Karaman appointed to Chevron Professorship

Photo of Dr. Ibrahim KaramanDr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Ibrahim Karaman to the Chevron Professorship I in the Dwight Look College of Engineering.

The appointment is effective for a term of three years.

Karaman, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2000. He is the interim department head of the newly created Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Program.

Karaman has made numerous contributions in the areas of processing and characterization of crystalline materials and has published more than 160 refereed journal articles in prestigious journals. His contributions have been recognized through several awards and honors, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award; the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Robert Lansing Hardy Award; and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Senior Fellow Award. He earned the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2001.

His research focuses on magnetic shape memory alloys, bulk metallic glasses and composites; micro-mechanical constitutive modeling of crystal plasticity; twinning and martensitic phase transformation in metallic materials, magnetic, thermal and mechanical activation of martensitic phase transformation, using unique processing methodologies, such single crystal growth and equal channel angular extrusion.

Karaman earned the bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bogazici University of Istanbul, Turkey. He earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Karaman was recently honored by the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University with the 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award for Research.