Erica Lilleodden

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Prof. Dr. Erica Lilleodden, Director

Research activities

  • nano and micromechanics of materials such as metals, ceramics, and composites
  • materials properties, especially in terms of deformation, damage evolution and fracture, e.g. for nanoporous materials
  • tailor-made materials for high performance applications and multi-scale materials systems

 

Academic/professional resume

 

Since 02/2022

Director, Fraunhofer IMWS

2020

Piercey Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, MN, USA

2014 – 2022

Professor for Experimental Nano- und Micromechanics, Institute of Advanced Ceramics, Hamburg University of Technology

2010 – 2021

Department Head, Department of Experimental Materials Mechanics, Institute of Materials Mechanics, Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon, Geesthacht

2006 – 2010

Group Leader, Nano and Micromechanics; Institute of Materials Research, GKSS Research Center (now Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon), Geesthacht

2004 – 2006

Guest Scientist & Humboldt Fellow, Institute for Materials Research, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

2002

Ph.D., Stanford University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Thesis: “Indentation-induced plasticity of thin metal films”, Stanford, CA, USA

2001 – 2004

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL), Berkeley, CA, USA

2000

Visiting Student, Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), Livermore, CA, USA

1996 – 2001

Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford, CA, USA

1996

Bachelor in Materialwissenschaften, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN, USA

 

Awards

 

2019

DGM Preis (Award of the German Association for Materials Research)

2019

Awarded the 2020 Piercey Visiting Professorship in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota

2005

Humboldt Fellowship