Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf
Thomas Niendorf is a group leader at the Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffkunde (LWK) at Paderborn University. His work focuses on the correlation of material processing, microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of numerous materials, e.g. ultrafine-grained materials, high-manganese steels and iron-based shape memory materials. Mainly the behavior of these structural and smart materials under cyclic loading is addressed by his research group. In order to be able to correlate mechanical behavior and microstructure evolution space-resolved, in-situ characterization techniques have been developed in recent years in his group. Thomas Niendorf became 2014 head of the Emmy Noether-Group at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Materials Engineering. Thomas Niendorf became in October 2016 W3-Professor for Materials Engineering - Metallic Materials at the University of Kassel.
- functional and structural stability of Co-Ni-Ga and Ti-Ta-X HTSMA
- in-situ characterization of local strain evolution
- microstructure characterization at elevated temperatures
- modeling of thermo-mechanical behavior by means of energy minimization theory