Archives de l'auteur: Benoît Roman

Wave propagattion in Complex and Microstructured Media

Wave Propagation in Complex and Microstructured Media
Propagation d’ondes en milieux complexes et micro-structurés

August 20th30th, 2019

The objective of this school is to present recent advances in the field of wave propagation in complex media, with particular focuses on effective dynamics of micro-structured media and homogenization, and on guided waves. The main objective of the school is the pooling of knowledge in these domains so that participants can learn the formalisms – techniques – methods – tools from the different communities of wave physics (mechanical and acoustical waves, electromagnetism) and applied mathematics, and thus, enlarge their knowledge for their own research. The interdisciplinary nature of this school should generate exchanges and collaborations between the different communities involved in this subject.

Main topics will include
Dynamical homogenization, Waveguides, Metamaterials

Lecturers include
Habib Ammari (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) ✦ Yves Aurégan (LAUM, Le Mans, France) ✦ Claude Boutin (ENTPE, Lyon, France) ✦ Edward J. Brambley (Univ. Warwick, UK) ✦ Michele Brun (Univ. Cagliari, Italy) ✦ Bérangère Delourme (Univ. Paris XIII, France) ✦ Pierre Delplace (ENS Lyon, France) ✦ Hauke Gravenkamp (Univ. Duisburg, Germany) ✦ Sébastien Guenneau (Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France) ✦ Bojan Guzina (Univ. Minnesota, USA) ✦Julius Kaplunov (Keele Univ., UK) ✦Vincent Laude (Femto, Besançon, France) ✦ Marco Miniaci (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland) ✦ Michael Nieves (Univ. Keele, UK) ✦ Oscar Quevedo-Teruel (KTH, Sweden)

Scientific and steering committee
Simon Félix (LAUM, CNRS, Le Mans Université) ✦ Agnès Maurel (Institut Langevin, CNRS, ESPCI, Paris) ✦ Jean-François Mercier (Poems, CNRS, ENSTA, INRIA, Palaiseau) ✦ Vincent Pagneux (LAUM, CNRS, Le Mans Université) ✦ Philippe Petitjeans (PMMH, CNRS, ESPCI, Paris)

Information and Registration

postdoc : mechanics and applied geometry (U.Nevada, Reno)

Postdoctoral (and graduate student) positions available
Applications are invited for multiple postdoctoral positions to work with J. Hanna in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Those interested in Ph.D. and M.S. positions are also invited to make contact.
A variety of experiences and interests are welcome; we will consider proposed research in both theory and experiment in all areas under the very general heading of classical mechanics and applied geometry.  Topics of interest include but are not limited to continuum mechanics (materials, solids, fluids, fluid-structure interaction, structures), dynamics, nonlinear science, soft condensed matter, and materials processing.  Specific topics of current activity include elasticity and mechanics of thin structures.  Experimental experience in sheet metal working, web handling, or another manufacturing area will be viewed favorably.
Postdoctoral positions may last up to three years, and will include significant support for travel, as well as opportunities for collaborations— department faculty expertise includes manufacturing, materials, dynamics, robotics, and other areas.  We are a young and growing group, department, and city, the latter in particular offering a very attractive quality of life.  Interested parties should send a CV to jhannaATunrDOTedu and indicate their research interests and anticipated time frame.  Review of applications will be ongoing, and timing is flexible.

bourse postdoctorale au Chili

Un appel à projet pour financer une bourse de postdoc au Chili (dossier à monter avec un laboratoire au Chili)

salaire annuel  33.200 USD avec un financement de  6600 USD  et de 2000 USD pour des missions

workshop physique/mécanique/informatique graphique : Graphyz (24-25 octobre, Grenoble)

Chères collègues, chers collègues, (English translation below)

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la première édition de Graphyz, un nouveau workshop entre graphique et physique, qui se tiendra à Grenoble les 24 et 25 octobre 2019 (2 demi-journées). L’idée de ce workshop est de rassembler des physiciens et des informaticiens travaillant sur des sujets qui intéressent à la fois les communautés physiciennes/mécaniciennes et l’informatique graphique. Pour cette première édition, nous avons un programme fabuleux. Les présentations seront typiquement structurées en tandems (un(e) expert(e) de physique/mécanique + un(e) expert(e) de simulation pour le graphique), sur des sujets variés comme la modélisation de structures élastiques ou visqueuses, les milieux granulaires, les avalanches, ou encore les structures gonflables. Des créneaux de discussion sont également prévus pour favoriser les échanges entre participants.

Si vous êtes intéressés par les liens entre simulation graphique et physique/mécanique, n’hésitez pas à vous inscrire et à assister à ce workshop ! Plus d’information en ligne:

L’inscription est libre (et inclue la participation aux repas de midi et au dîner du 24), mais le nombre de participants sera limité (premier arrivé, premier inscrit). Si vous êtes intéressés, pensez à vous inscrire suffisamment tôt.

N’hésitez pas non plus à transmettre cette annonce à vos étudiants et collègues.

Bien cordialement,

Florence & Basile

Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce the organization of the first edition of Graphyz, a new workshop on graphics and physics which will be held in Grenoble, France, on 24 and 25 October 2019 (2 half-days). The idea of this workshop is to gather physicists and computer scientists working on various topics that are of interest to both the physics/mechanics and graphics communities. For this first session, we have a wonderful program, gathering duets of scientists (one expert from physics/mechanics, one expert from physically-based simulation for graphics) working on common research topics such as, for instance, the modeling of slender elastic and viscous structures, granular media, snow avalanches, or inflatable structures. A number of discussions slots are also planned to favor interactions among the participants.

If you are interested in better understanding the emerging connections between simulation in graphics and physics/mechanics, do not hesitate to register and attend this workshop! Further information is available online:

Registration is free (including participation to lunches and dinner), but the number of participants is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested, register early.

Do not hesitate to forward this announcement to your students and colleagues.

Best regards,

Florence & Basile

Ecole thématique Impression 4D (octobre 2019)

voir l’annonce en pdf ci-dessous, pour une école thématique impression 4D : Matériaux et Procédés

(du 15 au 18 octobre 2019)

Flyer EcoleThematique CNRS Impression 4D

postdoc shape changing materials (Cambridge) – date limite 24 juin

The Theory of Condensed Matter of the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate to work with Prof. Mark Warner and Dr. John Biggins (Engineering) on shape changing materials applied to micro actuation and robotics, haptics, microfluidics and related systems.

The materials are typically complex, soft, responsive solids. A new mechanics paradigm patterns the response of liquid crystalline solids to change the effective metric, and hence intrinsic curvature, and also to change the extrinsic bend. Complete shape control is aimed for by the additional determination of extrinsic response.

The candidate should have familiarity with theoretical mechanics and (ideally) differential geometry, and with novel material for mechanics, for example liquid crystalline solids, hydrogels, and photo-thermally responsive solids. Some scientific computing experience is highly desirable.

For very general reviews of this area see:
Physics Today:
Ann. Revs:
and more detailed,
Soft Matter:
Please consult the advertisements for more details and contacts:

The closing date for applications is 24th June, 2019.


Prof. Mark Warner, FRS
Theory of Condensed Matter Group, Cavendish Laboratory.
Cambridge, CB3 OHE.
Tel: (+44 1223) 337380

Corpus Christi College int. 66189  or ext. (+44 1223) 766189
Home (+44 1223) 365991     Mobile (+44) 7981 700381

postdoc Bio/Mecanique des Fluides/IA (Marseille)

Dear colleagues,
We are currently hiring PhDs and postdocs to work on the ERC-funded project C0PEP0D. This is an exiting project at the crossroad of Biology, Fluid Mechanics and Artificial Intelligence. We want to understand how planktonic copepods track targets in a turbulent flow without eyesight.
Potential candidates should contact me directly by email. More details can be found here:
Postdoc –

I would be very grateful if you could forward this announcement to any potential candidate.

Thanks a lot,

Christophe ELOY

2 postes (experimental soft matter and biological physics) à Leiden

Dear colleague,

The Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) is searching for two faculty members in the area of experimental soft matter and biological physics. We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on active matter (e.g. synthetic active fluids, self-propelled particles, collective cell behavior, tissues etc.) and/or with a unique approach that connect with our research lines in self-organization, mechanics and geometry.

Appointments at associate or full professor level may be consider for outstanding candidates.
Gender balance is an explicit aim of our institute, and we strongly encourage women to apply

For further information and to apply, please visit:

Only applications received no later than July 31, 2019 can be considered.

Many thanks, Daniela Kraft, Luca Giomi and Martin van Hecke

PS: Our tenure track system is similar to the US system, with a tenure decision after five years. The explicit purpose of the tenure track is to have successful candidates build their own independent group, after which they will grow out to full professors. Strong collaborations with neighboring groups are encouraged, and ideally, the candidate should fit and complement our activities. Finally, the funding system is particularly attractive for junior staff building up a new group, as there are a variety of funding options for both personal and collaborative research.

postdoc soft matter, satistical physics, biology and mechanics (LPSOrsay/PMMH)

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to advertise two postdoc openings in my group with deadlines for initial consideration on June 20th:

Theory – in Paris & Orsay

We welcome applications from theorists interested in self-assembly in the cytoskeleton and other problems at the interface between Soft Matter/Statistical Physics and Biology. The position presents ample opportunities for strong interactions with local and international collaborators. Autonomous interactions with experimentalists and the development of creative independent projects are encouraged. More at

Experiments – at ESPCI Paris

We welcome applications from experimentalists interested in the frustrated self-assembly of irregular objects. The position consists in developing an experimental protocol to design and produce colloids of arbitrary shapes using a sub-micrometer-resolution 3D printer, then monitor their self-assembly to demonstrate the tendency of irregular shapes to aggregate into fibers and sheets as discussed in recent theoretical work. More at

Please kindly post these ads on your department’s notice board, and do not hesitate to pass on this announcement. Informal inquiries welcome.

Best regards,

« 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