Robert Cryderman

Research Associate Professor

Education: B.S.E and M.S.E – Metallurgical Engineering, University of Michigan


Research Area

Relationships between mechanical properties and microstructure, fatigue and fracture failure mechanisms, microstructures with novel thermomechanical processing methods

Technical Focus

I joined the staff at ASPPRC in 2012 after 48 years of industrial experience as a metallurgical engineer in the steel producing industry with emphasis on new product and process development, including many years as an ASPPRC sponsor representative. I have worked with development and customer applications for sheet, plate, tube, rail, bar, and rod products.

My main interests are in utilizing alloy design and advanced thermomechanical processing techniques to achieve microstructures in medium to high carbon steels that will provide a benefit to the performance of steel parts in highly stressed applications subjected to fatigue and impact loads. I am focusing on the influences of second phase precipitates, prior austenite grain size, and prior austenite grain boundary strength on fatigue induced fractures.