Instron Recognizes Young Scientists in Darmstadt

Darmstadt has served as a center of expertise in structural durability for over a century. The Symposium on Structural Durability in Darmstadt (SoSDiD) provides a forum to present the current state of this work to the national and international fatigue community.


Research shared at the Symposium came from across the globe. The topics highlighted this year revolved around welded and bolted joints, effects of corrosion, thermomechanical and low cycle fatigue, lightweight design as well as fatigue testing.

As in previous years, Instron awarded scientific studies in the field of fatigue related research. This year a group of four young scientists from Darmstadt were awarded for their work on "Fatigue Assessment of Weld Ends".


Instron Award


Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kaffenberger; M.Sc. Ehsan Shams; Dipl.-Ing. Ina Platte; Erik Schmidt-Staubach; and M.Sc. Franziska Strobel

(Image Source: Fraunhofer LBF | Artist: Claus Borgenheimer)

We would like to congratulate them on their well deserved awards and wish them all the best for their future in fatigue-related work.

Originally posted on June 02, 2014 , Updated On March 23, 2021