• The Dislocations 2019 Conference, will be held on 15-20 September 2019, in Haifa, Israel.

    Dislocations 2019 is the sixth edition of the Dislocations conference series, which aims at bringing together researches with a common interest – studying dislocation properties and how to relate them to plastic deformation.  

    The conference attracts experienced and young researchers from different disciplines to discuss experimental observations, computer simulations and theoretical models of dislocations and plasticity. The latest results are presented during the single-session conference. Invited and contributed talks will be given during the conference days, including two poster sessions.

    The conference series started on June 2000 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (MD, USA). Since then, “Dislocations” conferences were held at La Colle sur Loup (France) in 2004, Hong Kong in 2008, Budapest (Hungary) in 2011 and at West Lafayette, (IN, USA) on 2016. The next conference will be held in Haifa (Israel) during the week of 15-20 September 2019.

    Haifa, the port city in Northern Israel is the third largest city and one of the prettiest, built on the slopes of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. We hope that you will take this opportunity to benefit from a stimulating scientific meeting and visit some of the interesting and unique sites in Haifa and in Israel.

    Abstracts submission will open by January 15, 2019.
    For more information visit the conference website: https://dislocations2019.net.technion.ac.il/
    Local Organizing Committee 
    Dan Mordehai – Conference Chairman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
    Eugen Rabkin,
     Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
    Roni Shneck, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


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  • The Symposium on Processes & Materials for Nanoelectronics within the framework of EUROMAT Conference (https://euromat2019.fems.eu/) will be held from 1-5 September 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.

    The abstract submission deadline is on 31 January 2019. Abstract submission site: https://euromat2019.fems.eu/abstracts-submission/

    The aim is to create a forum for discussion of disruptive technologies and of more traditional ones. Along these lines the topics will include, but will not be limited, to the following:

    - Channel semiconductor materials: strained-Silicon, (strained-)Ge, SiGe alloys, GaN, III-V, 2-D materials

    - Materials for non-volatile memory devices: PCM, Oxides

    - Ferroelectrics and insulating materials

    - Magnetic materials for MTJ and related devices

    - Emerging novel processes: growth, fabrication, doping, stress

    - Advanced characterization techniques: composition, defects, dopants, stress

    - Materials and processing related to architecture: planar (Silicon-On-Insulator) vs 3D (multi-gate, nanowires)

    - Gate-stack materials for future switching devices 

    - Resistive RAM materials and devices

    - Materials, processing, and characterization for TFET, SET, SAT

    - Physical modelling of processes and devices

    The Symposium Organizers:

    Dimitris Tsoukalas (National Technical University of Athens) 

    Alain Claverie (CEMES/CNRS, Toulouse)

    Marco Fanciulli (University of Milano - Bicocca) 

    Mikael Östling (KTH Stockholm)

    For more information please visit:  https://euromat2019.fems.eu/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/10/C11-20181014.pdf

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  • The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/mse) of the City University of Hong Kong is actively recruiting ~5 computational materials scientists for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions. Additional opportunities exist for computational materials scientists via joint appointments with other departments.

    The MSE Department is now searching for outstanding junior and mid-career computational materials scientists in the following areas (exceptional candidates in other computational materials science areas will also be considered):

    • Density functional theory/first-principles calculations,material genomics, machine learning and interatomic potential development

    • High performance structural materials (e.g., high temperature, high strength, tough, and/or lightweight materials)

    • Mesoscale/microstructure/micromechanics simulations

    • Density functional theory/first-principles transport calculations for electrons, spins, photons, excitons and polarons in complex organic and/or inorganic materials

    • Computational design of functional interfaces and devices, multi-dimensional perovskites, and materials for charge transport

    • Photo/electrocatalysis (e.g., HER,OER, NRR and CO2 reduction)

    Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and track-record of outstanding research performance. Evidence of the skill set required to build a dynamic, collaborative research program is a plus.

    Interested applicants should formally apply through the CityU Human Resource Office Online System: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/hro/en/job/current/academic.asp?ref=uac-a237 .

    For full consideration, please apply by February 15, 2019.

    Further information are available in the document below:

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  • Ouverture d’un poste de Professeur (section 28 du CNU) à l'Université d'Aix-Marseille au Printemps 2019.

    Nous cherchons un(e) théoricien(ne) de la matière condensée ayant des compétences avérées en méthodes modernes de calcul de structure électronique et de simulations numériques atomistiques (telles que DFT, TD-DFT, Méthodes ab-initio, Monte Carlo, Dynamique Moléculaire, ...). Des compétences spécifiques en termes d’étude des matériaux complexes (poreux, polyphasiques ou structurés) constitueraient un avantage certain. La personne recrutée devra être à même de développer des méthodes de simulation multiéchelle (du nanomètre au micron, de la nanoseconde à l’heure) et d’établir des interactions fortes avec les expérimentateurs du CINaM. 

    Le projet de recherche sera développé au sein du département Théorie et Simulation Numérique du Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM). Il renforcera les liens avec l'Unité Mixte Internationale (AMU/CNRS/MIT) à Cambridge (USA), dont le CINaM est laboratoire miroir. Par ailleurs, le projet pourra être en lien avec le développement d’outils expérimentaux de spectro-microscopie des matériaux complexes en cours au CINaM.

    La personne recrutée devra mettre en place le parcours international "Multi-scale porous materials for energy and environment" du master Nanosciences et Nanotechnologies. Elle devra également dispenser un enseignement de physique générale en licence.

    Contacts: Andres Saul (saul@cinam.univ-mrs.fr); Roland Pellenq (pellenq@mit.edu)


    English version:

    We are pleased to announce the opening of a post at the level of Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor at Aix-Marseille University in  spring 2019.

    We are looking for a theoretician in condensed matter with significant experience in electronic structure calculations and atomistic simulations (e.g. DFT, TD-DFT, ab-initio methods, Monte Carlo sampling, molecular dynamics). Particular expertise in the field of complex materials (e.g. porous, polyphase or structured materials) is desirable.

    The research project will be developed within the department of theory and simulation at CINaM (Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center of Marseille, CNRS/AMU laboratory). It will reinforce the links with the MSE2, the international joint laboratory (CNRS/AMU/MIT) based in Cambridge (USA). The successful candidate will develop multi scale simulation methods and forge strong interactions with the experimental groups in CINaM. In addition, the project may be linked with the development of experimental spectro-microscopy tools for complex materials underway at CINaM.

    The successful candidate will also be responsible for a new international course entitled "Multi-scale porous materials for energy and environment" as part of the Masters in Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies. They will also have teaching requirements for physics  undergraduates. As a result, proficiency in spoken and written French sufficient to teach at undergraduate level and higher is essential.

    Contacts: Andres Saul (saul@cinam.univ-mrs.fr); Roland Pellenq (pellenq@mit.edu)

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  • The laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures of EMPA is looking for:

    - "Post-doc in the field of nanomechanical properties of materials"

    Your tasks:

    You will work on research projects funded by the InnoSuisse agency and by large scale European programs to develop nanomechanical testing equipment and to scientifically explore nanomechanical properties of materials. The project is in close collaboration with a former start-up company on the same campus that develops nanomechanical testing equipment.

    In parallel you’ll explore numerical modelling approaches (FE, Multiphysics such as Comsol) to analyse your experimental data. You’ll be involved in a number of projects running in other groups of the laboratory that aim at the synthesis of novel thin films based on atomic layer deposition, physical vapor deposition or electrochemical deposition techniques, that engineer miniature components such as watch or MEMS components or that manufacture miniature components via 3D printing approaches.

    Your profile:

    You must hold a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Microengineering or similar. A high motivation to work at the leading edge of measurement science and to work in international, and multidisciplinary research teams are essential. Knowledge of English (oral and written) is important and knowledge of German would be an advantage. Experience in one or more of the following techniques is a requirement: nanoindentation, small scale mechanical testing such as microcompression testing, finite element simulations.


    Online application (here) including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

    Applicants are invited for a 1-3-year appointment starting as soon as possible.

    For further information about the position please contact Dr Johann Michler, johann.michler@empa.ch .

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