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Assistant Professor, ME, Adjunct Professor, MTE

Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

1008 North Engineering Research Center
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  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2018
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2015
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2012


Dr. Kasemer’s research interests lie primarily in developing, implementing, and utilizing computational models to predict the deformation response of metals subjected to loading, with a specific focus on polycrystalline structural alloys. Results from computational modeling lend insight into the evolution of the elastic and plastic deformation responses at both the crystal scale and the sample scale, and the fundamental micromechanical mechanisms governing this behavior. This allows for a better understanding of the relationship between microstructure and the attendant mechanical properties of the material.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2022

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • E. Mengiste, D. Piedmont, M. Messner, M. Li, J. Stubbins, J.S. Park, X. Zhang, M. Kasemer, Effect of irradiation-induced strength anisotropy on the reorientation trajectories and fragmentation behavior of grains in BCC polycrystals under tensile loading, Acta Materialia​ 263 (2024) 119503.
  • D.C. Pagan, C.R. Pash, A.R. Benson, M. Kasemer, Graph neural network modeling of grain-scale anisotropic elastic behavior using simulated and measured microscale data​, npj Computational Materials 8 (2022) 259.
  • J. Fuhg, L. van Wees, M. Obstalecki, P. Shade, N. Bouklas, M. Kasemer, Machine-learning convex and texture-dependent macroscopic yield from crystal plasticity simulations, ​Materialia 23 (2022) 101446.
  • J. Cappola, J.C. Stinville, M.A. Charpagne, P.G. Callahan, M.P. Echlin, T.M. Pollock, A. Pilchak, M. Kasemer, On the localization of plastic strain in microtextured regions of Ti-6Al-4V, Acta Materialia​ 204 (2021) 116492.
  • M. Kasemer, P. Dawson, ​A finite element methodology to incorporate kinematic activation of discrete deformation twins in a crystal plasticity framework, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 358 (2020) 112653.