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Sanjay Sampath

Distinguished Professor

Office  105 Heavy Engineering Bldg. Stony Brook, NY
Phone:    631-632-   9512
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Group Webpage: Center for Thermal Spray Research





Sanjay Sampath’s research encompasses the fields of thermal spray processing of materials, synthesis and application of multilayered surfaces and development of direct write technology for thick film sensors and electronics.   His specific current research involves an integrated strategy associate with science and technology of thermal spray processing of materials.  The program has both fundamental and applied components.  The fundamental science relates to the evolution of microstructures associated with far from equilibrium conditions.  The applied component is the applicability of the thermal spray fundamentals to industrial processes in coating design, performance and reliability.  

In addition, Prof.Sampath has pioneered the development of mesoscale direct writing technologies based on thermal spray for applications in prototyping and manufacturing of wide ranging thick film sensor structures, thick film electronics as well as mesoscale multifunctional systems.




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  • Director, NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Center: Thermal Spray Research
  • Director, DARPA Thermal Spray based Direct Writing of Mesoscale Electronics & Sensors Systems
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2002)
  • Alcoa Foundation Research Award (1995, 1996) Kobe Steel Research Award (1997)


  • Ph.D. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 1989, State University of New York,Stony Brook
  • B.S. B.Tech., Dept. of Metallurgy, 1985, Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University, India 



  • Director, 2002-2008, Center for Thermal Spray Research, Stony Brook University
  • Professor, 2001- Present, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook
  • Associate Professor, 1997-2000, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook
  • Assistant Professor - Technology, 1993-1997, State University of New York Stony Brook.
  • Advanced Research Engineer, 1989-1993, Osram Sylvania Inc.(formerly GTE), Towanda, PA.