Lewandowski, John, PhD

Research Statement

Dr. John Lewandowski’s research and teaching interests are primarily in the areas of processing/structure/property relationships in ferrous and non-ferrous engineering materials; effects of superposed pressure on deformation/fracture; fatigue and fracture of intermetallics  and composites, bulk metallic glass, and layered/laminated materials; deformation processing; blast-resistant materials; advanced engineered materials systems; fracture and fatigue of biomedical materials; failure analysis; and additive manufacturing.

Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Director, Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator Laboratory, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Seth R, Discolo CM, Palczewska GM, Lewandowski JJ, Krakovitz PR. Ultrasound characterization of middle ear effusion. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Jan-Feb;34(1):44-50. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2012.08.005. Epub 2012 Oct 17. PubMed PMID: 23084430; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3518560.
  • Shiose A, Takaseya T, Kim HI, Kobayashi M, Horai T, Rao S, Arakawa Y, Fujiki M, McCarthy MA, Liu Y, Lewandowski JJ, Davis A, Fukamachi K. In vivo evaluation of a new surfactant polymer coating mimicking the glycocalyx of endothelial cells. ASAIO J. 2011 Sep-Oct;57(5):395-8. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e318229ac9c. PubMed PMID: 21869616; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3163065.
  • Lewandowski, J.J., Varadarajan, R., Smith, B., Tuma, C., Shazly, M., and Vatamanu, L.O. (2008).   “Tension and Fatigue Behavior of 316LVM 1×7 Multi-strand Cables used as Implantable Electrodes”,  Materials Science and Engineering A, 486(1-2), pp. 447-454.
  • Lewandowski, J.J. , Varadarajan, R.,  and Smith, B. (2008). “Tension and Fatigue Behavior of Silver-cored Composite Multi-strand Cables Used as Implantable Cables and Electrodes”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 492, pp. 191-198.
  • Lavvafi, H., Lewandowski, J.R., and Lewandowski, J.J. (2014). “Flex Bending Fatigue of Wires and Ribbons”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 601, pp. 123-130.
  • Gbur, J. and Lewandowski, J.J. (2015) “Fracture and Fatigue of Wires and Cables Used in the Biomedical Industry”, International Materials Reviews,  in press.

Contact Information

Contact Name: John Lewandowski
Contact Number: (216) 368-4234
Contact Email: jjl3@case.edu