• 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.


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    The school will be supported by the Mecano Network.

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    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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