Archives de l'auteur: Benoît Roman

« Instabilities in Solids and Structures » symposium for the 2019 IMECE.

Dear Colleague,

This is a follow-up reminder to submit an abstract to the « Instabilities in Solids and Structures » symposium for the 2019 IMECE.

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

Ecole CISM « The Art of Modeling in Computational Solid Mechanics » (oct. 2019)

The CISM course “The Art of Modeling in Computational Solid Mechanics”, will take place October 7th to 11th.

It will be given in Udine, Italy, and it is coordinated by Jörg Schröder, Universität Essen-Duisburg, Germany, and

Peter Wriggers, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.

PhD students are the main audience, and the link

provides you with all details, including registration details.

postdoc : EPFL (Piaget award)

Dear Mephy group,

I have an announcement to pass on for the Piaget Scientific Award at EPFL, forwarded from Yves Bellouard. If you think the Mephy list would potentially find it of interest, please consider posting it to the jobs list.

I would like to bring your attention to the Piaget Scientific Award that was set up at EPFL in Switzerland. In short, it offers to freshly graduated PhD student (or student who will graduate in a few months), the opportunity to suggest a research topic they would like to explore over one year at EPFL. They can propose a lab of their choice, but this is not mandatory. The committee will examine the proposals and find the best match. The fellowship is worth about 100kCHF, which includes the post-doc salary (roughly 6-7k /month) and a small budget for travelling. It is quite competitive (it’s an award), but I am sure you have excellent students who might be interested by such opportunities.

The goal is to identify early stage future academics and boost their career. It is therefore not an ordinary post-doc.

More information can be found here:

Topics are broad and covers everything related to ‘miniaturization’ in a broad sense (from fundamental science to more applied research), and naturally includes micro-manufacturing,  laser-matter interaction, microscopy, optics at the small scales, and so on. For instance, the past awarded works on active water repellent smart materials and understanding the physics of it. The main criteria is the quality of the applications.

Deadline is soon approaching (31st of May). If you are aware of possible late candidates, they can be a little flexibility with the deadline. Just let me know!


John Kolinski

postdoc: stability and dissipative properties of liquid foams (IPRennes)

Dear collegues

A 2-years postdoc position is currently open in Rennes on flows in foam films.

Best regards

Isabelle Cantat

Annonce en pdf

Ecole Liquids at Interfaces (Cargese, oct. 2019)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming LAI Cargese Fall School 2019, organized by the French CNRS Research Network (GDR) on Liquids at Interfaces. It will take place at the Cargese Institute for Scientific Studies, Corsica, France, from October 13th to October 19th 2019.

Registration is open until June 14th, and is effective only after both acceptance (not guaranteed) by the comittee and payment. For any question, please send an e-mail to:

The lecturers and topics will be:
  • Lydéric Bocquet (LPS, CNRS/ENS Paris/PSL, France): « Nanofluidics and osmotic processes”,
  • Ramin Golestanian (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany): « Phoretic active matter”,
  • Elise Lorenceau (LIPhy, CNRS/Grenoble Alpes University, France): « Flows in foams”,
  • Frieder Mugele (University of Twente, The Netherlands): « Experimental probes of surface interactions”,
  • Roland Netz (Free University of Berlin, Germany): « Liquid at interfaces from a numerician viewpoint”,
  • Jacco Snoeijer (University of Twente, The Netherlands): « Soft wetting”.

Warm regards,

Lionel Bureau, Sophie Grandet, Abdelhamid Maali, Josiane Parzych and Thomas Salez

postdoc : Experimental Astrophysical Research into Terrestrial growtH (Santiago-Chili)

Dans le cadre du projet EARTH « Experimental Astrophysical Research into Terrestrial growtH »
une proposition de post-doc (ou thèse) exprimentaux
de la part de Nicolás Mujica (Universidad de Chile) :  annonce EARTH en pdf

Experimental Post-Doc position : Settling of aerosol in turbulent flows (IMSIA)

JB Leblond; Fracture in solid mechanics: mathematical and physical aspects (27 au 29 Mai 2019)

Nous sommes très heureux de vous annoncer le workshop international « Fracture in solid mechanics: mathematical and physical aspects » en l’honneur de Jean-Baptiste Leblond (Professeur à Sorbonne Université, membre de l’Académie des Sciences et membre de l’Académie des Technologies)
Ce workshop se déroulera sur le campus Pierre et Marie-Curie de Sorbonne Université, à Paris, du 27 au 29 Mai 2019
Vous trouverez trouverez les informations sur le lien :
Conférenciers :
  • Basile Audoly
  • Amine Benzerga
  • Jean-Michel Bergheau
  • Paco Chinesta
  • Luc Dormieux
  • Eric Feulvarch
  • Samuel Forest
  • Alain Karma
  • Rémi Lacroix
  • Véronique Lazarus
  • Mathias Lebihain
  • Dominique Leguillon
  • Corrado Maurini
  • Gennady Mishuris
  • Alain Molinari
  • Alexander Movchan
  • Alan Needleman
  • Gilles Perrin
  • Laurent Ponson
  • Pedro Ponte-Castaneda
  • Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar
  • Almahdi Remmal
  • Jim Rice
  • Claude Stolz
  • Pierre Suquet
  • Cihan Tekoglu
  • Viggo Tvergaard
  • John Willis 
Vous êtes très cordialement invités à participer à ce workshop, sachant qu’il y a également une option de présentation d’un poster le Mardi 28 Mai 2019.
La participation est gratuite, mais compte tenu du nombre limité de places, il est demandé aux participants de s’inscrire via le lien ci dessus sur la page web.
Au plaisir de vous rencontrer lors de ce workshop.
Bien cordialement, 
Djimédo Kondo
au nom du comité d’organisation :

ECOLE Cohesive granular materials, description and flowing properties (Mai 2019)

I remind you that an advanced school on « Cohesive granular materials, description and flowing properties » will be held in The CISM center of UDINE (Italy) from May 27th to May 31st, 2019. It is now time to register on C1903_Flyer_Cohesive_Powders
This advanced school is organized under the auspices of the CISM. The leaflet is attached to this mail. Please feel free to disseminate this announcement to your PhD students or postdocs. 
Veuillez trouver dans ce mail le rappel de l’annonce de l’école Cohesive granular materials, description and flowing properties qui se tiendra du 27 au 31 mai 2019 au CISM à Udine (Italie). Il est maintenant temps de s’inscrire  via le site
Le descriptif complet est dans le flyer ci-joint. N’hésitez pas à diffuser cette information à vos thésards et postdocs.
Pour plus d’informations, n’hésitez pas à consulter le site ou contactez les organisateurs.

Ecole « Self-organization and self-assembly: from Physics and Chemistry to Biology.  » (Tel Aviv, sept. 2019)

Dans le cadre de la collaboration entret l’université de Tel Aviv, nous organisons une école d’été intitulée Self-organization and self-assembly: from Physics and Chemistry to Biology. Elle se déroulera à Tel Aviv du 8 au 12 septembre prochain et sera complétée par une journée de workshop. Nous avons réuni pour l’occasion  des orateurs de divers horizons, de nos deux institutions mais aussi des Etats Unis, et des Pas-Bas. Vous en trouverez la liste dans la deuxième partie de ce mail. Visitez la site web

Invited Speakers:
·         Lihi Adler-Abramovich (TAU, Israel)
·         Roey Amir (TAU, Israel)
·         Roy Beck (TAU, Israel)
·         Jose Bico (ESPCI Paris, France)
·         Michael Brenner (Harvard University, USA)
·         Remi Carminati (ESPCI Paris, France)
·         Teresa Lopez-Leon (ESPCI Paris, France)
·         Philippe Nghe (ESPCI Paris, France)
·         Philippe Nghe (ESPCI Paris, France)
·         Olivia du Roure (ESPCI Paris, France)
·         Samuel Stupp (Northwestern University, USA)
·         Ilia Voet (TUE, Netherlands)
·         Gerard Wong (UCLA, USA)
·         Zorana Zervacic (ESPCI Paris, France)

The school is open to graduate students and postdocs from all academic institutes and will include four days of pedagogical lectures and one day of an advanced workshop on various topics in the field of self-assembly and self-organization in soft matter. Self-organization and self-assembly are spontaneous organization arising from local interactions between building blocks. These mechanisms govern ordering in very different systems from molecules, colloids or larger particles, and even biological systems. They can lead to original materials with new properties. During this summer school we aim at discussing different aspects of self-assembly and self-organization in soft matter. We will start with general concepts, and then develop examples in chemistry, physics and biology. We will also review the techniques that allow the self-assembled structures to be quantitatively characterized. Last, examples of applications and properties of new materials will be discussed.
One additional day will be devoted to an advanced workshop to go further into research related to the main topics.
Additional Features:
·         Short talks by selected participants
·         Poster session
·         Travel fellowships
Location: Tel Aviv University
Dates: September 8-12, 2019.
• Fee: 50 Euro
• Deadline: July 1st, 2019
• Form:
Summer school website: