Published on Monday October 1, 2012
Alumnus Dr. Marko Knezevic, (Ph.D. 2009) has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire, effective January 2013.
While at Drexel, Knezevic pursued his Ph.D. with advisor Surya Kalidindi and received several awards including The George Hill, Jr. Fellowship; Dragomir Nicolitch Charitable Trust Scholarship; and Graduate Student Excellence in Research and Teaching Awards. He was on a team of four that developed a start-up business plan “Microstructure Sensitive Design of Materials,” chosen as a winner in the concept and the business plan competition in 2007 and 2008 sponsored by the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology.
Upon receiving his Ph.D., Knezevic joined Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation in Columbus, OH as a principal research scientist for development of the commercial finite-element code TM used for analysis of manufacturing processes. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, NM. At LANL, he was awarded the LANL Seaborg Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship and recently received the Defense Programs Award of Excellence for his research work on deformation physics based uranium component modeling.
Knezevic’s research is focused on the fundamental understanding of materials behavior under complex loading using a combination of computational methods and experiments, development of constitutive material models, materials design at microstructural length scales, as well as the development of high-performance computational applications integrating multi-scale material models for predicting materials behavior.