Successful Dissertation by Julia Jungbluth


We are pleased to announce the successful acceptance of Julia Jungbluth's dissertation titled "Analysis of the Effect of Selective Electrochemical Etching of the Shape Memory Alloy Surface on the Micromechanical Interfacial Behavior between the Shape Memory Alloy Wire and the Epoxy Polymer Matrix." The work was supervised by our scientific director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Breuer and accepted by the Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering at the Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU).

The dissertation focuses on optimizing the force transmission through selective electrochemical etching of shape memory alloy (SMA) surfaces and characterizing the resulting force transmission between SMA wire and polymer matrix. This investigation was carried out using optical methods such as photoelasticity and in situ micro-computed tomography, as well as pull-out tests.

Julia Jungbluth is currently on parental leave and will return as a postdoctoral researcher at our Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) afterwards.

We wish her continued success and all the best for her future scientific endeavors!

(from left to right) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Breuer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hausmann, PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Martin Gurka, Dr.-Ing. Julia Jungbluth, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Adelung

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