6th International Indentation Workshop (IIW6)

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Indentation technique has been becoming an absolutely important method for probing mechanical behavior of variety of materials at nanoscales in both scientific fields and engineering applications. The Sixth International Indentation Workshop (IIW6) will provide an opportunity of exchange novel academic knowledge, new applications ideas and advanced measurement technologies. The workshop is also a great showcase of cutting-edge equipment by international manufacturers to give an excellent solution for your growing works. The technical program includes poster session for young scientists, and it is desired to have fruitful discussions with them.

  • Analysis of deformation and fracture during indentation
  • Modeling and simulation of mechanical behavior in small scale
  • Extracting mechanical properties and multi scale modeling
  • Advanced nanomechanical characterization including in-situ probing
  • New developments and improvements in mechanical testing
  • Instrumented indentation under various environmental conditions
  • Application to broad area in inorganic and organic materials

Local Organizing Committee

Workshop chair
Takahito Ohmura
Deputy Director of Research Center for Structural Materials
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

  • Seiji Miura, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Ken-ichi Ikeda, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Toshiaki Horiuchi, Hokkaido University of Science, Japan
  • Hidenari Takagi, Nihon University, Japan
  • Nobuaki Sekido, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Yasuhisa Yamashita, Toyo Corporation, Japan
  • Seiichiro Ii, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Ikumu Watanabe, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Toshio Osada, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan

Rie Iguchi, National Institute for Materials Science

International Advisory Committee

  • Jorge Alcalá, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Jodie Bradby, Australian National University, Australia
  • Munawar Chaudhri, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Yang-Tse Cheng, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Nuwong Chollacoop, National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand
  • Sergey Dub, Institute for Superhard Materials, Ukraine
  • Michael Griepentrog, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany
  • Jenny Hay, Nanomechanics Inc., USA
  • Jae-il Jang, Hanyang University, Korea
  • Nigel Jennett, University of Coventry, UK
  • Oliver Kraft, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Dongil Kwon, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Frantisek Lofaj, Institute of Materials Research of SAS, Slovakia
  • Jean-Luc Loubet, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
  • Christian Motz, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Hongbing Lu, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Alfonso Ngan, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Takahito Ohmura, National Institute for Material Science, Japan
  • Upadrasta Ramamurty, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Steve Rapp, RGS Scientific / Micro Materials, USA
  • Roberto Souze, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Alexey Useinov, Technological Institute for Superhard & Novel Carbon Materials, Russia
  • Chehung Wei, Tatung University, ROC

Jointly sponsored by

circular   circular   anton-paar
elionix   nanomechanics   mitutoyo


Hokkaido University Conference Hall, Sapporo, Japan
IIW6 is going to be held at Hokkaido University Conference Hall which locates just next to the entrance gate of Hokkaido University and a few minutes' walk from JR Sapporo Station. Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, is one of the most popular cities for signtseeing from both domestic and foreign countries becasue of the beautiful nature and the delicious foods. The summer weather is mild and not overly humid in comparison with Tokyo. Also you can enjoy the beer festival at Odori park in July.
Sapporo station Old city hall Beer garden


  • iiw6_2018@nims.go.jp