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David Johnson

David Johnson

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: +1 765 49-47009
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Research Interests

Professor Johnson works on development and processing of high temperature structural materials, including the development of specialized solidification processing techniques.  The study of microstructural development in solidification and homogenization through modeling and experiment has been a recent focus. Other work examines the development of new light metal alloys, understanding defect formation during solidification, and aluminum extrusion.
 

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Education

  • B.S., Engineering Science & Mechanics, 1987, Univ. of Tennessee
  • M.S.E., Metallurgical Engineering, 1990, Univ. of Tennessee
  • Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, 1994, Univ. of Tennessee.

Selected Publications

  • Kara E Luitjohan, Matthew John M Krane, Volkan Ortalan, David R Johnson, “Investigation of the metatectic reaction in iron-boron binary alloys,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 732 (2018) 498-505.
  • Yiwei Sun, David R Johnson, Kevin P Trumble, “Effect of Zr on recrystallization in a directionally solidified AA7050,” Materials Science and Engineering: A, 700 (2017) 358-365.
  • Pikee Priya, David R Johnson, Matthew JM Krane, “Modeling phase transformation kinetics during homogenization of aluminum alloy 7050,” Computational Materials Science, 138 (2017) 277-287.
  • Aisling Coughlan, David Johnson, Heidi A. Diefes-Dux, K. Anna Douglas, Kendra Erk, Tanya A. Faltens, and Alejandro Strachan “Enhanced Learning of Mechanical Behavior of Materials via Combined Experiments and nanoHUB Simulations: Learning Modules for Sophomore MSE Students ,” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. (2015).

Classes

  • MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials
  • MSE 235 Materials Properties Laboratory
  • MSE 330 Processing and Properties of Materials
  • MSE 430-440 Materials Processing and Design I and II
  • MSE 367 Materials Processing Laboratory
  • MSE 382 Mechanical Response of Materials
  • MSE 536 Solidification Processing
  • MSE 555 Deformation Mechanisms in Crystalline Solids
  • MSE 556 Fracture of Materials
  • MSE 597S Steel & Al: Process-Properties

Graduate Students

Research Title: Metallurgy and processing of Boron-bearing steels (ArcelorMittal)