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

Brief Biography

Professional Experience:

  • 2016-Present         Director, CaloriCool™- The Caloric Materials Consortium, https://www.caloricool.org
  • 2010-2013               Associate Chair for Economic Research and 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: 409 refereed, 39 chapters in books, 1 book authored, 22 books edited):

  1. A.K. Pathak, M. Khan, K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., R.W. McCallum, L. Zhou, M.J. Kramer, and V.K. Pecharsky, “Magnetic properties of bulk, and rapidly solidified nanostructured (Nd1-xCex)2Fe14-yCoyB ribbons,” Acta Mater. 103, 211-216 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2015.09.049
  2. C.L. Wang, J. Liu, Y. Mudryk, K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., Y. Long, and V.K. Pecharsky, “The effect of boron doping on crystal structure, magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effect of DyCo2,” J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 405, 122-128 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2015.12.062
  3. A.K. Pathak, K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., M. Khan, R.W. McCallum, and V.K. Pecharsky, “High performance Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets without critical elements,” J. Alloys. Compds. 668, 80-86 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.01.194
  4. S.K. McCall, N. Nersessian, G.P. Carman, V.K. Pecharsky, D.L. Schlagel, and H.B. Radousky, “Temperature and field induced strain measurements in single crystal Gd5Si2Ge2,” JOM 68, 1589-1593 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-1895-0
  5. A. Provino, V. Smetana, D. Paudyal, K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., A.-V. Mudring, V.K. Pecharsky, P. Manfrinetti, and M. Putti, “Gd3Ni2 and Gd3CoxNi2-x: magnetism and unexpected Co/Ni crystallographic ordering,” J. Mater. Chem. C 4, 6078-6089 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6tc01035k
  6. V.K. Pecharsky, J. Cui, and D.D. Johnson, “(Magneto)caloric refrigeration: is there light at the end of the tunnel?” Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 374, 20150305 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0305
  7. I.Z. Hlova, A. Castle, J.F. Goldston, S. Gupta, T. Prost, T. Kobayashi, L.S. Chumbley, M. Pruski, and V.K. Pecharsky, “Solvent- and catalyst-free mechanochemical synthesis of alkali metal monohydrides,” J. Mater. Chem. A 4, 23944-23951 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ta04391g
  8. L.L.Wang, A. Herwadkar, J.M. Reich, D.D. Johnson, S.D. House, P. Peña-Martin, A.A. Rocket, I.M. Robertson, S. Gupta, and V.K. Pecharsky, “Towards direct synthesis of alane: A predicted defect-mediated pathway confirmed experimentally,” ChemSusChem 9, (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201600338
  9. A. Provino, N.S. Sangeetha, S.K. Dhar, V. Smetana, K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., V.K. Pecharsky, P. Manfrinetti, and A.V. Mudring, “New R3Pd5 compounds (R=Sc, Y, Gd-Lu): Formation and stability, crystal structure and antiferromagnetism,” Cryst. Growth Design 16, 6001-6015 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01045
  10. A.K. Pathak, D. Paudyal, Y. Mudryk, K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., and V.K. Pecharsky, “Tunable magnetism and structural transformations in mixed light- and heavy-lanthanide dialuminides,” Phys. Rev. B. 94, 224406 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.94.224406