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Jerrold A. Floro

Professor
Associate Chair
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Office location and address
395 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
​B.S. Physics, Colorado State University, 1983
​Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, 1992
​Post-Doc at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, 1992-1994
Selection of Lenthscales in Fe-based Nanochessboards to Enhance Exchange-Coupled Ferromagnetism
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2021
Formation and Stability of Eutectic Nanostructures in Laser-Irradiated Particle Suspensions
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
October 01, 2017 – August 31, 2021
Hierarchical Control of Eco-Friendly Fe-Si-based Alloys for Thermoelectric Applications
Source: II-VI Foundation
July 01, 2016 – June 30, 2018
EN-MSE Science and Schema for Directed Self-Assembly of Heteroepitaxial Quantum Dot Crystals Near the Intrinsic Length Scale
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
July 01, 2014 – June 30, 2018
Exchange-Coupled Magnetism in Self Organized Metallic Alloy Nanochessboard Structures
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
January 01, 2012 – December 31, 2016
REU Site: Surface and Thin Film Science and Engineering
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
April 15, 2012 – December 31, 2016
EN-MSE Hierarchical Control of Eco-Friendly Fe-Si-based Alloys for Thermoelectric Applications
Source: II-VI Foundation
July 01, 2015 – June 30, 2016
IDR: Thermal and Electronic Transport Processes in Monolayer-Scale Chemically Ordered Semiconductor Films
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 15, 2011 – July 31, 2015
EN-MSE Hierarchical Control of Eco-Friendly Fe-Si-based Alloys for Thermoelectric Applications
Source: II-VI Foundation
July 01, 2014 – June 30, 2015
MSE 2090: Introduction to Materials Science
Credits: 3
The field of Materials Science drives technological innovations underlying all engineering fields. This course provides a scientific foundation to promote a rigorous understanding of materials from an atomistic to macroscopic viewpoint. Material systems (polymers, metals, ceramics, and electronic) are developed sequentially to provide a framework to explain the fundamental, physical origins of observable and important macro scale properties.
MSE 2101: Materials Science Investigations: Properties
Credits: 3
The properties of any material help determine its ultimate usefulness to society. We can modify and manipulate properties by processing materials in different ways to control their structure. This class will examine mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of materials -- what they mean, how they depend on structure, how to measure them, how to change them, and how to analyze the measurements. The course includes both a lecture and a lab.
MSE 4960: Special Project in Materials Science and Engineering
Credits: 1–6
A fourth year project in MSE, under the supervision of a faculty member, is designed to give undergraduate students an application of principles learned in the classroom. The work may be experimental or computational, and the student is expected to become proficient in techniques used to process, characterize, or model materials. The project should make use of design principles in the solution of a problem. Six hours in lab per week, notebook. Prerequisite: 4th year standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor.
MSE 6010: Electronic and Crystal Structure of Materials
Credits: 3
Provides a fundamental understanding of the structure of crystalline and non-crystalline engineering materials from electronic to macroscopic properties. Topics include symmetry and crystallography, the reciprocal lattice and diffraction, quantum physics, bonding and band theory. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EP 7000: Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1
Weekly seminars for graduate students in Engineering Physics offered every semester. All resident EP graduate students enroll each semester.
MSE 7820: Materials Science Seminar
Credits: 1
Broad topics and in-depth subject treatments are presented. The course is related to research areas in materials science and involves active student participation.
MSE 8999: Masters Degree Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
EP 8999: Master's Degree Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
MSE 9970: Graduate Teaching Instruction-Ph.D.
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
MSE 9999: PHD Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
EP 9999: Ph.D. Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

Hartfield-Jefferson Scholars Teaching Prize 2012

DOE Materials Science Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Metallurgy and Ceramics 1994