Professor Stefano Curtarolo

Stefano Curtarolo

Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. Distinguished Professor

Prof. Curtarolo is an AI-Materials Scientist. His research interests lie at the intersection of materials science, artificial intelligence, and autonomous discovery of new materials. Curtarolo is one of the world leaders in theory and discovery of disordered ceramics and machine learning approaches to phase stability of alloys. After graduating from MIT, he joined Duke University in 2003. Since then, he has received many national/international awards and recognitions. At Duke, he directs the Center for Autonomous Materials Design, which has started and currently maintains the AFLOW international data-consortium about materials-information and tools for millions of compounds. The Center and the consortium have also organized several educationand outreach initiatives in accelerated materials design. Curtarolo currently leads a MURI team, awarded in 2021, on “SPICES: Spinodal-hardened high-entropy ceramics”.