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Matthew John M. Krane

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (courtesy appt.)

School of Materials Engineering
Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
Phone: (765) 494-4107
Fax: (765) 494-1204
Email: krane@purdue.edu

Ph.D. Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering, 1996
M.S.E, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, 1989
B.S., Cornell University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1986

Dr. Matthew Krane is an Associate Professor of Materials Engineering at Purdue University.  His research is on design, development, and modeling of materials processes, particularly the solidification of metal alloys.  Recent projects include numerical process modeling of VAR, ESR, and DC casting, looking at the effects of transport phenomena on the formation and prevention of solidification defects.  Other projects include the infiltration of metal matrix composites, the microstructural modeling of dendritic growth, and the prediction of the microstructure of plasma sprayed ceramics coatings.  Funding for these projects has come from the government (ONR, NSF, NASA) and from industry. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering, with a concentration on heat transfer and fluid flow in materials processing.  His M.S.E.  is from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. from Cornell University, both in mechanical engineering.    In 2006, he was a Visiting Research Fellow working in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Birmingham (UK) and was granted a courtesy appointment in Purdue’s School of Mechanical Engineering in 2008. In addition to consulting with the metals processing industry, he also worked for three years (1988-1991) on thermal packaging and manufacturing issues for Digital Equipment Corporation in Andover, Massachusetts.

Serving on several technical committees in the ASME and TMS, including holding the chair of the TMS Process Modeling and Control (2001-2003) and Solidification (2009-2011) Committees, he has organized or co-organized several symposia in his areas of research, including the Tenth International Conference on Modeling of Casting, Welding and Advanced Solidification Processes (MCWASP X) in 2003 and the Liquid Metal Processing and Casting Conference (LMPC) in Nancy, France in 2011. He is on the international technical committees for the MCWASP and the LMP conference series. In addition to teaching materials processing, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, engineering design, and numerical modeling, Professor Krane has lectured on professional ethics in engineering practice.

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