Matthew Krane

Matthew John M. Krane

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

  • Professor, Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2015-Present
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Univ. Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2006
  • Associate Professor, Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2003-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 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

Design, development and modeling of heat transfer, fluid mechanics and microstructural development in materials processing, especially solidification processes and heat treatment of metal alloys. Through-process modeling of metal production, from casting through heat treat to deformation. Exergy analysis of extractive metallurgy operations. Uncertainty quantification in process modeling.

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 489 Ethics in Engineering Practice
  • MSE 505 Modeling and Simulation of Materials Processing
  • MSE 536 Solidification Processing
  • MSE 560 Production of Inorganic Materials (Energy Analysis of Primary Metals Processing)

Graduate Students

Research Title: Influence of liquid entry on aluminum direct chill casting
Research Title: Uncertainty quantification in solidification process modeling
Jiahong Fu
Research Title: Heat transfer in aluminum die casting
Research Title: Thin section casting of nickel superalloys
Research Title: Modeling of free-floating solid in solidification 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