George Rossetti, Jr.

DMSE_034-EditGeorge Rossetti, Jr.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University (1993)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-141
Phone: (860) 486-2922


Research Interests

  • Electroceramic materials and devices
  • Phenomenological theory of ferroelectrics
  • Constitutive behavior of ferroelectric crystals and thin films
  • Electrocaloric materials for solid-state cooling applications
  • Piezocrystals for sensors, actuators and energy harvesting devices
  • Processing of dielectric and piezoelectric ceramics
  • Characterization and electrical properties of polar dielectrics
  • Thermophysical properties of electroactive materials

Recent Publications

Pérez-Moyet, J. Stace, A. Amin, P. Finkel and G. A. Rossetti, Jr., “Non-resonant electromechanical energy harvesting using inter-ferroelectric phase transitions,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 107, 172901, 1-5 (2015).

Acosta, N. Novak, G. A. Rossetti, Jr. and J. Rödel, “Mechanisms of electromechanical response in (1−x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 ceramics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 142906, 1-5 (2015).

Acosta, N. Khakpash, T. Someya, N. Novak, W. Jo, H. Nagata, G. A. Rossetti, Jr. and J. Rödel, “Origin of the large piezoelectric activity in (1−x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 ceramics,” Phys. Rev. B 91, 104108, 1-11 (2015).

Khakpash, H. Khassaf, G. A. Rossetti, Jr. and S. P. Alpay, “Misfit strain phase diagrams of epitaxial PMN–PT films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 082905, 1-5 (2015).

D. Huan, V. Sharma, G. A. Rossetti, Jr. and R. Ramprasad, “Pathways towards ferroelectricity in hafnia,” Phys. Rev. B 90, 064111, 1-5 (2014).

“Thermodynamics of ferroelectric solid solutions with morphotropic phase boundaries”, A. A. Heitmann and G. A. Rossetti, Jr., J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 97: 1661–1685 (2014).

“Constitutive modeling of electrothermal properties in polar dielectric materials and thin films,” J. Zhang, S. P. Alpay and G. A. Rossetti, Jr., in Electrocaloric Materials: New Generation of Coolers, edited by T. Correia and Q. Zhang, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 17-45 (2014).

“Challenges and opportunities for multi-functional oxide thin films for voltage tunable radio frequency/microwave components”, G. Subramanyam, M. W. Cole, N. X. Sun, T. S. Kalkur, N. M. Sbrockey, G. S. Tompa, X. Guo, C. Chen, S. P. Alpay, G. A. Rossetti, Jr., K. Dayal, L.-Q. Chen, and D. Schlom, J. Appl. Phys.-Appl. Phys. Rev., 114: 191301, 1-35 (2013).

“Influence of uniaxial stress on the ferroelectric-to-paraelectric phase change in barium titanate”, F. H. Schader, E. Aulbach, K. G. Webber and G. A. Rossetti, Jr., J. Appl. Phys. 113: 174103, 1-9 (2013).

“Comprehensive examination of dopants and defects in BaTiO3 from first principles”, V. Sharma, G. Pilania, G. A. Rossetti, Jr., K. Slenes and R. Ramprasad, Phys. Rev. B 87: 134109, 1-7 (2013).