Postdoc position in active matter (U.Michigan)

Postdoc position in active matter
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Experimentalists interested in soft matter are encouraged to apply for a postdoc position 
on the topic of active gels. Applicants should have a strong background in experimental 
physics.  Experience with condensed matter experiments, and soft matter in particular, 
and hydrodynamics  is a plus.  See
To apply send a CV to Robert Deegan (

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Prix Branly 2019

Le prix Edouard Branly récompense un jeune chercheur (né après le 01/01/1986) pour des travaux de recherches remarquables dans le domaine des sciences physiques, notamment celui des ondes, de l’optique ou de l’électronique, avec éventuellement une perspective d’application sociétale. Date limite de candidature: 15/09/2019.

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postdoc microencapsulation (Lab Charles Coulomb-Montpellier)

Dear colleagues,We are currently looking for a 1 year postdoc to participate to a project on microencapsulation in our softmatter group at the university of Montpellier – Laboratoire Charles Coulomb.  

Candidates with a  background in microfluidics, soft matter, physical chemistry or a closely related field are strongly encouraged to apply.
More details can be found here:

Best regardsGladys Massiera
Post-doc in microencapsulation by droplet interface crossing
Laboratoire Charles Coulomb – CNRS/University of Montpellier – France
We are seeking for a post-doctoral candidate to handle an ANR funded project on microencapsulation. The encapsulation process is based on the generation of calibrated aqueous drops and their coating by crossing of a liquid-liquid interface by centrifugation. The objective is to produce monodispersed capsules of controlled size, content and shell thickness. This project is based on the cDICE process (Continuous Droplet Interface Crossing Encapsulation, Patent EP2456550 A1, July 2010) patented by Laboratoire Charles Coulomb. The final goal of the project is to build a prototype that meets industrial requirements in           terms of capsule size (around 100 microns), shell thickness and production rate.
The candidate will be in charge of two fundamental aspects of the process: i) Understanding of the passage of single drops through an interface by high-speed imaging on a dedicated experimental set-up with the centrifugal forces required to produce capsules with diameters ranging from 90 to 200 microns. This work will complete previous experimental and numerical results; (ii) design and test several chemical systems for the in-situ solidification of capsule shells either by phase transition or by polymerization and quantifying the capsules characteristics resulting from the system and the selected hydrodynamic parameters.
Candidates should have a doctorate in physics, physico-chemistry, mechanics or process engineering Skills in microfluidics, image analysis, and a good knowledge in the field of encapsulation will be much appreciated. Spoken and written English is required as well as fluency in report or publication writing.
The post-doctoral fellow will be part of the Soft Matter ( team at the Charles Coulomb Laboratory (L2C) at the University of Montpellier. He will work under the supervision of Gladys Massiera, as well as with Martin In in the EPIC project on a microencapsulation process. This project is part of a collaboration with two process engineering laboratories, the Chemical Engineering Laboratory (LGC) in Toulouse and the GEPEA (Nantes – Saint Nazaire).

Starting in september 2019



Poste d’Enseignant-Chercheur en « Mécanique des Fluides et Hydrodynamique Navale » – ENSTA bretagne

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Research Engineer in Physics of Industrial Processes (Saint-Gobain)

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Instabilities in Solids and Structures (IMECE 2019) deadline monday 22nd july

Dear Colleague,

This is our final reminder to submit an abstract to the « Instabilities in Solids and Structures » symposium for the 2019 IMECE.
The deadline this year is Monday, July 22 and there will not be an extension.

We, the AMD IiSS Technical Committee organizers, are pleased to continue our long-standing tradition of arranging a symposium on « Instabilities in Solids and Structures » at the annual ASME-International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).  The Congress this year will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah during the period of November 8-14, 2019.  Contributions on instability in both material and structural systems are welcome.  As you are aware, this is a major mechanical engineering meeting with upwards of 2,000 international participants.  Our Technical Committee has participated with success in the Congress since 1994 and we certainly would like to keep up this tradition.

Our symposium accepts only « Presentation Only » abstracts and the « Presentation Only Abstract Submission » deadline this year is July 22, 2019.

Participation requires just the submission of an abstract by July 22, 2019.  (This is a hard deadline; do not expect an extension.)

Upload your abstract at your earliest convenience; the symposium is in the Track 11 « Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids » as Topic « 11-37 Instabilities in Solids and Structures »

This year, we are pleased to continue our collaboration with the ASME AMD Technical Committee on Soft Matter.  If you work on problems in this area that include instabilities, we encourage you to submit an abstract.

Please let us know by return e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

Ryan S. Elliott
Kostas Danas
Stavros Gaitanaros
Francisco Lopez Jimenez
Dai Okumura

Stavros Gaitanaros, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Latrobe Hall, Room 201
Tel: (410) 516-6482

Plant Biomechanics (Lyon- 23-27 aout 2021)

Dear all,

We are glad to inform you that the 10th International Plant Biomechanics conference will be held in Lyon, 23-27 August 2021.

Please mark the dates on your calendar and forward this information to whomever potentially interested (they may subscribe to the mailing list, see below).

The organisers,
Arezki Boudaoud, Gwyneth Ingram, and Sara Puijalon

email with the subject line « subscribe pbm-diffusion Firstname Name » (remove the quotes and indicate your own first name and name).


Young Postdoc Position, LMS Ecole Polytechnique on nanocoatings

Please find attached a young postdoc announcement on the « Theoretical and experimental study of polymer nanocoatings for prefilled syringes ». The position is addressed to recent PhD graduates (future PhD holders or candidates with less than a year from their PhD defense).

The postdoc will be pursued in the Solid Mechanics Laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France in collaboration with BD Medical Pharmaceutical Systems (Grenoble, France). The potential candidate will work on the development of new experimental procedures and theoretical models to understand the formation and mechanical response of thin polymer films over soft polymer substrates. The PhD involves strong experimental and theoretical contributions in the field of coupled diffusion and mechanics. 

Students with strong interest in solid mechanics and particularly in coupled problems as well as strong background in mechanics, soft-matter physics, mechanical engineering or any closely related field are strongly encouraged to apply by contacting Prof. Kostas Danas ( and Prof. Michel Jabbour ( 

For more information on the subject, the funding and the requested doscuments please see the attached detailed pdf.

The interested candidates should contact


Postdoctoral position — hydrodynamic and physical modeling of active colloids and droplets (LadHyX)

Dear colleagues,

I am currently looking for a postdoc to join my group at LadHyX (Ecole Polytechnique, France) on the physical and hydrodynamic modeling of active colloids and droplets.
This is a 2-year position funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Candidates with a strong academic background in fluid dynamics, applied mathematics, soft matter physics or a closely related field are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should contact me directly by email as soon as possible, providing a detailed CV, publication list, a brief research statement and the name of 2 academic references.
Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled, starting on July 29th.
I would be very grateful if you could forward this announcement to any potential candidate.
Thank you!
Sebastien Michelin

ALERT Geomaterial workshop Sept. 30th-Oct. 2nd (Aussois)

The program of the next ALERT geomaterial workshop (September 30 to October 2 in Aussois, France) is now avalaible on the website
The session II  is dedicated to « The mechanics of root-soil systems: from microscopic to macroscopic approaches ».
More information and the link to the registration script can be found at:

Program: Workshopschool_contentJuly-2019_Preliminary-1