Inorganic Functional Materials

M.Sc. Sabrina Curtis


Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-207
Phone: +49 431 880-6208
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Sabrina M. Curtis is currently working on bi-national double doctorate degrees between the Faculty of Engineering at Kiel University (Germany) and the department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland (USA). The primary focus of her doctoral research is to functionalize thin-film nickel titanium-based super elastic and shape memory alloy materials into novel applications including magnetoelectric sensors, stretchable electronics, and bi-stable actuators. Sabrina obtained her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Maryland in the Springs of 2017 and 2018, respectively. She was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund her doctoral studies, based upon her master's thesis research focused on stretchable silicon electronics. This research was conducted at the U.S Army Research Laboratory (Adelphi, MD) between 2016 - 2018.


  • Curtis, Sabrina M., et al. "Structural Anisotropy in Stretchable Silicon." Advanced Electronic Materials 5.7 (2019): 1900003.


  • Curtis, Sabrina Michelle. Stress Characterization of Stretchable Crystalline Semiconductors. Master’s Thesis University of Maryland. 2018.


  • Curtis, Sabrina M. et al. US Provisional Patent Application Serial Number 62/755,663 “High Fill Factor Synclastic Bending Solar Cells” Patent Application Filed Aug. 2019


  • Curtis, Sabrina M., et al. “Magnetoelectric Composites on Ultra-Low Fatigue TiNiCu Shape Memory Alloy Thin-Films” Invited Feature Paper Submitted to Journal of Materials Research December 2019.