• Subject: In situ synchrotron X-ray monitoring of the growth of defect-free two-dimensional materials by liquid-metal catalytic routes.

    Function: The successful candidate will participate in a team of postdocs and PhD fellows who will develop and investigate the growth of 2D materials on liquid metals surfaces using an especially developed growth reactor which will be placed at the ESRF, Grenoble. The growth by chemical vapor deposition at high pressure and temperatures will be characterized in situ, by means of two main techniques: Raman and X-ray scattering (Grazing Incidence X-Ray Scattering and Reflectivity). It will be complemented by theoretical calculations performed in Munich. More specifically, the successful candidate will be in charge; together with a PhD student, of the in situ synchrotron X-ray scattering measurements, which will make use of the ESRF ID10 liquid scattering beamline  and diffractometer as well as of the P08 beamline of PETRA-III and the LISA diffractometer, in Desy.  She/he will be under the supervision of Gilles Renaud from CEA/INAC and of Oleg Konovalov, the ESRF scientist in charge of the ID10 beamline.

    Application: This is a full time, 3 year fixed term contract, located at Grenoble, ESRF with several experiments in Hamburg (Desy-Petra-III). Interested applicants should submit:

    • 1 page cover letter stating the motivation, research experience and goals, and anticipated available
      date; 
    • curriculum vitae, and
    • contact information for 3 references (reference letters are not required at this time)

    to Gilles Renaud: CEA-Grenoble INAC/MEM/NRS and Univ. Grenoble Alpes, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex, France. email: gilles.renaud@cea.fr. 

    Application deadline:  October 30, 2017

    More information are available in the following document: «PostDoc_LMCat_GRenaud.pdf »


    votre commentaire
  • The "Surfaces, Interfaces and Nano-Objets'' group (SINanO) of the CEMES laboratory, located in Toulouse (France), is looking for a candidate for a 12 months postdoctoral position, which is funded by the ''MAGIC'' project of the Labex NEXT ( http ://www.next-toulouse.fr/).

    Subject: Unravelling the atomistic mechanisms of Ag+ release through a silica matrix for controlled anti-bacterial properties.

    The successful candidate will use DFT-based ab initio molecular dynamics simulations to model the interfaces between amorphous silica and silver nanoparticles (AgNP). And will be welcomed into the CEMES SINanO team (Toulouse) and supervised by Magali Benoit (DR2) and Nathalie Tarrat (CR1) and will have regular interactions with the experimentalists of the group NeO.

    The position is available from January 2018 but the start date of the position is flexible.

    Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. and a solid experience in solid state physics and the first-principles theory of the electronic structure. Practical experience with high-performance computing is important.

    Application: Please send your application by October 15, 2017. Applications must be submitted as a PDF file containing all documents to be considered. To apply, send the following documents to Magali Benoit: mbenoit@cemes.fr
    - Cover letter
    - CV
    - Degree (Master / PhD)
    - List of publications

    More information are available in the document below: (First page in French, and English below)


    votre commentaire
  • The Laboratoire d’Étude des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux (LEM3) in France and The Centre Interdisciplinaire de Microscopie Électronique (CIME) in Switzerland are looking for a 12 month Postdoc for Characterization and 3D reconstruction of deformation defects in TiAl based alloys observed by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), to support their research.

    Your tasks:

    - You will perform detailed analyses of deformation microstructures.

    - You will mainly work with SEM. You will develop and explore cutting-edge techniques for characterizing defects.

    - You will interact with computer scientists, engineers and researchers from several countries.

    - You will share your time between Metz (France) and Lausanne (Switzerland).

    - Your results will be discussed in the framework of materials plasticity particularly on TiAl based alloys.

    Your profile:

    - You should be a PhD in materials science. (PhD defense in 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017)

    - You should have good knowledge of deformation physics and plasticity of materials.

    - Experience with electron microscopes is expected.

    - As you will be part of international teams, good communication skills in English and teamwork practices are expected.

    For further information and application, please contact:

    Dr. Antoine GUITTON
    antoine.guitton@univ-lorraine.fr
    +33 372 747 787

    More information are available on the document below :


     


    votre commentaire
  • Reminder for the ICMCTF symposium :

    This regular symposium was created two years ago in order to expand the scope of the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) to micromechanical and small-scale characterization method, and has enjoyed lasting popularity ever since. The symposium is widely opened to contributions from the fiels of nanoindentation, FIB-Based techniques, TEM, X-Ray methods, Atom Probe Tomography, testing in non-ambient conditions...

    The symposium is divided into three sessions:

    - H1. Spatially-resolved Characterization of Thin Films and Engineered Surfaces

    - H2. Advanced Mechanical Testing of Surfaces, Thin Films, and Coatings

    - H3. Characterization of Coatings in Harsh Environments

    Submissions are opened until October 1, 2017 at:

    http://www2.avs.org/conferences/ICMCTF/2018/index.htm

    For further details, contact:

    Benoit Merle, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, benoit.merle@fau.de

    Marco Sebastiani, Roma TRE University, Italy, marco.sebastiani@uniroma3.it


    votre commentaire
  • EMMC16 ( 16th European Mechanics of Materials Conference) aims at gathering researchers sharing a common interest in the field of mechanics of materials, yet working in a variety of application domains : material science, mechanical and civil engineering, but also biomechanics, geophysics, ...

    Session 17 focus on Coupled experimental-numerical approaches in Materials characterization  :

    To understand and predict the mechanical behavior of metallic materials, an in-depth understanding of the dominant mechanisms operating at different length scales is needed. This involves going from the atomic scale of dislocation cores to the nanometer and micrometer scales characteristic of the microstructure, all together responsible for the macroscopic mechanical behavior. Such widespread knowledge can only be gathered through a constant dialogue between experiments and simulations; dialogue, which has lately been promoted thanks to the development of advanced mechanical models and new experimental settings. In this session, the interplay between experimental observations and predictive models at the nano- and micron-scales is a central theme. We encourage contributions that directly couple experimental and numerical approaches at the same or different length scale.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Micro and Meso deformation experiments and simulations
    • Dislocation mechanisms and their observations
    • Fracture mechanisms and related experiments
    • Micromechanical constitutive laws and their validation against experiments
    • Modeling and experimental observations of phase transformations

    This session is organized by Helena Van Swygenhoven (EPFL, Lausanne, Swiss) and David Rodney (UL, Lyon, France).

    Abstract submission deadline: September 30, 2017.

    More information are available to the following link : https://emmc16.sciencesconf.org/

         
         

    votre commentaire