Patrick Shamberger

Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Degree Program Director

Patrick Shamberger

Office: RDMC 227
Phone: 979.458.1086

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Research Interests

  • Science and engineering of phase transitions

  • Functional materials
  • Thermal energy storage, transport, and conversion

  • Nucleation and growth; nucleation catalysts; undercooling phenomena

  • Non-volatile resistance switching

  • Diffraction-based materials interrogation techniques

  • Thermal characterization techniques

  • Numerical simulation (MATLAB, FEM)

  • Undergraduate education and mentoring

  • Materials Systems: low-melting point alloys; Heusler alloys; manganites; correlated oxides; salt hydrates; shape-memory alloys.

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering. (Oak Ridge Nat. Lab, Argonne Nat. Lab)
  • 2009-2010 SMART Fellowship. (Dept. of Defense / ASEE)
  • 2006-2009 NDSEG Fellowship. (Dept. of Defense / ASEE)
  • 2006-2007 UWWW IGERT Affiliate. (University of Washington)
  • 2004 Outstanding Master’s Student in Research Award. (Chancellor’s office, University of Hawaii)


  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington; Seattle, WA, 2010.
  • M.S. Geology and Geophysics; University of Hawai‘i–Manoa; Honolulu, HI, 2004.
  • B.S.E. Civil and Environmental Engineering; Princeton University; Princeton, NJ, 2002.

Selected Publications

1. Shamberger, P.J., M. O’Malley. Heterogeneous Nucleation of Thermal Storage Material LiNO3•3H2O from Stable Lattice-Matched Nucleation Catalysts, Acta Materialia, 84, 265-274 (2015).

2. Muratore, C., V. Varshney, J.J. Gengler, J.J. Hu, J.E. Bultman, T.M. Smith, P.J. Shamberger, B. Qiu, X. Ruan, A. K. Roy, A. A. Voevodin. Cross-plane thermal properties of transition metal dichalcogenides, Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 081604 (2013).

3. Shamberger, P.J., T. Reid. Thermophysical Properties of Potassium Fluoride Tetrahydrate from (243 to 348) K, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 58, 294-300 (2013).

4. Amama, P.B., J.T. Grant, P.J. Shamberger, A.A.Voevodin, T.S. Fisher, Improved Dehydrogenation Properties of Ti-Doped LiAlH4: Role of Ti Precursors, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 21886-21894 (2012).

5. Wohlwend, J., P. Amama, P.J. Shamberger, V. Varshney, A. Roy, T. Fisher, Effects of Ti-Containing Additives on the Dehydrogenation Properties of LiAlH4: A Combined Computational and Experimental Study, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 22327-22335 (2012).

6. Shamberger, P.J., T. Reid. Thermophysical Properties of Lithium Nitrate Trihydrate from (253 to 353) K, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 57, 1404-1411 (2012).

7.Shamberger, P.J., and F.S. Ohuchi. Hysteresis of the martensitic phase transition in magnetocaloric-effect Ni-Mn-Sn alloys, Phys. Rev. B, 79(14), 144407 (2009).