Stephen Garofalini

Distinguished Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Office:ENG A-217
Office Hours: By appointment
Website: Glass


Professor Garofalini's teaching responsibilities during the 2017-2018 academic year are:

  • Fall 2017:           Character of Materials, 14:635:309
  •                            Properties of Materials Surfaces, 16:635:525
  • Spring 2018:      TBD

Selected Publications


  • “Lifetimes of excess protons in water using a dissociative water potential", G. Lockwood and S. H. Garofalini, J. Phys. Chem. B, 117 (2013) 4089-4097.
  • “Reactions between Water and Vitreous Silica during Irradiation”, G. Lockwood and S. H. Garofalini, J. Nucl. Matls. 430 (2012) 239-245.
  • “Atomistic insights into the conversion reaction in iron fluoride: A dynamically adaptive force field approach”, Y. Ma and S. H. Garofalini, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 (2012) 8205-8211.
  • “Molecular dynamics investigation of solution structure between NaCl and quartz crystals”, M. B. Webb, S. H. Garofalini, and G. W. Scherer, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (2011) 19724-19732.
  • “Development of a transferable variable charge potential for the study of energy conversion materials FeF2 and FeF3”, Y. Ma, G. K. Lockwood and S. H. Garofalini, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (2011) 24198-24205.
  • “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of La2O3-doped Silicate Intergranular Films in Si3N4”, Y. Jiang and S. H. Garofalini, J. Matl. Chem. 20 (2011) 10359-10365.
  • “Bridging Oxygen as a Site for Proton Adsorption on the Vitreous Silica Surface” G. Lockwood and S. H. Garofalini, J. Chem. Phys. 131 (2009) 074703.
  • “Molecular Mechanisms Causing Anomalously High Thermal Expansion of Nanoconfined Water”, S. H. Garofalini, T. S. Mahadevan, S. Xu, and G. W. Scherer, ChemPhysChem 9 (2008) 1997-2001.