Technology Lecture on the Experimental Study of the Effect of Miniaturisation on Mechanical Properties of Polycrystalline and Single Crystalline Nickel

Date: 24 May 2010 - 24 May 2010

Venue: SIMTech Training Room, Level 3

The rising demand for microsystems leads to new questions about the effect of size on mechanical properties of metallic materials. This lecture aims to provide participants with some useful experimental information on the effect of thickness reduction on the mechanical properties of high purity nickel. A multi-scale analysis has been adopted with mechanical tensile tests and microstructural characterisation. Based on this analysis, the influence of miniaturisation on metal forming is studied using finite element simulations.

About the Speaker
Dr Clément Keller is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Liège in Belgium. He graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Technology of Compiègne (France) in 2006 and received his PhD in material science from the University of Caen (France), in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Eric Hug, CRISMAT Laboratory. His research interests cover the area of mechanical properties of metallic materials, relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties of materials; mesoscopic mechanism of plasticity (experimental and numerical simulation); size effect and numerical simulation of microforming.

9.45am        Registration
10.00am      Welcome and Introduction
10.15am      Presentation by Dr Clément Keller
10.45am      Q&A
11.00am      Lab Tour (optional) 
11.30am      End  

Who Should Attend
Research and academic staff, students and industry professionals including managers and engineers involved in the area of micro-manufacturing. 

Registration for the lecture is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
For technical enquiries: Dr Samuel Lim Chao Voon, Email:; Tel: 6793 8974
For general enquiries and confirmation of registration: Alice Koh, Email:; Tel: 6793 8249