James Krzanowski

Director of the Materials Science Program and Professor, Materials Science

Phone: (603) 862-2315
Office: Mechanical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall, Durham, NH 03824
James Krzanowski

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.


  • Ph.D., Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.E., Materials Science, Stevens Institute of Technology

Courses Taught

  • ME 561: Intro to Materials Science
  • ME 761: Diffractn & Image Mthds in MS
  • ME/MS 761/861: Diffractn & Image Mthds in MS
  • MS 861: Diffractn & Image Mthds in MS
  • MS 900: Seminar
  • MS 961: Thermodynamics & Kin Matrls II
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Dosbaeva, G. K., El Hakim, M. A., Shalaby, M. A., Krzanowski, J. E., & Veldhuis, S. C. (2015). Cutting temperature effect on PCBN and CVD coated carbide tools in hard turning of D2 tool steel. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 50, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2014.11.001

Shalaby, M. A., El Hakim, M. A., Abdelhameed, M. M., Krzanowski, J. E., Veldhuis, S. C., & Dosbaeva, G. K. (2014). Wear mechanisms of several cutting tool materials in hard turning of high carbon–chromium tool steel. Tribology International, 70, 148-154. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2013.10.011

Krzanowski, J. E., Veldhuis, S., Aliotta, P., & Foley, D. J. (2013). The Effects of Substrate Bias and Edge Proximity on the Mechanical Properties and Machining Performance of TiN-Coated Carbide Inserts. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 22(6), 1611-1618. doi:10.1007/s11665-012-0449-z

Delisle, D. A., & Krzanowski, J. E. (2012). Surface morphology and texture of TiAlN/CrN multilayer coatings. Thin Solid Films, 524, 100-106. doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2012.09.073

Nowicki, M. A., Krzanowski, J. E., & Endrino, J. L. (2012). Structural and tribological characterization of Ti–In–N films deposited by magnetron sputter deposition. Journal of Materials Research, 27(5), 850-856. doi:10.1557/jmr.2011.345

Du, W., Wang, Q., Saxner, D., Deskins, N. A., Su, D., Krzanowski, J. E., . . . Teng, X. (2011). Highly Active Iridium/Iridium–Tin/Tin Oxide Heterogeneous Nanoparticles as Alternative Electrocatalysts for the Ethanol Oxidation Reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(38), 15172-15183. doi:10.1021/ja205649z

Endrino, J. L., Nainaparampil, J. J., & Krzanowski, J. E. (2002). Microstructure and vacuum tribology of TiC–Ag composite coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering-pulsed laser deposition. Surface and Coatings Technology, 157(1), 95-101. doi:10.1016/s0257-8972(02)00138-x

Crannell, B. S., Eighmy, T. T., Krzanowski, J. E., Eusden, J. D., Shaw, E. L., & Francis, C. A. (2000). Heavy metal stabilization in municipal solid waste combustion bottom ash using soluble phosphate. Waste Management, 20(2-3), 135-148. doi:10.1016/s0956-053x(99)00312-8

Eighmy, T. T., Crannell, B. S., Butler, L. G., Cartledge, F. K., Emery, E. F., Oblas, D., . . . Francis, C. A. (1997). Heavy Metal Stabilization in Municipal Solid Waste Combustion Dry Scrubber Residue Using Soluble Phosphate. Environmental Science & Technology, 31(11), 3330-3338. doi:10.1021/es970407c

Eighmy, T. T., Eusden, J. D., Krzanowski, J. E., Domingo, D. S., Staempfli, D., Martin, J. R., & Erickson, P. M. (1995). Comprehensive Approach toward Understanding Element Speciation and Leaching Behavior in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Electrostatic Precipitator Ash. Environmental Science & Technology, 29(3), 629-646. doi:10.1021/es00003a010

Most Cited Publications