Aleksandar G. Ostrogorsky, PhDProfessor of Materials & Aerospace Engineering
- 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
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).
- 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.
Professional Society Memberships
- Editorial Board of Journal of Crystal Growth: Associate Editor (2006 - present)
- American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG): Member of the Executive Committee (2005 - present)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Fellow
- American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA): Associate Fellow
- Director, CRC Crystal Research Corporation.