TÜV AUSTRIA Science Award 2016 for Walter Ochensberger

Award winner DI.Dr. Walter Ochensberger with DI.Dr. Stefan Haas (TÜV AUSTRIA CEO)

Dr. Walter Ochensberger was awarded the TÜV AUSTRIA Science Award 2016 in the category for universities for his thesis, “Characterization of fatigue crack growth with the configurational force concept”.

MSE 2016 Darmstadt - Material Science and Engineering Congress

From September 27th -29th, 2016, the Material Science and Engineering Congress (MSE) was hosted in the small but charming city Darmstadt, Germany. More than 1400 participants shared their work with the community in six topics with 55 symposia, making this congress to one of the largest in the field of Materials Science in Europe.

Gordon Research Seminar & Conference (GRS & GRC): Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior

The Gordon Research Seminar & Conference: Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior was held at the Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, at the end of July 2016.
The event provides a collegial forum for discussions on state-of-the-art topics and presentations of cutting edge research in indentation testing, in-situ microscopy, micro-mechanics of fracture at interfaces and size effects in dislocation plasticity. The Erich Schmid Institute and the Department of Materials Physics were represented by 5 participants.

Thermec 2016 Distinguished Award goes to Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pippan

Thermec 2016 Distinguished Award goes to Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Pippan!

For his pioneering research in the field fatigue, fracture and severe plastic deformation of advanced material and for leadership in materials education in Austria Prof. Reinhard Pippan received the Thermec 2016 Distinguished Award at the recent Thermec conference in Graz.

Thermec is one of the largest conference series in the field of processing and manufacturing of advanced material which takes place every 3 years. The conference in Graz had more than 1200 participants.

“Lange Nacht der Forschung” at ESI

Last Friday, April 22, ESI participated in Austrian’s largest research event “Lange Nacht der Forschung” (“Long Night of Research”). This nation-wide project’s goal was to show the general public  current research work in a comprehensible and if possible entertaining way. Interested visitors of all ages came to the Erich-Schmid Institute between 4 pm and 10 pm. The theme at ESI was: “Would you like to see atoms?” (“Wollen Sie Atomen sehen?”) where visitors learned basic principles used to describe the atomic structure of metallic materials.

6th ASEM Workshop in Leoben

6th ASEM Workshop in Leoben Advanced Electron Microscopy 28th & 29th of April, 2016 Aula 2. Stock Montanuniversität Franz Josef Strasse18 8700 Leoben Abstracts have to be submitted to Abstract Deadline: 5th of April, 2016

ECI: Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research and Development V

The conference ECI: Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research and Development V was held in Albufeira, Portugal, in October. Among the international participants were also 6 from the Erich Schmid Institute. Dr. Verena Maier was invited for a lecture about “Thermally activated processes in materials probed by nanoindetation – challenges, solutions and insights”, in which she not only pointed out how important it is to ensure to test the material and not your instrument (or in some cases your glue), and also showed new results for high temperature indentation.

Adolf-Martens-Award 2014 awarded to Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Kiener

Within a commemorative event of the Adolf-Martens-Fonds e.V. on the 25th of September 2015, the president of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne, awarded the renowned Adolf-Martens-Award in the category ‘Materials science, research and testing’ to Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Kiener from the Department Materials Physics of the Montanuniversität Leoben.

Euromat 2015 held in Warsaw

The European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT) 2015 was held in Warsaw, Polen, in the historical buildings of Warsaw University of Technology from September 20th to 24th. The Erich Schmid Institute contributed to this biennal conference by the organization of the symposium on Severe Plastic Deformation and Nanostructuring through Dr. Andrea Bachmaier, who also gave a poster presentation there. Prof.