Ibrahim Karaman

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Chevron Professor I

Ibrahim Karaman

Office: RDMC 235
Phone: 979.862.3923
Email: ikaraman@tamu.edu

Research Webpage

Research Interests

  • Deformation and annealing twinning induced grain boundary engineering in ultrafine grain and nanostructured materials including shape memory alloys and low stacking fault energy, high strength steels. 
  • Development and characterization of magnetic shape memory alloys with high actuation force. Bridging length scales in deforming single and textured polycrystals of structural magnetic shape memory alloys.
  • Novel processing and thermomechanical treatment of high-temperature shape memory alloys (HTSMAs) for obtaining nanostructured HTSMA actuators with excellent cyclic stability, fatigue and creep resistances.
  • Development of undergraduate curriculum for “Nanoscale Issues in Manufacturing”.
  • Fabrication of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) and bulk metallic glass matrix composites via powder consolidation using equal channel angular extrusion for kinetic energy penetrators.
  • Fabrication and deformation studies of bulk nanocrystalline materials.
  • Development of a MagnetoThermoMechanical (MTM) testing system for characterization of magnetic shape memory alloys.

Awards & Honors

  • The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) Robert Lansing Hardy Award, 2005. This award is given to a young person in the broad field of metallurgy for exceptional promise of a successful career, rather than for any specific accomplishment.
  • Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Experiment Station Select Young Faculty Award, 2002.
  • Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Experiment Station Special Research Fellow, 2001.
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award Recipient, 2001
  • Member of Editorial Board, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2002-2005, TMS, Warrendale, PA


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 2000.
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1996.
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1995.

Selected Publications

M. Haouaoui*, I. Karaman, H. Maier and K.T. Hartwig, 2004, “Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Behavior of Bulk Copper Obtained by Consolidation of Micro and Nano Powders,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, in press.

G.G. Yapici*, I. Karaman, Z.P. Luo, H.J. Maier, and Y.I. Chumlyakov, 2004, “Microstructural Refinement and Deformation Twinning During Severe Plastic Deformation of 316L Stainless Steel at High Temperatures,” Journal of Materials Research, in press.

H.E. Karaca*, I. Karaman , Y.I. Chumlyakov, D.C. Lagoudas, and X.Y. Zhang, 2004, “Compressive Response of A Single Crystalline CoNiAl Shape Memory Alloy,” Scripta Materialia,Vol. 51, pp. 261-266.

I. Karaman, J. Robertson*, J.-T. Im*, S. N. Mathaudhu*, Z.P. Luo and K. T. Hartwig, 2004, “The Effect of Temperature and Extrusion Speed on The Consolidation of Zirconium Based Metallic Glass Powder Using Equal Channel Angular Extrusion,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 35A, pp. 247-256.

H.E. Karaca*, I. Karaman , D.C. Lagoudas, H. J. Maier, and Y.I. Chumlyakov, 2003, “Recoverable Stress Induced Martensitic Transformation in A Ferromagnetic CoNiAl Alloy,” Scripta Materialia, Vol. 49, pp. 831-838.