I am glad to welcomeI Joé PETRAZOLLER in my group as PhD student. He will work on the atomistic simulation and micromechanical modeling of chemo-mechanical couplings in the presence of crystal defects under the supervision of Thiebaud RICHETON, Stéphane BERBENNI and myself. We are very gratefull to the support of the Université de Lorraine and the French Ministry of Research.

In combination withe the DFG (German research fundation), the ANR (fFrench national research agency) announce the support of our project SILA devoted to the study of Segregation at Interfaces in Lightweight Alloys towards tailored mechanical properties. This bi-lateral germano-french research project will support the collaboration between our teams at the LEM3 in Metz, and the IMM reasearch institute at the RWTH in Aachen. More details my Research projects page.

I am very happy to Welcome Sudheer GANISETTI in my group as design ingeneer (ingénieur d'étude) to work on the ANR Project AtoUum "Atomistic fundamentals of plasticity at interfaces in lightweight complex alloys and transfer to continuum models". As former PhD student at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sudheer is an expert in molecular dynamics of glasses and in the implementation of interatommic potential in MPI codes.

I have been honored to present our work on the numerical atomistic characterization of interfacial plasticity: the case of complex lightweight intermetallics, on June 28, 2022, at the International Conference on Strength of Materials (ICSMA) that was held in Metz (France). This was part of the honorary symposium for Alain Jacques.

I am glad to talk about Atomistic Aspects of the Plasticity in Complex Intermetallics of our work during a TimeMan Seminar, on Mars 24, 2022, at 14:00 (GMT+2). The TimeMan Seminar is a virtual seminar series intended to provide a venue for continued sharing of academic ideas and results of relevance for our community in a time when travel to conferences and seminars has been significantly impacted. This is part of the ERC Advanced Grant TimeMan.