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

H. Schader, G. A. Rossetti Jr., J. Luo and K.G. Webber, “Piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of <001>CPb(In1/2Nb1/2)O3-Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3single crystals under combined thermal and mechanical loading,” Acta Materialia126, 174-181 (2017).

H. Schader, N. Khakpash, G. A. Rossetti Jr. and K.G. Webber, Phase transitions in BaTiO3under uniaxial compressive stress: Experiments and phenomenological analysis,”J. Appl. Phys121, 064109, 1-10 (2017).

Batra, T. D. Huan, J. L. Jones, G. A. Rossetti, Jr., and R. Ramprasad, “Factors favoring ferroelectricity in hafnia: A first-principles computational study,” J. Phys. ChemC121, 4139−4145 (2017).

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).