Mission Statement

The mission of the Microstructure Testing and Analysis Laboratory is to advance the knowledge on mechanics of engineering materials and biological materials under consideration of micro-scale effects and processes. Furthermore, research is concerned with the relationships between microstructure, constitutive description, and the overall function of a microstructured structure.

In this context we conduct research in the following areas:

(active current projects)

  • -Fracture and fatigue
  • -Bone biomechanics
  • -Materials design  
  • -Low density materials

(past projects)

  • -Soft tissue biomechanics with focus on tissue active in phonation processes
  • -Digital materials manufacturing
  • -Thin film mechanics