Research and Collaboration
The primary scope of DPM is a complex characterization of structural and functional materials, as well as the development of prospective materials for advanced applications. We focus on the relationship between microstructure and thermo-mechanical properties of metals, alloys, HEAs, composites, “foams”, micropillars, materials with ultrafine microstructures, and ceramics. A great effort is devoted to the complex investigation of physical aspects of phase transitions and plastic deformation at micro and macro scales.
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- Expertise in the understanding of material behavior and properties.
- Complex analyses of material performance and failure
- Knowledge-based consultancy for improved material design, processing, and performance.
- State-of-the-art experimental equipment and experienced research staff for cutting-edge basic and applied research.
- Characterization of the microstructure of materials by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM).
- Mechanical properties analysis at room and elevated temperatures (deformation, fatigue, and microhardness testing), coupled with advanced in-situ Acoustic Emission (AE) and Digital Image Correlation (DIC) techniques.
- Phase transformation and microstructure evolution analysis during heat treatment by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dilatometry (TD), Internal Friction (IF), and Electrical Resistivity (ER) measurements.
- Corrosion testing of advanced biomedical materials complemented by advanced in-situ AE analysis.
- Modeling of microstructure evolution, phase transformations and plastic deformation of metallic materials.
The scientific teams at DPM combine knowledge, experience, and state-of-the-art analytical techniques in order to provide solutions to contemporary problems in materials science in the framework of numerous domestic and international collaborations.
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH PARTNERS:
- Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
- Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
- University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
- Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
- Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
- Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
- Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
- Ruhr- Universität Bochum, Germany
- Paul Scherrer Institut Villigen, Switzerland
- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
- Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA
- Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
- Pohang State Technical University, Pohang, South Korea
- Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea
- Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
- Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
- Ufa Aviation Technical University, Ufa, Russia
- Institute for Metals Superplasticity Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ufa, Russia
- Belgorod State University, Belgorod, Russia
- Baikov Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
- MISIS National University of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia
- Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
- Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France
- Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
- Universität Wien, Austria
- Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary
- Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic
- University of Zilina, Slovakia
- Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
- and many more…
Public and private sector:
- Airbus, Germany
- Beznoska s.r.o., Kladno, Czech Republic
- Al Invest Břidličná, a.s., Břidličná, Czech Republic
- Valeo, Žebrák, Czech Republic
MAIN RESEARCH PROJECTS:
- EU FP6 project „MagForming“ – the development of new technologies for the deployment of magnesium alloys in the aerospace industry. The partners in the project consortium were e.g. Airbus (EADS) or Liebherr.
- Czech Scientific Foundation project “AdMat Research Center of Excellence”. Research cluster of six well-established institutions based in the Prague region. The cluster is focused on fundamental research of advanced materials (coordinating partner).
- NanoCent – Nanomaterials Centre for Advanced Application“ (financed by ERDF) - the investigation of nanomaterials for applications in microelectronics, spintronics, energetics and biomedicine, in particular the development and design of heavily perturbed C (Li-Ion batteries), nanocrystalline and epitaxial thin layers (LEDs), nanocrystalline metal oxides and ultrafine-grained magnesium and titanium alloys (stents, body implants).
- Further research projects: MEYS Inter-Excellence, MEYS OP RDE, Trio - Ministry of Industry, Czech Science Foundation, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Education, Youth and sports, etc.
- Collaboration on Czech patent No. 304445: Process of joint implant production (patent holder Beznoska s.r.o.);
- Publications in renowned international journals with high impact factors, such as Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, International Journal of Plasticity, Corrosion Science, Materials Science and Engineering-A and C, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Materials Characterization, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, etc.
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