What's New In the Lab:
April 2017 - Our new research on stretchy silver nanowires is published in the journal Nature Materials.

 March 2017 - Cory Arcovitch has successfully defended his MS thesis entitled "Fabrication and Thermoelectric Characterization of Stretchable Conductive Latex-based Composites".

September 2016 - The Sansoz Group is now a user of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

August 2016 -
Frederic Sansoz receives a $586,000 grant from the US Department of Energy to study new nanotwinned alloys for energy-related applications.

Dec. 2015 -
Lily Fang gave an oral presentation of her research at the 2015 MRS Fall meeting in Boston, MA.

Aug. 2015
- Congratulations to Lily Fang for her successful MS thesis defense in mechanical engineering! She will continue her research to prepare a Ph.D. thesis on the plasticity of nanotwinned metals.

May 2015
- Congratulations to both Cory Arcovitch and Rodrigo Penide Fernandez for their successful senior/honors thesis defense in mechanical engineering! Both will continue graduate studies and research in the Sansoz Group.

Feb. 2015
- Organization of Symposium S - Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale at the 2015 MRS Fall meeting. A Call for papers can be found here.

Feb. 2015 -
Organization of the Symposium Mechanical Behavior of Nanostructured Materials at the 2015 Society of Engineering Science (SES) meeting in College Station, TX.

Jan. 2015
- A new website for the Sansoz Research Group has finally been launched after some long-overdue updates.

Sept. 2014 - Welcome to new group members Xing Ke and Rodrigo Penide Fernandez

Aug. 2014 - Sansoz receives a $750,000 grant from NASA to study flexible SiC thermal protection materials for the HIAD technology

July 2014 - Sansoz receives a $285,000 grant from NSF to study new nanotwinned alloys

May 2014 - Congratulations to Erin Wood for successfully defending her PhD and for earning a position at NIST

March 2014 - Congratulations to Dan Merkel for successfully defending his MS in mechanical engineering


The Sansoz Research Group is focused on understanding the mechanics and physics of interface-dominated nanomaterials using materials theory, atomistic computer simulations and nanoscale experiments. Our fundamental research is used to push the scientific frontiers of mechanics, materials science and energy at the nanoscale, in diverse areas from advanced structural materials for extreme environments and micro-devices to clean energy harvesting.
Nanomechanics Nano-Energy Sustainable  Extremes

Prof. Frederic Sansoz

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Vermont
33 Colchester avenue
363 Votey Hall
Burlington, VT 05405
United States