Pamir Alpay

Professor and Executive Director, UConn IPB/Tech Park

Materials Science and Engineering

GE Professor in Advanced Manufacturing

Executive Director, UConn IPB/Tech Park

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-141
Phone: (860) 486-4621
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  • Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Dept. of Materials and Nuclear Engineering, University of Maryland, 1999 – 2001
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1999


  • Materials theory, computational materials science, and multiscale materials modeling
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations in ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, and shape memory thin films and multilayer heterostructures
  • Phase transformations in multiferroic systems
  • Functionally graded smart materials
  • Tunable dielectric materials for microwave devices
  • Conducting oxides and materials for electrical contacts
  • Multilayer polarizable semiconductor heterostructures


  • Elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2018)
  • UConn-The American Association of Professors (AAUP) Excellence in Career Research and Creativity Award (2018)
  • General Electric Professor in Advanced Manufacturing (2017)
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, University of Connecticut, 2013
  • University of Connecticut Materials Science and Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor in Engineering Innovation Award, 2008-2010
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award of the School of Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2004
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2001
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