Demkowicz

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

Disciplines: 

  • Computational Materials Science
  • Structural and Environmental Materials

Research: 

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.

Course III faculty were involved with the Manhattan Project.