PhD candidate


Phone: +43 (0) 3842 402 4123
Room: 302

Scope of Work

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

Personal Background

  • since July 2020                      PhD-Student 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 Cermaic Society (ACerS)

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,

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,

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,

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,