Education: Ph.D. University of Maryland, 1999
Bio: Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, Pamir was a post-doctoral research associate at the Materials Research Center at the University of Maryland until 2001, after which he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) as an Assistant Professor and served as Department Head of MSE from 2013-2017.
Currently, he is the General Electric Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing MSE and has a concurrent appointment in the Department of Physics. He is the Executive Director of UConn’s Tech Park, which leads the University’s efforts to increase strategic partnerships with businesses in a state-of-the-art research and development facility. In addition, he is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Ceramic Society. He is the recipient of several awards that include the NSF CAREER grant in 2001, the UConn School of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2004, the UConn School of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award in 2013 and the AAUP Excellence in Career Research and Creativity Award in 2018. Throughout his career, he has published over 190 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, four invited book chapters and an invited book co-authored on compositionally graded ferroelectric materials.
However, his most rewarding position is the opportunity to mentor an OUTSTANDING research groupand support their science and career ambitions.
Current Research: materials modeling, applying a palette of theoretical tools ranging from ab initio computations to basic thermodynamic models
Favorite Computer Command: Ctrl-X (Cut)
Outside the Lab: spending time with my family, music and traveling
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamir-alpay-49bb9058/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=PBTv6jgAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/S_Pamir_Alpay
Faculty Website: http://mse.engr.uconn.edu/s-pamir-alpay