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Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

1008 NERC
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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. Matthew Kasemer’s research interests lie primarily in developing and utilizing computational models to predict the response of metals subjected to loading, with a specific focus on modeling the deformation response of polycrystalline structural alloys. This allows for an understanding of the development of plasticity at both the crystal scale and the sample scale, lending insight into microstructure-property relationships.

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Kasemer, M., Zepeda-Alarcon, E., Carson, R., Dawson, P., Wenk, H.-R., ​”Deformation heterogeneity and intragrain lattice misorientations in high strength contrast dual-phase bridgmanite/periclase​,” Acta Materialia​, 189, pp. 284-298, (2020)
  • Kasemer, M., and Dawson, P., ​”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, 112653, (2020)
  • Chatterjee, K., Echlin, M.P., Kasemer, M., Callahan, P.G., Pollock, T.M., Dawson, P., “Prediction of tensile stiffness and strength of Ti-6Al-4V using instantiated volume elements and crystal plasticity,” Acta Materialia, 157, pp. 21-32, (2018)
  • Kasemer, M., Echlin, M.P., Stinville, J.C., Pollock, T.M., Dawson, P., “On slip initiation in equiaxed α/β Ti-6Al-4V​,” Acta Materialia​, 136, pp. 288-302, (2017)
  • Kasemer, M., Quey, R., Dawson, P., “The influence of mechanical constraints introduced by β annealed microstructures on the yield strength and ductility of Ti-6Al-4V,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 103, pp. 179-198, (2017)