Marko Knezevic

Phone: (603) 862-5179
Office: Mechanical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W119, Durham, NH 03824

Prof. Knezevic joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department in spring semester 2013. Prior to joining the department, he worked at Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation in Columbus, OH from 2009 to 2011 as a principal research scientist for development of the commercial finite-element software DEFORM used for analysis of manufacturing processes. After industrial experience, he was with the Materials Science and Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM from 2011 to 2013 as the LANL Seaborg Institute Postdoctoral Fellow.

Prof. Knezevic’s research is focused on understanding of materials behavior under complex loading using a combination of computational methods and experiments, development of constitutive material models, design and manufacturing at component levels, materials design at microstructural length scales, as well as the development of high-performance computational applications integrating multi-scale material models for predicting materials behavior.


  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Drexel University
  • M.S., University of Novi Sad
  • B.S., University of Novi Sad

Courses Taught

  • IAM 999: Doctoral Research
  • ME 561: Intro to Materials Science
  • ME 643: Machine Design
  • ME 726: Fracture Mechanics
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 826: Fracture Mechanics
  • ME 922: Continuum Mechanics
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research
  • MS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Weiss, J., Su, Y., McWilliams, B. A., Beyerlein, I. J., & Knezevic, M. (2023). Embedding strain-rate sensitivities of multiple deformation mechanisms to predict the behavior of a precipitate-hardened WE43 alloy under a wide range of strain rates. Mechanics of Materials, 187, 104843. doi:10.1016/j.mechmat.2023.104843

Matukhno, N., Kljestan, N., Vogel, S. C., & Knezevic, M. (2023). Improvements in elongation and tradeoffs in strength and ductility of several Mg sheet alloys through cyclic bending under tension and annealing. International Journal of Material Forming, 16(5). doi:10.1007/s12289-023-01776-x

Vasilev, E., Wang, J., Zhu, G., & Knezevic, M. (2023). Influence of deformation banding instabilities on small scale yielding of a Mg-Nd alloy revealed by in-situ digital image correlation.. Sci Rep, 13(1), 5767. doi:10.1038/s41598-023-33072-8

Vasilev, E., Popov, D., Somayazulu, M., Velisavljevic, N., & Knezevic, M. (2023). White Laue and powder diffraction studies to reveal mechanisms of HCP-to-BCC phase transformation in single crystals of Mg under high pressure.. Sci Rep, 13(1), 2173. doi:10.1038/s41598-023-29424-z

Eghtesad, A., Shimanek, J. D., Shang, S. -L., Lebensohn, R., Knezevic, M., Liu, Z. -K., & Beese, A. M. (2022). Density functional theory-informed dislocation density hardening within crystal plasticity: Application to modeling deformation of Ni polycrystals. COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 215. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2022.111803

Ardeljan, M., Beyerlein, I. J., McWilliams, B. A., & Knezevic, M. (2016). Strain rate and temperature sensitive multi-level crystal plasticity model for large plastic deformation behavior: Application to AZ31 magnesium alloy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, 83, 90-109. doi:10.1016/j.ijplas.2016.04.005

Knezevic, M., Zecevic, M., Beyerlein, I. J., Bingert, J. F., & McCabe, R. J. (2015). Strain rate and temperature effects on the selection of primary and secondary slip and twinning systems in HCP Zr. ACTA MATERIALIA, 88, 55-73. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2015.01.037

Knezevic, M., Beyerlein, I. J., Brown, D. W., Sisneros, T. A., & Tome, C. N. (2013). A polycrystal plasticity model for predicting mechanical response and texture evolution during strain-path changes: Application to beryllium. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY, 49, 185-198. doi:10.1016/j.ijplas.2013.03.008

Knezevic, M., Lebensohn, R. A., Cazacu, O., Revil-Baudard, B., Proust, G., Vogel, S. C., & Nixon, M. E. (2013). Modeling bending of alpha-titanium with embedded polycrystal plasticity in implicit finite elements. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 564, 116-126. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2012.11.037

Knezevic, M., Levinson, A., Harris, R., Mishra, R. K., Doherty, R. D., & Kalidindi, S. R. (2010). Deformation twinning in AZ31: Influence on strain hardening and texture evolution. ACTA MATERIALIA, 58(19), 6230-6242. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2010.07.041

Most Cited Publications