Research Success: Dr. Ali Najafzadeh and Maryam Vakhshouri’s Stay at Montanuniversität Leoben

At the beginning of December, Dr. Ali Najafzadeh and our PhD student Maryam Vakhshouri completed a 3-month research stay at Montanuniversität Leoben, which was part of the JECST TRUST mobility program. Their training focused on the mechanical characterization of ceramics under the supervision of Prof. Raúl Bermejo, Director of Structural and Functional Ceramics in the Department of Materials Science at Montanuniversität Leoben and Adjunct Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Ali focused on enhancing contact damage resistance in laminated transparent ceramics, while Maryam delved into the mechanical characterization of eutectic Alumina-YAG ceramics. Their stay continues to strengthen the traditionally good and fruitful research relations between our institutions.