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Bryan D. Huey

huey_brian_profileBryan D. Huey
Associate Professor and
Director for Graduate Studies

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-158
Phone:(860) 486 3284
Fax: (860) 486 4745
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  • Marshall-Sherfield Fellowship and NSF International Post Doctoral Fellow, Oxford University, UK, Dept. of Materials, 1999-2002
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1999


Research Focus

  • High Speed AFM
  • Chalcogenide (Phase Change Memory) Switching Dynamics
  • Ferroelectric Switching Dynamics
  • Fuel cell electrode nanostructure
  • Blast/fire protection
  • Cellular response to nano/chemo/mechanical stimuli
  • Performance of Nanostructured Photovoltaics



  • VELUX Visiting Professor, Villum Foundation, iNANO Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2011-2012
  • Outstanding faculty member (teaching, research, service), UConn MSE, 2007
  • NRC Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • NSF International Postdoctoral Award, 2001
  • Marshall-Sherfield Fellowship, 2000
  • S. J. Stein Prize, outstanding Engineering Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • Materials Research Society, graduate student Gold Medal, Fall 1998
  • William S. Yerger Memorial Prize, outstanding graduate student, University of Pennsylvania, 1996


Currents Publications

Feature Article and Cover Image: Bryan D. Huey, Ramesh Nath Premnath, Sungjun Lee and Nicholas A. Polomoff, “High Speed SPM Applied for Direct Nanoscale Mapping of the Influence of Defects on Ferroelectric Switching Dynamics,” J. American Ceramic Society,
95 (4), p. 1147-1162, 2012.

J. Desmarais, J. F. Ihlefeld, T. Heeg, J. Schubert, D. G. Schlom, B. D. Huey, “Mapping and Statistics of Ferroelectric Domain Boundary Angles and Types,” Applied Physics Letters, 99, p. 162902, 2011.

N. A. Polomoff, A. Rakin, S. Lee, V. Palumbo, P. Yu, Y. H. Chu, R. Ramesh, B. D. Huey, “Correlation Between Nanoscale and Nanosecond Resolved Ferroelectric Domain Dynamics and Local Mechanical Compliance,” Journal of Applied Physics, 2010.