Aerospace & Mechanical

Megumi Kawasaki

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

Fax. (213) 740-8071

Academic rank: Research Assistant Professor


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