Laboratory of Excellence “DAMAS”

DAMASThe LEM3 and the metallurgy component of the IJL laboratories are carrying out their research also in a joint Laboratory of Excellence, called ‘DAMAS’; Design of Alloy Metals for low-mAss Structures, which was established in 2012 with a special founding from the French Government within the Investment in the Future Action. The LabEx DAMAS is offering six stipendiums for selected eminent master student candidates (

Director: Prof. Laszlo Toth (LEM3 –

Codirector: Prof. Sabine Denis (IJL –


The Laboratory of Excellence ‘DAMAS’ (Design of Alloy Metals for low-mAss Structures) is approved within the ‘Investment in the future’ action of the French Goverment in the 2012 Campagne. The metallurgists of two laboratories LEM3 (Laboratory of Microstructure Studies and Mechanics of Materials, Metz) and IJL (Jean Lamour Institute, Nancy) constitute the Labex DAMAS.

A financial support of 7.5 M€ is accorded for 8 years.

The head of the DAMAS is Prof. Laszlo TOTH.

Deputy director: Prof. Sabine DENIS, actual director of the department SI2M of IJL Institute.