Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science


Brent Fultz

Brent Fultz

Barbara and Stanley R. Rawn, Jr., Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics

Degrees and Appointments

B.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975; M.Sc., University of California, 1978; Ph.D., 1982. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 1985-90; Associate Professor, 1990-97; Professor of Materials Science, 1997-2002; Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics, 2003-13; Rawn Professor, 2013-.


Research Group Matters
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207 Keck Laboratory
(626) 395-1970

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Research Overview

Professor Fultz focuses on materials physics and materials chemistry, presently with two emphases. One is on the origin of entropy, as studied by neutron scattering and computation. This has expanded to other thermophysical properties. The second is on new materials for energy storage, especially H-storage materials.

List of Research Areas

materials physics, materials chemistry

MS News about Brent Fultz

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