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May 16, 2022
Conference CANCELLED
(due to financial reasons)
April 1, 2022
Abstract submission

April 15, 2022
Abstract acceptance notification

April 30, 2022
Early-bird registration & payment

May 31, 2022
Regular registration & payment

June 12-16, 2022
Workshop chair
František Lofaj
tel: +421-55-7922407
L. Kvetková
tel: +421-55-7922426
Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Watsonova 47
04001 Košice

7th International Indentation Workshop

Over the last two decades, instrumented indentation became a standard method for probing mechanical behavior of an extended range of materials at micro- and nano-scales in academia as well as in various engineering applications. Despite its wide acceptance in materials science, the technique still evolves and offers new possibilities. The Seventh International Indentation Workshop (IIW7) follows a series of the international workshops on instrumented indentation devoted to the latest results of research and development in the field of instrumented indentation, its modeling, applications to materials engineering and industrial applications. IIW conferences provide excellent overview of the state-of-the art in instrumented indentation, great opportunities to exchange new ideas in the advancement of this technique and its applications as well as to see the cutting-edge equipment by international manufacturers. The scientific program includes presentations by invited speakers, keynote speakers, regular presentations company presentations and posters. The participation of young scientists in the Poster competition is encouraged.

IIW7 is organized by the Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences,in Kosice, Slovakia, and it will be held in the Congress Center at Smolenice Castle, Slovak Republic, from June 12, 2022 to June 16, 2022.


IIW7 will be held in the Smolenice Castle which is a Congress center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The Smolenice Castle is located at the foothills of White Carpatian mountains near the village Smolenice, around 60 km from Bratislava and 80 km from Vienna airport. The castle was rebuild on the ruins of mediaval fortification in pseudo-gothic style at the beginning of last century by Italian stonemasons.

The accommodation and catering will be provided directly in the castle. Please, note that the number of single-bed rooms is limited and room sharing among participants is anticipated.

Invited speakers
Prof. Dr. Mike Swain
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dehm
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
Düsseldorf, Germany
Prof. Sandra Korte-Kerzel
Department and Chair of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Dr. Finn Giuliani
Department of Materials
Imperial College
London, UK
Dr. Verena Maier-Kiener
Montanuniversitat Leoben, Austria
Prof. Ruth Schwaiger
Institute of Energy and Climate Research,
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH,
Juelich, Germany

Invited speakers talk title
Prof. Dr. Mike Swain
--- to be announced ---
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dehm
Shedding new light on deformation phenomena in metals by nanoindentation and related techniques
Prof. Sandra Korte-Kerzel
Unravelling deformation mechanisms of complex crystals using nanomechanical testing
Dr. Finn Giuliani
Measuring interfacial energies via stable fracture at the micron scale
Dr. Verena Maier-Kiener
Advanced Nanoindentation Testing for Understanding Thermally Activated Deformation Processes
Prof. Ruth Schwaiger
Measuring nanomechanical properties to understand the deformation mechanisms of polymer coatings

Keynote speakers
Prof. Munawar Chaudhri
--- to be announced ---
Prof. Upadrasta Ramamurty
--- to be announced ---
Prof. Dongil Kwon
--- to be announced ---
Prof. Jorge Alcalá
--- to be announced ---
Prof. Takeshi Ohmura
--- to be announced ---
Prof.Roberto Martins de Souza
Indentation modeling: From thin films to cyclic loading
Dr. Kiran Mangalampalli
Indentation-induced high-pressure phase of Si for efficient solar energy conversion
Prof. Warren C. Oliver (G.M. Pharr, P. Pardhasaradhi)
Measurement of Hardness and Elastic Modulus by Depth Sensing Indentation: Further Advances in Understanding and Refinements in Methodology
Prof. Yang-Tse Cheng
Indentation Studies of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials for Advanced Batteries

International Advisory Committee
  • Jorge Alcalá, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Munawar Chaudhri, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Yang-Tse Cheng, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Nuwong Chollacoop, National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand
  • Sergey Dub, Institute for Superhard Materials, Ukraine
  • Michael Griepentrog, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany
  • Jae-il Jang, Hanyang University, Korea
  • Nigel Jennett, University of Coventry, UK
  • Ruth Schwaiger, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany
  • Dongil Kwon, Seoul National University, Korea
  • František Lofaj, Institute of Materials Research of SAS, Slovakia
  • Jean-Luc Loubet, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
  • Dr. Kiran Mangalampalli, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India
  • Christian Motz, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Alfonso Ngan, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Takahito Ohmura, National Institute for Material Science, Japan
  • Upadrasta Ramamurty, Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Singapore
  • Roberto de Souza, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Alexey Useinov, Technological Institute for Superhard & Novel Carbon Materials, Russia
  • Chehung Wei, Tatung University, Taiwan

Local organizing committee
Workshop chair
František Lofaj Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (IMR SAS)
Lenka Kvetková IMR SAS
Pavol Hvizdoš IMR SAS
Ladislav Pešek TU Košice
Jiří Němeček ČVUT, Czech Republic
Alexandra Kovalčíková IMR SAS
Erika Múdra IMR SAS
Petra Hviščová IMR SAS