C. Cem Tasan

  • Thomas B. King Associate Professor of Metallurgy
  • BS, MS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU, 2005
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2010

Materials Processing; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Structural Materials

C. Cem Tasan


Professor Tasan explores the boundaries of physical metallurgy, solid mechanics, and in-situ microscopy, in order to design new alloys with exceptional damage-resistance. 

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 there, leading the Adaptive Structural Materials group until joining MIT in 2016.

His group at MIT mainly focuses on (i) developing new in-situ characterization tools and methods, (ii) improving the physical understanding of transformation, deformation, damage micro-mechanisms in metallic materials; (iii) designing damage-resistant microstructures and alloys.

Recent News

Alloy Design Workshop 2021

5th Alloy Design workshop, Dec. 3rd, 2021, “Exploring design guidelines for superior titanium alloys”