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Alejandro Strachan

Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information:

E-mail: strachan@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-496-3551
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Postdoctoral associate/research staff, Caltech, 1999-2002; Ph.D., Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1998; M.Sc., Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1995

Research Interests:

Our research focuses on the development of predictive atomistic and molecular simulation methodologies to describe materials from first principles, their application to problems of technological importance and quantification of associated uncertainties. Application areas of interest include: electronic, thermal and mechanical properties of nano- and micro-electromechanical systems and electronic and energy conversion devices; thermo-mechanical response of polymer composites and molecular solids; and physics and chemistry of active materials including shape memory and energetic materials.