• From September 26th to 28th 2018, Europe´s Material Scientists and Engineers will meet at the Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE) at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. And a special focus on the following symposia:

    C05 - Small scall in situ mechanical testing:

     Small scale and in situ mechanical testing techniques are becoming more and more important for characterizing and understanding the mechanical behavior of a wide variety of materials. There is a rapid development of innovative in situ and small scale testing techniques, which allow further insights in the acting deformation processes and dominating deformation mechanisms.

    This symposium will mainly focus on both the development of new advanced in situ testing techniques and the further application of these techniques to understand the mechanical behavior of materials. Of special interest are combined experimental and simulation approaches, specifically focusing on the influences of interfaces on the material behavior. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    • Advanced small scale testing techniques (e.g. Nanoindentation, µ-compression, µ-tension testing).
    • Testing and understanding the deformation behavior of interfaces: Interface glide and migration in deformation of interface-dominated structures, i.e. grain and phase boundaries.
    • Coupling between deformation and interface chemistry.
    • Monotonic and cyclic testing; interrupted monitoring.
    • Testing at elevated temperatures and under various environmental conditions.
    • New testing approaches for fracture toughness determination.
    • Correlation high resolution microscopy analysis and in situ testing using optical microscopy, SEM, TEM or X-ray.
    • Evaluation of localized phenomena by use of digital image correlation, acoustic and thermal measurements or combined full-field measurements.
    • Correlation between experiments and simulations.

    Symposium Organizers:

    Karsten Durst, Physical Metallurgy, TU Darmstadt.

    Verena Maier-Kiener, Department Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing, Montanuniversität Leoben.

    Rebecca Janisch, ICAMS; Ruhr University Bochum.

    Afrooz Barnoush, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    Confirmed keynote speaker:

    Dr. Steffen Brinckmann from MPIE.

    Dr. Marco Sebastiani from University Roma Tre.

    Abstract deadline: February 28th, 2018

    Further information on the abstract submission can be found under https://www.mse-congress.de/topics/c-characterization/

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  • This is a 3 years PhD position for METZ.

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  • Call for late-breaking abstracts:

    It's still possible to accommodate a few more contributions in the following three sessions:

    • H1. Spatially-resolved Characterization of Thin Films and Engineered Surfaces
    • H2. Advanced Mechanical Testing of Surfaces, Thin Films, and Coatings
    • H3. Characterization of Coatings in Harsh Environments

    Please submit your abstract until February 21, 2018  at: http://www2.avs.org/conferences/ICMCTF/2018/index.htm

    The full description of the symposium is available at: http://www2.avs.org/conferences/ICMCTF/2018/symposium_h.htm

    For further details, please contact:

    • Benoit Merle, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany: benoit.merle@fau.de
    •  Marco Sebastiani, Roma TRE University, Italy: marco.sebastiani@uniroma3.it

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  • Nanobrücken 2018: Nanomechanical Testing Conference & Bruker Hysitron User Meeting, will take place on February 20th – 22nd, 2018 at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen, Germany. The event covers all aspects of nanomechanical and nanotribological testing. Topics include in-situ experimentation, theory/simulation and biomechanical testing. Nightly social events and a conference dinner provide a valuable forum for networking.

    Abstracts deadline : January 12th, 2018

    Website and registration:

    Nanobrücken 2018, Erlangen, Feb 20-22

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  • The annual "Colloque Plasticité" will take place in Nancy, France, April 9-11.

    Abstracts can be submitted on the conference website: https://plasticite2018.sciencesconf.org/

    before Jan 28th.

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