C. Tasan

C.
Cem
Tasan
Thomas B. King Career Development Professor of Metallurgy
BS, MS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU, 2005
PhD Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2010
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Phone: 

(617) 253-3318

Disciplines: 

  • Energy
  • Corrosion and Environmental Effects
  • Materials Processing
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Metallurgy
  • Structural Materials

Research: 

Professor Tasan explores the boundaries of physical metallurgy, solid mechanics, and in-situ microscopy, in order to provide game-changing materials solutions to environmental challenges.

He received  his Ph.D. in Mechanics of Materials from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Following postdoctoral work at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Germany, he was appointed as a Group Leader, leading the Adaptive Structural Materials group until joining MIT in 2016.

His group at MIT mainly focuses on

  • developing high resolution multi-field mapping methods;
  • employing these methods to improve the physical understanding of the underlying transformation, deformation, damage and healing mechanisms in nanostructured alloys;
  • creating damage-resistant and/or healable alloy design concepts based on this improved understanding. 
Robert H. Richards, class of 1868, established MIT’s Alumni Association. He was also Course III’s first department head.