Michael E. Kassner

Address:
University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453

Office: RTH 502
Tel. (213) 740-0943
Fax. (213) 740-0942
email: kassner@usc.edu
website: http://ame-www.usc.edu/bio/kassner

Academic rank: Professor

Education:

1981 Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
1979 M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
1977 M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
1972 B.S.S.E., Science-Engineering, Northwestern University

USC Academic Positions:

2013-: Choong Hoon Cho Chair and Professor
2009-2013: Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science
2003-2009: Professor and Chair, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science

Other Professional Positions:

1997-2003: Northwest Aluminum Professorship of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
1995-2003: Program Director, Graduate Program in Materials Science, Oregon State University
1990-2003: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
2003: Professor in Residence, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego
1999-2003: Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego
1984-86: Adjunct Teaching and Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
2001-03: Program Manager, Division of Materials Sciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
1996-2000: Director, Department of Energy Center for Excellence for Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Materials (Metals Forming Project)
1981-90: Metallurgist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1988-90: Head, Physical Metallurgy, Joining and Coatings Section, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1972-76: Engineering Officer, U.S. Navy

Research Interests:

Metal plasticity theory, creep, fracture, phase diagrams, fatigue, and semi-solid forming

Selected Publications:

M.E. Kassner, Fundamentals of Creep in Metals and Alloys, Second Ed., Elsevier (295 pp.), 2009.
H.J. McQueen, E. Evangelista, M.E. Kassner, and C.S. Lee, “Thermal and Mechanical Treatments of Al, Al-alloys and Other Lightweight Metals and Alloys,” J. Metallurgy, 2012, Article ID 294874, 2 pp., doi:10.1155/2012/294874.
M.E. Kassner, P. Geantil and L.E. Levine, “Long-range Internal Stresses in Single Phase Crystalline Materials”, Int. J. Pasticity 45, 2013, pp. 44-60.
M. E. Kassner. M.-T. Perez Prado, T. A. Hayes, L. Jiang, S. R. Barrabes, I. F. Lee, “Elevated Temperature Deformation of Zr to Large Strains,” J. Mater. Sci. 45, 2013, pp. 4492-4500.
I.-F. Lee, T. Phan, L.E. Levine, J. Z. Tischler, P. Geantil, Y. Huang, T.G. Langdon and M. E. Kassner, “Using X-ray Microbeam Diffraction to Study the Long-range Internal Stresses in Aluminum Processed by ECAP,” Acta Mater 61, 2013, pp. 7741-7748.
Y. Zhao, I-C. Cheng, M. E. Kassner, and A. Hodge, “The Effect of Nanotwins on the Corrosion Behavior of Copper,” Acta Mater 61, 2014, pp. 181-188.
M.E. Kassner and K. Smith, “Low Temperature Creep Plasticity," Journal of Materials Resh. and Tech 3, 2014, 280-288.
M.E. Kassner and K. Smith, “Creep in Amorphous Metals," Journal of Materials Resh. and Tech, 2014, (in press).
T. Q. Phan, I-F. Lee, L. E. Levine, J.Z. Tischler, Y. Huang, A. G. Fox, T. G. Langdon, and M. E. Kassner, “X-Ray Microbeam Measurements of Long Range Internal Stresses in Commercial Purity Aluminum Processed by Multiple Passes of Equal-channel Angular Pressing,” Scripta Mater 93, 2014, pp. 48-51.
Y. Zhao, M. N. Polyakov M. Mecklenburg, M. E. Kassner, and A. M. Hodge, “The Role of Grain Boundary Plane Orientation in β Phase Precipitation in Al-5456,” Scripta Mater 59, 2014, pp. 49-52.

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Professional Societies:

AAAS, Fellow
ASM, Fellow
ASME, Fellow
MRS
Sigma Xi
TMS

Honors and Awards:

2015: TMS Structural Materials Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award
2012: U.S. Navy Meritorious Public Service Medal
2011: Institute of Advanced Study, HKUST Distinguished Lecture
2011: USA Science and Engineering Festival “Nifty Fifty”
2011: President’s Award, National Org. Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
2009: Fellow, AAAS
2009: Fellow, ASME
1998: Fellow, ASM International
1995: Oregon State University College of Engineering Research Award for Outstanding and Sustained Research Leadership
1990: Engineering Foundation Faculty Initiation Grant

Courses Taught:

AME 551, Mechanical Behavior or Engineering Materials
AME 560, Fatigue and Fracture
AME 588, Materials Selection

Recent Professional Development Activities:

2004-: Editorial Board, International Journal of Plasticity
1998-2001: ASM-TMS Joint Commission for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (Chairman 2000-2001)
2003-: ASM Council of Fellows
1991-: Board of Review, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (Chairman, 1997-1998)
2003: Co-organizer, DOE -Basic Energy Sciences "New Directions in Mechanics" Workshop, Warrenton, VA
2002: Co-organizer, DOE-Nuclear Energy/Basic Energy Sciences "High Temperature Reactor Materials Workshop", La Jolla, CA
2002: Organizer, Creep Deformation: Fundamentals and Applications, TMS, Seattle (Creep Fundamentals Sessions Chair)
2001: Organizer, MMC (ASME) 2001 Creep and Creep Fracture Symposium, San Diego
2000: Organizer of Aluminum Session, THERMEC 2000, Las Vegas, NV
2000: Organizer of Creep Session, Plasticity 2000, Whistler, BC, Canada
2003, 2006: International Advisory Committees, THERMEC 2003 and THERMEC 2006
2000: General Vice-Chair, THERMEC 2000
1997-1998: Board of Review, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, chairman
1998-: ASM-TMS Joint Commission for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (Chairman, 2000-2001)
1999-2002: Editorial Committee, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

Michael E. Kassner