June 8-10 | Charles University | Prague, Czech Republic

Nanobrücken 2022: 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.

Nanobrücken 2022: Nanomechanical Testing Conference

June 8-10 | Charles University | Prague, Czech Republic

Charles University and Bruker are pleased to announce that Nanobrücken 2022 will take place June 8-10 in the beautiful city of Prague. 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.

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


Abstract submission is now closed

Oral Presentation Guidelines

The workshop prefers that you use your own laptop computer. However, bringing a backup of your
presentation file on a memory stick is recommended.

  • 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 12th 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.

Hotel Information

Bruker has reserved a room allotment at the Grandium Hotel Prague. The Grandium Hotel is located in the historic city center and only a 10-minute walk to the conference venue. To book your stay at Grandium Hotel Prague, click here.

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

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

  • Students: 95€ + VAT
  • Professionals: 165€ + VAT

Conference Host:
Doc. RNDr. Miroslav Cieslar, CSc.
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
Charles University

Conference Venue:
Charles University, Karolinum
Ovocny trh 5, 11636 Praha 1, Czech Republic | Map

Contact Us:
If you have questions about Nanobrücken 2022, please contact us. Follow @BrukerNano on Twitter for #Nanobruecken information and updates.

Agenda (GMT+1)

Day 1: Wednesday, June 8 Day 2: Thursday, June 9 Day 3: Friday, June 10
TBD - Side Event / Live Demonstration 09:00 - Bruker User Meeting 09:00 - Talks
  10:30 - Coffee Break 10:30 - Coffee Break
  11:00 - Welcome and Talks 11:00 - Talks
13:30 - Student Talks 13:00 - Conference Lunch
13:00 - Closing Remarks
15:30 - Coffee Break 14:30 - Talks
16:00 - Student Talks 16:00 - Coffee Break  
17:30 - Poster Session and Barbeque 16:30 - Talks  
19:30 - Keynote Lecture 19:00 - Conference Dinner  

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Eduard Arzt
INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien GmbH

We are honored to announce Professor Eduard Arzt as this year’s keynote speaker. Professor Arzt is a distinguished expert who has worked in numerous fields of materials science. His current research focus lies on the synthesis and characterization of bio-inspired adhesive surfaces and their commercialization in robotics and automation.

Conference Committee Members

Miroslav Cieslar, Charles University

Barbora Křivská, Charles University

Lucia Bajtošová, Charles University

Jaroslav Lukeš, Bruker

Ude Hangen, Bruker

Steering Committee Members

Douglas Stauffer, Bruker

Oden Warren, Bruker

Bruker Organizational Contacts

Rhys Jones, Bruker

Annette Niedballa, Bruker

Health and Safety at Nanobrücken

Your safe participation at Nanobrücken 2022 is our top priority. As we prepare for the in-person conference, Bruker, in partnership with Charles University, is complying with guidance from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and relevant local authorities.