Instabilities in Solids and Structures (ASME – Nov 2019)

Dear Colleague:

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 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 to our session.

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


Ryan S. Elliott
Kostas Danas
Stavros Gaitanaros
Francisco López Jiménez
Dai Okumura


infos journées GdR mecafib (26-27 mars, Lyon)

Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Les prochaines journées de du GdR mecafib auront lieu les 26 et 27 mars prochains à Lyon et porteront sur la prise en compte des phénomènes de variabilité dans les milieux fibreux. Pour nous éclairer sur cette problématique importante, nous avons invité trois chercheurs référents du domaine :
Dominique Jeulin (Centre de Morphologie Mathématique, Mines ParisTech), qui nous parlera de modélisation morphologique de milieux fibreux aléatoires, d’approche statistique du VER pour ce type de milieux, et de modèles statistiques de rupture adaptés ;
Maurice Lemaire (Institut Pascal, Univ. Clermont Auvergne), dont la ligne directrice de l’intervention sera de souligner que chaque fois qu’un modèle numérique est mis en œuvre, il faut se poser la question des incertitudes sur les données et sur le modèle ;
Christian Soize (laboratoire Modélisation et Simulation Multi Echelle, Univ Paris Est), qui nous parlera de modélisation stochastique des champs, d’identification statistique inverse, d’apprentissage probabiliste sur les variétés, et d’optimisation de design sous incertitudes en mécanique numérique.
Nous comptons sur vous pour venir les écouter, échanger avec eux, et par la même présenter vos travaux, qui plus est en lien avec la thématique.

L’ensemble de ces informations, ainsi que le formulaire d’inscription se trouvent sur le site web de mecafib à l’adresse suivante :

Nous vous attendons nombreux à Lyon!

Bien cordialement, Pierre Dumont et Florian Martoïa (pour les organisateurs), Lucie Bailly, Jean-François Ganghoffer et Laurent Orgéas (pour les autres).

Laurent ORGEAS, CNRS Research Director

Univ. Grenoble Alpes – CNRS – Grenoble INP
Laboratoire Sols-Solides-Structures-Risques (3SR Lab)
1270 rue de la Piscine, 38400 Saint Martin d’Hères, France

3SR Lab:
Perso web:


Complex Motion in Fluids (Denmark, august 2019)

Please find enclosed the first call for the 9th summer school « Complex Motion in Fluids » ( held in Gilleleje north of Copenhagen 18-24 August 2019, organized by us in collaboration with University of Cambridge, Ecole Polytechnique, and University of Twente.

The topics for 2019 include microscale acoustofluidics, acoustic tweezers, slippery surfaces, micro swimmers, and biomechanics, and they are presented by nine international lecturers each giving a 1-hour and a 1½-hour lecture (see the attached call). Traditionally, all attendees (PhD students, postdocs and researchers) are presenting their own research either in a 12-minutes contributed talk or at one of the two poster sessions.

The invited lecturers this year are
Michaël Baudoin, Université Lille 1 (FR)
Thomas Laurell, Lunds Universitet (SE)
John Bush, M.I.T. (US)
Julia Yeomans, University of Oxford (UK)
Doris Vollmer, Max Planck Inst., Mainz (DE)
Anders Andersen, Technical Univ. Denmark (DK)
Christophe Clanet, CNRS / Ecole Polytech. (FR)
Francois Gallaire, EPFL (CH)
David Quéré, CNRS / ESPCI ParisTech (FR)

We apologize if you receive this message multiple times.

Best regards,

Tomas Bohr and Henrik Bruus
Technical University of Denmark


Granular materials and grain-fluid mixtures (juin 2019-StPetersbourg)


Dear colleagues,

I would like to invite you to submit a contribution to the mini-symposium on ‘Granular materials and grain-fluid mixtures’ which I am organizing within the conference

Advanced Problems in Mechanics

taking place in Saint-Petersburg, from June 24 to June 29 of this year. See the web site :

In addition to sharing ideas about the vastly evolving research theme of the symposium, and to enjoying the extraordinary city of Saint-Petersburg in the time of the ‘white nights’, this is of course a special opportunity to meet our Russian colleagues, members of a scientific community with strong traditions in mechanics and condensed-matter physics, who are very much interested in exchanging with foreign scientists.

The deadline for abstracts is March 15.

Looking forward to meeting you in Russia !

Best regards,

Jean-Noel Roux
Laboratoire Navier,
Université Paris-Est


International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2019), June 2019, UK

Annonce en pdf

International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2019), June 2019, UK

Please find the announcement for the forthcoming 5th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC2019) , to take place in Edinburgh 3-7 June 2019 (



« Physics of Active Matter » July 2019, Chili

« Physics of Active Matter » July 2019, Chili
On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to attend the workshop « Physics of Active Matter », a Satellite of the Statphys conference 2019.

The workshop that will take place in Viña del Mar, Chile, July 15-17, 2019, will focus on general topics in active matter physics, with an emphasis on the statistical mechanics of active systems and on applications to biology and synthetic active materials.
It will consider questions such as collective and emergent behavior, topological properties, thermodynamics, and mesoscale descriptions.


School : Evolving Soft Matter: Shape, Dynamics and Functionality (Norway 2019)

Geilo School, Norway, March, 2019

Please find the announcement for the forthcoming Geilo School 2019 in Norway: Evolving Soft Matter: Shape, Dynamics and Functionality


poste MCf Propriétés electroniques/matériaux complexes (Marseille)

Professor Position at Aix-Marseille University in spring 2019

We are pleased to announce the opening of a post at the level of
Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor at Aix-Marseille University in
spring 2019.

We are looking for a theoretician in condensed matter with
significant experience in electronic structure calculations and
atomistic simulations (e.g. DFT, TD-DFT, ab-initio methods, Monte
Carlo sampling, molecular dynamics). Particular expertise in the
field of complex materials (e.g. porous, polyphase or structured
materials) is desirable.

The research project will be developed within the department of theory
and simulation at CINaM (Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center of
Marseille, CNRS/AMU laboratory). It will reinforce the links with the
MSE2, the international joint laboratory (CNRS/AMU/MIT) based in
Cambridge (USA). The successful candidate will develop multi scale
simulation methods and forge strong interactions with the experimental
groups in CINaM. In addition, the project may be linked with the
development of experimental spectro-microscopy tools for complex
materials underway at CINaM.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for a new
international course entitled “Multi-scale porous materials for energy
and environment” as part of the Masters in Nanoscience and
Nanotechnologies. They will also have teaching requirements for
physics undergraduates. As a result, proficiency in spoken and written
French sufficient to teach at undergraduate level and higher is

Contacts: CINaM: Andres Saul (
MSE2: Roland Pellenq (

Phone: +33(0)491172806
Mobile[FR]: +33(0)628367483
Mobile[IT]: +39-3384315437
Fax: +33(0)491418916
Adress: CINaM
Campus de Luminy
Case 913
13288 Marseille Cedex 9

Skype: claudioattaccalite
web site:


Association Italienne de Mécanique : Congrès à Rome en septembre 2019

l’Association Italienne de Mécanique Théorique et Appliquée organise son congrès à Rome du 15 au 19 September 2019.

A noter : un mini symposium « Mechanics and Geometry ».


postdoc Experimental soft condensed matter (Barcelona)

Annonce postdoc en pdf

Dear Colleague,

Please find enclosed an advertisement for a postdoctoral position in my
group at the University of Barcelona (Spain).

Thank you very much for circulating this announcement.
With best regards,
Pietro Tierno

Pietro Tierno
Universitat de Barcelona
Departament de Física de la Matèria Condensada
Av. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)
phone: 0034-934034031