ERC Starting Grant

Kurt Fuchs

Award year: 2020

Category: Scholarship / Grant

Type: ERC Starting Grant

Awarding organization: Europäischer Forschungsrat (ERC)

The aim of Dr. Benoit Merle’s project is to develop nanoindentation as a new tool for experiments with a high strain rate – through simultaneous advances in hardware and experimental methods. The new process will be able to characterize millions of times higher strain rates than previous methods – at a scale that is millions of times smaller.