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


  • A correlative experimental and ab initio approach to improve the fracture behavior of Mo thin films by alloying with Cu
    T. Joerg, D. Music, M.J. Cordill, R. Franz, H. Koestenbauer, C. Linke, J. Winkler, J.M. Schneider, C. Mitterer
    Appl. Phys. Lett.111, ARTN 134101 (2017)
  • Deformation behavior of Re alloyed Mo thin films on flexible substrates: In situ fragmentation analysis supported by first-principles calculations
    T. Joerg, D. Music, F. Hauser, M.J. Cordill, R. Franz, H. Koestenbauer, J. Winkler, J.M. Schneider, C. Mitterer
    Sci Rep7, ARTN 7374 (2017)
  • Film thickness dependent microstructural changes of thick copper metallizations upon thermal fatigue
    S. Bigl, C.O.W. Trost, S. Wurster, M.J. Cordill, D. Kiener
    J. Mater. Res.32, 2022-2034 (2017)
  • Thickness dependence of the electro-mechanical response of sputter deposited Mo thin films on polyimide: Insights from in situ synchrotron diffraction tensile tests
    T. Joerg, M.J. Cordill, R. Franza, C. Kirchlechner, D.M. Toebbens, J. Winkler, C. Mitterer
    Mater. Sci. Eng. A-Struct. Mater. Prop. Microstruct. Process.697, 17-23 (2017)
  • Designing a novel functional-structural NiTi/hydroxyapatite composite with enhanced mechanical properties and high bioactivity
    L. Zhang, Z.Y. He, J. Tan, Y.Q. Zhang, M. Stoica, M. Calin, K.G. Prashanth, M.J. Cordill, Y.H. Jiang, R. Zhou, J. Eckert
    Intermetallics84, 35-41 (2017)
  • Monotonic and cyclic mechanical reliability of metallization lines on polymer substrates
    O. Glushko, A. Klug, E.J.W. List-Kratochvil, M.J. Cordill
    J. Mater. Res.32, 1760-1769 (2017)
  • A versatile atomic force microscope integrated with a scanning electron microscope
    J. Kreith, T. Strunz, E.J. Fantner, G.E. Fantner, M.J. Cordill
    Rev. Sci. Instrum.88, ARTN 053704 (2017)
  • Explicit relationship between electrical and topological degradation of polymer-supported metal films subjected to mechanical loading
    O. Glushko, P. Kraker, M.J. Cordill
    Appl. Phys. Lett.110, ARTN 191904 (2017)
  • Thin film adhesion of flexible electronics influenced by interlayers
    A. Kleinbichler, M. Bartosik, B. Völker, M.J. Cordill
    Advanced Engineering Materials19, 1-7 (2017)
  • Electro-mechanical performance of thin gold films on polyimide
    B. Putz, O. Glushko, V.M. Marx, C. Kirchlechner, D. Toebbens, M.J. Cordill
    MRS ADVANCES1, 773-778 (2017)