S. Pamir Alpay

Professor AlpayS. Pamir Alpay
Executive Director, UConn IPB/Tech Park
GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing
Ph.D., University of Maryland (1999)

Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park
159 Discovery Drive
Storrs, CT 06269

Phone: (860) 486-6917
Email: pamir.alpay@uconn.edu   Web: http://alpay.ims.uconn.edu


Research Interests

  • 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

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 Connecticu
2001 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award

Recent Publications

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).
S. K. Nayak, C. J. Hung, V. Sharma, S. P. Alpay, A. M. Dongare, W. J. Brindley, R. J. Hebert, “Point Defects in Titanium: An ab initio Data Mining Analysis,” npj Comp. Mater. 4, 11 (2018). 
H. Khassaf, T. Patel, R. J. Hebert, and S. P. Alpay, “Flexocaloric Response of Epitaxial Ferroelectric Films,” J. Appl. Phys. 123, 024102 (2018).
Maurya, F. Sun, D. George, S. K. Nayak, A. Pramanick, M. G. Kang, H. C, Song, A. Charkhesht, S. P. Alpay, G. A. Khodaparast, N. Q. Vinh, and S. Priya, “Soft Phonon Mode Dynamics and Phase Transitions in Aurivillius Type Structures,” Phys. Rev. B 96, 134114 (2017).
Miao, B. Dutta, S. Sahoo, J. He, S. Cetegen, W. Zhong, T. Jiang, S. P. Alpay, and S. L. Suib, “Mesoporous Iron Sulfide for Highly Efficient Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 13604-13607 (2017).

Khassaf, T. Patel,S. P. Alpay, “Combined Intrinsic Elastocaloric and Electrocaloric Properties of Ferroelectrics,” J. Appl. Phys. 121, 144102 (2017).

T. Jafari, E. Moharreri, P. Toloueinia, A. S. Amin,S. Sahoo, N. Khakpash, I. Noshadi, S. P. Alpay, S. L. Suib, “Selective CO2 Sorption over Solid Amine Functionalized Mesoporous Polydivinylbenzene Network,” Journal of CO2 Utilization 19, 79-90 (2017).

R. Miao, J. He, S. Sahoo, Z. Luo, W. Zhong, S-Y. Chen, T. Jafari, B. Dutta, S. Cetegen, M. Wang, S. P. Alpay, and S. L. Suib, “Reduced Graphene Oxide Supported Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt Spinel Ternary Oxide Nano-composites and Their Chemical-Converted Sulfide Nanocomposites as Efficient Electro-catalysts for Alkaline Water Splitting,” ACS Catal. 7, 819-832 (2017).

J. Mangeri, Y. Espinal, A. M. Jokisaari, S. P. Alpay, S. Nakhmanson, and O. G. Heinonen, “Topological Phase Transformations and Intrinsic Size Effects in Ferroelectric Nanoparticles,” Nanoscale 9, 1616- 1624 (2017) – selected as a research highlight by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.

Y. Sun, H. Yu, M. T. Kesim, S. P. Alpay, and M. Aindow “Microstructural Stability, Defect Structures and Deformation Mechanisms in a Ag3Sn/Cu3Sn Alloy,” J. Mater. Sci. 52, 2944-2956 (2017).