Megumi Kawasaki
306 Dearborn Hall
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. Materials Science, University of Southern California, 2007
  • M.S. Materials Science, University of Southern California, 2004
  • B.Eng. Metallurgy & Materials Science, Osaka Prefecture University, 2002 

Research Interests:

Dr. Kawasaki's research interests lie in the area of the synthesis and characterizing unique properties of hybrid ultrafine-grained metals and nanocomposites processed by severe plastic deformation (SPD).  Her work includes processing of metals and alloys through the application of SPD techniques and characterize the (bulk and micro) mechanical properties at both ambient and high temperature ranges.  


Megumi Kawasaki is an Associate Professor of Materials Science at Oregon State University. Previously, she was an Associate Professor at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, where she joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2012.  She also held an Adjunct Research Associate Professor in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at USC (2012-2017) and a Visiting Researcher position in Materials Science at the Osaka Prefecture University (2013-present).

She has received an Early Career Award from the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials in April 2016, and received a NanoSPD Young Researcher Award at the 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation (NanoSPD7) in July 2017.

Selected publications:

(For a list of publications and citations:

  • J.-K. Han, K.-D. Liss, T.G. Langdon, M. Kawasaki, “Synthesis of a bulk nanostructured metastable Al alloy with extreme supersaturation of Mg” Scientific Reports (2019)   DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-53614-3
  • M. Kawasaki, S.-H. Jung, J.-M. Park, J. Lee, J.-i. Jang, J.-K. Han, "Mechanical bonding of Aluminum hybrid alloy system through high-pressure torsion", Advanced Engineering Materials (2019) 1900483.
  • J.-K. Han, D.K. Han, G.Y. Liang, J.-i. Jang, T.G. Langdon, M. Kawasaki, "Direct bonding of aluminum-copper metals through high-pressure torsion processing”, Advanced Engineering Materials 20 (2018) 1800642.
  • M. Kawasaki, J.-K. Han, D.-H. Lee, J.-i. Jang, T.G. Langdon, "Fabrication of nanocomposites through diffusion bonding under high-pressure torsion", Journal of Materials Research 33 (2018) 2700-2710.
  • J.-K. Han, X. Li⁠⁠, R. Dippenaar, K.-D. Liss, M. Kawasaki, "Microscopic plastic response in a bulk nano-structured TiAl intermetallic compound processed by high-pressure torsion", Materials Science and Engineering A 714 (2018) 84-92.