Prof Frederic Sansoz

Group Leader

Sansoz Research Group

School of Engineering, The University of Vermont
United States
PH: +1 (802) 656-3837
Fax: +1 (802) 656-1929
Email: [email protected]


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).

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