• The French community of dislocations and mechanical properties of solids will gather for 3 days in Rennes, from April 10th to 12th, 2017.

    Abstract submission is open till January 31st, 2017.

    More info on the Plasticité Conference Website

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  • Before the GDRi Mecano General meeting that will take place in Toulouse, France, May 9-10th, 2017, several meetings may be of interest for the community:

    There are also the general TMS meeting in SanDiego (March 26-Feb 2, 2017)and the spring MRS in Phoenix where several sessions will address the topics and themes of Mecano, but the abstract submission is closed for those.


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  • The International School "Son et Lumière 2017", will take place in Les Houches, France from the 17th to 28th April 2017.


    The “Son et Lumière” school takes place every two years since 2006, and aims at gathering different scientific communities working on acoustics, optics, quantum optomechanics, thermal transport in condensed matter and nanomaterials.


    The school will give the opportunity to PhD students, young researchers, early-career scientists and engineers to participate in a series of lectures on the emerging fields that combine light and sound at the nanoscale. Top class Experts from Universities, Research Institutions and Industry worldwide will share their knowledge and experience, among them H.J. Maris, B. Perrin, D.G. Cahill, G. Fytas, C.K. Sun, E. Weig, etc. General and basic lectures will be combined with talks dedicated to the most recent applications in the field.


    More info :



    The school will be supported by the Mecano Network.

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  • The first scientific meeting of the Mecano network will take place at Mines Paris Tech, on December 14th, 2016.


    • Report on 2016 Activities:

    -Signature of GDRi consortium agreement

    -EDS 2016 conference (passed), other related conferences (GRC Thin Films, Dislocations,...)



    • Planning for 2017:

    -MRS Fall 2017 Symposium on small-scale mechanical behavior (Greer, Schwaiger, Mordehai, Legros- approved) - invited speakers suggestion, financial help for students

    -MicroLaue workshop (Grenoble, Jean-Sebastien Micha)

    -Potential common meeting/workshop  with GDR Rex  (Recrystallization Group -Maurine Montagnat) and i-stress network  (Marco


    -Mecano general meetings dates (May -June 2017, Toulouse)


    • Publishing of a special issue of “Comptes-Rendus de Physique” (Elsevier) about the

    mechanics of nano-objects - offer by Denis Gratias (after the 2018 school ?)

    We should take care of not letting aside important research

    • Potential new members 

    • Other topics (to be implemented)


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  • A Workshop organized by ICMCTF and AVS-ASED to be held in Chicago from October 2-5, 2016.

    Deadline for abstract submission: Jun 15th, 2016

    More info at : http://stress-2016.org

    Or contact Prof G. Abadias at Gregory.Abadias@univ-poitiers.fr 

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