The "Physics, Mechanics and Plasticity" Group studies the mechanical behaviour of metals, polymers, glass, composites and living matter, from the elementary mechanisms of deformation (displacement of dislocations and one-off defects, macromolecule reptation).This research requires a pluridisciplinary approach, where mechanics, physics, chemistry and biology are all taken into account.
The subjects studied cover highly varied domains ranging from transport (automobiles and aeronautics) to energy, without neglecting biomedical applications. The stated intention of these studies is to establish structure-properties relationships:
- During the use of newly developed materials
- During the steps leading to their development
- To predict their long-term behaviour in terms of ultimate mechanical properties
Several routes are implemented to better understand the microstructure-physical property relationships of materials:
The "Physics, Mechanics and Plasticity" Group is currently based at the Artem campus in Nancy.
The Group is composed of 2 researchers, 8 University lecturers, 4 emeritus professors and one technical staff member. It currently hosts 10 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.
Group supervisor: Isabelle ROYAUD