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 221L: Structure and Properties of Solids
- 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)
- Wang, X; Proserpio, DM; Oses, C; Toher, C; Curtarolo, S; Zurek, E, The Microscopic Diamond Anvil Cell: Stabilization of Superhard, Superconducting Carbon Allotropes at Ambient Pressure., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol 61 no. 32 (2022) [10.1002/anie.202205129] [abs].
- Supka, A; Mecholsky, NA; Buongiorno Nardelli, M; Curtarolo, S; Fornari, M, Two-Layer High-Throughput: Effective Mass Calculations Including Warping, Engineering, vol 10 (2022), pp. 74-80 [10.1016/j.eng.2021.03.031] [abs].
- Kusne, AG; McDannald, A; DeCost, B; Oses, C; Toher, C; Curtarolo, S; Mehta, A; Takeuchi, I, Physics in the Machine: Integrating Physical Knowledge in Autonomous Phase-Mapping, Frontiers in Physics, vol 10 (2022) [10.3389/fphy.2022.815863] [abs].
- Toher, C; Oses, C; Esters, M; Hicks, D; Kotsonis, GN; Rost, CM; Brenner, DW; Maria, JP; Curtarolo, S, High-entropy ceramics: Propelling applications through disorder, Mrs Bulletin, vol 47 no. 2 (2022), pp. 194-202 [10.1557/s43577-022-00281-x] [abs].
- Friedrich, R; Ghorbani-Asl, M; Curtarolo, S; Krasheninnikov, AV, Data-Driven Quest for Two-Dimensional Non-van der Waals Materials., Nano Letters, vol 22 no. 3 (2022), pp. 989-997 [10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c03841] [abs].