Dr. Constantin Solomon

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Dr. Constantin Virgil Solomon


Rayen School of Engineering

Moser Hall 2505

phone: (330) 941-1730


  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2022

      "On the Role of Microscopy in Mechanical Engineering Education"

      Microscopy and Microanalysis, volume 28 (Supp.1)

    • 2021

      "Modeling and characterization of binder jet 3D printed NiMnGa components using X-ray microscopy"

      Microscopy and Microanalysis, volume 27 (Suppl.2)

    • 2020

      "Sintering effects on additive manufactured Ni-Mn-Ga shape memory alloys: a microstructure and thermal analysis"

      Journal of Materials Science, issue 2020

    • 2020

      "Processing of soft magnetic fine powders directly from as-spun partial crystalline Fe77Ni5.5Co5.5Zr7B4Cu ribbon via ball mill without devitrification"

      IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, volume 56, issue 2020

    • 2018

      "4D printing of net shape parts made from Ni-Mn-Ga magnetic shape memory alloys"

      Additive Manufacturing, volume 21, issue 2018, p. 579 – 588

    • 2017

      "A facile method for producing porous parts with complex geometries from ferromagnetic Ni-Mn-Ga shape memory alloys"

      Materials Letters, volume 200, issue 2017

    • 2007

      "Vitrification of a monatomic metallic liquid"

      Nature, volume 488, issue 2007


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"Professional Preparation

  • 1985 – 1990:   Gh. Asachi Polytechnic Institute, Iasi, Romania, BS/MS Mechanical Engineering
  • 1998 – 2002:   Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, PhD Materials Science & Engineering
  • 2002 – 2007:   Arizona State University, Center for Solid State Science, Postdoc

Professional Experience

  • 2021 – Present, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
    Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Rayen School of Engineering
  • 2014 – 2021: Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
    Associate Professor, Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • 2009 – 2014: Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
    Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  • 2007 – 2009:   University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
    Electron Microscopy Specialist, Institute of Materials Science
  • 1991 – 1998:   Gh. Asachi Technical University, Iasi, Romania
    Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • 1990 – 1991:   AGMUS S.A. Company, Iasi, Romania
    Production Engineer 
  • Research Focus

    Advanced materials, additive manufacturing, analytical methods for materials characterization, numerical modeling of processes and mechanical behavior of material, fracture mechanics, failure analysis.

  • Expertise

    Dr. Solomon expertise includes 4D printing of shape memory alloys, materials characterization using microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, additive manufacturing of composite materials, mechanical testing of materials, prediction of mechanical behavior using numerical methods, thin film synthesis and characterization, fracture mechanics, and failure analysis of components and mechanical systems.