• Assistant Professor
  • Undergraduate Degree Program Director
Patrick Shamberger

Educational Background

  • 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.

Research Interests

    • Science and engineering of phase transitions
    • Functional materials
    • Thermal energy storage, transport, and conversion
    • Nucleation and growth; hysteresis engineering; transformation kinetics
    • Heat transfer in heterogeneous media
    • Non-volatile resistance switching; metal-insulator phase transitions
    • Undergraduate education and mentoring



Awards & Honors

  • 2019 CAREER Award (NSF/DMR/MMN)
  • 2018 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar (TAMU)
  • 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award (TAMU/CoE)
  • 2017 New Materials Educator Award (ASEE)
  • 2016 Emerging Investigator Award (MRX, IOP)
  • 2016 Open Education Champion Award (TAMU/Student Gov Assoc)
  • 2009-2010 SMART Fellowship. (DoD)
  • 2006-2009 NDSEG Fellowship. (DoD)

Selected Publications

  • Clarke, H.*, B. Carraway#, D. Sellers, E. Braham, S. Banerjee, R. Arróyave, P.J. Shamberger. Nucleation-controlled hysteresis in unstrained hydrothermal VO2 particles, Phys. Rev. Materials, 2, 103402 (2018) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.103402
  • Zhang, Y.*, P.J. Shamberger. Thick Film Ni0.5Mn0.5-xSnx Heusler Alloys by Multi-layer Electrochemical Deposition, Scientific Reports, 8, 11931 (2018) doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29628-8
  • Brown, T.D.*, T. Buffington#, P.J. Shamberger. Effects of Hysteresis and Brayton Cycle Constraints on Magnetocaloric Refrigerant Performance, J. Appl. Phys., 123(18), 185101 (2018). doi: 10.1063/1.5022467
  • Shamberger, P.J., T. Fisher. Cooling Power and Characteristic Times of Composite Heatsinks and Insulants, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 117, 1205-1215 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.10.085
  • Shamberger, P.J.. Y. Mizuno#, A. Talapatra. Mixing and Electronic Entropy Contributions to Thermal Energy Storage in Low Melting Point Alloys, J. Appl. Phys., 122(2), 025105 (2017). doi: 10.1063/1.4990984
  • Clarke, H.*, T. Brown*, J. Hu, R. Ganguli, A. Reed, A. Voevodin, P.J. Shamberger. Microstructure Dependent Filament Forming Kinetics in HfO2 Programmable Metallization Cells, Nanotechnology, 27(42), 425709 (2016). doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/42/425709
  • Brown, T.D.*, I. Karaman, P.J. Shamberger. Impact of cycle-hysteresis interactions on the performance of giant magnetocaloric effect refrigerants, Materials Research Express, 3, 074001 (2016). doi: 10.1088/2053-1591/3/7/074001 **Emerging Investigators special edition**
  • Shamberger, P.J.. J.L. Wohlwend, A.J. Roy, A.A. Voevodin. Investigating Grain Boundary Structures and Energetics of Rutile with Reactive Molecular Dynamics, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120(24). 13049-13062 (2016). doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b02695
  • 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). doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.10.051
  • * graduate student, # undergraduate student advised by Dr. Shamberger