Sansoz Research Group
School of Engineering, The University of Vermont
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Frederic Sansoz is an associate professor in the School of Engineering at the
University of Vermont in the United States.
His research is at the intersection of nanomechanics and materials science
using theory, computer simulation and experimental approaches. His current interest
is to fundamentally characterize how the size, surface morphology and microstructure
of low-dimensional nanostructures control their mechanical and thermoelectric
properties at the nanoscale. With his students, his focus has been on studying
twinned nanowires and nanocrystalline thin films in metals and semiconductors,
and more recently carbon nanofibers and graphene. His interests also lie in
state-of-the-art atomistic simulation techniques and atomic force microscopy-based
experiments for property characterization, as well as in student education in
the fields of materials science and engineering and nanoscience.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Sansoz earned an engineer diploma in mechanical and aerospace engineering
and M.S. in materials science and engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure
de Mécanique et Aérotechnique in Poitiers, France (1996) and a
Ph.D. with Honors in materials science and engineering from Ecole des Mines
de Paris (2000). Before joining the University of Vermont in 2004, Dr. Sansoz
was a post-doctoral fellow in mechanical engineering at the University of Rhode
Island (2001-2002) and the Johns Hopkins University (2002-2003).