• The ISDMM Symposium is intended to bring together researchers in the area of the mechanics of defects (cracks, dislocations, inclusions, precipitates, phases boundaries, etc ...), as well as the mechanics of enriched or generalized continua (micromorphic, second-gradient, couple stress, etc ...), seen as a rational frameworks for the description of the effects of evolving heterogeneities and structural changes occuring at lower scales in macroscopically homogeneous continua.

    The abstracts submission for the ISDMM 2017 is now open on the symposium website : http://inl.cnrs.fr/isdmm2017

    Deadline for abstract submission : April 15th, 2017


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  • There are a couple places left at the Quantitative Electron Microscopy school, that will be held in Sète, from May 22nd, to June 2nd, 2017. 

    If interested, please contact : qem2017@gmail.com

    More information here : https://qem2017.sciencesconf.org/

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  • This conference will bring together people working in the field of nano- and micromechanical testing in materials research. It will provide a forum for discussion of the latest activities in application of nano- and micromechanical testing methods. The conference is a continuation of the ECI series.

    Abstract Submission : One page abstract/s that include specific results and conclusions to allow a scientific assessment of a proposed oral presentation or poster are invited.

    Oral abstract deadline : May 15, 2017;
    Poster abstract deadline: May 31, 2017;
    Abstracts should be submitted electronically.

    Conference Chair : K.Durst, Technical University of Darmstadt 
    More information about this conference here.

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  • The Nexus of Bio-, Nano-, Architecture, and Mechanics of Interfaces
    Topics and sessions will be centered around the fundamentals of small-scale material systems subjected to mechanical perturbation generated by a biological, chemical, or another nano-sized force. The point of departure for this meeting will be to stress the interdisciplinary and multi-scale nature of some of the most relevant nano-mechanics problems today. Of particular interest are topics on mechanotransduction of cells on substrates, properties of dissimilar interfaces - i.e. bio-nano, chemo-mechano, biological and bio-inspired materials, electrochemical interfaces relevant to energy storage, piezoelectric response, nano-optomechanical properties, and mechanics of architected materials. Multiple technological applications with these phenomena at their core require a thorough understanding of the mechanics of aforementioned

    Chairs : Julia R. Greer & Yuan Lin
    Applications (before July 2nd, 2017) and more information on : 

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  • A Summer School on Experimental Nano- and Micromechanics, will be held from 11th to 15th of September 2017 at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf (Germany).  The school is organized by Christoph Kirchlechner (MPIE, Düsseldorf) and Benoit Merle (FAU, Erlangen).

    The school aims at providing a comprehensive overview on experimental nano- and micromechanical testing methods. Focus thereby is put on material properties which we can reliably extract from in situ micromechanical experiments. The school will deal with nanoindentation, methods to explore the small-scale plastic and fracture properties of materials and interfaces, frequently used characterization techniques with in situ capabilities and, finally, simulation techniques.

    Invited speakers:

    -          Nanoindentation and HT-Nanoindentation: Jeffrey Wheeler (ETH Zürich)

    -          Plasticity: Erica Lilleodden (HZG Geesthacht) and Daniel Kiener (University of Leoben)

    -          Fracture: David Armstrong (Oxford University) and Goran Zagar (EPFL Lausanne)

    -          Thin Films: Ruth Schwaiger (KIT Karlsruhe)

    -          In situ Characterization:  Frédéric Mompiou (CNRS Toulouse) and Stefan Zaefferer (MPIE Düsseldorf)

    -          Simulation Techniques at the Mesoscale: Marc Fivel (CNRS Grenoble)

    Hands-on exercises in state-of-the art laboratories will treat practical aspects of the experimental work, including nanoindentation, EBSD, microfracture mechanics, thin film mechanics.

    Registration is limited to 40 participants. We advise young scientists interested in attending the school to send their application as soon as possible to micromech2017@mpie.de. The participation fee is 250€ and includes a BBQ party and 3 lunches, as well as all drinks during the school.

    Further information can be found at www.mpie.de/2768772/scientific-events.

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