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Professor Marek A. Przystupa 
tel. (310)  825-6559
fax (310) 206-7353
  
Adjunct Professor; Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland; Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Los Angeles. Member of the Board of Review of The Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, member of the TMS, MRS and ASM International; Recipient of 1996 AASERT Award.

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION

Our primary research area is modeling of the microscopic and macroscopic aspects of mechanical behavior of materials. Emphasis are on fatigue life predictions and texture induced yield strength anisotropy. Additional areas of interests include materials processing, texture analysis (CODF), quantitative metallography and fractography, advanced aluminum alloys, metal matrix composites and statistical and artificial intelligence methods in materials science.

Current largest project involves development of the microstructure based fatigue life prediction and reliability models. Other projects include (1) modeling of the processing - texture relationships for the aluminum aerospace alloys and metal matrix composites, (2) study of the fracture mode transitions in structural materials, (3) development of the constitutive relations for the solid solution and latent hardening in fcc single crystals and (4) applications of the artificial intelligence and neural networks in materials selection and design. 

 

 

 

 

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