• Four conferences related to the themes of mechanical strength of materials, defects in semiconductors, mechanics and TEM have abstract submission deadlines approaching very fast :

    • ICSMA (July 2018, Ohio): the deadline for abstracts submission is January 15th, 2018.
    • EDS (June 2018, Greece): the deadline for abstract submission is February 19th, 2018.
    • European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EuraSEM).  (www.icem18.org) Brussels, July 1- 7th, 2018.  A session on “Micro- and nano-scale mechanical testing” is organized. Deadline January 15th, 2018.
    • http://imc19.com/ : International Microscopy Conference, Australia, 9-14 sept 2018. Many symposia related to interface, small scale structures, in situ. Deadline for abstract submission: February 1st, 2018.

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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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  • At the Department Materials Physics of the Montanuniversität Leoben (MUL), Daniel Kiener focusses on the understanding of deformation and failure processes on a nanometer length scale. Aim of his work is a knowledge driven design of novel high strength and extremely fracture resistant materials. This effort is now also recognized by the European Research Council (ERC), which supports the excellent fundamental research of Dr. Kiener via a Consolidator Grant over the next five years by two million Euros, awarded to the project TOUGHIT* (Tough Interface Tailored Nanostructured Metals)

    Daniel Kiener is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant  Daniel Kiener is awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant

    More on the project here 


    replacing any letter of the acronym  (G by CH, GH by GHS) may result in laughsuit.

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