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.