Stefano Curtarolo

Duke University, USA

Stefano Curtarolo

To Mix, or Not to Mix: Theoretical Frameworks for Discovering High-Entropy Ceramics

Abstract: Critical understanding of large amount of data leads to new descriptors for discovering entropic materials. The formalism uses the ensembled spectrum of sampled states near stability to discover precursors capable of stabilizing high-entropy phases. The methodology - applied to disordered transition-metal oxides and refractory 5-metal carbides – uncovers scientific surprises.



Dr. Curtarolo research interests lie at the intersection of materials science, artificial intelligence and autonomous discovery of new materials. After studying Electrical Engineering and Physics in Padova, Italy, SC received his MS in Physics from Penn State University in 1999, and a PhD in Materials Science from MIT in 2003. Since then, he has been on the faculty of Materials Science, Physics and Electrical Engineering at Duke University. During his time at Duke, SC received several national/international awards and recognitions. At Duke University, the SC's group started and maintains the quantum-cloud consortium containing materials information and tools for more than 4.000,000+ compounds. His teams focus on developing autonomous daemons for materials discovery as well as tackle problems of synthesizability and manufacturability of amorphous/disordered systems.