Haluk E. Karaca, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Areas: Active Materials for Actuators, Composition-processing-microstructure-mechanical property relationships, Energy Harvesting, high strength shape memory alloys, high temperature shape memory alloys, iron ore sintering, magnetic refrigeration, magnetic shape memory alloys, nanotube fabrication, phase transformations, severe plastic deformation, shape memory composites, shape memory polymers, thermodynamical modeling

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - ME
263 RGAN
Lexington, KY 40506-0503
Phone: 859-218-0666
Fax: 859-257-3304
Email: karacahaluk@uky.edu

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey


2008 – present Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

2007 Postdoc, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University


  1. H.E. Karaca, I. Karaman, B. Basaran, Y.I. Chumlyakov , H.J. Maier, “Magnetic Field-Induced Martensitic Phase Transformation in NiMnCoIn Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys,” Submitted to Advanced Functional Materials, Vol 19 (7), p 983-998 (Invited), 2009.
  2. H.E. Karaca, I. Karaman, B. Basaran, Y.I. Chumlyakov, H.J. Maier, “Magnetic Field and Stress Induced Martensite Reorientation in NiMnGa Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Single Crystals”, Acta Materialia, Vol. 54, pp.233-245, 2006.
  3. H.E. Karaca, I. Karaman, A. Brewer, B. Basaran, Y.I. Chumlyakov , H.J. Maier, “Shape Memory and Pseudoelasticity Response of NiMnCoIn Magnetic Shape Memory Alloy Single Crystals”, Scripta Materialia, Vol 58, Issue 10 pp. 815-818, 2008.
  4. H.E. Karaca, I. Karaman, Y.I. Chumlyakov, D.C. Lagoudas, and X.Y. Zhang, “Compressive Response of a Single Crystalline CoNiAl Shape Memory Alloy”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 51, pp. 261-266, 2004.
  5. I. Karaman, H.E. Karaca, H.J. Maier, and Z.P. Luo,”The Effect of Severe Marforming on Shape Memory Characteristics of a Ti-Rich NiTi Alloy Processed Using Equal Channel Angular Extrusion”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 34A, pp. 2527-2539, 2003.
  6. A.K. Pathak, I. Dubenko, H.E. Karaca, S. Stadler, N. Ali, “Large inverse magnetic entropy changes and magnetoresistance in the vicinity of a field-induced martensitic transformation in Ni50−xCoxMn32−yFeyGa18”, Applied Physics Letters 97, 062505, 2010.
  7. J.A. Monroe, I. Karaman, H.E. Karaca, Y. Chumlyakov, H.J. Maier, “High-temperature superelasticity and competing microstructural mechanisms in Co49Ni21Ga30 shape memory alloy single crystals under tension”, Scripta Materialia, Vol 62(6), p 368-371, 2010
  8. H.E. Karaca, I. Karaman, B. Basaran, D.C. Lagoudas, Y.I. Chumlyakov , H.J. Maier, “On The Stress-Assisted Magnetic Field-Induced Phase Transformation in Ni2MnGa Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys”, Acta Materialia, vol 55, p 4253-4269, 2007
  9. H.E. Karaca, I. Karaman, B. Basaran, D.C. Lagoudas, Y.I. Chumlyakov, H.J. Maier, “One-way Shape Memory Effect Due to Stress-Assisted Magnetic Field-induced Phase Transformation in Ni2MnGa Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 55, pp. 803-806, 2006.
  10. H.E. Karaca, I. Karaman, D.C. Lagoudas, H. J. Maier, and Y.I. Chumlyakov, “Recoverable Stress Induced Martensitic Transformation in A Ferromagnetic CoNiAl Alloy”, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 49, pp. 831-838, 2003.