Graphene 2020 (Grenoble)

Cher collègue,

Grenoble a été sélectionnée pour accueillir la dixième édition de la conférence internationale « Graphene 2020 » ( Avec plus de 700 conférenciers attendus pour 2020, cet évènement est le plus important en Europe dans le domaine des matériaux bidimensionnels.

Nous souhaitons mettre en avant les avancées réalisées dans nos laboratoires, particulièrement via la participation encouragée des étudiants qui ont la possibilité de candidater (date limite 31 janvier, à des bourses permettant de couvrir intégralement les frais d’inscription (et une partie des frais de déplacement).  

Très cordialement, le comité local d’organisation de Graphene 2020

  • Hanako Okuno (UGA, CEA, IRIG-MEM, Grenoble)Johann Coraux (UGA, CNRS, G-INP, Institut Néel, Grenoble)
  • Alessandro Cresti (UGA, USMB, CNRS, G-INP, IMEP-LAHC, Grenoble)
  • Matthieu Jamet (UGA, CEA, CNRS, G-INP, IRIG-Spintec, Grenoble)
  • Benjamin Grévin (UGA, CEA, CNRS, SyMMES, Grenoble)
  • Clément Faugeras (UGA, CNRS, UPS, INSA, EMFL, LNCMI, Grenoble)
  • Thomas Alava (UGA, CEA, LETI, Grenoble)
  • Vincent Bouchiat (Start-up Grapheal, Grenoble)
  • Catherine Journet (UCBL, CNRS, LMI, Lyon)
  • Alfonso San Miguel (UCBL, CNRS, ILM, Lyon) 

Post-Doc position « viscous wind waves », Orsay, France

Post-doc position for 1 year or more on « non-linear evolution of viscous wind-
waves »  is available at laboratory FAST (Orsay-France), starting March 2020. 
More details at


Symposium on Architected Materials | ASCE EMI Conference | Durham, UK | April 5-6, 2020

There is an upcoming symposium on Architected Materials: Advances in Modelling, Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications at Durham University (

The event is part of ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference, taking place on April 5-6, 2020. The symposium is organised by Prof Mazdak Tootkaboni (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), Dr Alireza Asadpoure (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth), Prof Minh-Son Pham (Imperial College London) and myself.

The symposium will enable sharing ideas between researchers interested in architected materials, with focus on a hierarchical structure, bio-inspired designs and novel manufacturing methods. If you cannot attend personally, perhaps one of your students or post-docs could benefit from the event.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 30th, 2020. Abstracts can be submitted here:


Postdoc modelling of chemotactic and phoretic microswimmers (Univ. Amsterdam)

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to advertise one PhD position and postdoc position in modeling and simulation of active soft matter in my group at the University of Amsterdam.  More information about postdoc here :

The applications shall be submitted via the following website:
Best regards,Dr. Sara Jabbari Farouji

Institute of Theoretical Physics (UvA)
Science Park 904 
1098 XH Amsterdam 
Office: C3.229 
Tel: +31 525 7312


poste MConf « Instabilités dans les matériaux et les structures complexes  » (Institut d’Alembert- Paris)

Sorbonne Université recrute un Maître de Conférences en Mécanique (Section 60). La thématique est « Instabilités dans les matériaux et les structures complexes » et la personne recrutée effectuera ses recherches au sein de l’Institut Jean Le Rond d’Alembert (

Le poste sera ouvert officiellement en janvier 2020 et les auditions auront lieu fin avril.

Contacts :


Engineer in instrumentation for soft matter experiments (ICS, Strasbourg)

The team « Mechanics of Interfaces and Multiphase systems » of the Institut Charles Sadron (UPR22, Strasbourg) is recruiting an engineer in instrumentation to work on the conception of soft matter physics experimental setups. The position is a 3 years CDD (IE) starting in February 2020, funded by ERC in the context of a project which aims to develop new types of foams and new tools to characterize them. The detailed description is available on CNRS emploi website:

and in the following PDF document:



postdoc : développement et traitement de biofilm en milieu poreux (IFPEN/LEMTA)


Mechanics of Soft Materials and Structures at EMMC (Madrid, mai 2020)

Dear colleagues,

we organize a symposium Mechanics of Soft Materials and Structures during the European Mechanics of Materials Conferences (EMMC) to be held may 27-29th 2020 in Madrid. The EMMC is a series of biyearly meetings organized under the auspices of the European Mechanics Society, Euromech, that has taken place during the last 25 years. The conference will be a meeting point of researchers with common interests in mechanics of materials from different perspectives including mechanical engineering, physics, biomechanics, applied mathematics, chemistry, etc…

S5: Mechanics of Soft Materials and Structures

Pedro Reis (EPFL, Swtizerland)
Benoit Roman (Sorbonne University, France)

Soft mechanical systems can derive their compliance either from the constitutive nature of the underlying low-modulus materials or from the slender geometry of their structural members (even with high-modulus materials). The mechanics of soft materials and structures is currently the focus of renewed research efforts taking advantage of quickly evolving experimental techniques for design, fabrication, and characterization, as well as novel theoretical and computational tools for analysis. The combination of the development of new materials with unprecedented mechanical properties, together with modern manufacturing techniques (e.g., molding, lithography, and 3D printing) to realize complex architectural layouts, are opening a wide array of opportunities, both for research and applications. For example, soft materials may be activated by coupling mechanical deformation with electrostatic, physical-chemical, magnetic or fluid forces. Such material systems are, therefore, promising candidates to envision as active structural components necessary soft robotics, shape-morphing structures, and compliant energy-harvesting devices. Soft materials also share comparable mechanical properties and, often, constitutive composition with biological tissue, therefore, acting as valuable model systems for their mechanical behavior. Another specificity of soft mechanical systems is the relative importance of surface forces such as adhesion, and capillary effects, which may even become dominant.

This session aims at bringing together researchers sharing an interest in the mechanics and physics of soft materials and structures, which, despite diverse, share the common fundamental challenges of nonlinear mechanics (large strains, nonlinear constitutive behavior, and geometric nonlinearities) coupled with other intricate physical mechanisms.

Confirmed Plenary Lectures at EMMC17:

  • Prof. Samuel Forest (Mines-ParisTech)
  • Prof. Daniel Rittel (Technion)
  • Prof. Chiara Daraio (Caltech)

Abstract submission :

  • October 1, 2019
    Beginning of abstract submission
  • December 3, 2019
    Abstract submission deadline
  • January 30, 2020
    Abstract acceptance

Registration :

  • Early registration: Feb 25th, 2020
  • Last registration for presenting authors with accepted abstract: Mar 30th, 2020


MRS2020 Symposium on Plasticity

Dear Colleagues,

Together with Irene Beyerlein, Peter Derlet, and Peter Ispanovity I am organizing a symposium on Local and Global Fluctuations in Plasticity for the MRS Spring meeting held in Phoenix between April 13th and 17th in 2020 ( – now gratefully announcing sponsorship from Bruker Nanosurfaces.

Registration is open until October 31st!

In this symposium, we seek to discuss the mechanisms for strain localization and intermittent deformation across all length and time-scales of metals or condensed matter in general. We also welcome topics that focus on the evolution of defect populations and how this dictates the macroscopic behavior. The aim of this symposium is to bring together experts with different backgrounds, including experiments, characterization, theory, and modeling. We are very pleased to have secured a diverse list of excellent invited speakers. Details of this symposium are summarized in the flyer at the link below:

We would very much like to welcome you and your group members as participants of our symposium.

We hope to see many of you in Phoenix next spring.

Cheers, Robert, Irene, Peter and Peter


assistant prof in experimental soft matter physics (Upenn)

Atention : deadline officielle le 1er Novembre !!!