Directory

Vitalij K Pecharsky

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Main Office

253 Spedding
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone: 515-294-8220
Fax: 515-294-9579




Education

  • Ph.D. Crystallography (Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry) and minors in Solid State Chemistry and Metallurgy, L'viv State University, Ukraine, 1979
  • M.S. (with Distinction) Chemistry and minors in Physics and Mathematics, L'viv State University, Ukraine, 1976

Interest Areas

  • Advanced synthesis and characterization methods
  • Materials for energy conversion and renewable energy
  • Caloric materials
  • Electronic, magnetic, and hydrogen storage materials
  • Rare earth materials

Brief Biography

Professional Experience:

  • 2016-Present         Director, CaloriCool™- The Caloric Materials Consortium, https://www.caloricool.org
  • 2010-2013               Associate Chair for Research and Economic Development, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • 2008-Present         Field Work Project Leader, The Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA.
  • 2007-Present         Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • 2000-2006             Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • 2001-Present         Senior Scientist, The Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA.
  • 1998-2000             Associate Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • 1998-2000             Scientist, The Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA.
  • 1995-1998             Associate Scientist, The Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA.
  • 1993-1995             Visiting Scientist, The Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA.
  • 1979-1993             Associate Professor, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Lviv State University, Lviv, Ukraine; (Assistant Professor, 1979-1985).

Selected Publications

Publications (Totals: 470 refereed, 39 chapters in books, 1 book authored, 24 books edited):

  1. Y. Mudryk, D. Paudyal, J. Liu, and V.K. Pecharsky, “Enhancing magnetic functionality with scandium: Breaking stereotypes in the design of rare earth materials,” Chem. Mater. 29, 3962-3970 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00314
  2. A.K. Pathak, D. Paudyal, Y. Mudryk, and V.K. Pecharsky, “Role of 4f electrons in crystallographic and magnetic complexity,” Phys. Rev. B 96, 064412 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.96.064412
  3. I. Hlova, J.F. Goldston, S. Gupta, T. Kobayashi, M. Pruski, and V.K. Pecharsky, “A benign synthesis of alane by the composition-controlled mechanochemical reaction of sodium hydride and aluminum chloride,” J. Mater. Sci. 52, 11900-11910 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-1219-y
  4. J. Liu, Y. Mudryk, D.H. Ryan, and V.K. Pecharsky, “On the edge of periodicity: Unconventional magnetism of Gd117Co56.4Sn114.3,” J. Alloys. Compds 726, 758-764 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.08.009
  5. F. Guillou, A.K. Pathak, T.A. Hackett, D. Paudyal, Y. Mudryk, and V.K. Pecharsky, “Crystal, magnetic, calorimetric and electronic structure investigation of GdScGe1‑xSbx compounds,” J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 29, 485802 (2017).
  6. L. Petit, Z. Szotek, J. Jacson, M. Lüders, D. Paudyal, Y. Mudryk, V.K. Pecharsky, K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., and J.B. Staunton, “Magnetic properties of Gd intermetallics,” J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 448, 9-12 (2018). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2017.04.005
  7. N.A. Zarkevich, D.D. Johnson, and V.K. Pecharsky, “High-throughput search for caloric materials: The CaloriCool approach,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51, 024002 (2018). http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/aa9bd0
  8. S.G. Hunagund, S.M. Hastrad, A.A. El-Gendy, S. Gupta, V.K. Pecharsky, and R.L. Hadimani, “Investigating phase transition temperatures of size-separated gadolinium silicide magnetic nanoparticles,” AIP Adv. 8, 056428 (2018). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5007686
  9. K. Rudolph, A.K. Pathak, Y. Mudryk, and V.K. Pecharsky, “Magnetostructural phase transitions and magnetocaloric effect in (Gd5-xScx)Si1.8Ge2.2,” Acta Mater. 145, 369-376.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.12.024
  10. L. Griffith, Y. Mudryk, J. Slaughter and V.K. Pecharsky, “Material-based figure of merit for caloric materials,” J. Appl. Phys. 123, 034902 (2018).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5004173