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Patrick E. Hopkins

Professor
Director
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Office location and address
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Building, Room 331
130 Chemistry Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, UVA, 2004
B.A. Physics, UVA, 2004
Ph.D. ​Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2008
​Harry S. Truman Postdoctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, 2008-2011
Biography

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).


Radiation Barrier Coatings: Probing the fundamental conductive and radiative heat transport processes of high temperature coatings with ultrafast laser probes
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
June 01, 2021 – May 31, 2025
Phase II IUCRC University of Virginia: Center for Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST)
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2024
DMREF: Collaborative Research: GOALI: Accelerating Discovery of High Entropy Silicates for Extreme Environments
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
October 01, 2019 – September 30, 2023
Infrared vibrational thermal spectroscopy to study spectral energy coupling across solids in contact with liquids and gases
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
October 01, 2020 – September 30, 2023
EN-MAE-Multi-modal Flow at Atomically Engineered Interfaces
Source: North Carolina State University
July 21, 2016 – July 20, 2023
Energy beaming in hybrid hyperbolic heterostructures
Source: Pennsylvania State University, The
April 01, 2021 – December 31, 2022
High Entropy Rare-earth Oxide (HERO) Coatings for Refractory Alloys
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
May 06, 2021 – November 05, 2022
Thermal properties of materials for phase change memory
Source: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2022
MURI: Leveraging a New Theoretical Paradigm to Enhance Interfacial Thermal Transport In Wide Bandgap Power Electronics
Source: Georgia Institute Of Technology
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2022
Metal Thermal Conductivity Scaling in Nanoscale Devices and Interconnects
Source: Semiconductor Research Corporation
July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Optical limiter based on epsilon-near-zero materials
Source: Third Floor Materials, Inc.
June 30, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Bio-Based Phase Change Materials (PCM) for Thermal Energy Storage
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
April 01, 2020 – May 31, 2022
EAGER: Chemical Order/Disorder Enabled Phononic Memory in PbSc0.5Ta0.5O3
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
December 01, 2019 – May 31, 2022
Nonequilibrium Electron and Phonon Thermal Transport Driven by External Fields: Towards In Situ Thermal Property Characterization of Active Devices
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
May 01, 2018 – April 30, 2022
2D and 3D mapping of environmental barrier coating with a thermally grown oxide layer
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
October 31, 2019 – December 31, 2021
Characterization of thermal properties and chemical stability of High Entropy Rare Earth Monosilicates
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2021
EN-MSE The Science of Entropy Stabilized Ultra-High Temperature Materials
Source: North Carolina State University
July 06, 2015 – September 05, 2021
Bioinspired Phononic Switches and Diodes
Source: Pennsylvania State University, The
September 03, 2019 – September 02, 2021
EN-MAE Ultrafast Sensing of Nanoscale Thermomechanical Energy Transfer Mechanisms Among of Varios Phases of Matter
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
July 01, 2015 – June 29, 2021
GOALI: Understanding and Controlling Heat Transport Mechanism in Nano-Layered Materials for Energy Harvesting Thermal Barrier Coatings in Jet Engines
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 15, 2017 – January 31, 2021
Characterization of thermal properties and chemical stability of High Entropy Rare Earth Monosilicates
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Laser-based additive manufacturing for rapid microelectronic fabrication
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2019 – July 31, 2020
Phase I: I/UCRC for Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2020
Optical limiter based on epsilon-near-zero materials
Source: Third Floor Materials, Inc.
November 15, 2019 – April 15, 2020
Characterization of thermal properties and chemical stability of High Entropy Rare Earth Monosilicates
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
January 01, 2019 – December 31, 2019
EN-MAE-Ultrafast thermal transport mechanisms at organic/inorganic nanoscale interfaces
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Aro
May 15, 2016 – August 30, 2019
Non-Destructive Testing for Landing Gear Applications
Source: Barron Associates, Inc.
December 11, 2018 – August 12, 2019
Contributions for Membership in the Phase I: UCRC for Multi-Functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center
Source: Industry - Various
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2019
EN-MAE Ultrafast Thermal Transport Mechanisms at Organic/Inorganic Nanoscale Interfaces - Fellowship on behalf of David H Olson
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019
Laser-based additive manufacturing for rapid microelectronic fabrication
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019
Thermal conductivity measurements of EBCs and CMCs
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Ultrafast Spatially and Spectrally Resolved Thermal Property Measurements
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
June 15, 2018 – June 14, 2019
AS-PHYS Nanoscale Engineered Transductional Thermoelectrics
Source: Johns Hopkins University, The
December 02, 2015 – May 31, 2019
EN-MAE The Role of Interfaces in Degradation and Breakdown of Non-Linear Dielectrics Under Extreme Conditions
Source: Pennsylvania State University, The
March 01, 2014 – February 28, 2019
Thermal conductivity of thin metal films
Source: LaserEnergy LLC
December 10, 2018 – December 12, 2018
EN-MSE Fundamental Measurements and Simulated Engine Environment Test on EBC's
Source: Materials Research & Design Inc
November 01, 2016 – October 31, 2018
EN-MAE Mitigation of Thermal Resistance in High Power Photodiodes as a Means to Increase Device Performance
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2015 – August 31, 2018
EN-MAE Fiber-optic Based Thermoreflectance and Optical Property Measurement Ststem
Source: Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation
July 01, 2017 – June 30, 2018
EN-MAE Ultrafast Thermal Transport Mechanisms at Organic/Inorganic Nanoscale Interfaces - Fellowship on behalf of David H Olson
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2017 – May 31, 2018
EN-MAE Scattering and Relaxation Mechanisms During High Energy Photo-Excitation of Electronic Materials
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
February 01, 2015 – January 31, 2018
Thermal conductivity of zirconium alloy fuel cladding and silicon carbide CMC materials
Source: Electric Power Research Institute Inc.
June 30, 2017 – December 31, 2017
EN-MAE Time Domain Thermoreflectance Measurement of Thermal Conductivity in Ferroelectric Films
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Sandia
February 03, 2014 – September 15, 2016
MRI: Acquisition of a Three-Dimensional Multi-Wavelength Raman Spectrometer for the Nanotechnology Characterization
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2012 – August 31, 2016
EN-MAE EAGER: Solid-State Thermal Switching
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2013 – August 31, 2016
EN-MAE Defect Engineering of Thermal Vibrations in Nanosystems
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Aro
August 26, 2013 – August 25, 2016
EN-MAE Surface chemistry and geometry effects on nanoscopic heat transfer processes at solid/fluid interfaces
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
May 15, 2013 – May 14, 2016
IDR: Molecular Engineering of Thermal Interfaces
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2011 – February 29, 2016
EN-MAE Electron Dynamics During High-Power, Short-Pulsed Laser Interactions with Solids and Interfaces
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
March 01, 2013 – February 29, 2016
EN-MAE Collection of Silicon Alloy and Composite Thermal Properties
Source: Rolls-Royce Corporation
April 02, 2015 – November 30, 2015
EN-MAE Characterization of in-plane thermoelectric properties of freestanding Bi2Te3 structures
Source: Johns Hopkins University, The
August 07, 2015 – September 30, 2015
EN-Integration of Nano-Structured Oxides as Energy Generating Thermal Barrier Coatings
Source: Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation
August 01, 2014 – July 31, 2015
EN-MAE Experimental Investigation of Thermal Hot-Spot Generation in High-Frequency Transistors due to Non-Equilibrium - Fellowship for Brian Foley
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2014 – May 31, 2015
EN-MAE Optimizing Materials for Energy Harvesting on Interplanetary Return Missions
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
August 01, 2013 – December 31, 2013
EN-MAE Electron-Phonon Interactions at Nanostructured Interfaces Between Metals and Nonmetals
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Sandia
November 15, 2012 – September 30, 2013
Interrogation of Thermal Properties in Nanosystems at High Temperature
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Sandia
December 20, 2011 – September 27, 2013
MAE 3130: Nanoscale Heat Transfer
Credits: 3
Development of fundamentals of heat transfer from a nanoscale or atomic perspective, as applied to nanotechnology and energy applications; topics include selected relevant concepts from Kinetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics, Statistical Thermodynamics, wave vs. particle transport theory, Landauer and Boltzmann Transport Formalisms, and thermoelectricity. Prerequisite: APMA 2130
MAE 3501: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 3
Special topics in mechanical engineering
MAE 4511: Mechanical Engineering Special Project
Credits: 2
Individual survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest. One hour conference per week. Prerequisite: Professional standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor. Prerequisite: fourth year standing.
MAE 4512: Mechanical Engineering Special Project
Credits: 2
Individual survey, analysis, or apparatus project in the mechanical engineering field, concluded with the submission of a formal report. Subject originates with students wishing to develop a technical idea of personal interest. One hour conference per week. Prerequisite: Professional standing and prior approval by a faculty member who is project supervisor. Prerequisite: fourth year standing.
MAE 6110: Heat and Mass Transport Phenomena
Credits: 3
Fundamentals of conduction and convection heat and mass transfer. Derivation and application of conservation equations for heat and mass transfer in laminar and turbulent flows. Steady, unsteady and multidimensional transport. Applications to free and confined flows in forced, natural and mixed convection regimes. Phase change problems with moving boundaries, condensation and evaporation. High speed flows. Prerequisite: Undergraduate fluid mechanics or instructor permission.
MAE 6120: Microscale Heat Transfer
Credits: 3
This course will begin with a study of the fundamental microscopic energy carriers (definitions, properties, energy levels and disruptions of photons, phonons, and electrons.) Transport of energy will then be investigated with an emphasis on microscale effects in space and in time. The approaches used to describe microscale heat transportation differ significantly from the macroscopic phenomenological approaches and include new physical mechanisms. They often involve solution of the Boltzman transport equation and the equation of phonon radiative transfer. These approaches will be introduced with an emphasis on ultra-short time scale heating and ultra-low temperatures. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
MAE 6993: Independent Study in Mechanical or Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level
Credits: 3
Independent study of first-year graduate level material under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Students must petition the department Graduate Studies Committee before enrolling.
MSE 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member.
MAE 8897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For master's students.
MAE 8999: Master's Thesis Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of thesis research. Each full-time, resident Master of Science student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 7510 seminar) and 12.
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.
MAE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
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.
MAE 9999: Dissertation Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of dissertation research. Each full-time resident doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 8591 seminar) and 12.
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.

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2016

ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer 2016

Outstanding Reviewer: ASME Journal of Heat Transfer 2016

National Finalist, Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists 2014

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award 2013

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award 2013

Sandia National Laboratories Harry S. Truman Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2011






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