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    Aleksandar G. Ostrogorsky, PhD - Professor of Materials & Aerospace Engineering

    Aleksandar G. Ostrogorsky, PhD

    Professor of Materials & Aerospace Engineering

    Office: E1-130G

    Phone: 312.567.5268
    Fax: 312.567.7230
    Email: aostrogo@iit.edu
    Web: Laboratory Website
         

    Expertise

    Education

    • Dipl. Ing., Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1977
    • M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1981
    • Sc.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986

    Research

    Heat and mass transfer phenomena occurring in materials processing. Directional solidification/single crystal growth focusing on semiconductor alloys. Wide band gap materials for gamma ray detectors (semiconductors and scintillators). Diffusion. Growth of carbon nanotubes. The most recent research projects include:


    • Growth of single crystals:
      – wide band gap semiconductors for gamma ray detectors
      – photo-voltaic and thermo-photovoltaic semiconductors (e.g., GaInSb),
      – piezoelectric alloys (e.g. PMNx-PT1-x).
    • Growth of carbon single walled nanotubes (SWNTs) using the electric arc process.
    • Effects of magnetic fields on the physiology of living organisms at the molecular cellular, tissue, and whole body level.
    • Fourier Transform Infrared Analysis (FTIR) at high temperature (up to 1500 C).

    Current Projects

    Awards/Honors

    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Group Achievement Award, 2004.
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Certificate of Achievement 2004.
    • Outstanding Reviewer of the Year, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer 2002.
    • Investigator of the first research project conducted in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), at the International Space Station Alpha (2002).
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Group Achievement Award, 2001.
    • Knowles Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL) Patent Award, 1998. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 1991.
    • National Science Foundation, Initiation Award MSM 88-08115, 1988.
    • Fulbright Visiting Fellowship, 1980.

    Patents

    Books

    Selected Publications

    Professional Society Memberships

    Department of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering
    10 West 32nd Street
    243 Engineering 1 Building
    Chicago, IL 60616-3793
    Phone: 312.567.3175
    Fax: 312.567.7230