Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont.

Christian Mitterer

Christian Mitterer

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences in Austria since 2016

  • Chair of Functional Materials and Materials Systems


Research Areas:

  • Materials Engineering
  • Functional materials
  • Coating technology
  • Tribology
  • Materials physics
  • Surface physics





Selected Memberships:

  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Vakuumtechnik
  • American Vacuum Society
  • Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials
  • Verein Leobner Werkstoffwissenschafter

Selected Prizes:

  • Fellow der American Vacuum Society
  • Forschungspreis für Nanowissenschaften und Nanotechnologien des Landes Steiermark
  • Erich Schmid-Preis der ÖAW
  • Honorary Viking in Tribology des Ångström Laboratory, University of Uppsala
  • Hans Malzacher-Preis der Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials

Selected Publications:

  • Schalk, N.; Simonet Fotso, J. F. T.; Holec, D.; Fian, A.; Jakopic, G. et al. [..] (2016) Microstructure, mechanical and optical properties of TiAlON coatings sputter-deposited with varying oxygen partial pressures. Journal of Ohysics D: Applied Physics, Bd. 49 (025307).
  • Zeilinger, A.; Todt, J.; Krywka, C.; Müller, M.; Ecker, W. et al. [..] (2016) In-situ observation of cross-sectional microstructural changes and stress distributions in fracturing TiN thin film during indentation. Scientific Reports, Bd. 6, S. 22670.
  • Tkadletz, M.; Schalk, N.; Daniel, R.; Keckes, J.; Czettl, C. et al. [..] (2016) Advanced characterization methods for wear resistant hard coatings: a review on recent progress. Surface and Coatings Technology, Bd. 285, S. 31-45.
  • Daniel, R.; Martinschitz, K. J.; Keckes, J.; Mitterer, C. (2010) The origin of stresses in magnetron-sputtered thin films with zone T structures. Acta Materialia, Bd. 58, S. 2621-2633.
  • Mayrhofer, P.; Mitterer, C.; Hultman, L.; Clemens, H. (2006) Microstructural design of hard coatings. Progress in Materials Science, Bd. 51, S. 1032-1114.