BioB.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 new materials and systems to help create more energy efficient technologies and processes."Patrick E. Hopkins, Professor
Patrick is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at U.Va. Patrick received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the 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).