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

Leu, B., Savage, D. J., Wang, J., Alam, M. E., Mara, N. A., Kumar, M. A., . . . Beyerlein, I. J. (2020). Processing of Dilute Mg–Zn–Mn–Ca Alloy/Nb Multilayers by Accumulative Roll Bonding. Advanced Engineering Materials, 22(1), 1900673. doi:10.1002/adem.201900673

Ferreri, N. C., Ghorbanpour, S., Bhowmik, S., Lussier, R., Bicknell, J., Patterson, B. M., & Knezevic, M. (2019). Effects of build orientation and heat treatment on the evolution of microstructure and mechanical properties of alloy Mar-M-509 fabricated via laser powder bed fusion. International Journal of Plasticity, 121, 116-133. doi:10.1016/j.ijplas.2019.06.002

Barrett, T. J., & Knezevic, M. (2019). Deep drawing simulations using the finite element method embedding a multi-level crystal plasticity constitutive law: Experimental verification and sensitivity analysis. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 354, 245-270. doi:10.1016/j.cma.2019.05.035

Zecevic, M., & Knezevic, M. (2019). An implicit formulation of the elasto-plastic self-consistent polycrystal plasticity model and its implementation in implicit finite elements. Mechanics of Materials, 136, 103065. doi:10.1016/j.mechmat.2019.103065

Feather, W. G., Ghorbanpour, S., Savage, D. J., Ardeljan, M., Jahedi, M., McWilliams, B. A., . . . Knezevic, M. (2019). Mechanical response, twinning, and texture evolution of WE43 magnesium-rare earth alloy as a function of strain rate: Experiments and multi-level crystal plasticity modeling. International Journal of Plasticity, 120, 180-204. doi:10.1016/j.ijplas.2019.04.019

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

Ardeljan, M., Beyerlein, I. J., & Knezevic, M. (2014). A dislocation density based crystal plasticity finite element model: Application to a two-phase polycrystalline HCP/BCC composites. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 66, 16-31. doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2014.01.006

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., 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