• Topic: Integrated microstructural fatigue modelling

    Place : School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) | Bedford | United Kingdom

    Start Date: May 2017, Duration of award: 3 years

    Contact persons (supervisors): Dr Gustavo Castelluccio, Professor Andrew Starr

    More details & online application:


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  • PostDoc position at ISTerre

    We currently have a postdoc position available at the geochemistry group of ISTerre (CNRS-Univ.Grenoble-Alpes). The candidate will study the interaction forces between crystalline particles, and how this influences the mechanical properties of loadbearing materials.

    Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Material science, Chemistry, or a related field, and have extensive experience in force spectroscopy both in air and liquids. Knowledge about crystallization/crystallography is desired but not a must.
    The initial appointment is for one year, and comprises a competitive salary (based on previous work experience) and a multidisciplinary work environment.

    Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief description of research interests, and names of two referees to A.E.S. Van Driessche (alexander.van-driessche@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr) and A. Fernandez-Martinez (alex.fernandez- martinez@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr) no later than February 28, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered if the position is not filled.

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  • A position is open in LaMCoS, INSA-Lyon, about the conception, materials selection and mechanical integrity of photo-voltaic cells.


    Damien JACQUES (damien.jacques@insa-lyon.fr), Responsable Conception Premier Cycle

    Philippe FOULETIER (philippe.fouletier@insa-lyon.fr), Responsable Production Premier Cycle

    URL dépt. : http://www.insa-lyon.fr/fr/formation/premier-cycle/premier-cycle

    More details (in French):

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  • A post-doctoral position is available at CIRIMAT – Toulouse, France.

    This position is in the framework of the European (M-ERA.NET) project: MICROPORES – HIP, Modeling of annihilation of micropores in single-crystal nickel-base superalloys during hot isostatic pressing.

    Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Materials Science or in Physics, good skills in electron microscopy with strong practise in one at least the tools to be used (TEM, SEM or FIB) and some knowledge in dislocations theory and mechanical properties of metals and alloys.

    Contact: Bernard.viguier@ensiacet.fr

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  • A (second) post-doctoral position is available at Institut PPrime in Poitiers (France) to study the mechanical behavior of small crystal using cutting-edges X-ray diffraction techniques (.

    Good knowledge of XRay diffraction, mechanical and nanomechanical testing as well as programming skills are expected. See details below

    Contact: Prof. Ludovic Thilly, ludovic.thilly@univ-poitiers.fr

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