Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Training School, May 31- June 4, 2010

Training School on "Experimental Techniques"

May 31 - June 4, 2010 | Potsdam, Germany


The Training School on Experimental Techniques will take place at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Potsdam, Germany.

Local Organiser: undefinedMichaela Eder

This Training School aims to bring the participants close to a selection of experimental techniques used to study the micro- and nanostructure of biological materials and their micromechanical performance (here: mainly wood). The purpose of the Training School is to teach experimental techniques with a strong practical element. Hands on experiments will be performed, data analyzed and interpreted in the context of understanding the interplay between structure and mechanics.

Training units on Electron Microscopy, SAXS, WAXD, Microtensile testing, and IR- and Raman-Spectroscopy are planned. Each training unit contains of lectures related to the theoretical background of the particular technique held prior to an intensive practical session. It is intended that participants act as independently as possible.

To allow for such an intensive training the number of participants is limited to 12.

Application procedure

We encourage interested scientists to send their informal application together with a letter of motivation to undefinedMartina Pöll by March 30, 2010, at the latest.

The letter of motivation (max. 1 page) should contain information on how the applicant will benefit from the Training School and in which way the learned techniques will be applied in her/his scientific work.