Following on from the success of the preceding events, LMP becomes a well-established forum in the field of local mechanical testing.

The conference will discuss recent results of research and development in the field of materials engineering, experimental methods, modeling, etc., with the aim to characterize mechanical properties of materials from nano to micro/meso-scale.

Contributions on indentation and other methods for hardness and other mechanical properties assessment, measurement of deformations and stresses, time-dependent properties with related microstructure analyses (TEM/SEM, AFM, TERS, etc.) regardless of material type (metals, ceramics, plastics, biomaterials, concrete, etc.) are welcome. However, the contributions related to global mechanical properties are out of the scope of the conference.


The conference will be held at the Hotel Mědínek in unique silver town of Kutná Hora, Czech Republic.

Church of St Barbara Kutná Hora is located just one hour east of Prague. The town centre and the St. Barbara cathedral as well as the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995. It is also Kutná Hora where you can find the legendary Ossuary (Bone church) where the remains of over 40 000 people were used as decoration of the cemetery chapel.