John Shimanek

  • Program Year: 4
  • Academic Institution: Pennsylvania State University
  • Field of Study: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Allison Beese
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2021)
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (2022)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018


J. D. Shimanek, Z.-K. Liu, and A. M. Beese, "Effects of misorientation on single crystal plasticity by finite element methods," Computational Materials Science 237 (2024) 112879. doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2024.112879

Q. Luo, J. D. Shimanek, T. W. Simpson, and A. M. Beese, "An Image-Based Transfer Learning Approach for Using In Situ Processing Data to Predict Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Mechanical Properties," 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, 2024, doi: 10.1089/3dp.2023.0186

A. Eghtesad, J.D. Shimanek, S.-L. Shang, R. Lebensohn, M. Knezevic, Z.-K. Liu, A.M. Beese, "Density functional theory-informed dislocation density hardening within crystal plasticity: Application to modeling deformation of Ni polycrystals", Computational Materials Science 215 (2022) 111803, doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2022.111803

J.D. Shimanek, S.L. Shang, A.M. Beese, Z.L. Liu, "Insight into the ideal shear strength of Ni-based dilute alloys using first-principles calculations and correlational analysis", Computational Materials Science 212 (2022) 111564, doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2022.111564

J.D. Shimanek, S. Qin, S.-L. Shang, Z.-K. Liu, and A.M. Beese, "Predictive Crystal Plasticity Modeling of Single Crystal Nickel Based on First-Principles Calculations", JOM 74 (2022) 1423. doi: 10.1007/s11837-022-05175-6

X. Chong, S.L. Shang, A.M. Krajewski, J.D. Shimanek, W. Du, Y. Wang, J. Feng, D. Shin, A.M. Beese, Z.K. Liu, "Correlation analysis of materials properties by machine learning: illustrated with stacking fault energy from first-principles calculations in dilute fcc-based alloys", J. Phys. Condens. Matter 33 (2021) 295702. doi:10.1088/1361-648X/ac0195

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