Alexander Dupuy

Alexander Dupuy on June 27, 2023. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)Alexander Dupuy
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside (2016)

Material Science and Engineering
Science 1
25 King Hill Road
Storrs, CT 06269



Research Interests

  • Synthesis and processing of ceramic materials, particularly using Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS)
  • Processing of materials with customized phase and microstructural conditions, particularly involving nanostructuring and metastable states.
  • Processing, properties, and behavior of high entropy ceramics
  • Materials with phase transformation behavior, such as: entropic phase transformations and morphotropic/polymorphic phase boundaries
  • Materials related to electrifications: energy generation, storage/batteries, delivery, and conversion
  • Materials with functional properties, such as: optical, ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, electrical, and thermal properties
  • Materials for high temperature and extreme environments

 Awards & Honors

2018 Nominated for UC Irvine Tom Angell Mentorship Award
2010 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)- Honorary Mention 
2009 Student speaker for the UC Riverside College of Engineering Commencement Ceremony
2008 Recipient of the faculty nominated Stamenkovic Award: UC Riverside
2007 Winner of the Ronald Anderson Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Recent Publications

X. Wang, J. Cortez, A.D. Dupuy, J.M. Schoenung, W.J. Bowman, “High entropy oxide (Co,Cu,Mg,Ni,Zn)O exhibits grain size dependent room temperature deformation”, Mater. Res. Lett. 11 (2023) 196–204. doi:10.1080/21663831.2022.2135409.

A.D. Dupuy, M.R. Chellali, H. Hahn, J.M. Schoenung, “Nucleation and growth behavior of multicomponent secondary phases in entropy stabilized oxides”, J. Mater. Res. (2022)

A.D. Dupuy, J.M. Schoenung, “Morphological evolution in nanostructured secondary phases in entropy stabilized oxides”, Mater. Charact. (2022) 112301.

R. Thiraux, A.D. Dupuy, T. Lei, T.J. Rupert, A. Mohraz, L. Valdevit, “Damage tolerance in additively manufactured ceramic architected materials”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. (2022).

H. Guo, X. Wang, A.D. Dupuy, J.M. Schoenung, W.J. Bowman, “Growth of nanoporous high-entropy oxide thin films by pulsed laser deposition”, J. Mater. Res. 37 (2022) 124–135.

K.A. Acord, A.D. Dupuy, X. Wang, A.L. Vyatskikh, O.K. Donaldson, T.J. Rupert, J.J. Wu, Q.N. Chen, J.M. Schoenung, “Microstructure, mechanical properties, and ionic conductivity of a solid-state electrolyte prepared using binderless laser powder bed fusion”, J. Mater. Res. 36 (2021) 4565–4577.

A.D. Dupuy, I.-T. Chiu, P. Shafer, E. Arenholz, Y. Takamura, J.M. Schoenung, “Hidden transformations in entropy-stabilized oxides”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 41 (2021) 6660–6669.

A.L. Vyatskikh, B.E. MacDonald, A.D. Dupuy, E.J. Lavernia, J.M. Schoenung, H. Hahn, “High entropy silicides: CALPHAD-guided prediction and thin film fabrication”, Scr. Mater. 201 (2021) 113914.

A.D. Dupuy, M.R. Chellali, H. Hahn, J.M. Schoenung, “Multiscale phase homogeneity in bulk nanocrystalline high entropy oxides”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 41 (2021) 4850–4858.

K.A. Acord, A.D. Dupuy, U. Scipioni Bertoli, B. Zheng, W.C. West, Q.N. Chen, A.A. Shapiro, J.M. Schoenung, “Morphology, microstructure, and phase states in selective laser sintered lithium ion battery cathodes”, J. Mater. Process. Technol. 288 (2021) 116827.