Dr. Jeffrey M. Wheeler

Senior Scientist, ETH Zurich
  • ETH Zurich
  • Switzerland

About Dr. Jeffrey M. Wheeler

Jeffrey M. Wheeler is a leader in the areas of high temperature nanoindentation and micromechanical testing, particularly in situ in the SEM. His current research interests focus on the plasticity of strong materials at small length scales. He received his diploma in Materials Science and Engineering as a Camras/NEXT scholar at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago in 2005. He then joined the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow where he earned his PhD on “Nanoindentation under Dynamic Conditions” in 2009. Subsequently, he joined the scientific staff at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology, where he developed the first high temperature nanomechanical testing system capable of allowing direct visualization of testing in situ in the scanning electron microscope. He is currently a Senior Scientist within the Laboratory for Nanometallurgy in the Department of Materials Science at ETH Zürich in Switzerland, where he leads a research group on the Micromechanics of Materials.


NEMS/MEMS Techniques and instrumentation Nanoscale materials Materials for devices Structural materials


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