• Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Florida offers PhD and Post-Doc positions:

    - PhD position for studying interface-dislocation interactions. Part of the study will take place in CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse to carry out the in situ TEM experiments.

    The position will start in August 15th, 2017. Applications are to be sent asap to: Prof Katerina Aifantis (Kaifanti@mtu.edu) at UF with copy to Marc Legros (marc.legros@cemes.fr) at CEMES-CNRS.

    More details can be found in this document:  « PhD position Interfaces UFlorida2017.pdf »

    - PhD position for nanomaterial fabrication. Part of the study will take place in CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse.

    The position will start in August 15th, 2017. Applications are to be sent asap to: Prof Katerina Aifantis (Kaifanti@mtu.edu).

    More details can be found in this document: « PhD position nanomaterials UFlorida2017.pdf »

    - Post-doc position for Li-ion batteries at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the university of Florida.

    Extensive experience on nanomaterial fabrication, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and electrochemical and impedance measurements is required.

    The position is for two years, the start date is August, 2017, but the position will remain open until the most suitable applicant is found.  Applications are to be sent asap to: Prof Katerina Aifantis (Kaifanti@mtu.edu).

    More details can be found in this document:  « Post-doc position UFlorida2017.pdf »

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  • The Institut of Materials and Process Engineering (IMAP) of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and the Electron Microscopy for materials Science /EMAT) research group of the University of Antwerp are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to support various and mutual projects on transmission electron microscopy characterisation and nano-mechanical testing of novel metallic and metallic-based materials. Examples of materials include high-entropy alloys and aluminium alloys-based processed by friction stir and involving multi-material(steel, Mg, oxides, NiTi, ...) interfaces.

    Profile:  The candidate must have a background in high resolution (scanning-transmission electron microscopy techniques (TEM and STEM), including aberration corrected microscopy and have experience in in-situ nano-mechanical experiments. Hands-on experience with Titan, Osiris and Tecnai instruments is useful, as well as with Hysitron pico-indentor PI95 sample holder and Nanomegas ASTAR orientation imaging including TopSpin strain mapping. Knowledge on behaviour of defects in materials under mechanical loads is important.

    Applications can be submitted until 31 March 2017

    To apply send your CV to Prof. Hosni Idrissi (hosni.idrissi@uclouvain.be) and Prof. Nick Schryvers (nick.schryvers@uantwerpen.be)

    More details in:

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  • This PhD will start in September/October 2017 and combines atomic simulations and TEM characterization.
    The theoretical study will be essentially performed by using atomistic simulations (molecular dynamics, Nudge Elastic Band method...) with a semi-empirical potential of Embedded Atom Method type. The simulations will use the LAMMPS code and will be performed using lab computing facility or facilities at the regional or national scale.
    The experimental part will be based on in-situ deformation experiments using different experimental setups, some of them already existing (high temperature tensile holder, nano-indentor), others in development, and different kind of imaging techniques (bright/dark field, orientation mapping, strain/stress mapping, high resolution). The use of new tensile devices incorporating micro-actuators and FIB (Focused Ion Beam) machined samples should for instance allow high resolution TEM experiments. The success of such experiments at a scale close to the simulations will allow the identification and the monitoring of the deformation at atomic scale.These experiments will benefit also from established international collaboration: we will study both freestanding metal thin films with small grain (processed in the US), or bicrystals containing only one grain boundary, provided by RWTH university in Aachen.

    Profile: The candidate should have an overall good level in physics (mechanics, statistical physics, solid state physics, and crystallography) and knowledge in programming language (fortran, C, C++, python. . . ). Knowledge in elasticity and plasticity will be valuable.

    Contact: N. Combe (combe@cemes.fr), F. Mompiou (mompiou@cemes.fr)

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  • 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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