Franconian Television visits Prof. Erik Bitzek, “Lord of fractures”

Prof. Dr. Erik Bitzek Chair of General Materials Properties (Photo: FAU/Johannes Möller)

Prof. Frank Bitzek, the “lord of the fractures”, Chair of General Materials Properties was visited by the Franconian Television Company. He and his team are investigating how cracks in certain materials correlate with microstructural elements. For this purpose, they test the mechanical properties of specific materials. The results of their research are important, for example, in aircraft construction. In every case, a great deal of breakage is involved.

Video: Franconian Television