Priv. Doz. Dr. Megan J. Cordill

Function: Vice Director
Room: 308
Phone: +43 (0) 3842-804-308
E-Mail: megan.cordill(at)


Complex Materials, Micro- and Nanomechanics, Micro- and Nanostructure Characterization


Nanoindentation, electro-mechanical in-situ testing, AFM, CLSM, electrical measurement, thin films, adhesion


Mechanics in Small Dimensions (Mechanik in kleinen Dimensionen), Übungen zu Materialkundliche Arbeitsverfahren


FLEX-E-TESTAdhesion Techniques for Films on Flexible SubstratesHigh cycle thermo-mechanical fatigue behavior of semiconductor thin filmsEPPL - Enhanced Power Pilot Line


  • Crack Initiation of Printed Lines Predicted with Digital Image Correlation
    C. Katsarelis, O. Glushko, C. Tonkin, M.S. Kennedy, M.J. Cordill
    JOM70, 1805-1810 (2018)
  • Molecularly grafted, structurally integrated multifunctional polymer thin films with improved adhesion
    A. Lassnig, N. Nakamura, T. Joerg, B. Reeja-Jayan, M.J. Cordill
    Surf. Coat. Technol.349, 963-968 (2018)
  • Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale: What's in your Toolbox?
    M.J. Cordill, C.R. Weinberger
    JOM70, 1065-1067 (2018)
  • Interfacial mutations in the Al-polyimide system
    B. Putz, G. Milassin, Y. Butenko, B. Voelker, C. Gammer, C. Semprimoschnig, M.J. Cordill
    Surf. Interface Anal.50, 579-586 (2018)
  • Two-stage cracking of metallic bi-layers on polymer substrates under tension
    B. Putz, C. May-Miller, V. Matl, B. Völker, D.M. Többens, C. Semprimoschnig, M.J. Cordill
    Scripta Materialia145, 5-8 (2018)
  • Precipitate strengthening and thermal stability in three component metallic nanolaminate thin films
    R.L. Schoeppner, A.A. Taylor, M.J. Cordill, H.M. Zbib, J. Michler, D.F. Bahr
    Mater. Sci. Eng. A-Struct. Mater. Prop. Microstruct. Process., 485-492 (2018)
  • Electrically reversible cracks in an intermetallic film controlled by an electric field
    Z.Q. Liu, J.H. Liu, M.D. Biegalski, J.-M. Hu, S.L. Shang, Y. Ji, J.M. Wang, S.L. Hsu, A.T. Wong, M.J. Cordill, B. Gludovatz, C. Marker, H. Yan, Z.X. Feng, L. You, M.W. Lin, T.Z. Ward, Z.K. Liu, C.B. Jiang, L.Q. Chen, R.O. Ritchie, H.M. Christen, R. Ramesh
    Nat. Commun., ARTN 41 (2018)
  • Microstructural influence on the cyclic electro-mechanical behaviour of ductile films on polymer substrates
    M.J. Cordill, O. Glushko, A. Kleinbichler, B. Putz, D.M. Toebbens, C. Kirchlechner
    Thin Solid Films644, 166-172 (2017)
  • Combined TEM and XPS studies of metal - polymer interfaces for space applications
    B. Putz, G. Milassin, Y. Butenko, B. Völker, C. Gammer, C. Semprimoschnig, M.J. Cordill
    Surface and Coatings Technology332, 368-375 (2017)
  • Annealing effects on the film stress and adhesion of tungsten-titanium barrier layers
    A. Kleinbichler, J. Todt, J. Zechner, S. Wöhlert, D.M. Többens, M.J. Cordill
    Surface and Coatings Technology332, 376-381 (2017)