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

  • 561: Intro to Materials Science
  • 797: Honors Seminar
  • 999: Doctoral Research
  • 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

Feng, Z., Zecevic, M., Knezevic, M., & Lebensohn, R. A. (2022). Predicting extreme anisotropy and shape variations in impact testing of tantalum single crystals. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 241. doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2022.111466

Marki, R. E., Brindley, K. A., McCabe, R. J., & Knezevic, M. (2022). Crystal mechanics-based thermo-elastic constitutive modeling of orthorhombic uranium using generalized spherical harmonics and first-order bounding theories. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 560, 153472. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2021.153472

Kellogg, F., Vasilev, E., Kudzal, A., Taggart-Scarff, J., Marsico, J., Knezevic, M., & McWilliams, B. (2022). Physical simulations of heat-affected zone microstructures to compare weldability characteristics of additively manufactured and wrought 17-4 stainless steel. MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, 185. doi:10.1016/j.matchar.2021.111714

Bhowmik, S., Zhang, J., Vogel, S. C., Nene, S. S., Mishra, R. S., McWilliams, B. A., & Knezevic, M. (2022). Effects of plasticity-induced martensitic transformation and grain refinement on the evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties of a metastable high entropy alloy. JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 891. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.161871

Radhakrishnan, M., Kombaiah, B., Bachhav, M. N., Nizolek, T. J., Wang, Y. Q., Knezevic, M., . . . Anderoglu, O. (2021). Layer dissolution in accumulative roll bonded bulk Zr/Nb multilayers under heavy-ion irradiation. JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, 557. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2021.153315

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