• PhD and Post-Doctoral positions in Nanomechanics (Atomistic simulations) at the Technion, Haifa, Israël.

    The Nanomechanics Simulations Laboratory at the Technion (Israel) is seeking applicants for a computational study on nucleation controlled plasticity. Two immediate openings are available for doctoral and postdoctoral research associates. 

    The positions are available in two projects. 

    -One project focuses on developing nucleation criteria at the nanoscale at various geometries and conditions. 

    -The second project, which is within the framework of collaboration with an experimental German group, aims at understanding the importance of an existing microstructure on nucleation controlled plasticity. 

    -The postdoctoral position is offered for a period of two years with a possible extension for an additional year. 

    At the doctoral level, prior knowledge in atomistic simulations / dislocation dynamics simulations and in theory of dislocations is desirable (but not obligatory). At the postdoctoral level, a similar background is essential.  

    For further information or to apply, please contact Prof. Dan Mordehai at danmord[at]tx.technion.ac.il 


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  • The objective of this work will be to participate to the integration of copper filled TSV in Siphotonics platform and to investigate the effect of TSV induced strain on optical components such as wave-guides, photo-diodes, and modulators. The quantification of the stresses in photonic Si is vital for the optimization of design and for the development of reliable 3D stacked structures.

    ThePhD student task will be to define and integrate 3D test structures including TSV-Middle and optical elements in collaboration with Si-Photonics design team. Advanced characterizations (μ-Raman, nano-diffraction at synchrotron) will be carried out to extract strain maps in optical components around TSV.

    Funding: CIFRE

    Partners: ST Microelectronics Crolles, CEA Leti, IM2NP (Aix Marseille Univ & CNRS).

    For further information, please contact:

    Olivier Thomas (Olivier.Thomas@im2np.fr) or Stéphanie Escoubas (Stephanie.escoubas@im2np.fr)

    Applications including a CV and a motivation letter should be sent to Olivier.Thomas@im2np.fr.

    Deadline: June 20th, 2017.

    More information can be found in the document below :



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  • Abstract submission to the MRS Fall meeting 2017 (November 26 –December 1, 2017) is now open.

    In particular, abstract submission to the  symposium

    "Mechanical Behavior at the Micro and Nanoscale—Bridging Between Computer Simulations and Experiments"

    (sponsored by the GDRi Mecano - more precision to come) is possible until June 15.

    This symposium is organized by :

    Julia Greer (Caltech, USA)

    Ruth Schwaiger (KIT, Germany)

    Dan Mordehai (Technion, Israel)

    Marc Legros (CEMES-CNRS, France)

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  • There are still few places available for the Summer School on Experimental Nano-and Micromechanics, being held from 11th to 15th of September 2017 at the Max-Planck für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf (Germany). PhD students and Postdocs are encourage to apply by sending an e-mail to micromech2017@mpie.de before the registration deadline on June 2nd.

    For reminder: The school is organized by Christoph Kirchlechner (MPIE, Düsseldorf) and Benoit Merle (FAU, Erlangen) and 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.

    Registration is limited to 40 participants. 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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  • For this conference, the abstract deadline is extended:

    Oral abstract deadline extended to June 15th, 2017;
    Poster abstract deadline extended to June 30th, 2017;

    For Reminder: This conference will provide a forum for discussion of the latest activities in application of nano- and micromechanical testing methods and this 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.

    Abstracts should be submitted electronically.

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

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