Main sponsors

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Mechanical properties of biological samples
One day workshop

Important dates

extended to May 1, 2019
April 10, 2019
Abstract submission and registration

May 10, 2019
Confirmation of accepted abstracts

June 10, 2019
Early bird registration & payment

September 10, 2019
Full text submission

September 10, 2019
Registration & payment

November 6-8, 2019

Also sponsored by
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dehm
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH

Professor Gerhard Dehm is director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH in Düsseldorf and professor at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum. From 2005 to 2012 he was head of the department Materials Physics at the Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria), and in addition managing director of the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Gerhard studied Materials Science at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and carried out his PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart. He spent 2 years as a postdoc at the Technion in Haifa. Special focus in his research is laid on advanced S/TEM and in-situ microscopy of interfaces, their structure, chemistry, stability, and impact on material properties.

A further a cornerstone of his research is small scale mechanical testing to provide fundamental understanding of local mechanical properties of materials. His recent ERC Advanced Grant revolves around grain boundaries in alloys, their chemistry and structure including grain boundary phase transitions, and their impact on materials properties.