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Patrick Hopkins

Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

experience

Associate Professor  
University of Virginia, August 2015 to Present, Charlottesville, Virginia United States
(Academia)
Nanoscale Heat Transfer energy transport, charge flow, and photonic interactions with condensed matter, soft materials, liquids, vapors and their interfaces. We use various optical thermometry-based experiments to measure the thermal conductivity, thermal boundary conductance, thermal accommodation, strain propagation and sound speed, and electron, phonon, and vibrational scattering mechanisms in a wide array of bulk materials and nanosystems.

Assistant Professor  
University of Virginia, November 2011 to August 2015, Charlottesville, Virginia United States
(Academia)
Nanoscale Heat Transfer energy transport, charge flow, and photonic interactions with condensed matter, soft materials, liquids, vapors and their interfaces. We use various optical thermometry-based experiments to measure the thermal conductivity, thermal boundary conductance, thermal accommodation, strain propagation and sound speed, and electron, phonon, and vibrational scattering mechanisms in a wide array of bulk materials and nanosystems.

education

University of Virginia  
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Aug, 2004 to May, 2008


Awards

ONR Young Investigator Award

AFOSR Young Investigator Award

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers