Paul A. Salvador is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Carnegie Mellon University. Salvador received his B.S.E. in MSE from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and his Ph.D. in MSE from Northwestern University in 1997. After spending two years as a postdoctoral researcher and Chateaubriand Fellow at the École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de Caen (ENSI-Caen), working at the Laboratoire de Cristallographie et Science des Matériaux (CRISMAT), he joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon as an assistant professor in 1999. He was promoted to an associate professor in 2004 and to a professor in 2008. He spent two months in 2011 as an Invited Professor at Université de Caen Basse-Normandie. Salvador's group is currently working on materials and heterostructures for advanced energy, data storage, and communications technologies, as well as on the development of new materials using thin film methods.

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1997 Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

1992 Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

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EST&P project course responds to Africa’s energy access challenges

This past spring semester, about a dozen master’s students in Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Science, Technology and Policy (EST&P) Project Course worked hands-on with batteries to potentially identify re-use applications that could improve Africa’s energy access problem.