Associate Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation Professor
Dr. Kester Clarke is an associate professor in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Department at Colorado School of Mines and serves as the Forging Industry Education and
Research Foundation (FIERF) Professor. He engages in research on deformation processes in
metal alloys with the Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys and the Advanced Steel
Processing and Products Research Center. His research interests include alloy development,
material deformation and fabrication processes, and the use of experimental and modeling
methods to examine the effect of material processing history and microstructure on mechanical
properties and performance. He holds a joint appointment as a Scientist at Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory, Nuclear Sciences Division, Energy & Environment Directorate, and is a
Guest Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sigma Division.
- BA, Psychology, Indiana University
- BS, Materials Science & Engineering, Wayne State University
- MS, PhD, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
- Hands-on improvement and analysis of metal thermal- and deformation-processing methods, and the use of experimental and modeling techniques to examine the effect of material processing history and microstructure on mechanical properties and performance.