MecaNano sponsored tutorial at ECI October 2024

The ECI will again organize “Nanomechanical Testing in Materials Research and Development IX” to be held in Messina (Sicily), Italy October 6-11, 2024. Conference details here

A tutorial session about nanomechanical testing techniques is offered on the morning before the start of the conference. The training session is organized by COST MecaNano („European Network for the Mechanics of Matter at the Nano-Scale“, COST MecaNano is funded by the European Union and can provide travel refunds to support a number of PhD students and Postdocs.

To apply for a travel refund, please send a message to Dr. Marie-Stéphane Colla <> no later than May 15, 2024. You MUST to be a member of MecaNano network to qualify. Unless already done, please join MecaNano at by: 1/ creating a login and password 2/ following the link a second time and applying to at least one working group.

The travel refunds consist of a refund for your long-distance transportation to and from the conference, as well as a daily allowance for the duration of the training session (one day). The ECI conference fee cannot be refunded by COST MecaNano. Decisions on funding will be made in the weeks following the end of the call and will be guided by the COST recommendations.

Participants must arrange their own transportation and accommodations for the event. Reimbursements are only given AFTER the event.