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 Michael E. Kassner

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


Office:
RTH 502
Tel. (213) 740-0942
Fax. (213) 740-8071
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
1972 B.S.S.E., Science-Engineering, Northwestern University


USC Academic Positions:

2009-: 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. Cabibbo, W. Blum, E. Evangelista, M.E. Kassner and M.A. Meyers, "Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Strain-Induced Low- and High-Angle Boundary Development in Equal-Channel Angular-Pressed Commercially Pure Aluminum," Metall. and Mater. Trans. 39, pp. 181-189, 2008.
L. Jiang, M.T. Pérez-Prado, P.A. Gruber, E. Arzt, O.A. Ruano and M.E. Kassner, "Texture, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Equiaxed Ultrafine-grained Zr Fabricated by Accumulative Roll Bonding," Acta Mater. 56, pp. 1228-1242, 2008.
T.A. Hayes and M.E. Kassner, "Creep of Zirconium and Zirconium Alloys," Metall. and Mater.Trans, 37A, pp. 2389-2396, 2006.
T.A. Hayes, M.E. Kassner and R.S. Rosen, "Creep Fracture of Zirconium Alloys," J. Nuc. Mater 353, pp. 109-118, 2006.
L.E. Levine, B.C. Larson, W. Yang, M.E. Kassner, J.Tischler, M.A. Delos-Reyes, R.J. Fields and W. Liu, "X-ray Microbeam Measurements of Individual Cell Elastic Strains in Deformed Single Crystal Copper," Nature Materials 5, pp. 619-622, 2006.
M.E. Kassner, S. Nemat-Nasser, Z. Suo, G. Bao, J.C. Barbour, L.C. Brinson, H. Espinose, H. Gao, S. Granick, P. Gumbsch, K.-S. Kim, W. Knauss, L. Kubin, J. Langer, B.C. Larson, L. Mahadevan, A. Majumdar, S. Torquato and F. van Swol, "New Directions in Mechanics," Mechanics and Materials 37, pp.231-259, 2005.
M.-T. Perez-Prado, S. Barrabes and M.E. Kassner, "Dynamic Restoration Mechanisms in a-Zirconium at Elevated Temperature," Acta Mater. 53, pp. 581-591, 2005.
M.E. Kassner and M.-T. Perez-Prado, Fundamentals of Creep in Metals and Alloys, Elsevier (279 pp.), 2004.
M.E. Kassner, "Taylor Hardening in Five Power Law Creep of Metals and Class M Alloys", Acta Mater. 52, pp. 1-9, 2004.
T.C. Kennedy, T. Puttapitukporn, and M.E. Kassner, "Dynamic Effects on Cavitation Instabilities in Solids" Acta Mech. 165, pp. 73-85, 2003.
M. E. Kassner and T. A. Hayes, ''Cavitation in metals,'' Int. Jour. Plasticity 17, pp. 1715-1748, 2003.
T. A. Hayes, M. E. Kassner, and R. S. Rosen, ''Steady-state creep of a-zirconium at temperatures up to 850 c,'' Metall. and Mater. Trans. 33A, pp. 337-344, 2002.
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Professional Societies:

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

Honors and Awards:

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

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