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Edmund T. Pratt Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
- 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 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
- Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
- Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 660-5506
- Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003
- M.S. Pennsylvania State University, 1999
- M.S. University of Padua (Italy), 1998
- M.S. University of Padua (Italy), 1995
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
- Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher. Clarivate Analytics. 2021
- High Performance, Computing Modernization Program Flagship Award. DOD-HPC. 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
- DOD-MURI Award, Topological decompositions and spectral sampling algorithms for elements substitution in critical technologies. Duke University, UMD, UNT, CMU, BYU. 2013
- Fellow. American Physical Society. 2013
- Stansell Distinguished Research Award. Duke University. 2013
- Best Paper Award. CALPHAD (Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry). 2008
- MRS Silver Medal Graduate Student Award. Materials Research Society. 2008
- NSF Early CAREER Award. National Science Foundation. 2008
- ONR Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research. 2008
- Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2007
- Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. President of the United States of America. 2007
- ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
- ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
In the News
- Duke Awards 22 Distinguished Professorships (Jun 28, 2021)
- Strengthened by Chaos, New Super-Hard Materials Will Stir Steel Together (Feb 25, 2021 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Disordered Materials Could Be Hardest, Most Heat-Tolerant Ever (Nov 26, 2018 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- D.I.Y. Crystal-Makers Get Refurbished Online Cookbook (Jun 2, 2017 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- Can artificial intelligence create the next wonder material? (May 5, 2016 | Nature)
- Engineering Researchers Reveal New Class of Stable Oxides Based on Five or More Elements (Oct 1, 2015)
- Researchers Aim to Develop New Techniques for Creating High-Temperature Alloys (Aug 25, 2015)
- A Made-to-Order Materials Menu (Nov 17, 2014 | Duke Research Blog)
- Duke Engineers Use Brute Force Computing to Find New Materials (Jan 5, 2014)
- How supercomputers will yield a golden age of materials science (Nov 22, 2013 | Scientific American)
- Pratt Engineers Awarded Four Department of Defense Grants (Jun 18, 2013)
- Hicks, D; Toher, C; Ford, DC; Rose, F; Santo, CD; Levy, O; Mehl, MJ; Curtarolo, S, AFLOW-XtalFinder: a reliable choice to identify crystalline prototype, Npj Computational Materials, vol 7 no. 1 (2021) [10.1038/s41524-020-00483-4] [abs].
- Hong, QJ; Schroers, J; Hofmann, D; Curtarolo, S; Asta, M; van de Walle, A, Theoretical prediction of high melting temperature for a Mo–Ru–Ta–W HCP multiprincipal element alloy, Npj Computational Materials, vol 7 no. 1 (2021) [10.1038/s41524-020-00473-6] [abs].
- Cerasoli, FT; Supka, AR; Jayaraj, A; Costa, M; Siloi, I; Sławińska, J; Curtarolo, S; Fornari, M; Ceresoli, D; Buongiorno Nardelli, M, Advanced modeling of materials with PAOFLOW 2.0: New features and software design, Computational Materials Science, vol 200 (2021) [10.1016/j.commatsci.2021.110828] [abs].
- Hossain, MD; Borman, T; Oses, C; Esters, M; Toher, C; Feng, L; Kumar, A; Fahrenholtz, WG; Curtarolo, S; Brenner, D; LeBeau, JM; Maria, J-P, Entropy Landscaping of High-Entropy Carbides., Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), vol 33 no. 42 (2021) [10.1002/adma.202102904] [abs].
- Esters, M; Oses, C; Hicks, D; Mehl, MJ; Jahnátek, M; Hossain, MD; Maria, J-P; Brenner, DW; Toher, C; Curtarolo, S, Settling the matter of the role of vibrations in the stability of high-entropy carbides., Nature Communications, vol 12 no. 1 (2021) [10.1038/s41467-021-25979-5] [abs].