Micro and Nanomechanics group

The micro and namomechanics group is focused on the understanding of the mechanical and processing behavior of advanced structural materials across multiple scales, from the nano- to macro-scale. To achieve this goal, the group makes use of advanced micro-structural characterization techniques, including 3D information. Material properties are determine through mechanical testing across scales, from nano-indentation and other novel nanomechanical testing techniques, along with in-situ deformation and/or processing studies, using electron microscopy and/or X-Rays. Our experimental capabilities are enhanced by the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) for image and signal processing. Additionally, we leverage multiscale simulation techniques such as Dislocation Dynamics and Crystal Plasticity through robust collaborations with other research groups within the Institute.

The group is currently working on a number of research lines, including:



New Publication - January 16, 2024

Study of the effect of strain rate on the in-plane shear and transverse compression response of a composite ply using computational micromechanics

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New Publication - January 11, 2024

Microarchitected Compliant Scaffolds of Pyrolytic Carbon for 3D Muscle Cell Growth

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New Publication - Materials Science and Technology, Special Issue 'Cavitation studies in materials: new insights from modern techniques in 2D/3D/4D characterisation December 10, 2014

In-situ tomographic investigation of damage development in ±45° carbon fibre reinforced laminates

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New Conference, workshop or meeting November 13, 2014

HyMaP 2014 - The 3rd International Symposium on Hybrid Material and Processing

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Irene de Diego awarded best PhD Thesis by VDEh November 25, 2015

Dr. Irene de Diego Calderon has received the Young Academics’ European Steel Award from the Association of German Steel Manufacturers […]

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