December 13th – 14th 2018
MML Conference & User Workshop
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Advanced nano-mechanical techniques for academic and industrial research. A forum for the European materials science research community and materials developers in industry, open to users of all instruments.
Advanced nano-mechanical techniques for academic and industrial research
Thursday 13th December - afternoon workshop
Friday 14th December - 1 day conference
You are invited to register for this 2018 Conference, which will be kindly hosted by the Institute of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics (IMM) at RWTH Aachen University.
Who should attend?
- Anyone interested or involved in the study, development or research at the nanoscale of materials and coatings.
- Those interested in high temperature measurements and impact tests using nano- and microindentation.
- Prospective users who wish to discover more about how nanoindentation can assist them in their R&D.
Poster contributions sought
If you would like to submit a poster contribution, please send your proposed title,
by 15th November to firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is free to attend and includes dinner on the 13th. Accommodation booking information is on the registration form and further travel details will be supplied upon registration.
Thursday 13th Dec - afternoon workshop (start 14.15) for new users and those interested in updating their practical knowledge and learning about the latest product developments.
The workshop will include a Q&A session with experts covering the latest software developments, advanced calibration and data analysis. The conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening.
Friday 14th Dec - conference (start 09.00, finish 15.00)
Confirmed invited speakers include Professor Sandra Korte-Kerzel from RWTH Aachen University, who will give a presentation on Indentation under Extreme Conditions – High Rates, High Temperatures and Electric Currents, and:
Professor Karsten Durst, TU Darmstadt
Indentation Size Effect – new insights based on High Resolution EBSD and etch pit analysis.
Dr Ruth Schwaiger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Thermally activated dislocation plasticity in BCC Chromium studied by high-temperature nanoindentation.
Dr Michael Griepentrog, Bundesanstalt f. Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Berlin
Towards the standardisation of Dynamic Instrumented Indentation Testing.
Dipl.-Ing. Simon Vogt, TU München
Highly spatially resolved measurement of residual stress by using nanoindentation.
Dr Jan Tomáštík, Palacky University
Effect of Nitrogen Doping and Temperature on Mechanical Durability of SiC Thin Films.
Dr Jon Molina, IMDEA Madrid
Advanced micromechanical testing techniques applied to hard coatings to measure strength and fracture properties.
Mr Mario Rueda, IMDEA Madrid
Force-sensing nano-impact testing for the high strain rate characterization of materials at the microscale.
Mr Nick Bierwisch, Saxonian Institute of Surface Mechanics
Intrinsic Stresses – How they can be determined and what can we do with them?
Professor Tomasz Gozdek, Lodz University of Technology
Crosslink density of rubber vulcanizates investigated by micromechanical studies
Professor Ben Beake, Micro Materials Ltd
From Nano to Micro – impact tests with more oomph!
REGISTER BEFORE 28th November 2018
|Registration||Please send completed registration forms to: |
Alison Schaal, Micro Materials Ltd, Willow HouseEllice Way,Wrexham, LL13 7YL, UK E-mail: email@example.com
Tel: +44 1978 261 615
|Closing Date:||All registrations should be received no later than Nov 28th 2018.|
|Registration Fee:||The meeting is free to attend but attendees must pay for their own travel and hotel accommodation.|
|Conference Dinner:||This is planned for the evening of Thursday Dec 13th. Attendance is free of charge but it may not be possible to include late registrants. |
|Accommodation:||Delegates must make their own bookings. As Aachen will be very busy in the week of the conference due to the famous Christmas market in the Old Town, you are advised to make your booking as soon as possible. |
Suggested hotel in Aachen city centre:
Novotel Aachen City, Peterstr. 66, 52062 Aachen
tel (+49 241 515 90) (a block of rooms is being held until end October for conference participants, please quote the code:
MML NANOINDENTATION when making your booking.
The conference dinner will also be held in this hotel )
.Rate: 138 euro per night incl. breakfast, incl. VAT Other hotels in central Aachen:
Mercure Hotel Aachen am Dom, Peterstr 1, tel +49 (0)241 18010
Hotel am Marschiertor, Wallstr 1-7, tel +49 (0)241 31941
IBIS Budget hotel Aachen City (5 minute walk from Novotel, self-service checkin), Schuhmacherstr 12, 52062 Aachen
|Travel:|| Nearest main airports: Cologne-Bonn, or Düsseldorf |
Allow at least 1.5 hours for train travel from Cologne-Bonn and at least 2 hours for train travel from Düsseldorf airport to Aachen.
Use the taxi rank at Aachen main station for onward journey to venue.
Or leave train at Aachen West station and walk 12 minutes to venue
(no taxis at Aachen West station, access via stairs only, no lift)
Car parking: A limited number of car parking spaces will be available
within reasonable walking distance of the venue.
Please advise if you will require one when you return the form.