James Krzanowski

James Krzanowski

Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Director of the Materials Science Program


Ph.D., Materials Science, MIT, 1983
M.S., Materials Science, MIT, 1981
B.E., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Stevens Institute of Technology, 1978

Prof. Krzanowski's specialization is in the field of Materials Science. Before coming to UNH, he held engineering and research positions with IBM and the U.S. Army Materials Research Laboratory. His research interests are currently focused on the development and fabrication of thin-film coatings. Work is currently being carried out to develop a simple process for coating materials with titanium carbide, a hard, wear-resistant material. The mechanical properties of metallic thin films and multilayers are also being investigated. Dr. Krzanowski also specializes in the use of advanced methods for characterizing the properties of materials, such as electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and x-ray diffraction.

Prof. Krzanowski teaches Materials Science courses in the Department, including ME 561 - Introduction to Materials Science, ME 760/MS 860 - Physical Metallurgy, ME 761 - Diffraction and Imaging Methods in Materials Science, ME 762/MS 862- Electronic Materials Science and ME 763/MS 863 - Thin Film Science and Technology. He also administers the Materials Science Minor.

Research Areas

  • Development and fabrication of thin-film coatings
  • Mechanical properties of materials and their relation to microstructure and heat treatment
  • Transmission electron microscopy studies of interfaces created by solid-state joining processes


  • James E. Krzanowski, Stephen Veldhuis, Paul Aliotta and Daniel J. Foley, “The Effects of Substrate Bias and Edge Proximity on the Mechanical Properties and Machining Performance of TiN-Coated Carbide Inserts,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Performance, 2012, (DOI) 10.1007/s11665-012-0449-z
  • Dale A. Delisle and James E. Krzanowski, “Surface Morphology and Texture of TiAlN/CrN Multilayer Thin Films,” Thin Solid Films, Volume: 524 Pages: 100-106 DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2012.09.073 Published: DEC 1 2012
  • Margaret A. Nowicki, James E. Krzanowski and Jose L. Endrino (2012). “Structural and tribological characterization of Ti-In-N films deposited by magnetron sputter deposition,” Journal of Matericals Research, 27, pp 850-856 doi:10.1557/jmr.2011.345
  • W.X. Du, Q. Wang, D, Saxner, N. A. Deskins, J.E. Krzanowski, A.I. Frenkel, X.W. Teng, “Highly Active Iridium/Iridium-Tin/Tin Oxide Heterogeneous Nanoparticles as Alternative Electrocatalysts for the Ethanol Oxidation Reaction,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., v. 133 (2010) pp. 15172-15183.
  • V. Martinez- Niogues, F.J. Medel, M. D. Mariscal, J. L. Endrino, J. Krzanowski, F. Yubero and J. A. Puertolas, “Tribological performance of DLC coatings on UHMWPE,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, v. 252 (2010) p. 012006
  • Canan G. Guleryuz and James E. Krzanowski, "Mechanisms of Self-lubrication in Patterned TiN Coatings Containing Solid Lubricant Microreservoirs," Surface and Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 2392-2399.
  • Canan G. Guleryuz, James E. Krzanowski, Stephen C. Veldhuis, German S. Fox-Rabinovich, "Machining performance of TiN coatings incorporating indium as a solid lubricant" Surface and Coatings Technology, v. 203 (2009) 3370-3376.
  • John H. Zimmerman, Canan G. Guleryuz and James E. Krzanowski, "Fabrication and tribological properties of titanium nitride coatings incorporating solid lubricant microreservoirs," Surface and Coatings Technology, 202 (2008) 2023-2032.
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