• 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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  • 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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  • A one year post-doctoral position is available at EPFL in the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC).

    The goal is to analyze the mechanical integrity of diffusion barriers in multi-layered thin films for biomedical and microelectronics applications. Details can be found below.

    Contact : Yves Leterrier



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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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