Carnegie Mellon University

Marc De Graef

Marc De Graef

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-389


Professor De Graef received his BS and MS degrees in physics from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in 1983, and his Ph.D. in physics from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1989, with a thesis on copper-based shape memory alloys. He then spent three and a half years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Materials Department at the University of California at Santa Barbara before joining Carnegie Mellon in 1993 as an assistant professor.He is currently professor and co-director of the J. Earle and Mary Roberts Materials Characterization Laboratory.


Ph.D., Catholic University Leuven (Belgium)


Professor De Graef’s research interests lie in the area of microstructural characterization of structural intermetallics and magnetic materials. His current focus is on the development of experimental and modeling techniques for the quantitative study of magnetic domain configurations in a variety of materials, including ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, magnetic thin films, and patterned structures. This study includes a theoretical analysis of the use of shape functions in the computation of shape-dependent material properties. A second research focus is on the acquisition and representation of the three-dimensional character of microstructures. Work in this area includes development of experimental and numerical techniques to extract quantitative3-D data from serial sectioning experiments using a focused ion beam. The generation of accurate forward models for many different characterization modalities is also a topic of current interest.


P.G. Callahan, M.P. Echlin, M.A. Groeber, T.M. Pollock, and M. De Graef. "3D texture visualization approaches: Theoretical Analysis and Examples". J. Applied Crystallography, 50, 430-440 (2017).

S. Singh and M. De Graef. "Dictionary Indexing of Electron Channeling Patterns". Microsc. MicroAnal., 23, 1-12 (2017).

P. Kc, K.A. Mohan, C. Phatak, C. Bouman, and M. De Graef. “3D Reconstruction of the Magnetic Vector Potential using Model Based Iterative Reconstruction”. Ultramicroscopy 182, 131-144 (2017).

P.G. Callahan, M. Echlin, T.M. Pollock, F. Ram, S. Singh, and M. De Graef. “3D Texture Visualization Approaches: Applications to Nickel and Titanium Alloys”. J. Appl. Crystal. 50, 1267-1279 (2017).

Marquardt, K. and De Graef, M. and Singh, S. and Marquardt, H. and Rosenthal, A. and Hiraga, T.. "Quantitative electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) data analyses using the dictionary indexing (DI) approach: overcoming indexing difficulties in geological materials", American Mineralogist, 102, 1843-1855 (2017).