S. Pamir Alpay

Alpay_150S. Pamir Alpay
Professor, Department Head; Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park
Ph.D., University of Maryland (1999)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-111
Phone: (860) 486-4621
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

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).

T. Patel,H. Khassaf, S. Vijayan, N. Bassiri-Gharb, M. Aindow, S. P. Alpay, and R. J. Hebert, “Metalorganic Solution Deposition of Lead Zirconate Titanate Films onto an Additively Manufactured Ni-Based Superalloy,” Acta Mater. 122, 352-358 (2017).

I. B. Misirlioglu and S. P. Alpay, “Compositionally Graded Ferroelectrics as Wide Band Gap Semiconductors: Electrical Domain Structures and the Origin of Low Dielectric Loss,” Acta Mater. 122, 266-276 (2017).

H. Khassaf, N. Khakpash, S. Vijayan, M. Aindow, and S. P. Alpay, “Electrostatically Driven Dielectric Anomaly in Mesoscopic Ferroelectric-Paraelectric Bilayers,” Acta Mater. 105, 68–74 (2016).

H. Yu, Y. Sun, M. T. Kesim, J. Harmon, J. Potter, S. P. Alpay, and M. Aindow, “Extended Aging of Ag/W Circuit Breaker Contacts: Influence on Surface Structure, Electrical Properties and UL Testing,” Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 25, 91–101 (2016).

F. Sun, Y. Espinal, M. T. Kesim, and S. P. Alpay, “Are Ferroelectric Multilayers Capacitors in Series?” J. Mater. Sci. 51, 499–505 (2016).