Dr. Maximilian Staudacher



Phone: +43 (0) 3842 402 4122
Room: 302
E-Mail: maximilian.staudacher@unileoben.ac.at

Scope of Work

  • Mechanical testing of ceramics
  • Statistical treatment of ceramics
  • Additivmenufacturing of ceramics
  • Finite Element Analysis

Personal Background

  • since February 2024         PostDoc at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • 2020 – 2023                      PhD at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
  • 2018 – 2020                      Material Science (Msc) at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
  • 2019                                    Exchange Student at The Colorado School of Mines (CSM), USA
  • 2014 – 2017                      Material Science (Bsc) at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria


  • Montanuniversität Leoben Performance Scholarship 2015
  • Montanuniversität Leoben Performance Scholarship 2017
  • Montanuniversität Leoben Performance Scholarship 2018
  • Montanuniversität Leoben Performance Scholarship 2019
  • Montanuniversität Leoben Performance Scholarship 2020
  • 1st place at the Student Speech Competition at the annual conference of the Austrian Ceramic Society 2021, Graz, Austria
  • 1st place at the Student Speech Competition of the European Ceramic Society at the 14th ECerS Conference for Young Scientists in Ceramics 2021, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Shortlisted for the '2021 Best Paper Award of the "Young Ceramists in the Spotlight"
  • 1st place at the "2022 PCSA Lab Blooper Competition" of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
  • 1st place at the Poster Competition at the 98th annual meeting of the German Ceramic Society 2023, Jena, Germany

List of Publications

Article: Essmeister J., Altun A. A., Staudacher M., Lube T., Schwentenwein M., Konegger T., "Stereolithography-based additive manufacturing of polymer-derived SiOC/SiC ceramic composites", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2022, ISSN 0955-2219, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.06.021.

Article: Lube T., Staudacher M., Hofer A.-K., Schlacher J., Bermejo R., "Stereolithographic 3D Printing of Ceramics: Challenges and Opportunities for Structural Integrity",Advanced Engineering Materials, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202200520

Article: Staudacher M., Lube T., Schlacher J., Supancic P., "Comparison of biaxial strength measured with the Ball-on-Three-Balls- and the Ring-on-Ring-test",Open Ceramics,Volume 6,2021,100101,ISSN 2666-5395, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceram.2021.100101.

Article: Hofinger M, Staudacher M, Ognianov M, Turk C, Leitner H, Schnitzer R. , "Microstructural evolution of a dual hardening steel during heat treatment", Micron, 2019 May;120:48-56, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2019.02.004

Article: Staudacher M., Supancic P., Lube T., "The Ball-on-Ring-test: Enhancing an analytical solution by numerical analysis for elastic deformation and small displacements", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2023, ISSN 0955-2219, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2023.06.016

Article: Staudacher M., Lube T., Supancic P., "The Ball-on-Three-Balls strength test for discs and plates: Extending and simplifying stress evaluation", Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 43, Issue 2, 2023, Pages 648-660, ISSN 0955-2219, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.09.047

Article: Scheithauer U., Staudacher M., Brouczek D., Schmid H., Schwarzer-Fischer E., Lorenz N., Scholz S., Reichel M., Lube T., Schwentenwein M., "Methodik zur mechanischen Charakterisierung additiv gefertigter Bauteile als Funktion der Ausrichtung während des Bauprozesses und den daraus resultierenden Oberflächeneigenschaften (CharAM)", Werkstoffprüfung 2022 - Werkstoffe und Bauteile auf dem Prüfstand, Volume 40, 2022, Pages 131-136, ISSN 978-3-88355-430-3, https://dgm.de/fileadmin/DGM/Veranstaltungen/2022/Werkstoffpruefung/Tagungsband/WP2022-Tagungsband-online.pdf