C. Cem Tasan

  • Assistant 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

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 resetting mechanisms in nanostructured alloys;
  • creating damage-resistant and/or resettable alloy design concepts based on this improved understanding. 

Recent News

2018 Materials Day

Materials Day Symposium and Poster Session
October 10, 2018
Kresge Auditorium This year’s annual MIT MRL Materials Day Symposium will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Kresge Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The symposium will focus on imaging-…   more

Healing Deeper Flaws in Metal

Surface scratches are one thing, but what if materials could heal deeper flaws too? Research into self-healing metals, a completely different material, is also yielding promising results at an early stage. The idea is to create metals that can better cope with the repeated pressures of daily use…   more

Cem Tasan Featured on School of Engineering YouTube Channel

Cem Tasan is a modern metallurgist who compares metallurgy to cooking--it requires the creation and discovery of recipes using different metals in order to obtain a final product with desirable properties. One property Prof. Tasan has been particularly fascinated with perfecting in his "cooking…   more

Cem Tasan consulted over plane engine failure

After a frightening ordeal involving an engine failure on a Southwest airplane, people are turning to materials scientists like Cem Tasan for answers and solutions. Professor Tasan recommends a regimen of testing devices and materials to ensure they don't fail when it matters most.  …   more

2018 Young Investigator Awards

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently announced awards of $16 million through its 2018 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The awards were made to 31 scientists whose research holds strong promise across a wide range of naval-relevant science and technology areas. Among the 5 winners…   more

Publications

2018

T. Vermeij, Plancher, E., and Tasan, C. C., “Preventing damage and redeposition during focused ion beam milling: The “umbrella” method”, Ultramicroscopy, vol. 186. pp. 35-41, 2018.
Z. Zhang, Koyama, M., Wang, M. M., Tsuzaki, K., Tasan, C. C., and Noguchi, H., “Microstructural mechanisms of fatigue crack non-propagation in TRIP-maraging steels”, International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 113. pp. 126-136, 2018.

2017

M. -M. Wang, Hell, J. -C., and Tasan, C. C., “Martensite size effects on damage in quenching and partitioning steels”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 138. pp. 1-5, 2017.
Z. Zhang, Koyama, M., Wang, M. M., Tsuzaki, K., Tasan, C. C., and Noguchi, H., “Effects of lamella size and connectivity on fatigue crack resistance of TRIP-maraging steel”, International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 100. pp. 176-186, 2017.
L. Morsdorf, Gault, B., Ponge, D., Tasan, C. C., and Raabe, D., “Improved Atom Probe Methodology for Studying Carbon Redistribution in Low-Carbon High-Ms Lath Martensitic Steels”, Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 23. pp. 706-707, 2017.
M. Koyama, Yamasaki, D., Nagashima, T., Tasan, C. C., and Tsuzaki, K., “In situ observations of silver-decoration evolution under hydrogen permeation: Effects of grain boundary misorientation on hydrogen flux in pure iron”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 129. pp. 48-51, 2017.
Z. Li, Tasan, C. C., Springer, H., Gault, B., and Raabe, D., “Interstitial atoms enable joint twinning and transformation induced plasticity in strong and ductile high-entropy alloys”, Scientific Reports, vol. 7. p. 40704, 2017.
J. -L. Zhang, Tasan, C. C., Lai, M. J., Yan, D., and Raabe, D., “Partial recrystallization of gum metal to achieve enhanced strength and ductility”, Acta Materialia, vol. 135. pp. 400-410, 2017.

2016

T. Nagashima et al., “Interfacial hydrogen localization in austenite/martensite dual-phase steel visualized through optimized silver decoration and scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy”, Materials and Corrosion. 2016.
J. Zhang, Morsdorf, L., and Tasan, C. C., “Multi-probe microstructure tracking during heat treatment without an in-situ setup: Case studies on martensitic steel, dual phase steel and beta-Ti alloy”, Materials Characterization, vol. 111. pp. 137-146, 2016.
L. -F. Huang et al., “From electronic structure to phase diagrams: A bottom-up approach to understand the stability of titanium-transition metal alloys”, Acta Materialia. 2016.
M. Koyama, Tasan, C. C., Nagashima, T., Akiyama, E., Raabe, D., and Tsuzaki, K., “Hydrogen-assisted damage in austenite/martensite dual-phase steel”, Philosophical Magazine. pp. 9-18, 2016.
M. Lai, Tasan, C. C., and Raabe, D., “On the mechanism of 332 twinning in metastable β titanium alloys”, Acta Materialia, vol. 111. pp. 173-186, 2016.
Z. Li, Pradeep, K. G., Deng, Y., Raabe, D., and Tasan, C. C., “Metastable high entropy dual phase alloys overcome the strength-ductility trade-off”, Nature. 2016.
B. Grabowski and Tasan, C. C., “Self-Healing metals”, Advances in Polymer Science. pp. 1-21, 2016.
M. -M. Wang, Tasan, C. C., Ponge, D., and Raabe, D., “Spectral TRIP enables ductile 1.1 GPa martensite”, Acta Materialia, vol. 111. pp. 262-272, 2016.

2015

K. G. Pradeep, Tasan, C. C., Yao, M. J., Deng, Y., Springer, H., and Raabe, D., “Non-equiatomic high entropy alloys: Approach towards rapid alloy screening and property-oriented design”, Materials Science and Engineering a-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, vol. 648. pp. 183-192, 2015.
M. J. Lai, Tasan, C. C., and Raabe, D., “Deformation mechanism of omega-enriched Ti-Nb-based gum metal: Dislocation channeling and deformation induced omega-beta transformation”, Acta Materialia, vol. 100. pp. 290-300, 2015.
J. P. M. Hoefnagels, Tasan, C. C., Maresca, F., Peters, F. J., and Kouznetsova, V. G., “Retardation of plastic instability via damage-enabled microstrain delocalization”, Journal of Materials Science, vol. 50. pp. 6882-6897, 2015.
D. Ma, Yao, M., Pradeep, K. G., Tasan, C. C., Springer, H., and Raabe, D., “Phase stability of non-equiatomic CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys”, Acta Materialia, vol. 98. pp. 288-296, 2015.
D. Raabe, Tasan, C. C., Springer, H., and Bausch, M., “From High-Entropy Alloys to High-Entropy Steels”, Steel Research International, vol. 86. pp. 1127-1138, 2015.
D. Yan, Tasan, C. C., and Raabe, D., “High resolution in situ mapping of microstrain and microstructure evolution reveals damage resistance criteria in dual phase steels”, Acta Materialia, vol. 96. pp. 399-409, 2015.
J. -L. Zhang, Tasan, C. C., Lai, M. L., Zhang, J., and Raabe, D., “Damage resistance in gum metal through cold work-induced microstructural heterogeneity”, Journal of Materials Science, vol. 50. pp. 5694-5708, 2015.
M. Wang, Tasan, C. C., Koyama, M., Ponge, D., and Raabe, D., “Enhancing Hydrogen Embrittlement Resistance of Lath Martensite by Introducing Nano-Films of Interlath Austenite”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions a-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol. 46A. pp. 3797-3802, 2015.
L. Morsdorf, Tasan, C. C., Ponge, D., and Raabe, D., “3D structural and atomic-scale analysis of lath martensite: Effect of the transformation sequence”, Acta Materialia, vol. 95. pp. 366-377, 2015.
Y. Deng, Tasan, C. C., Pradeep, K. G., Springer, H., Kostka, A., and Raabe, D., “Design of a twinning-induced plasticity high entropy alloy”, Acta Materialia, vol. 94. pp. 124-133, 2015.
M. J. Lai, Tasan, C. C., Zhang, J., Grabowski, B., Huang, L. F., and Raabe, D., “Origin of shear induced beta to omega transition in Ti-Nb-based alloys”, Acta Materialia, vol. 92. pp. 55-63, 2015.
M. -M. Wang, Tasan, C. C., Ponge, D., Dippel, A. -C., and Raabe, D., “Nanolaminate transformation-induced plasticity-twinning-induced plasticity steel with dynamic strain partitioning and enhanced damage resistance”, Acta Materialia, vol. 85. pp. 216-228, 2015.
H. Springer, Tasan, C. C., and Raabe, D., “A novel roll-bonding methodology for the cross-scale analysis of phase properties and interactions in multiphase structural materials”, International Journal of Materials Research, vol. 106. pp. 3-14, 2015.

2014

C. C. Tasan et al., “Integrated experimental-simulation analysis of stress and strain partitioning in multiphase alloys”, Acta Materialia, vol. 81. pp. 386-400, 2014.
C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., Diehl, M., Yan, D., Roters, F., and Raabe, D., “Strain localization and damage in dual phase steels investigated by coupled in-situ deformation experiments and crystal plasticity simulations”, International Journal of Plasticity, vol. 63. pp. 198-210, 2014.
M. -M. Wang, Tasan, C. C., Ponge, D., Kostka, A., and Raabe, D., “Smaller is less stable: Size effects on twinning vs. transformation of reverted austenite in TRIP-maraging steels”, Acta Materialia, vol. 79. pp. 268-281, 2014.
C. C. Tasan, Deng, Y., Pradeep, K. G., Yao, M. J., Springer, H., and Raabe, D., “Composition Dependence of Phase Stability, Deformation Mechanisms, and Mechanical Properties of the CoCrFeMnNi High-Entropy Alloy System”, Jom, vol. 66. pp. 1993-2001, 2014.
M. Koyama, Tasan, C. C., Akiyama, E., Tsuzaki, K., and Raabe, D., “Hydrogen-assisted decohesion and localized plasticity in dual-phase steel”, Acta Materialia, vol. 70. pp. 174-187, 2014.
M. J. Yao, Pradeep, K. G., Tasan, C. C., and Raabe, D., “A novel, single phase, non-equiatomic FeMnNiCoCr high-entropy alloy with exceptional phase stability and tensile ductility”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 72-73. pp. 5-8, 2014.
H. Zhang et al., “Enhanced superplasticity in an Al-alloyed multicomponent Mn-Si-Cr-C steel”, Acta Materialia, vol. 63. pp. 232-244, 2014.

2013

E. Plancher, Tasan, C. C., Sandloebes, S., and Raabe, D., “On dislocation involvement in Ti-Nb gum metal plasticity”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 68. pp. 805-808, 2013.

2012

C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., Dekkers, E. C. A., and Geers, M. G. D., “Multi-Axial Deformation Setup for Microscopic Testing of Sheet Metal to Fracture”, Experimental Mechanics, vol. 52. pp. 669-678, 2012.
C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., and Geers, M. G. D., “Identification of the continuum damage parameter: An experimental challenge in modeling damage evolution”, Acta Materialia, vol. 60. pp. 3581-3589, 2012.
C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., and Geers, M. G. D., “A Micropillar Compression Methodology for Ductile Damage Quantification”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions a-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol. 43A. pp. 796-801, 2012.
J. Moerman, Triguero, P. R., Tasan, C. C., and van Liempt, P., “Evaluation of geometrically necessary dislocations density (GNDD) near phase boundaries in dual phase steels by means of EBSD”, in Textures of Materials, Pts 1 and 2, vol. 702-703, 2012, pp. 485-488.

2010

C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., and Geers, M. G. D., “Indentation-based damage quantification revisited”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 63. pp. 316-319, 2010.
C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., and Geers, M. G. D., “Microstructural banding effects clarified through micrographic digital image correlation”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 62. pp. 835-838, 2010.
J. P. M. Hoefnagels, Tasan, C. C., Dekkers, E. C. A., and Geers, M. G. D., “Miniature Marciniak Setup for in-situ SEM Observation of Damage Micro-mechanisms”, in Icem 14: 14th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Vol 6, vol. 6, 2010, p. 16009.

2009

C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., Horn, C. H. L. J. ten, and Geers, M. G. D., “Experimental analysis of strain path dependent ductile damage mechanics and forming limits”, Mechanics of Materials, vol. 41. pp. 1264-1276, 2009.
C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., and Geers, M. G. D., “A critical assessment of indentation-based ductile damage quantification”, Acta Materialia, vol. 57. pp. 4957-4966, 2009.
C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., and Geers, M. G. D., “A brittle-fracture methodology for three-dimensional visualization of ductile deformation micromechanisms”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 61. pp. 20-23, 2009.
C. C. Tasan and Kaynak, C., “Mechanical Performance of Resol Type Phenolic Resin/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites”, Polymer Composites, vol. 30. pp. 343-350, 2009.

2008

J. P. M. Hoefnagels, Tasan, C. C., Pradelle, M., and Geers, M. G. D., “Brittle Fracture-Based Experimental Methodology for Microstructure Analysis”, in Advances in Experimental Mechanics Vi, vol. 13-14, 2008, pp. 133-139.
C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. P. M., Louws, L. C. N., and Geers, M. G. D., “Experimental-Numerical Analysis of the Indentation-Based Damage Characterization Methodology”, in Advances in Experimental Mechanics Vi, vol. 13-14, 2008, pp. 151-160.

2007

C. C. Tasan, Hoefnagels, J. M. P., Peerlings, R. H. J., Geers, M. G. D., Horn, C. H. L. J. ten, and Vegter, H., “Ductile damage evolution and strain path dependency”, in 10th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Pts A and B, vol. 907, 2007, pp. 187-192.

2006

C. Kaynak and Tasan, C. C., “Effects of production parameters on the structure of resol type phenolic resin/layered silicate nanocomposites”, European Polymer Journal, vol. 42. pp. 1908-1921, 2006.