Bioindentation Workshop

NC State’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) and Optics11 are hosting a workshop focused on mechanical characterization of biological and soft materials through nanoindentation. The workshop will include a brief background presentation as well as a demonstration of the Optics11 Piuma system. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own samples to try testing with the Piuma system as long as time permits.

Questions? Contact Phillip Strader (

The official start time is 10:00 am each day and the scheduled end is around 3:00 pm; however, attendees may come and go as they please during this time.

Interactive Nanomechanical Testing Workshop

NC State and Bruker invite you to a one-day workshop to explore Bruker’s vast range of quantitative nanoscale testing solutions. Gain new insights into nanoscale material behavior with live, interactive demonstrations of our Hysitron TI 980 TriboIndenter.

9:00 – 9:30  Introduction to Bruker

Taiye (Thomas) Zhang, South Eastern Accounts Manager, Bruker

9:30 – 10:30  Nanoindentation: Fundamentals and Applications

Sandip Basu, Ph.D., Applications Scientist, Bruker

10:30 – 11:30 Case Studies in Materials Design: Insights from Nanoindentation

Joe Tilly, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NC State

11:30 – 12:30  Lunch (provided for registered participants)
12:30 – 3:00  Instrument Demonstration – Hysitron TI 980 TriboIndenter

More information can be found on this flyer.

Register here.