Stefano Curtarolo

Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

RESEARCH FIELDS

  • Artificial Intelligence Materials Science
  • Autonomous Materials Design
  • Computational Materials Science
  • High-Entropy Disordered and Amorphous Systems
  • Materials for Energy Applications
  • Materials for Aerospace Applications
  • Materials for Deep Space Exploration

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.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Director of the Center for Autonomous Materials Design
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Physics

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 5506
  • Websites:

Education

  • M.S. University of Padua (Italy), 1995
  • M.S. University of Padua (Italy), 1998
  • M.S. Pennsylvania State University, 1999
  • Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence Materials Science; Autonomous Materials Design; Computational materials science; High-Entropy Disordered Systems; Materials for Energy Applications; Materials for Aerospace Applications. Prof. Curtarolo multidisciplinary research makes use of state-of-the-art techniques from fields like materials science, chemistry, physics, quantum mechanics, mathematics and computer science.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • High Performance, Computing Modernization Program Flagship Award. DOD-HPC. 2021
  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher. Clarivate Analytics. 2021
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship. Max-Plank Society, Fritz-Haber Instittue, Berlin. 2018
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. 2016
  • DOD-MURI Award, The Science of Entropy Stabilized Ultra-High Temperature Materials. Duke University, NCSU, UCSD, UVA. 2015
  • Fellow. American Physical Society. 2013
  • DOD-MURI Award, Topological decompositions and spectral sampling algorithms for elements substitution in critical technologies. Duke University, UMD, UNT, CMU, BYU. 2013
  • Stansell Distinguished Research Award. Duke University. 2013
  • NSF Early CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2008
  • ONR Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research. 2008
  • Best Paper Award. CALPHAD (Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry). 2008
  • MRS Silver Medal Graduate Student Award. Materials Research Society. 2008
  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. President of the United States of America. 2007
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2007

Courses Taught

  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 221L: Structure and Properties of Solids
  • EGR 95FS: First Year seminar in Focus
  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Filipovic, S., N. Obradovic, G. E. Hilmas, W. G. Fahrenholtz, D. W. Brenner, J. P. Maria, D. E. Wolfe, E. Zurek, X. Campilongo, and S. Curtarolo. “A super-hard high entropy boride containing Hf, Mo, Ti, V, and W (Accepted).” Journal of the American Ceramic Society 107, no. 7 (July 1, 2024): 4430–35. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.19795.
  • Eckert, H., S. Divilov, M. J. Mehl, D. Hicks, A. C. Zettel, M. Esters, X. Campilongo, and S. Curtarolo. “The AFLOW library of crystallographic prototypes: Part 4.” Computational Materials Science 240 (May 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2024.112988.
  • Brune, P. M., G. E. Hilmas, W. G. Fahrenholtz, J. L. Watts, C. J. Ryan, C. M. DeSalle, D. E. Wolfe, and S. Curtarolo. “Hardness of single phase high entropy carbide ceramics with different compositions.” Journal of Applied Physics 135, no. 16 (April 28, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0198141.
  • Peters, Adam B., Dajie Zhang, Samuel Chen, Catherine Ott, Corey Oses, Stefano Curtarolo, Ian McCue, Tresa M. Pollock, and Suhas Eswarappa Prameela. “Materials design for hypersonics.” Nature Communications 15, no. 1 (April 2024): 3328. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-46753-3.
  • Barnowsky, Tom, Stefano Curtarolo, Arkady V. Krasheninnikov, Thomas Heine, and Rico Friedrich. “Magnetic State Control of Non-van der Waals 2D Materials by Hydrogenation.” Nano Letters 24, no. 13 (April 2024): 3874–81. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c04777.