Ph.D.Metallurgical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (Italy), 1995
M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Italy), 1991
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Virginia
PO Box 400745
395 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745
Office: Wilsdorf Hall Room 320
Electrochemical phenomena provide unique methods for the synthesis of metallic coatings and materials, as well as a wide array of nanostructures. Dr. Zangari's research interests include the growth by electrochemical deposition and the characterization of metallic and alloy coatings for advanced applications in magnetics and microelectronics, the development of novel electrochemical processes for the practical fabrication of sensors and devices, and the investigation and optimization of electrochemical methods for the synthesis of nanostructures. An overarching theme of his research is also the fundamental understanding of electrochemical deposition phenomena and how the fundamental processes involved determine microstructure and properties of the materials synthesized.
Professonal Experience and Memberships
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 2002 - 2009
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, 2009 to present
Honors and Awards
NSF – CAREER Award – 2001
Oak Ridge Associated Universities – Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award – 1999
J. Gong, G. Zangari "Electrodeposition and Characterization of Sacrificial Copper-Manganese Alloy Coatings" J. Electrochem. Soc. 151, C297 (2004)
C. Scheck, Y.-K. Liu, P. Evans, R. Schad, A. Bowers, G. Zangari, J.R. Williams, T.F. Issacs-Smith "Photo-induced electrochemical deposition of Cu on p-type Si" Phys. Rev. B 69, 035334 (2004)
Iulica Zana, G. Zangari “Electrodeposition of Co-Pt films with high perpendicular anisotropy” Electrochem. Solid State Lett. 6 (12), C153 (2003)
C. Scheck, P. Evans, G. Zangari, R. Schad “Sharp ferromagnet/semiconductor interfaces by electrodeposition of Ni thin films onto n-GaAs (001) substrates” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2853 (2003)
G. Lu, P. Evans, G. Zangari “Electrocatalytic properties of Ni-based alloys towards hydrogen evolution reaction in acid media” J. electrochem. Soc., 150 (5), A551 (2003).
X. Liu, M. Shamsuzzoha, G. Zangari “Structural and magnetic characterization of electrodeposited, high moment FeCoNi films”, J. electrochem. Soc., 150 (3), C 159 (2003).
I. Zana, G. Zangari “Magnetic properties of CoSm thin films with Cr80V20 and Cr as underlayers” IEEE Trans. Magn. 38, 1568 (2002)
T. Xu, G. Zangari, R.M. Metzger “Periodic holes with 10 nm diameter produced by grazing ion milling of the barrier layer in hexagonally ordered nanoporous alumina” Nano Lett. 2 (1), 37 (2002)