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Executive Director
Associate Dean of School of Engineering

S. Pamir Alpay

Dr. Pamir Alpay received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1999 from the University of Maryland, where he specialized in modeling of functional materials systems. After a post-doctoral stay at the University of Maryland, Dr. Alpay joined UConn’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) as an Assistant Professor in 2001. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor (with academic tenure) and then to Professor in 2007 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Alpay served as the Department Head of MSE from 2013-2017. In 2018, Dr. Alpay was named as the General Electric Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing in the School of Engineering.

Dr. Alpay has an impressive research background, which includes an NSF-CAREER Award in 2001, the UConn School of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2004, over 180 peer-reviewed journal publications and conference proceedings, four invited book chapters, and an invited book co-authored on compositionally graded ferroelectric materials.

Dr. Alpay also has a proven record as a capable collaborator, having successfully organized several international symposia for major conferences on a variety of topics, including ferroelectric thin films, multiferroic materials, and functional materials in nanoscale. Dr. Alpay is a respected leader in his field, and has delivered nearly 100 invited talks/seminars at academic institutions, national laboratories, industry, and in international meetings and workshops.

Dr. Alpay is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and was the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Associate Professor in Engineering Innovation from 2008 to 2010. His research focuses on smart/functional materials, materials modeling, and metallurgy. He is also currently an Editor for the Journal of Materials Science.