B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UVA, 2004B.A. Physics, UVA, 2004Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2008Harry 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).
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)2016
ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer2016
Outstanding Reviewer: ASME Journal of Heat Transfer2016
National Finalist, Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists2014
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award2013
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award2013
Sandia National Laboratories Harry S. Truman Postdoctoral Fellow2008-2011
Microscale Heat Transfer
Nanoelectronics and 2-D Materials
Surface and Interface Science and Engineering
High Temperature Materials Science and Oxides
“Molecular tuning of the vibrational thermal transport mechanisms in fullerene derivative solutions,” ACS Nano 11, 1389-1396 (2017). ABSSzwejkowski, C.J., Giri, A., Kaehr, B., Warzoha, R.J., Donovan, B.F., Hopkins, P.E.