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Carlo Carraro
Associate Researcher

Ph.D. in Physics, California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA 
Laurea in Fisica (Summa Cum Laude), University of Padua, Padua, Italy 


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Contact Information:

Office Location: B84 Tan Hall
Office Telephone: 643-8209
Departmental Fax: 642-4778


Surface science: gas-surface interaction; wetting, lubrication and tribology; surface scattering and quantum coherence; phase transitions at surfaces and in nanotube arrays.
Nanometrology: inelastic light scattering from nanostructures.
Microsystems technology: high performance materials for MEMS reliability and for harsh environment applications.

Selected Publications:
K. A. Petska II, J. D. Maynard, D. Gao, and C. Carraro, “Experimental Measurement of the Elastic Constants of Columnar Thin Film Silicon Carbide”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 100, 055503 (2008).
J. Fréchette and C. Carraro, “Diameter-Dependent Modulation and Polarization Anisotropy in Raman Scattering from Individual Nanowire”, Physical Review B 74, 161404 (2006).
R. Maboudian and C. Carraro, “Surface Chemistry and Tribology of MEMS”, Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, vol. 55, 35-54 (2004).
C. Carraro, "Existence and Nature of a Freezing Transition inside Three Dimensional Arrays of Narrow Channels”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 89, 115702 (2002).

Computational Methods of Chemical Engineering (ChemE195), a sophomore/junior level course.

Center for Interfacial Engineering of Microelectromechanical Systems (CIEMS)