Areas of Expertise
Nanofabrication, functional nanomaterials, nanomaterials for renewable energy, surface science, vacuum technology, nanoscale materials characterization, mechanical device design and analysis
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2013.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2009.
I like to get my hands dirty in teaching and research. My favorite classes to teach are senior capstone design and manufacturing courses with hands on build requirements. In my research, I like to work in the lab side by side with my undergrads and grad students.
- 2017 UNF Undergraduate Mentor of the Year
- 2016/17 Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year
- 2013 University of Connecticut Mechanical Engineering Graduate Research Competition
- GAANN Fellow 2009-2013
- University of Connecticut Academic Achievement Scholarship
- October 2012 National Science Foundation Innovation Corps. Entrepreneurial Lead
- Smallest Metallic Nanorods Using Physical Vapor Deposition (Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 136102 (2013)) featured as editor's choice, featured on APS, featured on UConn Today
Member of ASME and AVS
Associate Editor at the Journal of Semiconductors
Faculty Advisor for: Osprey Robotics, UNF ASME, UNF FES
Grants and Contracts Awarded
PI for more than $250K of external funding for sponsored projects and $65,000 awarded ($35,000 accepted) of UNF funding.
Funding agencies include : NASA (through NASA FL Space Grant), Los Alamos National Lab, Johnson and Johnson
Publications & Presentations
17 Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Published Since 2012
Davies, M. P.*, McKinney, C. S*., Serrano, J. M*., Mullen, T. J., & Stagon, S. P. (2017). Effects of adhesion layer on Ag nanorod growth mode and morphology using glancing angle physical vapor deposition. Applied Physics Letters, 110(5), 053109. * UNF Undergraduate Student
- Gobble*, A. Stark*, & S. P. Stagon (2016). Improved Bond Strength of Cyanoacrylate Adhesives through Nanostructured Chromium Adhesion Layers. Nanoscale Res. Lett., Accepted 9/4/2016. * UNF Undergraduate Student
S.P. Stagon, A. Knapp*, P. Elliot, and H. Huang (2016). METALLIC GLUE FOR AMBIENT ENVIRONMENTS MAKING STRIDES. ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES, 174(1), 22-25. *UNF Undergraduate Student
Knapp, A*., Schonning, A., Stagon, S., & Livingstong, B. (Winter 2016). Development of
3D Geometry of the Foot for FE Plantar Fasciitis Study. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. * UNF Graduate Student
Surapureddy, R.*, Schonning, A., & Stagon, S. (2014). Predicting Pressure Distribution Between Transfemoral Prosthetic Socket and Residual Limb Using Finite Element Analysis. International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, 4, 32.
Elliott, S. P. Stagon, & H. Huang (2015). Control of Separation and Diameter of Ag Nanorods through Self-organized Seeds.Scientific reports,P. Stagon and H. C. Huang (2014) Airtight metallic sealing at room temperature under small mechanical pressure, Nature Sci. Rep., 3, 3066.
S.P. Stagon and H.C. Huang (2014). Controllable growth of aluminum nanorods using physical vapor deposition. Nanoscale Res. Lett., 9, 1-5.
Niu*, S. P. Stagon*, H.C. Huang, J. K. Baldwin, and A. Misra (2013) Smallest Metallic Nanorods Using Physical Vapor Deposition, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 136102. *Co-first Author, featured by American Physical Society and Editors Choice
7 US Patent Applications Submitted since 2014
4 US Patent Applications with UNF Undergraduate Students
PCT/US2014/043139 “Airtight metallic sealing at room temperature under small mechanical pressure.” Authors: Stephen Stagon and Hanchen Huang.
“Combined Hydrophobicity and Mechanical Durability through Nanoengineering” Authors: Paul Elliott, Stephen Stagon, Hanchen Huang, David Furrer, Surgei Burlatsky, Thomas Filburn.
No.: 62/196,684 “ Low-temperature welding with spaced nanorods and eutectic alloys.” Authors: Stephen Stagon, Paul Elliott, Hanchen Huang.