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Matthew Willard

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Investigates phase transformations and materials processing, especially their impact on structure and properties of materials
Office: 512 White
Phone Number: (216) 368-5070

Education

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995

Awards and Recognitions

2019, Technical Educator Award, Cleveland Technical Societies Council
2017, Undergraduate Teaching Award, Case School of Engineering
2015, Brimacombe Metalist, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
2015, Reimagine Education Semifinalist, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
2014, IEEE Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2012, Kavli Frontiers of Science, Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Science
2012, Frontier of Engineering Speaker, National Academy of Engineering
2009, Alan Berman Publication Award, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
2004, Alan Berman Publication Award, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Research Interests

Phase transformations and materials processing, especially their impact on structure and properties of materials.<br>Example applications:<br>- Nanocomposite soft magnetic alloys<br>- Rare-earth free permanent magnets<br>- Metal matrix composites

Professional Leadership and Service

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - PRESENT, Member IEEE
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - PRESENT, Member American Foundry Society
Friday, January 1, 2010 - PRESENT, Member American Physical Society
Thursday, January 1, 2009 - PRESENT, Chairman, Magnetic Materials Committee The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society
Friday, January 1, 1999 - PRESENT, Member Materials Research Society

Publications

Willard, M. A., Dong, B., & Lan, S. (2021). Nanostructured Iron-Nitride Martensite Synthesized from Fe79Mo10B10Cu1 Magnetic Nanocomposite Alloy. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, (), 167677.
Thomas, S., Willard, M. A., Martone, A., Heben, M., Solomon, C., Welton, A., ... Shi, D. (2020). Processing of Soft Magnetic Fine Powders Directly From As-Spun Partial Crystalline Fe 77 Ni 5.5 Co 5.5 Zr 7 B 4 Cu Ribbon via Ball Mill Without Devitrification. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 56 (6), 1-9.
Thomas, S., Willard, M. A., Martone, A., Heben, M., Solomon, V., Welton, A., ... Shi, D. (2020). Nanocrystallites via Direct Melt Spinning of Fe 77 Ni 5.5 Co 5.5 Zr 7 B 4 Cu for Enhanced Magnetic Softness. Physica Status Solidi A, 217 (8).
Thomas, S., Willard, M. A., Martone, A., Heben, M., Solomon, V., Welton, A., ... Shi, D. (2020). Nanocrystallites via Direct Melt Spinning of Fe77Ni5.5Co5.5Zr7B4Cu for Enhanced Magnetic Softness. Physica Status Solidi A, (), 1900680.
Lan, S., & Willard, M. A. (2020). Structural, thermal, and magnetic properties of Fe79Mo B20-Cu1 magnetic amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 496 ().
Willard, M. A., & Martone, A. (2020). Nanocrystallites via Direct Melt Spinning of Fe77Ni5.5Co5.5Zr7B4Cu for Enhanced Magnetic Softness. Physica Status Solidi A , (), 1900680.
Xiang, J., Lewandowski, J. J., & Willard, M. A. (2020). Tension and fatigue behavior of Al-2124A/SiC-particulate metal matrix composites. Materials Science and Engineering A, 770 (), 138518.
DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2019.138518
Lan, S., & Willard, M. A. (2020). Structural, thermal, and magnetic properties of Fe79MoxB20−xCu1 magnetic amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys. Journal of Magntism and Magnetic Materials, 496 (), 165952.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2019.165952
Szymanski, N., Adhikari, V., Willard, M. A., Sarin, P., Gall, D., & Khare, S. (2019). Enhanced magnetization and stability in Fe 16N 2 through alloying. Journal of Applied Physics, 126 (), 093902.
DOI: 10.1063/1.5088670
Zhan, X., Daniil, M., Liu, X., Willard, M. A., Akolkar, R. N., & Ernst, F. (2019). Amorphous Ni–P: Effect of Tungsten Alloying on Magnetic Properties. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ().
Zhan, X., Daniil, M., Liu, X., Willard, M. A., Akolkar, R. N., & Ernst, F. (2019). Effect of tungsten alloying on magnetic properties of amorphous Ni--P. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 786 (), 742-749.
Dong, B., Healy, J., Lan, S., Daniil, M., & Willard, M. A. (2018). Computational alloy design of (Co 1-x Ni x ) 88 Zr 7 B 4 Cu 1 nanocomposite soft magnets. AIP Advances, 8 (5).
Martone, A., Dong, B., Lan, S., & Willard, M. A. (2018). Iron-rich (Fe 1-x-y Ni x Co y ) 88 Zr 7 B 4 Cu 1 nanocrystalline magnetic materials for high temperature applications with minimal magnetostriction. AIP Advances, 8 (5).
Huguet, L., Van Orman, J., Hauck, S., & Willard, M. A. (2018). Earth's inner core nucleation paradox. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 487 (), 20-Sep.
Martone, A., Lan, S., Dong, B., & Willard, M. A. (2018). Iron-Rich (Fe1-x-yNixCoy)88Zr7B4Cu1 Nanocrystalline Magnetic Materials for High Temperature Applications with Minimal Magnetostriction. AIP Advances, ().
Dong, B., Healy, J., Lan, S., Daniil, M., & Willard, M. A. (2018). Computational alloy design of (Co1-xNix)88Zr7B4Cu1 nanocomposite soft magnets. AIP Advances, ().
Huguet, L., Van Orman, J., Hauck, S., & Willard, M. A. (2018). Earth’s inner core nucleation paradox. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 487 (), 9-20.
Willard, M. A. (2015). Crystal structure and magnetic properties of (Fe,Si,Al)-based nanocomposite magnets designed for cryogenic applications. , ().
Willard, M. A. (2015). Structure and Magnetic Properties of Nanocrystalline Fe88-2xCoxNixZr7B4Cu1 Soft Magnetic Alloys. , ().
Franco, V., Beron, F., Pirota, K., Knobel, M., & Willard, M. A. (2015). Characterization of the magnetic interactions of multiphase magnetocaloric materials using first-order reversal curve analysis. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 117 (17), -.
Willard, M. A., & Daniil, M. (2014). Non-equilibrium Materials Design: A Case Study of Nanostructured Soft Magnets for Cryogenic Applications. New Journal of Physics, ().