Phone: (864) 656-5349
Materials Science and Engineering
Office: 201b Olin Hall
Awards & Recent Publications
- Young Leaders Development Award, TMS, 2007-2008
- Award for Faculty Excellence, Clemson University Board of Trustees (2007)
- Board of Trustees Student Representative, ASM International, 2006-2007.
- Diamond GEM Award, ACerS, 2006
- Excellence in Engineering Fellow, Sandia National Laboratory, 2004-2007
- Teaching Fellow, Washington State University, 2004.
- Alteration of Dentin-Enamel Mechanical Properties Due to Common Dental Whitening and Etching Treatments, B. Zimmerman*, L. Datko, S. Alapati, D. Dean , M. Kennedy, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials vol. 3 pp. 339-346 (2010).
- The synthesis, processing, and properties of sub-micron grained highly transparent yttria ceramics, K. Serivalsatit, B. Kokuoz, B. Yazgan-Kokuoz, M. Kennedy, J. Ballato, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, v. 93, pp. 1320 – 1325 (2010).
- ASM City of Materials: Interacting in a Virtual World. J. Edwards, S. Lewis, M. Kennedy, P. Ferro, C. Hayes, Journal of Materials Education, v.32 (1-2), pp. 39 - 52 (2010).
- Deformation and Failure of Small-scale Structures, B.L. Boyce, J.Y. Huang, D.C. Miller, and M. Kennedy, JOM, April (2010).
- Adhesion and Fracture in Scandium Deuteride Films, Effects of Hydrogen on Materials, M. S. Kennedy, N. R. Moody, D. P. Adams, L. Espada, D. R. Kammler, E. D. Reedy, Jr, N. Y. Yang, D. F. Bahr, Proceedings of the International Hydrogen Conference, B. Somerday, P. Sofronis, R. Jones, eds., 2009, ASM, Materials Park, OH pp. 710-717.
- Interfacial Fracture in Compliant Substrate Film Systems, Proceedings of the Symposium on Fracture in MEMS, NEMS, and Small Volume Devices,M. S. Kennedy, J. Yeager, M. J. Cordill, D. P. Adams, E. D. Reedy, Jr., D. F. Bahr, N. R. Moody, ICF12, 2009, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, paper T24.009.
- Environmental Influence on Interface Interactions and Adhesion of Au/SiO2, M.S. Kennedy, N.R. Moody, D.P. Adams, M. Clift, D.F. Bahr, Materials Science & Engineering: A (Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing), v 493, n 1-2, p 299-304, 15 Oct. 2008.
- The Aging of Metallic Thin Films: Delamination, Strain Relaxation, and Diffusion, M.S. Kennedy, N.R. Moody, D.F. Bahr, JOM, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 50-53 (2007).
- The Effect of non uniform chemistry on interfacial fracture toughness, M.S. Kennedy, N.R. Moody, D.F. Bahr. Metallurgical Transactions A., vol. 38, pp. 2256-2262 (2007).
- Nanomechanics-Based Approach for Characterizing the Mechanical Response of Wear Tested Electroformed Nickel, N. R. Moody, M. J. Cordill, J. M. Jungk, M. S. Kennedy, W. M. Mook, S. V. Prasad, D. F. Bahr, W. W. Gerberich. Metallurgical Transactions A. (accepted December 2006).
Ph.D. in Materials Science (2007), M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2003) and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2002) from Washington State University.
Research & Outreach
Dr. Kennedy’s research group focuses on the mechanical response of thin films and interfaces, specifically those used in MEMS structures, flexible electronics, and biological systems. Using the fabrication facilities at Clemson and at collaborating labs, her group characterizes how small feature sizes influence both deformation mechanisms and also failure of these structures. She maintains a diverse research group consisting of graduate students, undergraduates and also high school students. To find out more about her group’s research, visit www.clemson.edu/~mskenne.
Dr. Kennedy is active as an ASM and TMS member, contributing many technical and professional committees. She was honored with one of the 2008 TMS Young Leader Awards and is the current Vice-Chair of the TMS Mechanical Behavior committee. She is also the recent past chair of the ASM Web Committee and co-chair of ASM's Materials Radio. She advises both the undergraduate student chapter of Material Advantage (2007-current), as well as previously advising the graduate student chapter of Material Research Society (2007-2009).