ONAMI | Jamie Kruzic


Jamie Kruzic

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Oregon State University


Microtechnology-Based Energy and Chemical Systems, Nanolaminates and Transparent Electronics


Prof. Jamie Kruzic completed his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.  After three years of post-doctoral work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he came to the Mechanical Engineering Department at Oregon State University as an assistant professor in materials science. His teaching and research focuses on the mechanical behavior of advanced materials and biomaterials, with specific emphasis on the mechanisms of fracture and fatigue.

Prof. Kruzic has more than 40 publications in this field, while courses taught at OSU include “Fracture of Materials,” “Mechanical Properties of Materials,” and “Dislocations and Mechanical Behavior of Materials.”  Specific interests in the ONAMI research efforts center around issues of material failure in energy and chemical systems and nanolaminates, and in the development of nanomaterials with improved mechanical properties. 

Selected Publications relevant to the ONAMI effort

    R.O. Ritchie, J.J. Kruzic, C.L. Muhlstein , R.K. Nalla, E.A. Stach, “Characteristic dimensions and micro-mechanisms of fracture and fatigue in ‘nano’ and ‘bio’ materials,” International Journal of Fracture, 2004, 128 (1-4), 1-15.
    J. J. Kruzic, J. M. McNaney, R. M. Cannon, R. O. Ritchie, “Effects of plastic constraint on the cyclic and static fatigue behavior of metal/ceramic layered structures,” Mechanics of Materials, 2004, 36 (1-2), 57-72.
    J. J. Kruzic, R. M. Cannon, R. O. Ritchie, “Crack-size effects on cyclic and monotonic crack growth in polycrystalline alumina: Quantification of the role of grain bridging,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2004, 87 (1), 93-103.

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