Archives de l'auteur: Kostas Danas

Open Positions at the Department of Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique

Cher(e)s collègues,

j’attire votre attention sur les postes ouverts cette année au département de mécanique de l’école polytechnique, consultables
à l’adresse suivante:

Bien cordialement,

Poste CDI en Mécanique des Matériaux ArcelorMittal

Les détails de la mission sont décrits sur la page web d’ArcelorMittal en suivant le lien ci-dessous :

Le profil souhaité est « mécanique des matériaux» avec des connaissances de base des procédés de fabrication des aciers ; les connaissances sur la programmation scientifique (C++, fortran) et sur les simulations EF (Abaqus, Forge, etc.).

Conference « Fluids and complexity », Nice, 5-7 December 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming conference « Fluids and complexity” which will be held at Théâtre du grand château, Campus Valrose, Nice on 5-7 December 2018.


The aim of this event is to bring together researchers working in several different, but often interconnected, fields of fluid dynamics, including Hydrodynamic, Magneto-Hydrodynamic and Geophysical Turbulence, Statistical Mechanics applied to fluids, Mathematical and Numerical Fluid Dynamics, Non-Newtonian Fluids and Granular Matter, Active Matter and Bio Fluids, Drops, Capillarity and Micro Fluids.

Plenary speakers include:

– Freddy BOUCHET (Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon)

– Marc BRACHET (LPS, ENS Paris)


Yoël FORTERRE(IUSTI, Marseille)

– Sergei KUKSIN(IMJ, Sorbonne Université)

– David QUERE (PMMH, ESPCI Paris)

– Salima RAFAI (LIPhy, Université Grenoble Alpes)


The registration deadline has been extended to October 29th 2018

You are invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation before 19 October 2018

You can find more detailed information, registration and abstract submission form at the conference website

A limited number of free accommodations and a travel support will be available for young researchers.
We look forward to welcoming you in Nice in December.

Sergei Nazarenko (Institut de Physique de Nice),

Yves D’Angelo (Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné),

Celine Cohen (Institut de Physique de Nice),

Giorgio Krstulovic (Laboratoire J.L Lagrange),

Rudy Valette (CEMEF)

Assistant (tenure-track) Position, Aerospace Engineering, U. Minnesota Twin Cities, USA

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) seeks to fill one tenure-track faculty position in Aerospace Structures and Advanced Materials (ASAM).  Researchers engaged in the development of innovative experimental methods are particularly encouraged to apply, but applications are invited in all areas of the mechanics of solids.  Current research in the AEM department includes the development of nanoscale mechanics (molecular dynamics, lattice statics, quasicontinuum method, applied quantum mechanics) and continuum mechanics (phase transformations, phase field models, micromagnetics, stability and bifurcation) for the understanding and discovery of advanced materials and structures. The AEM department has close ties with on-campus multidisciplinary centers, and convenient access to outstanding shared experimental and computational facilities, such as the Minnesota Nano Center, the Characterization Facility, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Information about the department is available at

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in a related field by the date of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to have the potential to conduct vigorous and significant research programs and the ability to collaborate with researchers with a wide range of viewpoints from around the world. This candidate will participate in all aspects of the Department’s mission, including (I) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse group of students in aerospace engineering and mechanics; (II) participating in service activities for the department, university, broader scientific community, and society; and (III) supervising undergraduate and graduate students and developing an independent, externally-funded, research program.

The intent is to hire at the assistant professor rank. However, exceptional applicants may be considered for higher rank and tenure depending upon experience and qualifications. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin fall 2019.

The AEM department is committed to the goal of achieving a diverse faculty as a way to maximize the impact of its teaching and research mission. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about equity & diversity at UMN, visit

To be considered for this position, candidates must apply on-line at: and search for Job ID No. 326059; OR Visit:

Application Deadline:  The initial screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Associate/Full Professor, Solid Mechanics, Oxford University, UK

Dear Colleague

We currently have a post available for an Associate Professor/Professor in Solid Mechanics/Materials Engineering at Oxford. The post also includes a Teaching Fellowship at Christ Church College. I would be grateful if you could bring this post to the attention of anybody who you think might be interested in the position.We are interested in receiving applications from junior academics through to academics who have fully established themselves on the international stage (at Oxford, Associate Professor is the entry level faculty position, and we essentially have two levels of appointment- Associate Professor and Professor).

The advertisement states that preference MAY be given to candidates with research interests consistent with the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in Solid Mechanics.This should be viewed as a tie breaker. We are interested in receiving applications from candidates with research interests in any area of solid mechanics and materials engineering – which we interpret broadly.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from good female candidates.

I would be happy to discuss the post with anybody that might be interested in applying.

Applications can be made through the following link:<>


More information can be found in the attached docs

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Job description Doc

Thank you for your help with this.

Kind Regards

Alan Cocks

Postdoc on Human computer interfaces and mid-air feeling, University of Birmingham, UK

Please find an announcement for Postdoc to start in October, in Birmingham
The position is for 2 years, and is funded at lecturer pay should a candidate with sufficient experience appear.
The work will be part of an exciting project on human computer interfaces and mid-air feeling, and would entail creating a hybrid fast-multipole boundary element – finite element method model of the human hand. If you wouldn’t mind forwarding the job advert to anyone that may wish to apply, I would greatly appreciate it.
Dr Thomas Montenegro-Johnson,
Lecturer in Mathematical Biology,
School of Mathematics,
University of Birmingham,
B15 2TT,

Postdoc on Multi-technique characterization of thin clay films during their creep, IFFSTAR, Ecole des Ponts

Dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre le Laboratoire Navier (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, IFSTTAR, CNRS), le laboratoire Phenix (Sorbonne Université, CNRS) et le Synchrotron SOLEIL, nous proposons un post-doctorat (cf PJ) de 1 an sur « Multi-technique characterization of thin clay films during their creep ». Les candidatures sont ouvertes jusqu’au 1er septembre 2018, pour un démarrage en janvier 2019. Pourriez-vous svp diffuser cette offre au sein du GDR MePhy?

Voir l’annonce en pdf

En vous remerciant par avance,
Bien cordialement,
Matthieu Vandamme

Dr. Matthieu Vandamme (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech – Laboratoire Navier)

French Government by-fellow at Churchill College
Visitor at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

 Postdoc on origami based micro-robotics, AS2M department @ FEMTO-ST

Dear Colleagues,

We have a postdoc opening in AS2M department @ FEMTO-ST Institute in the area of origami based micro-robotics for nano-manipulation in SEM, with a focus on design and experimentsThe goal is to investigate the design of actuated structures by using  thick piezoelectric film and conducting polymers based on origami. Further details about this position can be found in the following link:

Applications received by August 30th, 2018, will receive equal consideration.

More details on who we are and what we do at the AS2M department can be found here:

Best regards,
Kanty Rabenorosoa

Associate Professor, MiNaRoB Team

AS2M department/FEMTO-ST Institute 
ENSMM School Engineering

24 rue Alain Savary, 25000 BESANCON Cedex
Tél: 03 81 40 28 13

Postdoc on fluid-structure interaction at high Re with focus on experiments, flexLab @ EPFL

Dear Colleagues,

We have a postdoc opening in our fleXLab @ EPFL in the area of fluid-structure interaction at high Re, with a focus on experimentsThe goal is to study the mechanisms underlying the coupling between fluid flow and multi-component morphing structures. Further details about this position, including a link to the online application system, can be found in the following link:

Your mission: The Flexible Structures Laboratory (fleXLab) headed by Prof. Pedro Reis at EPFL invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the area of fluid-structure interaction. The project will consist or exploring, understanding and designing morphable/flexible structures to achieve tunable lift and drag under high Reynolds number conditions, both in aerodynamic and hydrodynamic environments. The goal will be to both rationalize the fundamental principles that underlie the interaction between fluid flow and multi-component morphing structures, as well as then use the gained knowledge to explore implementation in engineering contexts. This activity will be multidisciplinary, at the interface of structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, soft robotics and nonlinear physics.

Your profile: Candidates should have recently obtained or are about to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics, or Mechanical/Civil/Aerospace Engineering, or related disciplines. The project will have a strong experimental component, so experience in laboratory settings is desired, either in fluid or solid mechanics. The following areas of expertise are particularly welcomed: rapid prototyping, micro-fabrication, polymer synthesis, mechanical testing, control/automation/robotics, flow imaging, and image processing. An appreciation for scaling analysis, theory and computation is also welcomed.

We offer: The successful postdoc will join a vibrant, international and diverse research team with interdisciplinary expertise in experimental, computational and theoretical mechanics. The focus of research activity at the fleXLab is centered around curiosity-driven research in the general area of physics and mechanics of soft/compliant mechanical structures. The fleXLab is hosted in the iconic modern building of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and offers unique state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. More information about our research group, including other active research themes, can be found in the following link:

Opportunities for involvement in the teaching of mechanics-related classes, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, will be provided.

Applications received by August 20th, 2018, will receive equal consideration.

More details on who we are and what we do at the fleXLab can be found here:

Warm regards,
Pedro Reis

Postdoc at IPGG on Hydronamics at small scales

Postdoc on  « Hydrodynamic boundary condition of polymer solutions on simple and complex surfaces »

at IPGG with J.D. McGraw and F. Restagno.

See detailed description here >download