Univ. Prof. Dr. Raúl BERMEJO


Telefon: +43 (0) 3842 402 4100
Raumnummer: 311
E-Mail: raul.bermejo@unileoben.ac.at


  • Mechanical and micro-structural analyses of structural and functional materials, components and devices
  • Environmental degradation in brittle materials and components (e.g. temperature and humidity)
  • Development of testing methods for brittle materials, microelectronic components and hybrid systems
  • Fracture mechanics and failure analysis of brittle solids: from single crystals to microelectronic ceramic systems (e.g. Si chips, wafers, thin film sensors, piezo-actuators, LTCCs, SOFCs)


  • 2018-2019 Adjunct Professor an der Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), USA
  • 2017-2018 Gastwissenschaftler an der Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), USA
  • 2006-2015 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Struktur- und Funktionskeramik, Leoben, Österreich
  • 2002-2006 Dissertation (Ph.D) an der Technischen Universität Katalonien, Barcelona, Spanien
  • 2001-2002 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am “Joint Mechanics Laboratory”, San Diego, USA
  • 2000-2001 Diplomarbeit an der San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, USA
  • 1993-2000 Diplomingenieur in Maschinenbau an der Universität Valladolid, Spanien


  • Feature article: R. Bermejo, “Towards seashells under stress: bio-inspired concepts to design tough and reliable ceramic components”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 37, 3823-3839 (2017).
  • Book chapter: R. Bermejo and R. Danzer, “Mechanical characterization of ceramics: Designing with brittle materials”, in: V. Sarin (Ed.), Comprehensive Hard Materials, Elsevier 2014, pp. 285–298.
  • Book chapter: R. Bermejo and M. Deluca, “Layered ceramics”, in: S. Somiya (Ed.), Handbook of Advanced Ceramics: Materials, Applications, Processing, and Properties. Acad. Press: Elsevier Inc., 2013.p.733-751.
  • Review Article: R. Bermejo, R. Daniel, C. Schuecker, O. Paris, R. Danzer, C. Mitterer, “Hierarchical architectures to enhance structural and functional properties of brittle materials”, Adv. Eng. Mat., 19, (2017).
  • Review Article: G.L. Messing, S.F. Poterala, Y.F. Chang, T. Frueh, E.R Kupp, B.H. Watson, R.L. Walton, M.J. Brova, A.-K. Hofer, R. Bermejo, R.J. Jr. Meyer, “Texture-engineered ceramics ? Property enhancements through crystallographic tailoring”, J. Mater. Res., 32, 3219-3241 (2017).


  • ERC-Consolidator Grant2018 for the project “CERATEXT” for the period 2019-2024
  • Max Kade 2017 (research scholarship) by the Austrian Academy of Science for 1 year at Penn State
  • Best Paper Prize 2007-2008 issued by the European Ceramic Society (ECERS)
  • Research Fellowship (Junior PostDoc) EU-Project FP6, “SICMAC” Research Training Network (2006)


  • AssociateEditor of the “Journal of the American Ceramic Society” since 201
  • Member of the Austrian, European and American Ceramic Society
  • Experienced Reviewer in SCI Journals (e.g. Acta Mat., JACS, JECS, MSE-A, JMR, CST)
  • Symposium co-organizer since 2015 of the American Ceramic Society Conference, Daytona Beach