Jessica Anne Krogstad

Jessica Anne Krogstad
Jessica Anne Krogstad

Jessica Anne Krogstad

Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
168 Seitz Materials Research Lab MC 230
104 S. Goodwin
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-2118

structural materials, phase evolution, nonequilibrium processing routes, small-scale mechanical characterization, electron microscopy

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Academic and Scientific Experience

Professional Highlights

  • Jessica A. Krogstad received her BS with Honors in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and her PhD in Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara with Prof. Carlos G. Levi in 2012.  Her doctoral work explored phase evolution and structural stability in zirconia-based thermal barrier coatings.  In 2012, she began a postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University with Prof. Kevin J. Hemker. There she focused on the exploration of high temperature metallic systems for MEMS applications and high temperature micro-mechanical testing for experimental validation of multi-scale damage models of superalloy and composite materials in the spirit of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME). She joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor in August 2014. Her group focuses on understanding materials in nonequilibrium configurations and the evolution thereof, so as to generate and optimize unique functionality for operation in dynamic and extreme environments. Today, continued advancement in transportation, communication, energy conversion, and many other critical technologies relies on performance of materials, often under harsh conditions where chemistry, scale and morphology may change significantly over the coarse of operation.  Understanding how traditional design criteria evolve in these environments is vital not only for lifecycle and failure analysis, but once understood, these can be used to improve performance or develop alternative material systems.  Currently her group has three primary emphases: (i) the influence of defects on functionality and structural stability in thin films, (ii) the relationship between microstructure and deformation in ceramic structural materials, and (iii) dynamic structural evolution in extreme gradients.

Courses Taught

  • MSE 206 - Mechanics for MatSE
  • MSE 440 - Mechanical Behavior of Metals

Research Statement

Our group focuses on understanding materials in nonequilibrium configurations and the evolution thereof, so as to generate and optimize unique functionality for operation in dynamic and extreme environments. Today, continued advancement in transportation, communication, energy conversion, and many other critical technologies relies on performance of materials, often under harsh conditions where chemistry, scale and morphology may change significantly over the coarse of operation.  Understanding how traditional design criteria evolve in these environments is vital not only for lifecycle and failure analysis, but once understood, these can be used to improve performance or develop alternative material systems.  Currently our group has three primary emphases: (i) the influence of defects on functionality and structural stability in thin films, (ii) the relationship between microstructure and deformation in ceramic structural materials, and (iii) dynamic structural evolution in extreme gradients.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Krogstad, J.A., S. Krämer, D.M. Lipkin, C.A. Johnson, D.G.R. Mitchell, J.M. Cairney, C.G.Levi. “Phase Stability of t’-Zirconia Based TBCs: Mechanistic Insights.” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94 s168-s177 (2011). DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04531.x.
  • Krogstad, J.A., M. Lepple, Y. Gao, D.M. Lipkin, C.G. Levi. “Effect of Yttria Content on the Zirconia Unit Cell Parameters.” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94 [12] 4548-55 (2011). DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04862.x
  • Krogstad, J.A., R.M. Leckie, S. Krämer, D.M. Lipkin, C.A. Johnson, C.G. Levi. “Phase Evolution upon Aging of Air Plasma Spray t’-Zirconia Thermal Barrier Coatings¬: II – Microstructural Evolution.” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 96 [1] 299-307 (2013). DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05460.x
  • Lipkin, D.M., J.A. Krogstad, Y. Gao, C.A. Johnson, W.A. Nelson, C.G. Levi. “Phase Evolution upon Aging of Air Plasma Spray t’-Zirconia Thermal Barrier Coatings¬: I - Synchrotron Diffraction.” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 96 [1] 290-298 (2013). DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05451.x
  • Krogstad, J.A., M. Lepple, C.G. Levi. “Opportunities for Improved TBC Durability in the CeO2-TiO2-ZrO2 System.” Surf. Coat. Tech. 221 (2013) 44-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.01.026.
  • Krogstad, J.A., C. Keimel, K.J. Hemker. "Emerging Materials for Microelectromechanical Systems at High Temperature" J. Mater. Res. 29 [15] 1597-1608 (2014). DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2014.183.
  • Xie, K.Y., M.F. Toksoy, K. Kuwelkar, B. Zhang, J.A. Krogstad, R.A. Haber, K.J. Hemker. "Effect of Alumina on the Structure and Mechanical Properties of Spark Plasma Sintered Boron Carbide." J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 97 [11] 3710–3718 (2014). DOI: 10.1111/jace.13178.
  • Krogstad, J.A., Y. Gao, J. Bai, J. Wang, D.M. Lipkin, C.G. Levi. "In situ Diffraction Study of the Decomposition of t'-Zirconia at High Temperature." J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 98 [1] 247-254 (2015). DOI: 10.1111/jace.13249.
  • R. Mansbach, A. Ferguson, K. Kilian, J. Krogstad, C. Leal, A. Schleife, D. R. Trinkle, M. West and G. L. Herman. “Reforming an Undergraduate Materials Science Curriculum with Computational Modules.” J. Mater. Educ. 38 [3-4] 161-174 (2016).

Research Honors

  • TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award (2014)
  • DOE Early Career Award (2016)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2017)