S. Poges, S. P. Alpay, and S. L. Suib, “Mesoporous Cobalt/Manganese Oxide: A Highly Selective Bifunctional Catalyst for Amine–Imine Transformations,” Green Chem. 20, 3180-3185 (2018) – front cover.
S. Sahoo, R. J. Hebert, and S. P. Alpay, “Surface Phase Diagrams of Titanium in Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen Environments: A First Principles Analysis,” Surface Science 677, 18-25 (2018).
B. Hanrahan, Y. Espinal, C. Neville, R. Rudy, M. Rivas, A. Smith, M. T. Kesim, and S. P. Alpay, “Accounting for the Various Contributions to Pyroelectricity in Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films,” J. Appl. Phys. 123, 124104 (2018).
M. T. Kesim, H. Yu, Y. Sun, M. Aindow, and S. P. Alpay, “Corrosion, Oxidation, Erosion and Performance of Ag/W-based Circuit Breaker Contacts: A Review,” Corrosion Science 135, 12-34 (2018).