ECI Dubrovnik 2017

The  ECI - Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research and Development VI took place from 01/10/17 until 06/10/17 in Dubrovnik/Croatia. The event provided a collegial forum for discussions on state-of-the-art topics and presentations of cutting edge research in indentation testing, micro- and nanomechanics, fracture mechanics at small scales, in-situ techniques, and size effects. Besides the invited talk of Prof. Reinhard Pippan (“Fracture mechanics of microsamples”), the highlight talk by Assoz. Prof. Daniel Kiener (“Interface strength and toughness measurements in multi-layered systems”), and the tutorial session by Dr. Verena Maier-Kiener (“Analysis of thermally activated processes during indentation”), many oral contributions as well as poster presentations were given. Lisa Krämer (“Bulk metallic glass composites: microstructural influences on mechanical properties”) and Markus Alfreider (“Locally resolved fracture mechanisms by using in-situ microscopic testing”) were awarded for best posters in their respective sessions.