Meso- and Micromechanics
Applying self-developed test set-ups and experimental mechanics, we are capable of determining the material properties of samples with at least one dimension in the microscale. The testing of micro-parts is ...
We explain material behavior and predict material properties using computational and experimental methods based on solid-state physics and materials mechanics. Our ambition is to design structures, properties, and functions. We identify the effects of crystalline defects and microstructures on the macroscopic behavior of materials. This enables us to make effective and efficient use of material and energy ressources in order to achieve long-term improvements to technical systems.
Multi-scale, experimental and computational design of materials for multifunctional tasks
Materials modeling using methods based on quantum mechanics (from first principles, density function theory) on classical atomistic mechanics (molecular dynamics), and on multi-scale materials modeling (MMM)
Identification of material properties, development of material models, predication of physical, chemical and mechanical properties, material substitution, material screening
Modeling and simulation of functional thin-film and multi-layer systems, nanometer- and micrometer-scale material structures
Determination of meso- and micromechanical local properties and lifetime assessment
Combinational high-throughput screening, experimental and computational, to identify novel material systems with specific structures and compositions for desired properties and functions
Design and manufacture of artificial meso and meta materials with novel properties