• 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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  • A Workshop organized by ICMCTF and AVS-ASED to be held in Chicago from October 2-5, 2016.

    Deadline for abstract submission: Jun 15th, 2016

    More info at : http://stress-2016.org

    Or contact Prof G. Abadias at Gregory.Abadias@univ-poitiers.fr 

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  • PhD,  Institut PPrime, Poitiers, France

    Application before March 25st, 2016 with julien.godet@univ-poitiers.fr


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    PhD, IM2NP, Marseille

    Application before March 31st, 2016  with Thomas.Cornelius@im2np.fr


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