A post-doctoral position is available at Institut PPrime in Poitiers (France) to study the mechanical behaviour of Al/Al-Cu-Fe interfaces.

    Good knowledge of mechanical and nanomechanical testing is seeked. See details below

    Contacts: anne.joulain@univ-poitiers.fr, joel.bonneville@univ-poitiers.fr 

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    A postdoctoral position is available from Dec 2016 to Nov 2017 (12 months) at the CEA-Grenoble & BM32 synchrotron french beamline at ESRF 


    The work will focus on participating to the commissioning of 3D μLaue instrumentation (wires holder and rapid 2D detector), and setting up the software tools for the analysis of 3D data collected at a faster pace from the existing established algorithms. 

    Contact: Jean-Sébastien MICHA (micha@esrf.fr)


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    A Postdoctoral researcher (m/f)  position is available for “Building a electromagnetomechanical Finite Element Model (FEM) of compositesstarting Nov. 1st 2016. Position available at MaxPlanckInstitut für Eisenforschung GmbH in the department “Structure and Nano/Micromechanics of materials” that is focusing on fundamental mechanisms governing plasticity, fracture and fatigue at the micron scale. 

    The work will focuses on modelling of a composite material which can switch its strength by an external stimulus. The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized team of young scientists involved in the field of micromechanics of materials.

    Highly motivated candidates holding a PhD in materials science, mechanics or physics and experience in FEM modelling are encouraged to apply. Excellent command of written and spoken English is mandatory. We emphasize teamwork, promote and demand international projects and conferences.

    Please send your applications exclusively via email to bewerbungskennziff.4013@mpie.de Further information is provided at www.mpie.de 

    More details in the document below



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  • The first scientific meeting of the Mecano network will take place at Mines Paris Tech, on December 14th, 2016.


    • Report on 2016 Activities:

    -Signature of GDRi consortium agreement

    -EDS 2016 conference (passed), other related conferences (GRC Thin Films, Dislocations,...)



    • Planning for 2017:

    -MRS Fall 2017 Symposium on small-scale mechanical behavior (Greer, Schwaiger, Mordehai, Legros- approved) - invited speakers suggestion, financial help for students

    -MicroLaue workshop (Grenoble, Jean-Sebastien Micha)

    -Potential common meeting/workshop  with GDR Rex  (Recrystallization Group -Maurine Montagnat) and i-stress network  (Marco


    -Mecano general meetings dates (May -June 2017, Toulouse)


    • Publishing of a special issue of “Comptes-Rendus de Physique” (Elsevier) about the

    mechanics of nano-objects - offer by Denis Gratias (after the 2018 school ?)

    We should take care of not letting aside important research

    • Potential new members 

    • Other topics (to be implemented)


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  • Postdoctoral position in Nanomechanics at University of Michigan


    A postdoctoral position may be available starting Fall 2016 at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Candidate must have research experience and track record of publications in nanomechanics, metallurgy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and in situ nanomechanical testing in TEM, and strong educational background in dislocation theory, physical metallurgy, mechanical behavior and advanced TEM. 

    Interested candidates are requested to submit, via e-mail, CV with full list of publications and contact information of up to 3 references to: 

    Amit Misra

    Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

    E-mail: <amitmis@umich.edu>

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