Affiliated Faculty

Stefano CurtaroloStefano Curtarolo
Adjunct Professor
Professor (Duke University)

Phone: (919) 660-5506
Fax: (919) 660-8963
Other Sites: Duke Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Duke University
144 Hudson Hall, Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests

Solid State Theory/Density Functional Theory ยป


  • Laurea, University of Padova-Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (1995)
  • Laurea, University of Padova-Physics (1998)
  • M.Sc., Pennsylvania State University (1999)
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003)

Recent Publications

W. Setyawan, R. D. Diehl, and S. Curtarolo, "Structures and Topological Transitions of Hydrocarbon Films on Quasicrystalline Surfaces," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 055501 (2009).

A. R. Harutyunyan, N. Awasthi, E. Mora, T. Tokune, A. Jiang, W. Setyawan, K. Bolton, and S. Curtarolo, "Reduced Carbon Solubility in Fe Nano-Clusters and Implications for the Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 195502 (2008).

W. Setyawan, N. Ferralis, R. D. Diehl, M. W. Cole, and S. Curtarolo, "Evolution of Noble Gases Films on Decagonal Al-Ni-Co Quasicrystal Surfaces," J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 016007 (2007).

A. N. Kolmogorov and S. Curtarolo, "Theoretical Study of Metal Borides Stability," Phys. Rev. B 74, 224507 (2006).

A. N. Kolmogorov and S. Curtarolo, "Prediction of New Crystal Structure Phases in Metal Borides: A Lithium Monoboride Analog to MgB2," Phys. Rev. B 73, 180501(R) (2006).

S. Curtarolo, D. Morgan, and G. Ceder, "Accuracy of Ab-Initio Methods in Predicting the Crystal Structures of Metals: Review of 80 Binary Alloys," Calphad 29, 163-211 (2005).

S. Curtarolo, W. Setyawan, R. D. Diehl, N. Ferralis, M. W. Cole, "Evolution of Order in Xe fFilms on a Quasicrystal Surface," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 136104 (2005).

S. Curtarolo, D. Morgan, K. Persson, J. Rodgers, and G. Ceder, "Predicting Crystal Structures with Data Mining of Quantum Calculations," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91 , 135503 (2003).

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