The scope of the conference is focused on the 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, FIB, AFM, etc.) regardless of material type (metals, ceramics, plastics, biomaterials, concrete, etc.) are welcome.


The conference will take place at the Technical university of Liberec. Technical University of Liberec was founded in 1953 and educates more than 8,000 students. The dominant feature of Liberec is the 1012 m high Ještěd which is listed in the UNESCO. Accommodation is available in nearby hotels. For lectures, data-video projector will be provided.