Frederic Sansoz is an Associate Professor in mechanical engineering and materials science in the School of Engineering, the University of Vermont, Burlington, USA, and is currently the Graduate Program Coordinator for mechanical engineering. He earned an Engineer Diploma in mechanical and aerospace engineering, M.S. degree in materials science and engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et Aérotechnique, Poitiers, France (1996), and a Ph.D. degree with honors in materials science and engineering from Ecole des Mines de Paris, Paris, France (2000). Before joining the University of Vermont in 2004, Sansoz was a Postdoctoral Fellow in mechanical engineering at the University of Rhode Island (2001-2002) and the Johns Hopkins University (2002-2003). Sansoz is the recipient of a 2008 National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the 2009 College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Milt Silveira Junior Faculty Award at the University of Vermont. The expertise of Sansoz is at the interface of materials science and nanotechnology using theory, computer simulation, and experimental approaches. His general interest is in examining how sample size, microstructure (in particular, twin boundaries), and surface structure can influence mechanical and thermoelectric properties in low-dimensional materials at the nanoscale. His technical expertise is in state-of-the-art atomistic simulation techniques using high-performance computing, in nanoscale experiments and high-resolution imaging (both AFM and SEM imaging techniques), and in advanced electrodeposition methods to create nanostructured thin films and nanowires.
Biography Updated on 21 March 2012