The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Andrew A. Wereszczak

Andrew Wereszczak

Joint Faculty Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Delaware

Research Bio

Research Interests

  • Science and engineering of brittle materials
  • Brittle materials used in armor, internal combustion engines, gas turbine engines, filtration, high-temperature processing, thermoelectric devices, electronic devices, actuators, rolling contact and wear applications, consumer items, and nuclear applications
  • Micro-, meso-, and macro-mechanical response as a function of material microstructure
  • Mechanical reliability and thermal management of structures
  • Novel mechanical test methods
  • High-temperature mechanical test methods
  • Probabilistic life prediction and design of brittle components
  • Fracture mechanics and finite element analysis

Selected Publications

    A. Wereszczak, O. Jadaan, M. Modugno, G. Hatala, and M. Lance, " Adaptation of the Chevron-Notch Beam Fracture Toughness Method to Specimens Harvested From Diesel Particulate Filters," in International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 00:1-9 (2017). doi:10.1111/ijac.12653.

    A. A. Wereszczak, J. E. Cousineau, K. Bennion, H. Wang, R. H. Wiles, T. B. Burress, and T. Wu, “Anisotropic Thermal Response of Packed Copper Wire,” in press, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, (2017).

    K. J. Ham, Y. K. Vohra, Y. Kono, A. A. Wereszczak, and P. Patel, “White-Beam X-ray Diffraction and Radiography Studies on High-Boron Containing Borosilicate Glass at High Pressures,” High Pressure Research, (2017).

    A. A. Wereszczak, S. B. Waters, R. J. Parten, and L. D. Pye, "Sub-Micron Fracture Mechanism in Silica-Based Glasses Activated by Permanent Densification from High-Strain Loading," Journal Non-Crystalline Solids, 443:172-183 (2016).

    A. A. Wereszczak and C. E. Anderson, Jr., "Borofloat and Starphire: A Comparison," Int. J. Applied Glass Sci., 5:334-344 (2014).

    A. A. Wereszczak, M. K. Ferber and W. Musselwhite, “Method for Identifying and Mapping Flaw Size Distributions on Glass Surfaces for Predicting Mechanical Response,” Int. J. Applied Glass Sci., 5:16-21 (2014).

    A. A. Wereszczak, T. G. Morrissey, C. Volante, P. Farris, Jr., R. Groele, R. H. Wiles, and H. Wang, “Thermally Conductive MgO-Filled Epoxy Molding Compounds,” IEEE Trans. Components, Packaging and Manuf. Tech., 3:1994-2005 (2013).

    A. A. Wereszczak, T. G. Morrissey, M. K. Ferber, K. P. Bortle, E. A. Rodgers, G. Tsoi, J. M. Montgomery, Y. Vohra, and S. Toller, “Responses of Siliceous Materials to High Pressure,” Cer. Eng. Sci. Proc., Vol. 34, Issue 5, Paper 04-01 (2013).

    A. A. Wereszczak, E. E Fox, M. J. Lance, and M. K. Ferber, “Failure Stress and Apparent Elastic Modulus of Diesel Particulate Filter Ceramics,” SAE Int. J. Mater. Manuf., 5:517-527 (2012).

    A. A. Wereszczak, D. J. Vuono, Z. Liang, and E. E. Fox, “Sintered Silver Joint Strength Dependence on Substrate Topography and Attachment Pad Geometry,” 7th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems (CIPS), Nuremberg, Germany, Mar. 2012.

    A. A. Wereszczak, W. L. Daloz, K. T. Strong, Jr., and O. M. Jadaan, “Effect of Indenter Elastic Modulus on Hertzian Ring Crack Initiation in Silicon Carbide,” Int. J. of Applied Cer. Tech., 8:885-894 (2011).

    A. A. Wereszczak, T. P. Kirkland, M. E. Ragan, K. T. Strong, Jr., and P. Patel, “Size-Scaling of Tensile Failure Stress in a Float Soda-Lime Silicate Glass,” Int. J. Applied Glass Sci., 1:143-150 (2010).

    A. A. Wereszczak, M. E. Ragan, K. T. Strong, Jr., P. J. Ritt, H. Wang, J. R. Salvador, and J. Yang, “Strength of N- and P-Type Skutterudites,” Cer. Eng. Sci. Proc., 31, [9] 49-60 (2010).

    A. A. Wereszczak, D. C. Harper, C. E. Duty, and P. Patel, “Glass Strengthening via High-Intensity Plasma-Arc Heating,” J. Am. Cer. Soc., 93:1256-59 (2010).

    A. A. Wereszczak, K. E. Johanns, and O. M. Jadaan, “Hertzian Ring Crack Initiation in Hot-Pressed Silicon Carbide,” J. Am. Cer. Soc., 92:1788-1796 (2009).

Contact Information

Andrew A. Wereszczak
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials
Room 167
2641 Osprey Vista Way
Knoxville, TN 37996




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