Matthew Krane

Matthew John M. Krane

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: +1 765 49-44107
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


  • B.S., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, 1986, Cornell University
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, 1989, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1996, Purdue University

Employment History

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Univ. Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2006
  • Associate Professor, Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2003-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Engineering, Purdue Univeristy, 1997-2003
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 1996-1997
  • Hardware Engineer, Digital Equipment Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, 1988-1991
  • Engineering Intern, PAI Corporation, Oak Ridge Tennessee, Summer, 1987

Research Interests

Modeling of transport phenomena and microstructural development in materials processing, especially solidification processes and heat treatment.

Purdue Center for Metal Casting Research

Research Interests and Recent Publications


  • MSE 340 Transport Phenomena
  • MSE 430-440 Materials Processing and Design I & II
  • MSE 445 Materials Engineering Systems Analysis and Design
  • MSE 497 Ethics in Engineering Practice
  • MSE 505 Modeling and Simulation of Materials Processing
  • MSE 536 Solidification Processing

Graduate Students

Research Title: Development of aluminum direct chill casting processes
Research Title: Predictions of transport phenomena-related defects in direct chill cast aluminum ingots
Research Title: Thin section casting of nickel superalloys
Research Title: Defect formation in electroslag remelting processes
Research Title: Modeling of homogenization heat treatment of aluminum alloys
Research Title: Hot tearing and cold cracking of hard aluminum alloys

Former Graduate Students