Marcus Young

Assistant Professor
Associate Department Chair for Undergraduate Program
Discovery Park E123
940-369-5073
Marcus.Young@unt.edu
  • Biography

    Ph.D., Northwestern University, Materials Science Engineering, 2006
    Thesis: “Strain Measurements and Imaging of Metal Matrix Composites using High Energy X-rays” at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

    B.S., Colorado School of Mines, Metallurgical and Materials Science and Engineering, 2002

    B.F.A. in Ceramics, University of North Texas, 1997

    B.F.A. in Sculpture, University of North Texas, 1997

  • Research

    Under the broad heading of Structural Metallic Materials, Dr. Young's research group focuses on the development, processing, and characterization of structural alloys, specifically:

    • shape memory alloys (e.g. NiTi-, Cu-, Fe-based, etc…)
    • refractory and reactive metal alloys (e.g. Ti-, Zr-, Hf-, Nb-, Ta-based, etc…)
    • lightweight alloys (e.g. Al-, Mg-, Ti-based, etc…)
    • amorphous metal alloys
    • high entropy alloys (HEAs) and complex concentrated alloys (CCAs)

    Often times, using these structural alloys as a base, his research group also focuses on the development, processing, and characterization of

    • porous metallic materials
    • metal composites

    In terms of characterization techniques, Dr. Young’s research group is especially focused on characterizing materials using neutron, synchrotron and laboratory X-ray scattering in combination with thermomechanical testing. In addition to characterization of structural metallic materials, Dr. young’s group also examines battery materials (Pb-based, etc…) and superconducting materials (REBCO, etc…).

    Another branch of Dr. Young’s research group is focused on examining modern and ancient art historical objects by using a multitude of advanced techniques such as optical microscopy, SEM, TEM, neutron diffraction, synchrotron X-ray diffraction and imaging, DSC, FIB, nanoindentation, and 3D atom probe. Most of these cultural heritage objects are of historical significance so it is important to pay special attention to testing nondestructively and non-invasively.

    Lab website

  • Publications

    Journal Publications

    1. H. Yu and M.L. Young: “Three-dimensional modeling of high strain rate deformation of austenitic shape memory alloys”, in press, Smart Materials and Structures, November (2017)
    2. M. Carl, J. Smith, B. Van Doren, and M.L. Young: “Effect of Ni-content on the Transformation Temperatures in NiTi-20 at. % Zr High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys”, Metals, 7 (11) 511 1-15, November (2017)
    3. Y. Snir, N.A. Ley, M. Carl, L. Mello, and M.L. Young: “Effects of Hydrogen-charging on the Phase Transformation of Martensitic NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Wires”, in press, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, October (2017)
    4. M. Carl, B. Van Doren, and M.L. Young: “In-situ SR-XRD Examination of Phase and Oxide Growth during a High Temperature Cycle with Short Isothermal Holds of a NiTi-20 at.% Zr HTSMA”, submitted to a Special Issue in Shape Memory and Superelasticity, May (2017)
    5. D. Zhu, Y. Su, M.L. Young, J. Ma, Y. Zheng, and L. Tang: “Biological responses and mechanisms of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells to Zn and Mg biomaterials”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (33) 27453-27461, August (2017)
    6. H. Yu and M.L. Young: “One-dimensional Thermomechanical Model for High Strain Rate Deformation of Austenitic Shape Memory Alloys”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 710 (5) 858-868, July (2017)
    7. J. N. Strickland, B. Ohl, G. Chitwood, K. Krishnan, G. Kohn, and M. L. Young: “Anisotropic Nature of Raw, Radially Strained, and Radially Strained and Aged Steel Tubes”, Materials Performance and Characterization, 6 (4) 1-16, October (2016)
    8. Y. Qiu, M.L. Young, and Xu Nie: “High Strain Rate Compression of Martensitic NiTi Shape Memory Alloy at Different Temperatures”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, in print, October (2016)
    9. M. Carl, B. Zhang, and M.L. Young: “Texture and Strain Measurements from Bending of NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Wires”, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, in print, June (2016)
    10. B. Zhang and M.L. Young: “High Energy Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction Measurements of Simple Bending of Pseudoelastic NiTi Shape Memory Wires”, Powder Diffraction, 31 (2)104-109 June (2016)
    11. M. Carl and M.L. Young: “Complementary Analytical Methods for Analysis of Ag-Plated Cultural Heritage Objects”, Microchemical Journal, 126 307-315, May (2016)
    12. M. Komarasamy, R.S. Mishra, S. Mukherjee, and M.L. Young: “Friction stir processed thermally stable immiscible nanostructured alloys”, JOM, 67 (12) 2820-2827, December (2015)
    13. Y. Qiu, H. Yu, and M.L. Young: “Mechanical Properties of NiTi-based Foam with High Porosity for Implant Applications”, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 1 (4) 479-485, November (2015)
    14. Y. Qiu, M.L. Young, and Xu Nie: “Influence of Dynamic Compression on Phase Transformation of Martensitic NiTi Shape Memory Alloys”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46 (10) 4661-4668, October (2015)
    15. Y. Qiu, M.L. Young, and Xu Nie: “High Strain Rate Compression of Martensitic NiTi Shape Memory Alloys”, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 1 (3) 310-318, September (2015)
    16. M.L. Young and D.C. Dunand: “Comparing Compositions of Modern Cast Bronze Sculptures: Optical Emission Spectroscopy vs. X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy”, JOM, 67 (7) 1646-1658, July (2015)
    17. E. Turner, M. Carl, M.L. Young, and J. Thurman: “Laser Engraved Enamel”, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), January (2015)
    18. T. Novak, H. D. Vora, R.S. Mishra, M.L. Young, and N.B. Dahotre: “Synthesis of Al0.5CoCrCuFeNi and Al0.5CoCrFeMnNi High-entropy Alloys by Laser Melting”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 45 (10) 1603-1607, October (2014)
    19. P.J.S. Buenconsejo, R. Zarnetta, M.L. Young, H. Brunken, A. Mehta, and A. Ludwig: “On the mechanism that leads to vanishing thermal hysteresis of the B2-R phase transformation in multilayered (TiNi)/(W) shape memory alloy thin films”, Thin Solid Films, 564 79-85, August (2014)
    20. O. Benafan, J. Brown, F.T. Calkins, P. Kumar, A. Stebner, T. Turner, R. Vaidyanathan, J. Webster, and M.L. Young: “Shape Memory Alloy Actuator Design: CASMART Collaborative Best Practices and Case Studies”, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 10999 1569-1713, October (2013)
    21. M.L. Young, S. Gollerthan, A. Baruj, J. Frenzel, W. Schmahl, and G. Eggeler: “Strain Mapping of Crack Extension in Pseudoelastic NiTi Shape Memory Alloys during Static Loading”, Acta Materialia, 61 (15) 5800-5806, September (2013)
    22. M.L. Young, M. Frotscher, H. Bei, T. Simon, E.P. George, and G. Eggeler: “Nanoindentation of Pseudoelastic NiTi containing Ni4Ti3 precipitates”, International Journal of Materials Research, 103 (12) 1434-1439 December (2012)
    23. M.L. Young, J.DeFouw, J. Frenzel, and D.C. Dunand: “Cast Replicated NiTiCu Foams with Superelastic Properties”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 43 (8) 2939-2944 August (2012)
    24. M.L. Young: “Archaeometallurgy using Synchrotron Radiation: A Review”, Reports on Progress in Physics, 75 (3) 036504 1-15 February (2012)
    25. D. Kurumlu, E.J. Payton, M.L. Young, M. Schöbel, G. Requena, and G. Eggeler: “High Temperature Strength and Damage Evolution in Short Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Alloys Studied by Miniature Creep Testing and Synchrotron Microtomography”, Acta Materialia, 60 (1) 67-78 January (2012)
    26. D. Hunter, W. Osborn, K. Wang, N.V. Kazantseva, J. R. Hattrick-Simpers, R. Suchoski, R. Takahashi, M.L. Young, A. Mehta, L.A. Bendersky, S.E. Lofland, M. Wuttig, and I. Takeuchi: “Giant magnetostriction in annealed Co1-xFex thin films”, Nature, 2 518 November (2011)
    27. C. Maletta and M.L. Young: “Stress-induced Martensite in Front of Crack Tips in NiTi Shape Memory Alloys: Modeling Versus Experiments”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 20 (4-5) 597-604 July (2011)
    28. M.L. Young, F. Casadio, J. Marvin, W.T. Chase, and D.C. Dunand: “An Ancient Chinese Bronze Fragment Reexamined after 50 Years: Contributions from Modern and Traditional Techniques”, Archaeometry, 52 1015-1043 October (2010)
    29. M.L. Young, F. Casadio, S. Schnepp, E. Pearlstein, J.D. Almer, and D.R. Haeffner: “Non-invasive characterization of manufacturing techniques and corrosion of ancient Chinese bronzes and a later replica using synchrotron X-ray diffraction”, Applied Physics A, 100(3) 635-646 September (2010)
    30. R. Zarnetta, R. Takahashi, M.L. Young, A. Savan, Y. Furuya, S. Thienhaus, B. Maass, M. Rahim, J. Frenzel, H. Brunken, Y.S. Chu, R.D. James, I. Takeuchi, G. Eggeler, and A. Ludwig: “Identification of Quaternary Shape Memory Alloys with Zero Thermal Hysteresis and Unprecedented Functional Stability”, Advanced Functional Materials, 20 (12) 1917-1923 May (2010)
    31. L.-G. Bujoreanu, M.L. Young, S. Gollerthan, Ch. Somsen, and G. Eggeler, “Influence of Heat Treatment and Microstructure on the Tensile Pseudoelastic Response of a Ni-rich NiTi Shape Memory Alloy”, International Journal of Materials Research, 101(5) 623-630 May (2010)
    32. M.L. Young, M.F.-X. Wagner, J. Frenzel, W.W. Schmahl, and G. Eggeler: “Phase Volume Fractions and Strain Measurements in an Ultrafine-grained NiTi Shape-memory Alloy during Tensile Loading”, Acta Materialia, 58 2344-2354 February (2010)
    33. S. Gollerthan, M.L. Young, K. Neuking, and G. Eggeler: “Direct Physical Evidence for the Back Transformation of Stress-induced Martensite in the Vicinity of Cracks in Pseudoelastic NiTi Shape Memory Alloys”, Acta Materialia, 57 (19) 5892-5897 November (2009)
    34. M.L. Young, J.D. Almer, D.R. Haeffner, R. Rao, J. A. Lewis, and D.C. Dunand: “Effect of Ceramic Preform Geometry on Load Partitioning in Al2O3-Al Composites with Three-Dimensional Periodic Architecture”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 526 (1-2), 190-196 November (2009)
    35. M.L. Young, S. Schnepp, F. Casadio, A. Lins, M. Meighan, J.B. Lambert, and D.C. Dunand: “Matisse to Picasso: A Compositional Study of Modern Bronze Sculptures”, Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, 395 (1), 171-184 September (2009)
    36. J. Olbricht, A. Yawny, M.L. Young, and G. Eggeler: “Mechanical and Microstructural Observations during Compression Creep of a Short Fiber Reinforced AlMg Metal Matrix Composite”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 510-511, 407-412 June (2009)
    37. M.L. Young, R. Rao, J.D. Almer, D.R. Haeffner, J. A. Lewis, and D.C. Dunand: “Load Partitioning in Al2O3-Al Composites with Three-dimensional Periodic Architecture”, Acta Materialia, 57 (8) 2362-2375 April (2009)
    38. S. Gollerthan, M.L. Young, A. Baruj, J. Frenzel, W. Schmahl, and G. Eggeler: “Fracture Mechanics and Microstructure in NiTi Shape Memory Alloys”, Acta Materialia, 57 (4) 1015-1025 February (2009)
    39. E.S. Friedman, A. Brody, M.L. Young, J.D. Almer, C.U. Segre, and S. Mini: “Synchrotron Radiation-based X-ray Analysis of Bronze Artifacts from an Iron Age site in the Judean Hills”, Journal of Archaeological Science, 35 (7), 1951-1960 July (2008)
    40. M.R. Daymond, M.L. Young, J.D. Almer, and D.C. Dunand: “Strain and Texture Evolution during Mechanical Loading of a Crack Tip in Martensitic Shape-memory NiTi”, Acta Materialia, 55 (11), 3929-3942 June (2007)
    41. M.L. Young, J. Defouw, J.D. Almer, D.R. Haeffner, and D.C. Dunand: “Load Partitioning during Compressive Loading of a Mg/MgB2 Composite”, Acta Materialia, 55 (10), 3467-3478 June (2007)
    42. M.L. Young, J.D. Almer, U. Lienert, M.R. Daymond, D.R. Haeffner, and D.C. Dunand: “Load Partitioning between Ferrite and Cementite during Elasto-Plastic Deformation of an Ultrahigh-Carbon Steel”, Acta Materialia, 55 (6), 1999-2011 April (2007)
    43. T.E. Wilkes, M.L. Young, R.E. Sepulveda, D.C. Dunand, and K.T. Faber: “Composites by Aluminum Infiltration of Porous Silicon Carbide Derived from Wood Precursors”, Scripta Materilia, 55 (12), 1083-1086 December (2006)
    44. E.S. Friedman, A. Brody, M.L. Young, D. Peterson, and S. Mini: “High Energy Synchrotron Radiation Studies of Tin-Bronze Artifacts from Tell en-Nasbeh, Northern Judah, ca. 1000-586 BCE” , 5th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science Conference Proceedings, June (2006)
    45. M.L. Young, F. Casadio, S. Schnepp, J.D. Almer, D.R. Haeffner, and D.C. Dunand,: “Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction and Imaging of Ancient Chinese Bronzes”, Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 83 (2), 163-168 February (2006)

    Selected Conferences

    1. Choong Y. Lee*, Justin Cooper, and Marcus L. Young: “Surface Treatment Study on Repair Methods for Trumpet Piston Valves”, poster presentation: UNT’s 5th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research in Engineering, November (2017) – 1st Place Winner
    2. A. Young*, T. Torgerson*, K. Gomez*, and M.L. Young: “NiTiSn Shape Memory Alloy for Actuator Applications in Deep Space Expandable Habitat”, oral and poster presentation: Student Design Challenge, International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, May (2017) – 2nd Place
    3. Ying Qiu and Marcus L. Young: “Preparation and Characterization of Ice-templated Copper Foams”, invited keynote oral presentation, E-MRS, May (2015)
    4. Nathan Ley, Mageshwari Komarasamy, Matthew Carl, Rajiv Mishra, and Marcus L. Young: “Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction of a Friction Stir Processed Al0.1CoCrFeNi High Entropy Alloy”, oral presentation: UNT’s University Scholars Day, April (2015) – 2nd Place Winner
    5. Baozhuo Zhang and Marcus L. Young: “In Situ Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction Measurement of Simple Bending of NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Wires”, oral presentation, ASM’s 6th North Texas Inter-University Materials Science and Engineering Symposium, April (2015) – 4th Place Winner
    6. Matthew Carl, Erin Turner, Marcus L. Young, and James Thurman: “Surface Investigation of Laser Engraved White Enamels”, poster presentation, UNT’s 3rd Annual Graduate Exhibition, February (2015) – 1st Place Winner
    7. M.L. Young: “The Use of Synchrotron Radiation in Archaeometallurgy”, invited oral presentation: at Ruhr Universitaet - Bochum, November (2014)
    8. M.L. Young: “Advanced Characterization Techniques for Archaeometallurgy”, invited oral presentation: at Northwestern University, November (2014)
    9. Nathan Ley, Mageshwari Komarasamy, Matthew Carl, Rajiv Mishra, and Marcus L. Young: “Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction of a Friction Stir Processed Al0.1CoCrFeNi High Entropy Alloy”, poster presentation, UNT’s 2nd Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research in Engineering, November (2014) – 1st Place Winner
    10. M.L. Young: “Advanced Characterization Techniques: From Micro-, Nano-, and Atomistic Structures”, invited oral presentation, Technische Universitaet Chemnitz, June (2014)
    11. M.L. Young: “Advanced Characterization Techniques: From Micro-, Nano-, and Atomistic Structures”, invited oral presentation, Surface & Coatings Forum at the Manufacturing Expo 2014, June (2014)
    12. Matthew Carl, Kevin Tucker, Mark Leonard, and Marcus L. Young: “Analysis of Cultural Heritage Objects using a Dual Beam Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)/Focused Ion Beam (FIB) System”, poster presentation: UNT’s 2nd Annual Graduate Exhibition, June (2014) – 1st Place Winner
    13. Ying Qiu, Marcus L. Young, and Xu Nie: “Influence of High Strain Rate Deformation on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Martensitic NiTi Shape Memory Alloys”, poster presentation: UNT’s 2nd Annual Graduate Exhibition, June (2014) – 2nd Place Winner
    14. M.L. Young, John D. DeFouw, D.C. Dunand, and Jan Frenzel: “Superelastic NiTiCu Foams Produced by Cast Replication”, invited oral presentation: International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, May (2014)
    15. Stephanie Routh, Huseyin Bostanci, and Marcus L. Young: “Graded Porous Copper Foam for Improved Cooling of High Power Devices”, oral presentation: UNT’s University Scholars Day, April (2014) – 3rd Place Winner for Paper
    16. Ying Qiu, Marcus L. Young, and Xu Nie: “High Damping Capacity of Martensitic NiTi Shape Memory Alloys under Dynamic Loading”, oral presentation: ASM’s 5th North Texas Inter-University Materials Science and Engineering Symposium, April (2014) – 4th Place Winner
    17. Matthew A. Carl, Chris A. Smith, Marcus L. Young, Kevin Tucker, Mark Leonard, and John Dennis: “Dual Beam Scanning Electron Microscope and Focused Ion Beam (FIB): A Novel Method for Characterization of Cultural Heritage Objects”, invited oral presentation: Materials Research Society, December (2013)
    18. M.L. Young: “The Use of Synchrotron Radiation in Archaeometallurgy”, invited oral presentation: Materials Research Society, December (2013)
  • Professional Experience

    9/12 - Present Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

    10/10 - 5/12 Research Metallurgist, ATI Wah Chang

    8/10 - 5/12 Instructor, Oregon State University

    2/08 - 2/10 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Ruhr University - Bochum

    7/06 - 8/07 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Honors and Awards
    • Acta Student Award for “Load Partitioning during Compressive Loading of a Mg/MgB2 Composite”
    • 2-year Post-doctoral Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
    • Advisory personnel for University of Chicago NSF Archaeometry Project 2006-2007
    • U. S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation Graduate Student Award to Attend the 54th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students – June 24-July 3,2004
    • Sole proprietor of a ceramics business, Infinite Vision, from 1995-1998.  Produced, marketed, and sold ceramics