Bryan D. Huey

Bryan Huey, Professor of materials science and engineering  on May 5, 2016. (/UConn Photo) Bryan D. Huey

 Department Head, Professor 
 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1999)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: G02J
Phone: 860.486.3284
Email:   Web:


 Current Research

  • Tomographic AFM
  • Switching dynamics in ferroelectric and multiferroic materials.
  • Piezoactuation of novel Piezoelectrics.
  • In-situ imaging of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems.
  • Nanoscale performance mapping of photovoltaics.
  • Photovoltaic reliability and accelerated lifetime testing.
  • Nanomechanical dynamics of tissue and living cells.
  • Characterization of various nanomaterials and structures.
  • Ultrasonic micro-manipulation.
  • Various industrial partnerships.
  • High Speed AFM and combined AFM/optics.

Awards & Honors

2019 Inducted into Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
2016 Fulrath Award (American Ceramics Society)
2014/15 Chair: Basic Science Division, American Ceramic Society
2013 Conference Co-Organizer: Electronic Materials and Applications
2011-2012 VELUX Visiting Professor, Villum Foundation, iNANO Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark
2007 Outstanding faculty member (teaching, research, service), UConn MS&E
2003-2004 NRC Fellowship
2001 NSF International Postdoctoral Award
2000 Marshall-Sherfield Fellowship
1999 S. J. Stein Prize, outstanding Engineering Thesis, University of Pennsylvania
Fall 1998 Materials Research Society, graduate student Gold Medal
1996 William S. Yerger Memorial Prize, outstanding graduate student, University of Pennsylvania

Significant Publications

Song, J., Y. Zhou, N.P. Padture, and B.D. Huey, “Anomalous 3D nanoscale photoconduction in hybrid perovskite semiconductors revealed by tomographic atomic force microscopy,” Nature communications, 2020. 11(1): p. 1-9.

Rivas, M., R.Q. Rudy, B. Sanchez, M.B. Graziano, G.R. Fox, P. Sunal, L. Nataraj, E. Sandoz-Rosado, A.C. Leff, and B.D. Huey, “Iridium oxide top electrodes for piezo-and pyroelectric performance enhancements in lead zirconate titanate thin-film devices,” JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 2020.

Prasad, B., Y.L. Huang, R.V. Chopdekar, Z. Chen, J. Steffes, S. Das, Q. Li, M. Yang, C.C. Lin, and T. Gosavi, “Ultralow Voltage Manipulation of Ferromagnetism,” Advanced Materials, 2020: p. 2001943.

Longacre, A., M. Martin, T. Moran, O.V. Kolosov, E. Schneller, A.J. Curran, M. Wang, J. Dai, L.S. Bruckman, J.-N. Jaubert, K.O. Davis, J.L. Braid, R.H. French, and B.D. Huey, “Direct nanoscale mapping of open circuit voltages at local back surface fields for PERC solar cells,” Journal of Materials Science, 2020.

Huang, Y.-L., D. Nikonov, C. Addiego, R.V. Chopdekar, B. Prasad, L. Zhang, J. Chatterjee, H.-J. Liu, A. Farhan, and Y.-H. Chu, “Manipulating magnetoelectric energy landscape in multiferroics,” Nature Communications, 2020. 11(1): p. 1-8.

Fan, Y., Y. Huang, W. Linthicum, F. Liu, A.O.R. Beringhs, Y. Dang, Z. Xu, S.-y. Chang, J. Ling, and B.D. Huey, “Towards Long-term Accurate and Continuous Monitoring of Nitrate in Wastewater Using PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)-Solid-state Ion-selective electrodes (S-ISEs),” ACS sensors, 2020.

Atamanuk, K., M.C. Thomas, R.C. Wadams, W. Linthicum, W. Yu, and B.D. Huey, “Atomic force microscopy to identify dehydration temperatures for small volumes of active pharmaceutical ingredients,” Powder Technology, 2020. 360: p. 1271-1277.

J.J. Steffes, R.A. Ristau. R. Ramesh, B.D. Huey, “Thickness Scaling of Ferroelectricity in BiFeO3 by Tomographic Atomic Force Microscopy,” PNAS, 1806074116, 2019.

B. D. Huey, J. Luria, D. A. Bonnell, “Scanning Probe Microscopy in Materials Science” in Springer Handbook of Microscopy, P. W. Hawkes, J. C. H. Spence, Eds. (Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2019), 10.1007/978-3-030-00069-1_25, pp. 1239-1277.

Vyas, V., M. Solomon, G.G.M. D’Souza, and B.D. Huey, “Nanomechanical Analysis of Extracellular Matrix and Cells in Multicellular Spheroids,” Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 2019. 12(3): p. 203-214.

Vyas, V., M. Lemieux, D.A. Knecht, O.V. Kolosov, and B.D. Huey, “Micro-Acoustic-Trap (µAT) for microparticle assembly in 3D,” Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 2019. 57: p. 193-202.

Cohn, R., K. Thakar, A. Lowe, F.A. Ladha, A.M. Pettinato, R. Romano, E. Meredith, Y.-S. Chen, K. Atamanuk, and B.D. Huey, “A contraction stress model of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy due to sarcomere mutations,” Stem cell reports, 2019. 12(1): p. 71-83.

Suzuki, K., T. Hosokura, T. Okamoto, J. Steffes, K. Murayama, N. Tanaka, and B.D. Huey, “Effect of surface charges on the polarization of BaTiO3 thin films investigated by UHV‐SPM,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2018. 101(10): p. 4677-4688.

M.R. Chowdhury, J. Steffes, B.D. Huey, J.R. McCutcheon, “3D printed polyamide membranes for desalination,” Science, 361 [6403], 682-686, 2018.

K. Atamanuk, J. Luria, B. D. Huey, “Direct AFM-based nanoscale mapping and tomography of open-circuit voltages for photovoltaics,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., 9, 1802-1808, 2018.

S. Siol, A. Holder, J. Steffes, L. T. Schelhas, K. H. Stone, L. Garten, J. D. Perkins, P. A. Parilla, M. F. Toney, B. D. Huey, W. Tumas, S. Lany, A. Zakutayev, “Negative-pressure polymorphs made by heterostructural alloying,” Science Advances, 4 [4], eaaq1442, 2018.

Y. Kutes, J. Luria, Y Sun, A. Moore, B. A. Aguirre, J. L. Cruz-Campa, M. Aindow, D. Zubia, B.D. Huey, Ion-damage-free planarization or shallow angle sectioning of solar cells for mapping grain orientation and nanoscale photovoltaic properties, Nanotechnology, 28, 185705, 2017.

R. Keech, L. Ye, J. L. Bosse, G. Esteves, J. Guerrier, J. L. Jones, M. A. Kuroda, B. D. Huey, S. Trolier-McKinstry, Declamped Piezoelectric Coefficients in Patterned 70/30 Lead Magnesium Niobate–Lead Titanate Thin Films, Advanced Functional Materials, 27 (9), 1605014, 2017.

J. Luria, Y. Kutes, A. Moore, L. Zhang, E. Stach, B. D. Huey, Charge Transport in CdTe Solar Cells Revealed by Conductive Tomographic Atomic Force Microscopy, Nature Energy, p. 16150 (1-6), 2016.

Y. Kutes, Y. Zhou, J. Bosse, J. Steffes, N. P. Padture, B. D. Huey, Mapping the Photoresponse of CH3NH3PbI3 Hybrid Perovskite Thin Films at the Nanoscale, Nanoletters, 16 (6), 3434-41, 2016.