Archives de l'auteur: jmarthel

Full Professor in Fluid Mechanics (RWTH Aachen)

We are inviting applications for the position of full professor in the area of fluid mechanics at RWTH Aachen, to be filled as soon as possible. The development of experimental and computational methods in fluid mechanics shall remain the focus of the chair:

Postdoc optimization of gas-liquid exchange interface (LGPM, CentraleSupélec)

We invite applications for a 1-year postdoc position available at CentraleSupélec (Université Paris-Saclay, France), with a flexible start date around March 2023.This is an experimental project in collaboration with Air Liquide R&D that aims at improving the geometry of the structured packings used in cryogenic distillation. See pdf attached for more information.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a solid background in fluid mechanics, mechanics or physics.

Feel free to contact Hervé Duval ( or Mikaël Wattiau ( with any question.

Postdoc Acoustic confinement of bacteria (Emory University, Atlanta)

The Physics Department at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA invites applications for a postdoctoral position in experimental soft matter and biological physics. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on a newly funded, highly interdisciplinary project centered on how bacteria and other microbes survive, grow, and interact in the air. The research is motivated by overwhelming evidence that airborne microbes critically impact everyday life, e.g., rainfall, disease spread, land fertilization, and food production. The candidate will help build and optimize acoustic levitators to grow bacteria on isolated particles in analog atmospheric conditions in the laboratory. A major goal of this research is to develop a new way to culture bacteria in the air and use this cutting-edge technology to understand the physiology, metabolism, ecology, and evolution of airborne microbes. The candidate will also be joining a collaborative research team, with physicists and microbiologists at Emory University, and Earth scientists at the University of Oregon.

Candidates are requested to send their curriculum vitae including a list of publications to Justin Burton at and arrange to have 3 recommendation letters sent to the same address. Review of the applications will begin immediately, until the position is filled. The starting date for the position is flexible, from late Spring 2023 – early Fall 2023. Emory is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Therefore, women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about employment at Emory, please visit

Justin C. Burton

Workshop Mesoscale modelling of driven disordered materials: from glasses to active matter (CECAM EPFL, May 24-26 2023)

Dear colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the upcoming CECAM meeting on « Mesoscale modelling of driven disordered materials: from glasses to active matter », to be held on May 24-26, 2023 at the CECAM headquarters at EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland).

All the information can be found on the associated website:

A limited number of slots will be available for contributed talks. Upon registration, researchers interested in giving such a contributed talk and/or presenting a poster are invited to submit an abstract through the workshop website, before March 11, 2023. Please note that the selection for the confirmed participants and the abstracts will be notified on March 18, 2023.

Best regards,

Elisabeth Agoritsas, Misaki Ozawa, Sylvain Patinet

Postdoc Bell’s inequality with bouncing droplets (Gulliver ESPCI, Paris)

We are opening a 18-month post-doctoral position (Gulliver, CNRS, ESPCI, Université PSL) to study experimentally why static Bell’s inequality can be violated with bouncing droplets systems. We are looking for motivated candidates.

Summer school on Landslide Mechanics (CISM Udine, Oct 2-6 2023)

Announcement (registration open) ‘summer school’ on:

Landslide Mechanics in Udine Italy, from 2-6 october 2023 :

There will be lectures from Nico Gray, Prabhu Nott, Elisabeth Guazzellli, Olivier Pouliquen, Roland Kaitna, Anne Mangeney, Dave Petly and Fahrang Radjai, spanning from physics to field studies, together with a field trip to visit the Vajont landslide and brainstorming sessions.

We will be happy to have you there with your students !

All the best,



Anne Mangeney

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

 SGR Paris recrute plusieurs Ingénieurs de Recherche en Physique des Procédés Industriels.

Postdoc Aeolian transport across scales (IPGP)

Subject: Aeolian transport across scales, from landscape and dune dynamics to dust emission.

Employer: Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) –

In collaboration with: Laboratoire Inter-universitaire des Systèmes Atmospherique (LISA) –, Department of Geopgraphy of the King’s College London (KCL) –

Research team: Clément NARTEAU & Laurie BARRIER (IPGP); Gilles BERGAMETTI, Béatrice MARTICORENA, Benoît LAURENT, & Christel BOUET (LISA) ; Andreas Baas (KCL).

Location: Paris, France

Contacts: Clément NARTEAU ( & Laurie BARRIER (

Required education: PhD in Earth sciences, Atmospheric sciences, Physics, or similar fields.

Position description: IPGP invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. Appointment start date no later than July 1, 2023, and the appointment is for 18 months.

Funding by: UnivEarthS LabEx of Université Paris Cité ( and

How to apply: Please contact Dr. Clément Narteau ( & Laurie BARRIER ( with “AEOLAND Postdoc application” in the subject line. Include a CV with a short research statement summarizing research experience. Application review will begin immediately and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Aeolian research is based on two main themes, dust and dunes, which are closely linked by transport laws derived from the physics of wind-blown particles. Nevertheless, as the time scales of dust emissions are many orders of magnitude shorter than those associated with dune field dynamics, the agreement between the corresponding transport properties remains poorly quantified. The objective of the AEOLAND project is to combine information on aeolian transport processes at different space and time scales (from 101 to 106 meters and years) to converge on consistent scenarios for sand and dust exchanges on continental surfaces, but also with the atmosphere. Such a transdisciplinary research approach aims to bridge the gaps between atmospheric dust (Laurent et al., 2005), dunes and aeolian landscape dynamics (Chanteloube et al., 2022). We propose to perform regional mass balances estimated from morpho-sedimentary markers to develop consistent scenarios for dust emissions and sand fluxes over large space and time scales that integrate the variability of meteorological events. These scenarios will be tested and parameterized at small scales against field observations and climate reanalysis outputs, so that they can be extrapolated over a wide range of intermediate scales on Earth and other planetary bodies.
The postdoc will integrate into an exciting team of researchers from two academic institutions (IPGP and LISA). The funding comes from the UnivEarthS LabEx program of Université Paris Cité, which is designed to set up a unique high-level teaching and training platform in the sciences of the Universe including comparative planetary research. The postdoc will lead two major efforts of the AEOLAND project: (1) the quantification of the impact of aeolian processes on arid environments from transport and morpho-sedimentary analyses at time scales ranging from those of dune systems (>102 yr) to that of landscapes (>104 yr), and (2) the cross-calibration the sand and dust transporting events over a wide range of time scales (101 s – 101 yr) using observations and numerical data. The postdoc will also engage in linking these two aspects, which is the cornerstone of the project, in order to promote this interdisciplinary research approach over the long term.
Ideally, the applicant should have: (i) a background in transport processes; (ii) experience in computer programing (Python, Matlab); (iii) independent research and teamwork skills; and (iv) communication skills. Priority will be also given to applicants with experience in any one, or a combination of, the following topics: expert knowledge of statistical analysis of geospatial and/or meteorological data; modeling of surface processes with geomorphic transport laws; application or development of remote sensing data and processing for Earth and/or atmospheric research; field-based data collection linked to surface processes; sediment transport, desert landscape and/or dune dynamics.

Chanteloube et al., 2022 –
Laurent et al., 2005 –

Poste de Professeur Mécanique des fluides (Polytech Lyon / LMFA)

Profil et les informations pour un poste de Professeur des universités ouvert en 2023 à Polytech Lyon (Lyon 1) / LMFA. 

ICR – Rheology of living and active systems (Athens, Jul29-Aug4 2023)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our session on the « Rheology of living and active systems » at the 19th International Congress on Rheology to be held from July 29th to August 4th, 2023, in Athens Greece.

This session deals with rheological effects of living systems, such as bacterial colonies, or synthetic microswimmers, either in bulk or at interfaces. This includes both measurements and predictions of the rheological properties of such systems. We are particularly excited about the potential to deepen connections between the fields of biology, « active » matter, and rheology—whose intersection represents an important frontier for our field—through this session.

The submission deadline is January 10, 2023 and further details are available here.

Arezoo Ardekani, Purdue University
Sujit Datta, Princeton University