Michael Kimiecik
Michael Kimiecik, Ph.D.
Associate
Materials & Corrosion Engineering
  • Menlo Park

Dr. Kimiecik specializes in failure analysis, failure prevention, metallurgy, and materials science. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2015, where he studied microscale deformation of shape-memory alloys. During the course of his research, he helped to perfect several microscale analysis techniques that combined electron microscopy, digital image correlation, and “big data” analysis. Dr. Kimiecik has particular interest in shape-memory/ superelastic alloys, microstructural development, fractography, small-scale deformation and engineering mechanics issues pertaining to industries including medical devices, transportation, aerospace, and oil and gas, among others.

Dr. Kimiecik is well-versed in quantitative metallography techniques, optical and electron microscopy-based fractography, as well as fatigue and fracture mechanics, and uses these skills to solve large- or small-scale failure analyses. His research experience with generalist tools also makes him invaluable to any analysis requiring microscopy, large scale data mining, creative experimental problem solving, or general expertise in mechanical behavior of materials.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2015
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2009

Publications

Kimiecik M, Jones JW, Daly S. Grain orientation dependence of phase transformation in the shape memory alloy Nickel-Titanium. Acta Materialia 2015; 94:214–223.

Kimiecik M, Jones JW, Daly S. Quantitative analysis of phase transformation in Ni-Ti shape memory alloys. Advanced Materials & Processes 2013; 21:21–25.

Kimiecik M, Jones JW, Daly S. Quantitative studies of microstructural phase transformation in Nickel-Titanium. Materials Letters 2013; 95:25–29.

Shahnazari M, Yao W, Dai W, Wang B, Ionova-Martin SS, Ritchie RO, Heeren D, Burghardt AJ, Nicolella DP, Kimiecik MG. Higher doses of bisphosphonates further improve bone mass, architecture, and strength but not the tissue material properties in aged rats. Bone 2010; 46:1267–1274.

Refereed Conference Papers and Extended Abstracts 

Kimiecik MJ. Damage accumulation in superelastic nickel titanium under low cycle fatigue. Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition, 2014.

Kimiecik MJ. Quantitative measures of microstructural phase transformation in nickel-titanium. Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition, 2013.

Kimiecik MJ. Using SEM-DIC to examine phase transformation and other strain localization phenomena at the microscale. Quantitative measures of microstructural phase transformation in nickel-titanium, Shape Memory and Superelastic Technology Symposium 2013.

Refereed Conference Summaries and Abstracts 

Kimiecik MJ. Microstructural strain memory and associated plasticity in superelastic NiTi under low cycle fatigue, 51st Annual Technical Conference of Society of Engineering Sciences, 2014.

Kimiecik MJ. Full field, in situ observations of damage accumulation in superelastic NiTi under low cycle fatigue, 17th US National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, 2014.

Kimiecik MJ. Full field, in situ observations of damage accumulation in superelastic NiTi under low cycle fatigue. Shape Memory and Superelastic Technology Symposium, 2014.

Kimiecik MJ. Full field mapping of microstructural strain accommodation during superelastic deformation in nickel titanium. TMS Annual Conference & Exposition, 2013.

Kimiecik MJ. Full-field mapping of microstructural evolution during superelastic deformation of SMAs. Materials Science and Technology Conference, 2012.

Kimiecik MJ. Full-field mapping of microstructural evolution during superelastic deformation of SMAs. Materials Science and Technology Conference, 2011.

Kimiecik MJ. Full field mapping of microstructural changes during superelastic deformation. 48th Annual Technical Conference of Society of Engineering Sciences, 2011.

Other Presentations 

Kimiecik MJ. Multi-scale experimental studies of shape memory alloys. ASME, University of Michigan Chapter, Invited Dinner Talk October 30, 2012.


CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2015
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2009