• The 2018 Mecano School registration is opened!  It will close on october 15th, or when the number of participants reaches 65. So don’t wait.

    Registration is directly made on the IESC server: http://www.iesc.univ-corse.fr/fr/participation/inscriptions-en-ligne/acces-enregistrement/idecole4/959/

    You will first have to obtain a login and password before being asked to fill the registration form. Be patient, the server is slow.

    Looking forward to see you in Cargèse.

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  • This regular symposium was created three years ago in order to expand the scope of the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) to micromechanical and small-scale characterization method, and has enjoyed lasting popularity ever since. The symposium is widely opened to contributions from the fields of nanoindentation, FIB-based techniques, TEM, X-Ray methods, Atom Probe Tomography, testing in non-ambient conditions…

    For the upcoming meeting, it will be our pleasure to welcome the following invited speakers:

    Baptiste Gault, Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf, Germany
    "Atom Probe Tomography to Help Understand Deformation Mechanisms in Metallic Alloys"

    Erica Lilleodden, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
    "Nanoporous Gold Tomography"

    Irene J. Beyerlein, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
    "Evolution of Dislocation Density under Cyclic Loading"

    Jaafar El-Awady, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    "The Evolution of Persistent Slip Bands and Crack Initiation from High Frequency In-situ Scanning Electron Microscopy Cyclic Loading Experiments"

    Seok-Woo Lee, University of Connecticut, USA
    "In-situ Investigation on Mechanical Properties at the Micrometer Scale in Cryogenic Environment"

     You are welcome to submit a contribution in one of the three sessions:

    H1. Spatially-resolved Characterization of Thin Films and Engineered Surfaces

     H2. Advanced Mechanical Testing of Surfaces, Thin Films, Coatings and Small Volumes

    H3. Characterization of Coatings and Small Volumes in Harsh Environments 

    Please submit your abstract until October 1, 2018 to:  http://www.icmctf.org

    For futher details, please contact:

    Benoit Merle, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, benoit.merle@fau.de

    Marco Sebastiani, Roma TRE University, Italy, marco.sebastiani@uniroma3.it

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  • The GDRi general School 2018 will take place in Cargèse, Corsica Oct 28-Nov 2. The (exciting) program of the school is online at : https://mecano2018.sciencesconf.org/program

    There are a few places left for poster presentations (title and abstract to be sent directly to marc.legros@cemes.fr). Poster presenters will have the priority for registration. The number of attendants will be limited to 65 persons in any case.

    The registration will be open from Sept 1 to Oct 15 and will be done directly on the Cargèse website (IESC). A link will be posted on the school webpage.As mentioned, no registration fee for this school. The world-record low fees (210/250€) are for double/single room and all breakfast/meals (except for 3 diners) and a few cool Mecano gifts.  They will be updated at the time of registration opening and will have to be paid directly to the IESC in Cargèse. 

    Looking forward to seeing you there


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  • The Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Petten is looking for a Post-doc (24 months):

    Subject: "Exploratory Research Project Novel Micromechanical Testing Methods for the Characterization of Nuclear Materials/μMech."


    The main activity concerns the development of novel micromechanical tests based on the in-situ deformation of metallic membranes produced by microfabrication techniques. The aim of the project is to develop a new methodology, including sample preparation, measurement procedures and data treatment and analysis, for mechanical testing of structural materials for nuclear applications.

    The candidate will be in charge of performing micromechanical testing ex-situ (using a nanoindentation set-up) and in-situ (inside a SEM). As well, he/she will be responsible for post-test examinations by electron microscopy, analysing the data and reporting.


    The deadline for applications is 07 September 2018 and the link to apply is here:  http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/?site=PTT&type=AX

    More information are available in the following document: « CA_Petten_2018.pdf »

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  • A TMS symposium " Mechanical Behavior Related to Interface Physics", close to the themes of Mecano is organized by Jason Trelewicz, Erica Lilleoden, Nathan Mara, Siddharta Pathak, Jordan Weaver at the San Antonio TMS 2019. Abstract submission deadline is July 1st (so you can apply to the Mecano School first and send your TMS abstract the next day): More info:  http://www.tms.org/tms2019.

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