Matthew Krane

Matthew John M. Krane

Professor of Materials Engineering/Professor of Mechanical Engineering (by Courtesy)

Contact Information

Office: ARMS 2231
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: CRNS:
       The Centre for Numerical Modelling and Process Analysis/University of Greenwich/United Kingdom 9-10/2017
        Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France 2-4/2017
  • Associate Professor, Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2003-2015
    Visiting Research Fellow: CRNS:
        Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering/University of Birmingham United Kingdom, 3-7/2006
  • 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

Matthew Krane Research Interests


  • 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 536 Solidification Processing
  • MSE 560 Production of Inorganic Materials (Energy Analysis of Primary Metals Processing)
  • Short course: "Solidification"