May 23-25 | Saarland University | Saarbrücken, Germany

Nanobrücken 2023: Nanomechanical Testing Conference

Bruker’s annual Nanomechanical Testing Conference and User Meeting covering all aspects of nanoindentation and nanotribological testing, featuring presentations by leading experts in the field.
Still Accepting Abstracts for Poster Presentations

Nanobrücken 2023: Nanomechanical Testing Conference

May 23-25 | Saarland University | Saarbrücken, Germany

Saarland University and Bruker are pleased to announce that Nanobrücken 2023 will take place May 23-25 in the beautiful city of Saarbrücken. Nanobrücken, Bruker’s annual Nanomechanical Testing Conference and User Meeting for international researchers and industrial leaders in nanoindentation and nanotribological testing, includes oral presentations from leading research groups, as well as live demonstrations and discussions with Bruker experts.

We are honored to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dehm, director at the MPI für Eisenforschung and professor at the Ruhr University Bochum.

Attendees can expect to discover new trends in nanomechanical and nanotribological testing, experience talks from internationally renowned scientists, engage with student talk and poster competitions, participate in live demonstrations and discussions with Bruker experts, and network with peers during nightly social events.


Still Accepting Abstracts for Poster Presentations

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Please bring your presentation file on a memory stick. The presentation screen aspect ratio is 16:9.

  • Student talks are 12 minutes in length, with an additional 3 minutes for discussion.
  • Contributed talks are 15 minutes in length, with an additional 5 minutes for discussion.
  • Invited talks are 25 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for discussion.

Poster Presentation Guidelines
Posters should be prepared in A0 portrait format; stands and pins will be provided.

About the Nanobrücken Conference

The 13th annual Nanobrücken nanomechanical conference will feature oral presentations from leading research groups as well as practical workshops/tutorials and a student/researcher poster competition. Conference programming is open to all aspects of nanomechanical and nanotribological testing, including biomechanical, in-situ experimentation, and theory/simulation.

Topics include:

  • Advanced nanoindentation and associated techniques;
  • Testing in extreme environments;
  • In-situ testing in SEM/TEM;
  • Nanomechanical and nanotribological testing theory/simulation; and 
  • Biomechanical testing.

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Registration Fees:
The registration fees will depend on the type of profession, please choose the one that best describes your situation when registering. The payment information will be sent to you in the confirmation email later.

  • Students: 100€ + VAT
  • Professionals: 185€ + VAT

Conference Hosts:
Prof. Christian Motz
Dr. Florian Schaefer
Materials Science and Methods
Saarland University

Conference Venue:

Saarland University
Aula der UdS (Auditorium of the US)
Campus A3 3
Saarbrücken, Germany | Map

Contact Us:
If you have questions about Nanobrücken 2023, please contact us. Follow @BrukerNano on Twitter for #Nanobruecken information and updates.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dehm

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dehm
MPI für Eisenforschung and Ruhr University Bochum

Gerhard Dehm is director at MPIE and professor at the Ruhr University Bochum. He is internationally renowned for his work on plasticity and fracture of materials at the micrometer scale. In his keynote speech, he will present on the current challenges in this field.

Presentation: Probing defect - defect interactions in metals and (complex) alloys by in-situ nanomechanics

Additional Speakers Coming Soon

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Prof. Karlis Gross

Leader of Biomaterials Research Laboratory
Riga Technical University

Presentation: Coming soon

Dr. Subin Lee

Group Leader In Situ Microscopy
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Presentation: Novel approaches to avoid FIB-artifacts in microcantilever fracture tests

Dr. Mathilde Laurent-Brocq

Researcher in Material Science
CNRS – Institute of Chemistry and Materials Paris Est (ICMPE)

Presentation: Nanoindentation, a powerful tool to study strengthening in high entropy alloys

Dr. Hab. Emerson Coy

Professor at NanoBioMedical Centre
Adam Mickiewicz University

Presentation: Mechanical properties of 2D-like Polydopamine Films

Prof. Claudia Fleck

Chair of Materials Science & Engineering
Technische Universität Berlin

Presentation: Accounting for Thermal Drift During Cyclic Nanoindentation: a Methodological Approach for Local High Cycle Fatigue Investigations on Metals and Ceramics

Dr. Holm Geisler

SMTS Central Labs - F1 MAT LAB
GlobalFoundries Dresden Module One LLC & Co. KG

Presentation: Nanoindentation on Microchips: Thermomechanical Characterization beyond Hardness and Reduced Modulus


Download the Nanobrücken 2023 Schedule to see the talks, posters, and other events.

Room allotment at IntercityHotel Saarbrücken is expiring April 25

Hotel Information

Bruker has reserved a room allotment at the IntercityHotel Saarbrücken. The IntercityHotel is located in the city center and only a 11-minute drive to the conference venue. To book your stay at IntercityHotel Saarbrücken, please complete the booking form (click here) and refer to our room allotment “Nanobrücken Conference 2023”.

Price: 109 EUR/Night incl. Breakfast

Booking via: (Please refer to “Nanobrücken Conference 2023”.)
T +49 681 95070 000
F +49 681 95070 001 or

Rooms can be booked until 25 April 2023. Booked rooms can be cancelled free of charge up to 7 days before arrival.

If you would like to book a different hotel for your stay, you can find a variety of hotels by clicking here.

Conference Committee Members

Prof. Christian Motz, Saarland University

Dr. Florian Schaefer, Saarland University

Dr. Jaroslav Lukeš, Bruker

Dr. Ude Hangen, Bruker

Steering Committee Members

Dr. Douglas Stauffer, Bruker

Dr. Oden Warren, Bruker

Bruker Organizational Contacts

Dr. Rhys Jones, Bruker

Annette Niedballa, Bruker

Health and Safety at Nanobrücken

Your safe participation at Nanobrücken 2023 is our top priority. As we prepare for the in-person conference, Bruker, in partnership with Saarland University, is complying with guidance from the Federal Ministry of Health (Germany) and relevant local authorities.