Carnegie Mellon University

Alan McGaughey

Alan J. H. McGaughey

Trustee Professor
Courtesy Appointment, Materials Science & Engineering

  • Scaife Hall 414
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


McGaughey's group uses simulations and theory to understand transport phenomena at the atomic level, with an emphasis on heat transfer. They are interested in nanostructured semiconductors (for solid state lighting and thermoelectric energy conversion), hybrid organic-inorganic materials (for solar energy conversion), and electrocaloric polymers (for refrigeration).