Professional record

  • Since 2004: Head of Department Structural Materials
  • 1992-2003: Senior scientist at Hemholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
  • 1989-1991: Scientist at Central Institute of Nuclear Research of the Academy of Science, Germany
  • 1985-1989: Scientist at Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • 1989: PhD in Applied Mechanics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • 1985: Diploma in Engineering, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Research fields

  • Irradiation effects in structural materials
  • Materials testing
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Small punch test

Memberships / Board activities

  • Since 2008: member of project committee "Components safety" of the Project Management Agency "Reactor Safety Research"
  • Since 2011: member of the steering committee of the EERA Joint Programme of Nuclear Materials

Recent publications

Scopus Author ID: 6602673970; ORCID: 0000-0002-1177-2650


Creep strength boosted by a high-density of stable nanoprecipitates in high-chromium steels

Vivas, J.; De-Castro, D.; Poplawsky, J. D.; Altstadt, E.; Houska, M.; Urones-Garrote, E.; San Martín, D.; Caballero, F. G.; Serrano, M.; Capdevila, C.

An improved correlation for the estimation of the yield strength from small punch testing

Altstadt, E.

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Small-angle neutron scattering study of neutron-irradiated and post-irradiation annealed VVER-1000 reactor pressure vessel weld material

Ulbricht, A.; Dykas, J.; Chekhonin, P.; Altstadt, E.; Bergner, F.

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Using mini-CT specimens for the fracture characterization of ferritic steels within the ductile to brittle transition range: a review

Sánchez, M.; Cicero, S.; Kirk, M.; Altstadt, E.; Server, W.; Yamamoto, M.

Microstructural characterisation of brittle fracture initiation sites in reactor pressure vessel steels

Chekhonin, P.; Das, A.; Bergner, F.; Altstadt, E.

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Master Curve Testing of RPV Steels using Mini-C(T) Specimens – Irradiation Effects and Censoring Statistics

Das, A.; Chekhonin, P.; Houska, M.; Obermeier, F.; Altstadt, E.

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The effect of composition and microstructure on the creep behaviour of 14 Cr ODS steels consolidated by SPS

Meza, A.; Macía, E.; Chekhonin, P.; Altstadt, E.; Rabanal, M. E.; Torralba, J. M.; Campos, M.

Nanoindentation response of ion-irradiated Fe, Fe-Cr alloys and ferritic-martensitic steel Eurofer 97: The effect of ion energy

Das, A.; Altstadt, E.; Kaden, C.; Kapoor, G.; Akhmadaliev, S.; Bergner, F.

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Use of the small punch test for the estimation of ductile-to-brittle transition temperature shift of irradiated steels

Altstadt, E.; Bergner, F.; Houska, M.

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Development of New 14 Cr ODS Steels by Using New Oxides Formers and B as an Inhibitor of the Grain Growth

Meza, A.; Macía, E.; García-Junceda, A.; Antonio Díaz, L.; Chekhonin, P.; Altstadt, E.; Serrano, M.; Eugenia Rabanal, M.; Campos, M.

Brittle-ductile transition temperature of recrystallized tungsten following exposure to fusion relevant cyclic high heat load

Shah, V.; van Dommelen, J. A. W.; Altstadt, E.; Das, A.; Geers, M. G. D.

Design and high temperature behavior of novel heat resistant steels strengthened by high density of stable nanoprecipitates

Vivas, J.; De-Castro, D.; Altstadt, E.; Houska, M.; San-Martin, D.; Capdevila, C.

Microstructure and fracture toughness characterization of three 9Cr ODS EUROFER steels with different thermo-mechanical treatments

Das, A.; Chekhonin, P.; Altstadt, E.; Mcclintock, D.; Bergner, F.; Heintze, C.; Lindau, R.

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Relationships between depth-resolved primary radiation damage, irradiation-induced nanostructure and nanoindentation response of ion-irradiated Fe-Cr and ODS Fe-Cr alloys

Vogel, K.; Heintze, C.; Chekhonin, P.; Akhmadaliev, S.; Altstadt, E.; Bergner, F.

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Microstructural characterization of inhomogeneity in 9Cr ODS EUROFER steel

Das, A.; Chekhonin, P.; Altstadt, E.; Bergner, F.; Heintze, C.; Lindau, R.

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Developments in the estimation of tensile strength by small punch testing

Holmström, S.; Simonovski, I.; Baraldi, D.; Bruchhausen, M.; Altstadt, E.; Delville, R.

Effect of anisotropic microstructure of ODS steels on small punch test results

Altstadt, E.; Bergner, F.; Das, A.; Houska, M.

Microstructural degradation and creep fracture behavior of conventionally and thermomechanically treated 9% Chromium Heat Resistant steel

Vivas, J.; Capdevila, C.; Altstadt, E.; Houska, M.; Sabirov, I.; San-Martín, D.


Why do secondary cracks preferentially form in hot-rolled ODS steels in comparison with hot-extruded ODS steels?

Das, A.; Viehrig, H. W.; Altstadt, E.; Bergner, F.; Hoffmann, J.

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Determining the ultimate tensile strength of fuel cladding tubes by small punch testing

Simonovski, I.; Baraldi, D.; Holmström, S.; Altstadt, E.; Delville, R.; Bruchhausen, M.

Effect of ausforming temperature on creep strength of G91 investigated by means of small punch creep tests

Vivas, J.; Capdevila, C.; Altstadt, E.; Houska, M.; Serrano, M.; De-Castro, D.; San-Martin, D.

Importance of austenitization temperature and ausforming on creep strength in 9Cr ferritic/martensitic steel

Vivas, J.; Capdevila, C.; Altstadt, E.; Houska, M.; San-Martin, D.

Nanoindentation of ion-irradiated reactor pressure vessel steels – model-based interpretation and comparison with neutron irradiation

Röder, F.; Heintze, C.; Pecko, S.; Akhmadaliev, S.; Bergner, F.; Ulbricht, A.; Altstadt, E.

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On the estimation of ultimate tensile stress from small punch testing

Altstadt, E.; Houska, M.; Simonovski, I.; Bruchhausen, M.; Holmström, S.; Lacalle, R.