Christopher Muratore

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Christopher Muratore

Ohio Research Scholars Endowed Chair Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty


Christopher Muratore received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2002. He was an American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Plasma Physics Division at the US Naval Research Laboratory, where he developed novel plasma processing techniques to manipulate properties of diverse engineering surfaces. He joined the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in 2004 to develop smart thin film nanocomposite materials demonstrating temperature-adaptive mechanical properties and integrated health monitoring. He also led numerous studies on heat transfer at nanoscale surfaces and interfaces. He joined the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Dayton in December 2012 and is now the Ohio Research Scholars Endowed Chair Professor at the University of Dayton. He is currently engaged in development of novel approaches for large-scale synthesis of ultra-thin layered atomic structures for flexible electronic devices and molecular sensors.

Selected Publications

  • Vilá, R. A., Rao, R., Muratore, C., Bianco, E., Maruyama, B., & Glavin, N. R. (2017, July). In-situ crystallization kinetics of two-dimensional MoS2. ACS Nano.
  • Muratore, C., Juhl, A. T., Stroud, A., Lai, W., Jawaid, A., Dagher, J. M., Leuty, G. M., Harsch, C., Kim, S. S., Ngo, Y. H., Glavin, N. R., Berry, R., Durstock, M., Derosa, P., Roy, A. K., Heckman, E., & Naik, R. R. (2017, August). Patterning 2D materials on substrates using selective molecular inks. Small.
  • McConney, M. E., Muratore, C., Jespersen, M. J., Shelton, T. E., Stevenson, R. E., & Voevodin, A. A. (2016). Low temperature growth of MoS2 on stretchable substrates enabled through laser annealing. Journal of Materials Research, 31, 967-974.
  • Glavin, N., Muratore, C., Jespersen, M., Hu, J. J., Hagerty, P., Hilton, A., Blake, A., Grabowski, C., Durstock, M., McConney, M., Hilgefort, D., Fisher, T., & Voevodin, A. (2016). Amorphous boron nitride: A universal, ultra-thin dielectric for two-dimensional material systems. Advanced Functional Materials 26, 2640-2647.
  • Muratore, C., Hu, J. J., Wang, B., Haque, M. A., Bultman, J. E., Jespersen, M. L., Shamberger, P.J., McConney, M. E., & Voevodin, A.A. (2014). Continuous ultra-thin MoS2 films grown by low-temperature physical vapor deposition. Applied Physics Letters, 104, 261604.
  • Muratore, C., Varshney, V., Gengler, J. J., Bultman, J. E., Hu, J. J., Smith, T. M., Shamberger, P. J., Qiu, B., Ruan., X., Roy, A. K., & Voevodin, A. A. (2013). Cross-plane thermal properties of transition metal dichalcogenides. Applied Physics Letters, 102, 081604.
  • Gengler, J. G., Shenogin, S. V., Voevodin, A. A., Roy, A. K., & Muratore, C. (2012). Limited thermal conductance of metal- carbon interfaces. Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 094904-094904-6.
  • Muratore, C., Bultman, J. E., Aouadi, S. M., & Voevodin, A. A. (2011). In situ Raman spectroscopy for examination of high temperature tribological processes. Wear, 270, 140-145.
  • Muratore, C., & Voevodin, A. A. (2009). Chameleon coatings: Adaptive surfaces to reduce friction and wear in extreme environments. Annual Reviews of Materials Research 39, 297-324. (invited review)

Selected Patents

  • Electron Beam Enhanced Nitriding System, U.S. Patent U.S. 20110308461 A1
  • Large Area Metallization Pretreatment and Surface Activation System, U.S. Patent H2,209
  • Electron Beam Enhanced Large Area Deposition, U.S. Patent, U.S. 20090314633 A1
  • Methods of magnetically enhanced physical vapor deposition, 075272-00006USP
  • Application of ultra thin (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides to large area polymer substrates (under review 2015)
  • Printed device fabrication via selective molecular attachment (under review, 2017)

Courses Taught

  • MAT 595 – Synthesis and Characterization of Two-Dimensional Materials
  • CME 211 - Introduction To Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers
  • MAT/MEE 501 – Principles of Materials I
  • MAT/MEE 502 - Principles Of Materials II
  • EGR 202 - Engineering Thermodynamics


  • Ph.D., Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, 2002
  • B.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1999

Professional Activities

  • Executive Board, AVS Advanced Surface Engineering Division
  • Executive Board, Ohio Chapter American Vacuum Society
  • Guest Editor, Surface and Coatings Technology/Thin Solid Films
  • Member: Materials Research Society
  • Society of Vacuum Coaters
  • French Vacuum Society
  • Portuguese Vacuum Society
  • Mexican Tribological Network

Research Interests

  • 2D Materials Synthesis
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Molecular Sensing
  • Vapor Phase Synthesis of Materials
  • In Situ Characterization
  • Friction and Wear
  • Tribology