Marko Knezevic

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

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

  • ME 643: Machine Design
  • ME 727/827: Advanced Mechanics of Solids
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 922: Continuum Mechanics
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research
  • MS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Ghorbanpour, S., McWilliams, B. A., & Knezevic, M. (2020). Effects of environmental temperature and sample pre-straining on high cycle fatigue strength of WE43-T5 magnesium alloy. International Journal of Fatigue, 141, 105903. doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2020.105903

Alam, M. E., Pal, S., Decker, R., Ferreri, N. C., Knezevic, M., & Beyerlein, I. J. (2020). Rare-earth- and aluminum-free, high strength dilute magnesium alloy for Biomedical Applications. Scientific Reports, 10(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-020-72374-z

Savage, D. J., McWilliams, B. A., Vogel, S. C., Trujillo, C. P., Beyerlein, I. J., & Knezevic, M. (2020). Erratum to Mechanical behavior and texture evolution of WE43 magnesium-rare earth alloy in Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar and Taylor Impact Cylinder Testing International Journal of Impact Engineering Volume 143 (2020) 103589. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 144, 103656. doi:10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2020.103656

Vasilev, E., Zecevic, M., McCabe, R. J., & Knezevic, M. (2020). Experimental verification of a crystal plasticity-based simulation framework for predicting microstructure and geometric shape changes: Application to bending and Taylor impact testing of Zr. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 144, 103655. doi:10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2020.103655

Eghtesad, A., Germaschewski, K., Lebensohn, R. A., & Knezevic, M. (2020). A multi-GPU implementation of a full-field crystal plasticity solver for efficient modeling of high-resolution microstructures. Computer Physics Communications, 254, 107231. doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107231

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., McCabe, R. J., Lebensohn, R. A., Tomé, C. N., Liu, C., Lovato, M. L., & Mihaila, B. (2013). Integration of self-consistent polycrystal plasticity with dislocation density based hardening laws within an implicit finite element framework: Application to low-symmetry metals. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 61(10), 2034-2046. doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2013.05.005

Knezevic, M., Beyerlein, I. J., Brown, D. W., Sisneros, T. A., & Tomé, 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 α-titanium with embedded polycrystal plasticity in implicit finite elements. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 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