Areas of Interest

  • 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.

Publications (Select)

Entire publication list can be found here.

  • Jafary-Zadeh M, Praveen Kumar G, Branicio PS, Seifi M, Lewandowski JJ, Cui F.  A Critical Review on Metallic Glasses as Structural Materials for Cardiovascular  Stent Applications. J Funct Biomater. 2018 Feb 27;9(1). pii: E19. doi: 10.3390/jfb9010019. Review. PubMed PMID: 29495521; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5872105.
  • Lewandowski, J.J., Varadarajan, R., Smith, B., Tuma, C., Shazly, M., and Vatamanu, L.O. (2008).   “Tension and Fatigue Behavior of 316LVM 1x7 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. (2016) “Fracture and Fatigue of Wires and Cables Used in the Biomedical Industry”, International Materials Reviews,  61(4), pp. 231-314. 
  • Lewandowski, J.J. and Seifi, M. (2016) "Metal additive manufacturing: a review of mechanical properties" Annual Review of Materials Research, 46, 151-186.
  • Lavvafi, H., Lewandowski, M.E., Schwam, D.,  Lewandowski, J.J. (2017). "Effects of surface laser treatments on microstructure, tension, and fatigue behavior of AISI 316LVM biomedical wires", Materials Science and Engineering: A 688, 101-113.
  • Luo, J., Ye, W., Ma, X., Bobanga, J.O., Lewandowski, J.J. (2018). "The evolution and effects of second phase particles during hot extrusion and re-extrusion of a NiTi shape memory alloy" Journal of Alloys and Compounds 735, 1145-1151.
  • Luo, J., Bobanga, J.O., and Lewandowski, J.J. (2017). "Microstructural heterogeneity and texture of as-received, vacuum arc-cast, extruded, and re-extruded NiTi shape memory alloy", Journal of Alloys and Compounds 712, 494-509.


Cleveland FES Center

Case Western Reserve University

Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center
Case Western Reserve University

Director, Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator Laboratory
Case Western Reserve University


Program Contact
John Lewandowski

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(216) 368-4234

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