Michael J. Demkowicz
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
B.S. Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
B.A. Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
S.M. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
Room 4-142, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
Prof. Demkowicz works at the intersection of fundamental materials physics and computational design of structural materials, such as advanced composites or alloys. Core technologies such as energy, infrastructure, and transportation push available materials to their performance limits. The Demkowicz group uses computational tools to design advanced structural materials needed to make energy cheaper and cleaner, infrastructure safer and longer-lasting, and remote parts of earth and space easier to access. In 2012, Professor Demkowicz received the NSF CAREER award and the TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow award for his work on interface engineering.
"Healing of nanocracks by disclinations," G. Q. Xu and M. J. Demkowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (2013) 145501.
"Determining the Burgers vectors and elastic strain energies of interface dislocation arrays using anisotropic elasticity theory," A. J. Vattré and M. J. Demkowicz, Acta Mater. 61 (2013) 5172.
"Stable storage of helium in nanoscale platelets at semi-coherent interfaces," A. Kashinath, A. Misra, and M. J. Demkowicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 (2013) 086101.
"Structure, shear resistance, and interaction with point defects of interfaces in Cu-Nb nanocomposites synthesized by severe plastic deformation," M. J. Demkowicz and L. Thilly, Acta Mater. 59 (2011) 7744.
"Interface Structure and Radiation Damage Resistance in Cu-Nb Multilayer Nanocomposites," M. J. Demkowicz, R. G. Hoagland, and J. P. Hirth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 136102.
"Autocatalytic avalanches of unit inelastic shearing events are the mechanism of plastic deformation in amorphous silicon," M. J. Demkowicz and A. S. Argon, Phys. Rev. B 72 (2005) 245206.
The power of hidden patterns
Interfaces within materials can be patterned as a means of controlling the properties of composites.
|August 29, 2014|
GMC awards, 2014
Professor Michael Demkowicz was recognized with the Graduate Materials Council Best Teaching Award; he teaches 3.22 Mechanical Behavior of Materials and 3.33 Defects in Materials.
|July 17, 2014|
A New Understanding of Metallic Glass
Simulations reveal that the formation of some glassy materials is like the setting of a bowl of gelatin.
|July 14, 2013|
New discovery may lead to self-healing materials
An unexpected result shows that in some cases, pulling apart makes cracks in metal fuse together.
|October 9, 2013|
Prof. Demkowicz to receive TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award
At the TMS Spring Meeting in Orlando, Prof.
|November 2, 2011|
BP announced research plans with MIT and University of Manchester
BP is supporting a new program on materials and corrosion research, as it applies to oilfield applications.
|February 10, 2010|