2012-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
2010-2012, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
2007-2010, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Applied Physics, Yale University
2003-2007, Graduate Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
American Physical Society
American Chemical Society
Materials Research Society
2009-present, Reviewer for Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. B, Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Chem. Phys. C, Angew. Chemie, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., J. Appl. Phys.
2012-present, NSF Panel Reviews (DMR, CHE)
2011, Session Chair, APS March Meeting
2010, Session Chair, Fall ACS Meeting
2014-present, Faculty Lead and Organizer, Department Micro-Nano Seminar Series
2012-present, Department Graduate Admissions Committee
2012-present, Mentor, Graduate Women's Association at MIT
Engineering Materials (2.02A)
Multifunctional Complex Oxide Materials by Design (2.S997)
Materials Selection and Design of Nanostructured Catalysts for Sustainable Energy (3.S01)
N. Artrith and A. M. Kolpak, "Understanding the composition and activity of electrocatalytic nanoalloys in aqueous solvents: A combination of DFT and accurate neural network potentials," Nano Letters 14, 2670 (2014).
T. J. Kucharski, N. Ferralis, A. M. Kolpak. J. O. Zheng, D. G. Nocera, J. C. Grossman, "Templated assembly of photoswitches significantly increases the energy-storage capacity of solar thermal fuels," Nature Chemistry 6, 441 (2014).
B. Kolb and A. M. Kolpak, "Ultrafast band gap oscillations in iron pyrite," Phys. Rev. B 88, 235208 (2013).
A. M. Kolpak and J. C. Grossman, "Hybrid chromophore/template nanostructures: a customizable platform material for solar energy storage and conversion," J. Chem. Phys. 138, 034303 (2013).
K. F. Garrity, A. M. Kolpak, and S. Ismail-Beigi, "Ferroelectric surface chemistry: a first-principles study of CO2 on PbTiO3," Phys. Rev. B 88, 045401 (2013).
K. F. Garrity, A. M. Kolpak, and S. Ismail-Beigi, "Growth and interfacial properties of epitaxial oxides on semiconductors: ab initio insights," J. Mater. Science 47, 7417 (2012).
A. M. Kolpak and S. Ismail-Beigi, "Interface structure and film polarization in epitaxial SrTiO3 /Si(001)," Phys. Rev. B 85, 195318 (2012).
M. A. Mendez Polanco, I. Grinberg, A. M. Kolpak, S. V. Levchenko, C. Pynn, and A. M. Rappe, "Stabilization of highly polarized PbTiO3 nanoscale capacitors due to in-plane symmetry breaking at the interface," Phys. Rev. B 85, 214107 (2012).
M. R. Harpham, S. C. Nguyen, Z. R. Hou, J. C. Grossman, C. B, Harris, M. W. Mara, A. B. Stickrath, Y. Kanai, A. M. Kolpak, D. Lee, D. J. Liu, J. P. Lomont, K. Moth-Poulsen, N. Vinokurov, L. X. Chen, and K. P. C. Vollhardt, "X-ray Transient Absorption and Picosecond IR Spectroscopy of Fulvalene(tetracarbonyl)diruthenium on Photoexcitation," Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 51, 7692 (2012).
A. M. Kolpak and J. C. Grossman, "Azobenzene-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes As High- Energy Density Solar Thermal Fuels," Nano Letters, 11, 3156 (2011).
A. M. Kolpak and S. Ismail-Beigi, "Thermodynamic stability and growth kinetics of epitaxial SrTiO3 on silicon," Phys. Rev. B 83, 165318 (2011).
A. M. Kolpak, F. J. Walker, J. W. Reiner, Y. Segal, D. Su, M. S. Sawicki, C. C. Broadbridge, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhu, C. H. Ahn, and S. Ismail-Beigi, "Inhibition of ferroelectricity in Si/SrTiO3 due to intrinsic interface effects," Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 217601 (2010).
H. Chen, A. M. Kolpak, and S. Ismail-Beigi, "Electronic and magnetic properties of the SrTiO3/LaAlO3 interface from first-principles," Adv. Mater. 22, 28812899 (2010).
K. Garrity, A. M. Kolpak, S. Ismail-Beigi, and E. A. Altman, "Chemistry of ferroelectric sur- faces," Adv. Mater. 22, 2969 (2010).
J. W. Reiner, A. M. Kolpak, Y. Segal, K. F. Garrity, S. Ismail-Beigi, C.H. Ahn, and. F. J. Walker, "Crystalline oxides on semiconductors," Adv. Mater. 22, 29192938 (2010).
D. P. Kumah, J. W. Reiner, Y. Segal, A. M. Kolpak, Z. Zhang, D. Su, Y. Zhu, M. S. Sawicki, C. Broadbridge, C. H. Ahn, and F. J. Walker, "The atomic structure and polarization of strained SrTiO3/Si," Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 251902 (2010).
H. Chen, A. M. Kolpak, and S. Ismail-Beigi, "A first-principles study of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterointerfaces and their variants," Phys. Rev. B 82, 085430 (2010).
Y. Segal, J. W. Reiner, A. M. Kolpak, Z. Zhang, S. Ismail-Beigi, C. H. Ahn, and F. J. Walker, "Atomic structure of the epitaxial BaO/Si(001) interface," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 116101 (2009).
R.-V. Wang, D. D. Fong, F. Jiang, S. K. Strieffer, P. H. Fuoss, C. Thompson, J. A. Eastman, A. M. Kolpak, A. M. Rappe, K. Latifi, and G. B. Stephenson, "Reversible chemical switching of a ferroelectric film," Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 047601 (2009).
H. Chen, A. M. Kolpak, and S. Ismail-Beigi, "Fundamental asymmetry in interfacial electronic reconstruction between insulating oxides: An ab initio study," Phys. Rev. B 79, 161402 (2009).
Li, M. He, J. Garra, A. M. Kolpak, A. M. Rappe, D. A. Bonnell, and J. Vohs, "Direct in situ determination of the polarization dependence of adsorption on ferroelectric surfaces," Nature Materials 7, 473 (2008).
S. H. Shah, P. D. Bristowe, A. M. Kolpak, and A. M. Rappe. "First principles study of three- component SrTiO3/BaTiO3/PbTiO3 ferroelectric superlattices," J. Mater. Sci. 43, 3750 (2008).
A. M. Kolpak, I. Grinberg, and A. M. Rappe, "Polarization effects on the surface chemistry of PbTiO3-supported Pt films", Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 166101 (2007).
A. M. Kolpak, D. Li, R. Shao, D. A. Bonnell, and A. M. Rappe, "Evolution of the structure and thermodynamic stability of the BaTiO3(001) surface," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 036102 (2007).
J. E. Spanier, A. M. Kolpak, J. J. Urban, I. Grinberg, O. Y. Lian, W. S. Yun, A. M. Rappe, and H. Park, "Ferroelectric phase transition in individual single-crystalline BaTiO3 nanowires," Nano Letters 6, 735 (2006).
D. Fong, A. M. Kolpak, J. A. Eastman, S. K. Streiffer, P. H. Fuoss, G. B. Stephenson, C. Thompson, D. M. Kim, K. J. Choi, C. B. Eom, I. Grinberg, and A. M. Rappe, "Stabilization of monodomain polarization in ultrathin PbTiO3 films," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 127601 (2006).
A. M. Kolpak, N. Sai and A. M. Rappe, "Short-circuit boundary conditions in ferroelectric PbTiO3 thin films", Phys. Rev. B 74, 054112 (2006).
V. R. Cooper, A. M. Kolpak, Y. Yourdshahyan, and A. M. Rappe, "Supported metal electronic structure: Implications for molecular adsorption," Phys. Rev. B 72, 081409-1–4 (2005).
N. Sai, A. M. Kolpak, and A. M. Rappe, "Ferroelectricity in ultrathin perovskite films," Phys. Rev. B 72, 020101 (2005).
Patent #7,768,050-"Ferroelectric ultrathin perovskite films", Rappe, A. M., Sai, N., Kolpak, A. M., August 3, 2010.