Megumi Kawasaki

Address:
University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453

Fax. (213) 740-8071
email: mkawasak@usc.edu

Academic rank: Research Assistant Professor

Education:

2007 Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Southern California
2004 M.S., Materials Science, University of Southern California
2002 B.S., Metallurgy and Materials Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

USC Academic Positions:

2009-: Research Assistant Professor, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
2007-2009: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests:

Processing ultrafine-grained materials through severe plastic deformation, creep properties, tensile properties and the deformation mechanisms of ultrafine-grained materials, superplasticity and cavity development in metallic materials, investigating microstructural evolution using electron microscopy

Selected Publications:

M. Kawasaki, "Processing of Ultrafine-Grained Materials through the Application of Severe Plastic Deformation," Metallurgical Materials Transaction A 42A, pp. 3035-3045, 2011.
M. Kawasaki, R.B. Figueiredo & T.G. Langdon, "An Investigation of Hardness Homogeneity throughout Disks Processed by High-Pressure Torsion," Acta Materialia 59, pp. 308-316, 2011.
M. Kawasaki, B. Ahn & T.G. Langdon, "Microstructural Evolution in a Two-Phase Alloy processed by High-Pressure Torsion," Acta Materialia 58, pp. 919-930, 2010.
M. Kawasaki, I.J. Beyerlein, S.C. Vogel & T.G. Langdon, "Characterization of Creep Properties and Creep Textures in Pure Aluminum Processed by Equal-Channel Angular Pressing," Acta Materialia 56, pp. 2307-2317, 2008.
M. Kawasaki & T.G. Langdon, "Principles of Superplasticity in Ultrafine-Grained Materials," Journal of Materials Science 42, pp. 1782-1796, 2007.

Courses Taught:

AME 559, Creep

Megumi Kawasaki