John Shimanek

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
  • Field of Study: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Allison Beese
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018



S. Qin, S.L. Shang, J. Shimanek, Z.K. Liu, A.M. Beese, Macroscopic plastic deformation through an integrated first-principles calculations and finite element simulations: Application to nickel single crystal, under review.

X. Chong,S.-L. Shang, A.M. Krajewski, J. Shimanek, W. Du, Y. Wang, J. Feng, D. Shin, A.M. Beese, and Z.-K. Liu, Understanding materials properties by machine learning: Illustrated with stacking fault energy from first-principles calculations in dilute Al-, Ni- and Pt-based alloys, under review.

S.L. Shang, J. Shimanek, S. Qin, Y. Wang, A.M. Beese, Z.K. Liu, Unveiling dislocation characteristics in Ni 3Al from stacking fault energy and ideal strength: A first-principles study via pure alias shear deformation, Physical Review B 101 (2020) 2:024102. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.101.024102

J. Shimanek, Q. Rizzardi, G. Sparks, P.M. Derlet, R. Maass, Scale-dependent pop-ins in nanoindentation and scale-free plastic fluctuations in microcompression, Journal of Materials Research 35 (2020) 2:196. doi:10.1557/jmr.2019.386


Brindley-Choe Fellowship, MatSE at Penn State, 2020
3M Science and Technology Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science, 2018-2019
Gerson B. Bilow Scholarship, MatSE at University of Illinois, 2016-2017
James Scholar, University of Illinois, 2014-2018