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Faculty Profile

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Name: George A. Rossetti, Jr.
Title: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
E-Mail: george.rossetti_jr@uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.mse.engr.uconn.edu/george-rossetti-jr
Program/Department Website: http://www.mse.engr.uconn.edu/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-2922



Keywords | Categories: actuators, capacitors, ceramics, ferroelectrics, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, sensors, thin films, transducers

Professional Summary

Dr. Rossetti’s research focuses on electroactive materials and devices. He manages the Active Materials Property Laboratory (AMPL) which houses facilities for processing monolithic and thin film materials, for the measurement of electrical, electromechanical and thermophysical properties, and for computational and experimental investigations of structural phase transformations in polar dielectrics. Current research topics include compositional design of electromechanical transducers, constitutive modeling of electrocaloric cooling devices, dielectric behavior of nanocomposite films for pulsed power capacitors, thermal stability and transport properties of ultra-high strain piezoelectric single crystals, control of property tolerances in piezoelectric ceramics, and development of phase transforming energy harvesting devices.