Keith Bowman

Keith Bowman

Adjunct Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Mechanical Behavior of Materials Book

Mechanical Behavior of Materials,
Wiley, published 2004.
For faculty adopting the book contact Keith Bowman for solutions.

Original Figures
Known Errata (updated 1/24/05)
Word Version of Corrections


  • B.S. 1981, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S. 1983, Case Western Reserve University
  • Ph.D. 1987, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • texture and microstructure effects on properties and property anisotropy in structural and electronic ceramic materials
  • mechanical properties of materials
  • failure analysis of materials
  • fracture of materials
  • processing of materials
  • patents on materials processing

Domain Orientation and Anisotropy in Poled Piezoelectrics (Focused Research Group - National Science Foundation

Keith Bowman Research Interests


  • MSE 235 Materials Properties Laboratory
  • MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials
  • MSE 382 Mechanical Response of Materials
  • MSE 430-440 Materials Processing and Design I and II
  • MSE 555 Deformation Mechanisms in Crystalline Solids
  • MSE 556 Fracture of Materials Fall 2006 Details for Current Students
  • MSE 557 Deformation Processing
  • MSE 597S Steel: Classification and Properties for Application in Automobiles
  • MSE 190 Fall 2000 Intro to Materials Engineering (Web Class)
  • MSE 556 Spring 2001 Fracture of Solids (Web Class)