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50 Jahre WW1The research topics of the institute for general materials properties are related with the mechanical properties of structural materials in a broad sense. Testing of the mechanical properties from the nanoscale to macroscopic properties is performed on all aspects including high temperature properties, fatigue, creep, friction and wear. Our research direction is focused on understanding the properties from a micro and nanostructural basis. Therefore microsopic techniques from electron microscopy and scanning probe microscopy to optical techniques are applied to evaluate the microstructural constitution of materials on all length scales.



 receives 1.76 million euros from the European Research Council for his research on nanoindentation at high deformation rates. His NanoHighSpeed project aims at gaining a fundamental understanding of the failure of materials at high strain rates down to their smallest microstructural elements. Th...