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Dr. Matthew Kasemer

Assistant Professor, ME, Adjunct Professor, MTE



  • 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.

Affiliated Areas
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Selected 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.

Awards and Honors

  • Hewson Faculty Fellow, 2024

Dr. Kasemer's Impact

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Dr. Matthew Kasemer

UA Mechanical Engineering Professor Wins CAREER Award

TUSCALOOSA, AL – University of Alabama Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Matthew Kasemer recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the NSF’s most prestigious award...

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