The Training School 3 as originally planned will focus on the testing and evaluation of adhesive properties. Since adhesion testing is a destructive test involving the mechanical response of soft materials, there will be some basics on polymer physics and mechanics and in particular on rheology and entropic elasticity it will have courses on the design of adhesive tests, the interpretation of the results at the molecular scale and macroscopic scale. This will be completed by some courses on simulation methods and principles.
There will be also a short practical course on underwater adhesion testing for the ESR.
The transferable skills courses will focus on funding schemes, proposal writing, licensing part II and bibliographic search methods.
Date: 13 – 15 September 2017
Location: CNRS/ESPCI, Paris, France
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Costantino Creton