Amine Benzerga


Director, Center for Intelligent Materials and Structures (CiMMS)

Amine Benzerga

Office: HRBB 736C
Phone: 979.845.1602
Fax: 979.845.6051

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Research Interests

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Anisotropy in Plasticity and Fracture
  • Ductile Fracture
  • Discrete Dislocation Plasticity and Dislocation Mechanics
  • Macromolecular Mechanics of Polymers and Their Composites

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 - Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Faculty Fellow
  • 2011-2013 - Holder of the Edward "Pete" Aldridge Career Development Professorship I
  • 2009 - Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Select Young Faculty Award
  • 2008 - National Science Foundation CAREER Award Recipient
  • 2000 - Highest Honors for Ph.D. Dissertation Work, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
  • 1992 - Ranked 2nd among foreign students (> 500), "Grandes Ecoles" National Entry Exam, Concours Mines-Ponts-SupAero, France
  • 1989 - 6-year Government Scholarship, Classes Preparatoires & Engineering


  • 2000: Ph.D., Material Science & Engineering, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
  • 1995: M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 1995: Ingenieur Diploma ``B.Sc.'', Aerospace Engineering, Sup'Aero, Toulouse, France
  • 1989-1992: Classes Preparatoires, Physics, Lycee Massena, Nice, France

Selected Publications

Morin, L. Leblond, J.-B., and Benzerga, A. A. (2014), "Coalescence of voids by internal necking: theoretical estimates and numerical results," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, In Review

Poulain, X., Benzerga, A. A., and Goldberg, R. K. (2013), "Finite-strain elasto-viscoplastic behavior of an epoxy resin: Experiments and modeling in the glassy regime," International Journal of Plasticity, Revised

Kondori, B., and Benzerga, A. A. (2014), "Effect of Stress Triaxiality on the Flow and Fracture of Mg Alloy AZ31," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A., In Press

Kondori, B., and Benzerga, A. A. (2014), "Fracture strains, damage mechanisms and anisotropy in a magnesium alloy across a range of stress triaxalities," Experimental Mechanics, 54, 493-499

Benzerga, A. A. and Leblond, J.-B. (2014), "Effective Yield Criterion Accounting for Microvoid Coalescence," Journal of Applied Mechanics, 81, 031009

Poulain, X., Kohlman, L. W., Binienda, W., Roberts, G. D., Goldberg, R. K., and Benzerga, A. A. (2013) "Determination of the intrinsic behavior of polymers using digital image correlation combined with video-monitored testing," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50, 1869-1878

Kweon, S. and Benzerga, A. A. (2013) "On the localization of plastic flow in glassy polymers," European Journal of Mechanics, 39, 251-267.

Kweon, S. and Benzerga, A. A. (2013), "Finite element implementation of a macromolecular viscoplastic polymer model," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 94, 895-919

Keralavarma, S. M., Cagin, T., Arsenlis, A., and Benzerga, A. A. (2012), "Power-Law Creep From Discrete Dislocation Dynamics," Physical Review Letters, 109, 265504

Benzerga, A. A., Surovik, D., and Keralavarma, S. M., (2012), "On the path-dependence of the fracture locus in ductile materials - Analysis," International Journal of Plasticity, 37, 157-170