|Christoph Kirchlechner (MPIE Dusseldorf, Germany),
|Jon Molina (IMDEA Materials, Spain)
Micro and Nanomechanical testing methods have become extremely important to characterize the mechanical behavior of materials. There has been a rapid expansion of available testing strategies in recent years to examine elastic, plastic, and fracture properties of materials at small scales, with control of loading mode, strain rate, temperature and atmosphere, including in situ and in operando testing techniques. Moreover, efforts have also focused on exploiting these techniques at large scales, often using data driven and artificial intelligence algorithms.
This symposium aims to bring together this research community, particularly those adopting interdisciplinary approaches in micro and nanomechanics with the objective of gaining insights into the small scale mechanical behavior of structural, biological and/or functional materials and structures. The targeted topics are: