Aleksandar G. Ostrogorsky, Professor
—Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department,
      Materials Science and Engineering Department ,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

— Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
— M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1981
—Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade 1976

Career Highlights:

A. Ostrogorsky received his Dipl. Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Belgrade (1977), Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering at R.P.I. (1981), and Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT (1986). He worked as a Post-doctoral associate, in the Material Science and Engineering Dept. at M.I.T. until 1987, when he joined Columbia University as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. In 1991, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Material Science Department Universität Erlanger-Nürnberg. He joined the Rensselaer faculty in January 1993. He was Director of the Center for Microgravity and Materials Research (CMMR) at the Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, January 1999- to Sept.2000. In 2002, Dr. Ostrogorsky was Principal Investigator of the NASA sponsored SUBSA investigation, conducted at the International Space Station (ISS) ALPHA. Dr. Ostrogorsky holds a joint appointment with the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. He is Fellow of ASME, Member of the Executive Committee of AACG, Associate fellow of AIAA and Member of the Asia Institute of Nano-Biotechnology, Pusan, Korea.

Research Areas:

Heat and mass transfer phenomena occurring in materials processing, energy production and living organisms. Design of equipment for materials processing and biomedical research. The most recent research projects include:

  • Production of single crystals: a) in microgravity, at the International Space Station; b) piezoelectric PMNx-PT1-x for medical imaging; c) novel materials for x and g ray detectors and infrared detector arrays
  • Production of carbon single walled nanotubes (SWNTs) using the electric arc process.
  • Effects of magnetic fields on the physiology of living organisms at the molecular cellular, tissue, and whole body level.
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Analysis at high temperature (up to 1500 C) and in biomedical applications

Selected Publications:
A. G. Ostrogorsky, C. Marin, “Heat Transfer during Production of Carbon Nanotubes by the Electric-arc Process“, Heat and Mass Transfer, Springer-Verlag GmbH, ISSN: 0947-7411 (Paper) 1432-1181 (Online) Issue: Electronic publication first (2005).

Nicoara, D. Nicoara, C. Marin and A.G. Ostrogorsky, "PMNT-Ferroelectric Crystal Grown by High Pressure (8 atm) Bridgman Method", J. Crystal Growth., 274, 118-125 (2004).

A. Churilov, A.G. Ostrogorsky, "Model of Te and Zn doped InSb Solidification in Space", AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 19, 542-548 (2005).

C. Marín, M.D. Serrano, N. Yao, A.G. Ostrogorsky, "Evidence for a bundle of 4 Å single-walled carbon nanotubes", Nanotechnology, 14, L1-L4 (2003).

C. Marín, M.D. Serrano and A.G. Ostrogorsky, "Convection Assisted Synthesis of Small Diameter Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes by the Electric Arc Technique, in Vertical Configuration",Nanotechnology, 13, 218-221 (2002).

Marin, C., Ostrogorsky, A.G., Fullon, G. Jundt, D. and Motakef, S., "Infrared Extinction Coefficient of LiNbO3 at Temperatures to 1150 °C: The Semiconductor Behavior of Metal Oxides at High Temperature", Applied Physics Letters, 78, 1379-1384 (2001).

Vogel, M.J. and Ostrogorsky, A.G., "Convective interference with segregation during growth of Te-doped GaSb in microgravity", Acta Astronautica, 48, 93-100 (2001).

Nicoara, D. Nicoara*, A.G. Ostrogorsky, C. Marin and T. Peignier, "Growth and characterization of shaped GaSb crystals", J. Crystal Growth , 220, 1-6 (2000).

Fedoseyev A., Kansa E. J., Martin C. and Ostrogorsky A. G., "Magnetic field suppression of semiconductor melt flow in crystal growth: Comparison of three methods for numerical modeling", Japanese CFD Journal , 9, 325-333 (2001).

W.A. Bonner and A.G. Ostrogorsky, "Bulk Ternary Semiconducting Compounds" The Encyclopedia of Materials: : Science and Technology, Pergamon, Elsevier Science, 2001.

G. Müller and A.G. Ostrogorsky, "Convection in Melt Growth", Chapter 13, Handbook of Crystal Growth, Vol. 2, Editior: D.T.J. Hurle, North-Holland/Elsevier, (1994).

Contact Information:
Aleksandar G. Ostrogorsky
JEC 2026
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180 USA
Tel: (518) 276-6975
Fax: (518)-276-6025


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