Dr. Matthew Kasemer

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 1008 NERC
  • Phone: (205) 348-0044

Areas of Research

  • Crystal Plasticity
  • Deformation Modeling
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Materials Processing and Modeling


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2018
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2015
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2012


Dr. Matthew Kasemer’s research interests lie primarily in developing and utilizing computational models to predict the response of metals subjected to loading, with a specific focus on modeling the deformation response of polycrystalline structural alloys. This allows for an understanding of the development of plasticity at both the crystal scale and the sample scale, lending insight into microstructure-property relationships.


  • J. Cappola, J.C. Stinville, M.A. Charpagne, P.G. Callahan, M.P. Echlin, T.M. Pollock, A. Pilchak, M. Kasemer, “On the Localization of Plastic Strain in Microtextured Regions of Ti-6Al-4V”, Acta Materialia, 204 (2021), 116492.
  • M. Kasemer and P. Dawson, ”A finite element methodology to incorporate kinematic activation of discrete deformation twins in a crystal plasticity framework,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 358 (2020), 112653.
  • M. Kasemer, E. Zepeda-Alarcon, R. Carson, P. Dawson, H.-R. Wenk, ”Deformation heterogeneity and intragrain lattice misorientations in high strength contrast dual-phase bridgmanite/periclase,” Acta Materialia, 189 (2020), 284-298.
  • M. Kasemer, G. Falkinger, F. Roters, “A numerical study of the influence of modeling parameters on the plastic anisotropy of rolled aluminum sheet,” Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 28 (2020), 085005.
  • M. Kasemer, M.P. Echlin, J.C. Stinville, T.M. Pollock, P. Dawson, “On slip initiation in equiaxed α/β Ti-6Al-4V,” Acta Materialia, 136 (2017), pp. 288-302.