This international workshop is organized in the honor and in the presence of Dominique Jeulin, after he retired from École des Mines in 2016. The workshop aims to promote ideas and establish connections between researchers working in the wide field of mechanics and physics of heterogeneous media. The main themes of the workshop cover the theoretical and numerical modeling of microstructures and of their electrical, mechanical and transport properties, in solid mechanics and material science. Sessions will emphasize all main topics beloved by Dominique, ranging from probabilistic models, multiscale structures, microstructure evolution, image analysis for materials, homogenization, stochastic analysis, fracture and rupture processes, transport properties of nano-structures, localization in non-periodic media, percolation theory, fuel cell technology and the problem of triple percolation, electric & magnetic properties, optical properties, computational methods.


Final programme (PDF)


François Willot and Samuel Forest (Mines ParisTech). To contact us, write to


Participants will have the opportunity to submit a paper for publication in a special issue of a Internationl Journal of Solids and Structures or Image Analysis and Stereology (submission due on November 1, 2018). Please let us know ( if you plan to submit an article to this journal.

Special book

A book containing special articles that are of a scientific or “sentimental” nature has been published by Presses de l'école des Mines for the occasion (ISBN: 978-2-35671-529-6).


The workshop will be held at the CNRS village La Vieille Perrotine, 140, route des Allards, 17310 Saint Pierre d'Oléron, in the Île d'Oléron, France (Google map link).
(images: CC/Wikipedia)

Oléron, the home of Pierre Loti, is a 30 km-wide island (nowadays linked to the coast of France by a bridge), made of small scattered villages, beaches and pinèdes (pine forests), famous for its palourdes (local clams). Further information is available here.


A shuttle (KEOLIS company) will link bring particpants from both the train station and airport of La Rochelle to Oléron on Sunday 17, late afternoon (train coming from Paris-Montparnasse, arriving at 16:16 and plane coming from Paris-Orly, arriving at 16:45). There will also be a shuttle for La Rochelle on June 22, after lunch.

To reach La Rochelle, you can take the train from e.g. Paris Gare Montparnasse. The two main Paris airports are Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY). RER line B (from CDG) or Orlybus (from Orly) brings you to Denfert-Rochereau station, and metro line 6 from Denfert-Rochereau to Montparnasse train station in Paris.

At the moment (May 23), French rail workers continue to announce a strike for June 17 and June 22. If you have difficulties in finding how to come to Oléron or La Rochelle, or you plan to come by car and may be able to take participants with you, please let us know (


Participants to the workshop will be accommodated inside the CAES (simple CNRS village with single rooms). All meals will be provided inside the village. The 90 acres village includes two ponds, a forest area and offers a direct access to the seashore. It is located in the protected area of the marsh of Moëze, near Fort Royer and Fort Boyard oyster farms. See this link for more information.

A banquet will be held on thursday (June 21, 2018).



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Important dates

February 15, 2018: deadline for abstract submission (talk or poster).
March 13, 2018: notification of acceptance.
June 17-22, 2018: workshop.


Photos of the event


A list of publications by D. Jeulin
This page last updated October 31, 2019.