Joel P. Clark

  • Professor Emeritus of Materials Systems
  • BS/MS Engineering Science, Florida State University, 1966, 1970
  • ScD Metallurgy and Materials Science, MIT, 1972
  • SM Management, MIT, 1975

Materials Systems and Analysis

Joel P. Clark

Research

Prof. Clark's current research involves analysis of the relationship between technology and economics in materials industries. The long term objectives of this research are twofold: (1) to establish a comprehensive and consistent framework for analyzing the markets for minerals over the next 10-20 years, and the costs of supplying these markets, (2) to apply this framework to the study of the dynamic behavior of supply, demand, and prices in specific materials markets. He aims to create a framework that can answer questions such as: How will the future costs and properties of new materials affect the competitive positions of existing materials industries, and how will they impact end use markets?; What would be the likely supply and demand responses in the event of significant supply or price disruptions and/or cartel actions?

Publications

2016

S. D. Milicich, Clark, J. P., Wong, C., and Askari, M., “A review of the Kawerau Geothermal Field, New Zealand”, Geothermics, vol. 59. pp. 252-265, 2016.

2015

S. M. M. Sabet, Clark, J. P., and Nobrega, J. M., “A cost study of common surface finish systems for steel structures”, Surface Coatings International, vol. 98. pp. 90-95, 2015.

2002

R. J. Urbance, Field, F., Kirchain, R., Roth, R., and Clark, J. P., “Market model simulation: The impact of increased automotive interest in magnesium”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 54. pp. 25-33, 2002.
S. K. Fixson and Clark, J. P., On the link between modularity and cost - A methodology to assess cost implications of product architecture differences. 2002.

2001

F. R. Field, Clark, J. P., and Ashby, M. F., “Market drivers for materials and process development in the 21st century”, Mrs Bulletin, vol. 26. pp. 716-725, 2001.
A. Kelkar, Roth, R., and Clark, J. P., “Automobile bodies: Can aluminum be an economical alternative to steel?”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 53. pp. 28-32, 2001.
B. Constantine, Roth, R., and Clark, J. P., “Substituting tube-hydroformed parts for automotive stampings: An economic model”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 53. pp. 33-38, 2001.

1997

F. R. Field and Clark, J. P., “A practical road to lightweight cars”, Technology Review, vol. 100. pp. 28-36, 1997.

1996

C. G. E. Mangin, Isaacs, J. A., and Clark, J. P., “MMCs for automotive engine applications”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 48. pp. 49-51, 1996.
J. P. Clark, “Life cycle analysis methodology incorporating private and social costs”, in Life Cycle Engineering of Passenger Cars: Resources - Production - Usage - Recycling, vol. 1307, 1996, pp. 1-19.

1995

H. N. HAN and Clark, J. P., “LIFETIME COSTING OF THE BODY-IN-WHITE - STEEL VS ALUMINUM”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 47. pp. 22-28, 1995.
F. R. FIELD and Clark, J. P., “ELECTRIC VEHICLES”, Issues in Science and Technology, vol. 11. pp. 14-16, 1995.

1994

F. R. FIELD and Clark, J. P., “AUTOMOBILE RECYCLING - ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY-MAKING IN A CONSTRAINED MARKETPLACE”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 46. pp. 17-21, 1994.
F. R. FIELD, ISAACS, J. A., and Clark, J. P., “LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS OF AUTOMOBILES - A CRITICAL-REVIEW OF METHODOLOGIES”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 46. pp. 12-16, 1994.
R. Roth, Clark, J. P., and FIELD, F. R., “THE POTENTIAL FOR CMCS TO REPLACE SUPERALLOYS IN ENGINE EXHAUST DUCTS”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 46. pp. 32-34, 1994.
J. P. Clark, CHEN, A. C., and FIELD, F. R., THE INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY OF THE AUTOMOBILE - A STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF AUTOMOBILE RECYCLING, vol. 18. 1994.

1993

C. G. E. MANGIN, NEELY, J. E., and Clark, J. P., “THE POTENTIAL FOR ADVANCED CERAMICS IN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE APPLICATIONS”, Jom-Journal of the Minerals Metals & Materials Society, vol. 45. pp. 23-27, 1993.

1991

A. C. CHEN, Clark, J. P., and FIELD, F. R., ECONOMIC-ASPECTS OF ACHIEVING CLASS-A SURFACE FINISH IN SMC BODY PANELS. 1991.
F. R. FIELD and Clark, J. P., “THE RECYCLING DILEMMA FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS USE - AUTOMOBILE MATERIALS SUBSTITUTION”, Materials and Society, vol. 15. pp. 109-147, 1991.

1990

N. V. NALLICHERI, Clark, J. P., and FIELD, F. R., A TECHNOECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF ALTERNATE PROCESSES FOR THE CONNECTING ROD. 1990.

1989

S. ARNOLD, HENDRICHS, N., FIELD, F. R., and Clark, J. P., “COMPETITION BETWEEN POLYMERIC MATERIALS AND STEEL IN CAR BODY APPLICATIONS”, Materials and Society, vol. 13. pp. 247-285, 1989.
J. P. Clark, “MARKETS FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS, AN INTRODUCTION”, Materials and Society, vol. 13. pp. 209-209, 1989.
K. R. WALTON, DISMUKES, J. P., KRUEGER, R. A., FIELD, F. R., and Clark, J. P., “TECHNOLOGY-ASSESSMENT FOR CVD-DIAMOND-COATED CUTTING-TOOL INSERTS”, Materials and Society, vol. 13. pp. 319-350, 1989.

1988

J. E. JACOB, SCHOENUNG, J. M., LAVERNIA, E. J., Clark, J. P., and GRANT, N. J., “COST MODELING RS POWDERS PRODUCED BY INERT-GAS ATOMIZATION”, International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, vol. 24. pp. 233-238, 1988.

1987

J. E. JACOB, SCHOENUNG, J. M., LAVERNIA, E. J., Clark, J. P., and GRANT, N. J., “COST MODELING RS POWDERS PRODUCED BY INERT-GAS ATOMIZATION”, Journal of Metals, vol. 39. pp. 19-21, 1987.
J. M. SCHOENUNG and Clark, J. P., “GALLIUM DEMAND FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES”, Journal of Metals, vol. 39. pp. 36-38, 1987.
E. P. ROTHMAN, SCHOENUNG, J. M., and Clark, J. P., “MARKETS FOR ADVANCED STRUCTURAL CERAMICS”, Resources Policy, vol. 13. pp. 123-141, 1987.
E. J. LAVERNIA, POGGIALI, B., SERVI, I. S., Clark, J. P., KATRAK, F. E., and GRANT, N. J., “RAPIDLY SOLIDIFIED ALUMINUM-ALLOYS - A MARKET ASSESSMENT”, International Journal of Powder Metallurgy, vol. 23. pp. 55-60, 1987.
E. P. ROTHMAN, Clark, J. P., and BOWEN, H. K., “COST MODELING OF STRUCTURAL CERAMICS”, Advanced Ceramic Materials, vol. 2. pp. 34-38, 1987.

1986

J. P. Clark and FLEMINGS, M. C., “ADVANCED MATERIALS AND THE ECONOMY”, Scientific American, vol. 255. p. 50 - &, 1986.
J. M. SCHOENUNG and Clark, J. P., “TECHNOLOGY-ASSESSMENT OF THE DEMAND FOR GERMANIUM IN WORLD MARKET ECONOMIES”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 30. pp. 73-89, 1986.
J. P. Clark and REDDY, B., “CRITICAL AND STRATEGIC MATERIALS”, Conservation & Recycling, vol. 9. pp. 173-182, 1986.
J. V. BUSCH, FIELD, F. R., and Clark, J. P., “AN ENGINEERING ECONOMIC SIMULATION-MODEL OF THE WORLD MAGNESIUM MARKET”, Materials and Society, vol. 10. pp. 29-50, 1986.

1985

J. P. Clark, FIELD, F. R., BUSCH, J. V., KING, T. B., POGGIALI, B., and ROTHMAN, E. P., “HOW CRITICAL ARE CRITICAL MATERIALS”, Technology Review, vol. 88. pp. 38-47, 1985.
E. Lavernia, POGGIALI, B., SERVI, I., Clark, J. P., KATRAK, F., and GRANT, N., “RAPIDLY SOLIDIFIED ALUMINUM-ALLOYS - A MARKET ASSESSMENT”, Journal of Metals, vol. 37. pp. 35-38, 1985.

1984

C. Y. BALDWIN, TRIBENDIS, J. J., and Clark, J. P., “THE EVOLUTION OF MARKET RISK IN THE UNITED-STATES STEEL-INDUSTRY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR REQUIRED RATES OF RETURN”, Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 33. pp. 73-98, 1984.

1983

S. C. MATHUR and Clark, J. P., “AN ECONOMETRIC-ANALYSIS OF SUBSTITUTION BETWEEN COPPER AND ALUMINUM IN THE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR INDUSTRY”, Materials and Society, vol. 7. pp. 115-124, 1983.
J. P. Clark and NEUTRA, M. R., “MINING MANGANESE NODULES - POTENTIAL ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL-EFFECTS”, Resources Policy, vol. 9. pp. 99-109, 1983.

1982

F. E. KATRAK, KING, T. B., and Clark, J. P., “DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF STAINLESS-STEEL MILL PRODUCTS - COST AND SUPPLY ANALYSIS”, Materials and Society, vol. 6. pp. 131-148, 1982.
P. T. FOLEY and Clark, J. P., “THE EFFECTS OF STATE TAXATION ON UNITED-STATES COPPER SUPPLY”, Land Economics, vol. 58. pp. 153-180, 1982.
J. P. Clark, “THE NODULES ARE NOT ESSENTIAL - THE REBUTTAL”, Oceanus, vol. 25. pp. 18-21, 1982.

1981

J. P. Clark and KENNEY, G. B., “THE DYNAMICS OF INTER-MATERIAL COMPETITION IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY .1. A FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING THE DYNAMICS OF INTER-MATERIAL COMPETITION”, Materials and Society, vol. 5. pp. 383-389, 1981.
G. B. KENNEY and Clark, J. P., “THE DYNAMICS OF INTER-MATERIAL COMPETITION IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY .2. A CASE-STUDY OF THE DEMAND FOR MAGNESIUM”, Materials and Society, vol. 5. pp. 391-406, 1981.
J. P. Clark, GRANT, N. J., and KING, T. B., “THE MARKET FOR MANGANESE DERIVED FROM DEEP-SEA NODULES”, Natural Resources Forum, vol. 5. pp. 249-259, 1981.
B. J. BOSY and Clark, J. P., “A DECISION-ANALYSIS APPROACH TO PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE-SUPPLY OF CRITICAL MATERIALS”, Materials and Society, vol. 5. pp. 231-241, 1981.

1978

J. P. Clark and BEVER, M. B., “EFFECTS OF ORDER ON DEFORMATION OF ALLOY MG3CD”, Metallurgical Transactions a-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol. 9. pp. 293-294, 1978.

1974

J. P. Clark and MOHANTY, G. P., “ANOMALOUS RECOVERY PHENOMENA DURING ANNEALING OF COLD-WORKED NI3AL”, Scripta Metallurgica, vol. 8. pp. 959-964, 1974.
J. P. Clark and BEVER, M. B., “EFFECTS OF COLD WORK ON ALLOY MG3CD”, Philosophical Magazine, vol. 30. pp. 1233-1246, 1974.