Bio

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UVA, 2004B.A. Physics, UVA, 2004Ph.D. ​Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2008​Harry S. Truman Postdoctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, 2008-2011

"We are studying with new materials and material systems to help create more energy efficient technologies and processes."

Patrick E. Hopkins, Associate Professor

Patrick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at U.Va. Patrick received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from University of Virginia in 2008, following a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Physics at U.Va. in 2004. He spent 3 years as a Harry S. Truman Postdoctoral Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM from 2008 – 2011. Patrick began his faculty appointment at U.Va. in 12/2011 as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 8/2015. Patrick is a recipient of the AFOSR and ONR Young Investigator Awards, the ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

 

Awards

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2016
  • ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer 2016
  • Outstanding Reviewer: ASME Journal of Heat Transfer 2016
  • National Finalist, Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists 2014
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award 2013
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award 2013
  • Sandia National Laboratories Harry S. Truman Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2011

Research Interests

  • Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Nanoelectronics and 2-D Materials
  • Surface and Interface Science and Engineering
  • High Temperature Materials Science and Oxides
  • Rotating Machinery
  • Laser-materials interactions

In the News

Selected Publications

  • “Molecular tuning of the vibrational thermal transport mechanisms in fullerene derivative solutions,” ACS Nano 11, 1389-1396 (2017). ABS Szwejkowski, C.J., Giri, A., Kaehr, B., Warzoha, R.J., Donovan, B.F., Hopkins, P.E.
  • “Metal-organic frameworks for thermoelectric energy- conversion applications,” MRS Bulletin 41, 877-882 (2016). ABS Talin, A.A., Jones, R.E., Hopkins, P.E.
  • “Size effects on the thermal conductivity of amorphous silicon thin films,” Physical Review B 93, 140201(R) (2016). ABS Braun, J.L., Baker, C.H., Giri, A., Elahi, M., Artyushkova, K., Beechem, T.E., Norris, P.M., Leseman, Z.C., Gaskins, J.T., Hopkins, P.E.
  • “Room temperature voltage tunable phonon thermal conductivity via reconfigurable interfaces in ferroelectric thin films,” Nano Letters 15, 1791-1795 (2015). ABS Ihlefeld, J.F., Foley, B.M., Scrymgeour, D.A., Michael, J.R., McKenzie, B.B., Medlin, D.L., Wallace, M., Trolier-McKinstry, S., Hopkins, P.E.
  • “Mechanisms of nonequilibrium electron-phonon coupling and thermal conductance at metal/non-metal interfaces,” Journal of Applied Physics 117, 105105 (2015). ABS Giri, A., Gaskins, J.T., Donovan, B.F., Szwejkowski, C., Warzoha, R., Rodriguez, M.A., Ihlefeld, J., Hopkins, P.E.