• 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; 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)

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).