Multi-scale lab

The Multi-Scale Laboratory of the Mechanics of Materials group of prof. Marc Geers takes a rather unique position as it bridges the gap between traditional materials science and mechanical characterization labs, by integrating mechanical testing with (real-time and in-situ) microscopic observation. With a focus on developing novel (miniature) testing devices and strategies, the lab allows for quantitative in-situ microscopic measurements during deformation and mechanical characterization of a broad class of materials, structures, MEMS, etc., on a wide range of length scales from nanometers to centimeters. Dr. Johan Hoefnagels en Marc van Maris provide the required scientific and technical support for the high-tech experiments conducted in this lab. The lab perfectly fits in the research group's mission, where a symbiosis between computational modeling and advanced experimentation across the scales provides a real scientific thrust forward.

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