Carlo Carraro

Adjunct Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering



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


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).


CBE 195: Computational Methods of Chemical Engineering
CBE 240: Thermodynamics for Chemical Product and Process Design