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Group Leader Position in Computational Materials Science

The Institute for General Material Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is inviting applications for a group leader in the area of Computational Materials Science. The Materials Modeling Group conducts research into the elementary defects of the crystalline lattice and on how their organization and interaction influence the mechanical properties and failure of metallic materials.

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Open Postdoc & PhD positions in Computational Materials Science

In the next months, we have a couple of openings for Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students in Computational Materials Science. If you are interested and at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston (Nov 25th - Dec. 2nd) , hit me up!

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Abstract Deadline approaching: Symposium on Fundamentals of Fracture @ DPG

this is a gentle reminder that the deadline for abstract submission (December 1st) for the 
Fundamentals of Fracture Symposium at the joint meeting of the German and European Physical Societies (DPG and EPS) in Berlin, March 11-16 2018, is rapidly approaching. 

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2 Post-Doc Positions in Computational Materials Science

Within the framework of the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg the materials modeling group of the Institute for General Material Properties is inviting applications for postdocs in the field of atomistic simulations of mechanical properties.  The research projects will focus on the role of interfaces on the plastic deformation and fracture of nanostructured materials.

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PhD Position in Computational Materials Science / Glass Physics

The Atomistic Materials Modeling group of Prof. Erik Bitzek is inviting applications for a fully funded PhD position at the Institute for General Materials Properties within the Department of Materials Science of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen, Germany. The objective of the PhD project is to use atomistic simulation methods to study the influence of topological anisotropy on the mechanical properties of inorganic glasses.

 

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PhD Position in Atomistic Simulations / Computational Fracture Mechanics

The Institute for General Materials Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is seeking outstanding candidates for the project “microKIc – Microscopic Origins of Fracture Toughness”, which is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant.

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Fundamentals of Fracture Symposium at DPG-EPS Meeting 2018

Sandra Korte-Kertzel, Peter Gumbsch and I are organizing a Symposium on the Fundamentals of Fracture

at the joint meeting of the German and European Physical Societies (DPG and EPS) in Berlin, March 11-13 2018.

 

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Modelling and Simulation of Superalloys 2017

Hands-on tutorials and an International Workshop on Modelling and Simulations of Superalloys will take place 

March 27th-31st at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

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Symposium on Atomistic and Mesoscale Aspects of Fracture and Fatigue

 

I would like to point you to the 

Mini symposium at the 14th International Conference on Fracture Rhodes, June 18-23 2017

on Atomistic and Mesoscale Aspects of Fracture and Fatigue

Chair: Prof. Peter Gumbsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Co-chair: Dr Gianpietro Moras, Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

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Curvature matters!

In a recent article in Acta Materialia ("Atom probe informed simulations of dislocation-precipitate interactions reveal the importance of local interface curvature" http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359645415002268 ) we showed how the interface curvature influences dislocation - precipitate interactions.

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Review Article: Atomistic Aspects of Fracture

Any fracture process ultimately involves the rupture of atomic bonds. Processes at the atomic scale therefore critically influence the toughness and overall fracture behavior of materials. Atomistic simulation methods including large-scale molecular dynamics simulations with classical potentials, density functional theory calculations and advanced concurrent multiscale methods have led to new insights e.g.

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Influence of anisotropic elasticity on the mechanical properties of fivefold twinned nanowires

 

In this paper in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (vol. 84, p. 358, 

http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Rk5057Zjdx-o ) we propose a
new theory for the mechanical properties of fivefold twinned nanowires.

We show that the Frank vector of the central wedge disclination depends on the uniaxial strain,

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PhD Position in Atomistic Simulations / Computational Nanomechanics

The Institute for General Material Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is seeking an outstanding PhD candidate to participate in a research-training group on in-situ microscopy on nanoscale objects.

 

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Modeling Materials Short Course in Erlangen, Germany

 

WHAT

Five-day short course on the fundamentals of continuum, atomistic and multiscale modeling of materials.

WHO

Prof. Ellad B. Tadmor (U. Minnesota, USA) and Prof. Ronald E. Miller (Carleton University, Canada).

WHERE

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU), Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

  

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PhD Position in Computational Materials Science / Nanomechanics

The Institute for General Material Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is seeking an outstanding PhD candidate to participate in a research-training group on in-situ microscopy on nanoscale objects.

 

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Symposium on Structure, Plasticity and Fracture of Inorganic Glasses in Paris

Dear Colleagues,

we are organizing a symposium on Plasticity and Fracture in Inorganic Amorphous Materials at 

Condensed Matter in Paris 2014

to be held August 23 to 29, 2014. 

Your experimental or theoretical contributions are highly welcome. 
Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

The deadline for abstract submission is  April 1st 2014.

Looking forward to seeing you in Paris in August,

Jean-Pierre Guin, Etienne Barhel and Erik Bitzek

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PhD Position in Atomistic Simulation of Superalloys

The Institute for General Material Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander-
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is seeking outstanding candidates for a
collaborative research project with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
(SFB/Transregio 103 ) on high-temperature deformation of superalloys.

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2 PhD Positions in Computational Materials Science

The Atomistic Materials Modeling group of Prof. Erik Bitzek is
inviting applications for doctoral students in the area of Computational
Materials Science to join the Institute for General Materials Properties within
the Department of Materials Science of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen, Germany.

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