Michael Titus

Michael Titus

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Office: ARMS 2309
Phone: +1 765 49-49215
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


  • Ph.D. Materials, University of California Santa Barbara, 2015
  • B.S. Engineering Physics, The Ohio State University, 2010

Employment History

  • Visiting Professor, IMDEA Materials, Madrid, Spain, 2023-2024
  • Assistant Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2016-2023
  • Summer Faculty Fellow, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2016
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, 2015-2016

Research Interests

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Michael's current research interests include:
  • Rapid discovery and development of high temperature structural materials
  • Solute interactions with crystalline defects
  • Thermodynamic modeling and experimental validation of high temperature oxidation
  • For more detailed information, please visit our group website at Titus Group https://engineering.purdue.edu/TitusGroup

Selected Publications

  • S. Mishra, S. Karumuri, V. Mika, C. Scott, C. Choy, K.H. Sandhage, I. Bilionis, M.S. Titus, and A. Strachan, "Mass uptake during oxidation of metallic alloys: literature data collection, analysis, and FAIR sharing," Computational Materials Science 233 112671 (2024). [doi]
  • T. Mann, M.F. Fahrmann, M.S. Titus, "Deformation-induced Planar Defects in Immm Ni2(Cr, Mo, W) containing HAYNES 244," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 54 1874-1885 (2023).Editor's Choice Award, Jan 2023. [doi]
  • T.M. Butler, O.N. Senkov, T.I. Daboiku, M.A. Velez, H.E. Schroader, L.G. Ware, and M.S. Titus, "Oxidation behaviors of CrNb, CrNbTi, and CrNbTaTi Concentrated Refractory Alloys," Intermetallics140 107374 (2022). [doi]
  • D. Wen and M.S. Titus, "First-principles study of Suzuki segregation at stacking faults in disorderedface-centered cubic Co-Ni alloys," Acta Materialia 221 117358 (2021). [doi]
  • M.S. Titus, R.K. Rhein, P.B. Wells, P.C. Dodge, G.B. Viswanathan, M.J. Mills, A. Van der Ven, and T.M. Pollock, “Solute segregation and deviation from bulk thermodynamics at nanoscale crystalline defects,” Science Advances 2:e1601796, (2016). [doi]


  • MSE 190 Introduction to Materials Engineering
  • MSE 235 Materials Structure and Properties Laboratories
  • MSE 250, Physical Properties in Engineering Systems
  • MSE 340, Transport Phenomena
  • MSE 536 Solidification Processing
  • MSE 597 Superalloys and High Temperature