Dr. Achraf Atila

Dr. Achraf Atila

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Universität Des Saarlandes


Dr. Achraf Atila studied physics at the University of Hassan II in Casablanca, from which he obtained his Bachelor of Science in physics and applications in 2015 and Master of Science in physics and new technologies in 2017. After finishing his M.Sc, he moved to Germany and started a Ph.D. in the group of Prof. Dr.-ing. Erik Bitzek at the Institute I: General Materials Properties, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, FAU in Erlangen. Starting from July 2022 he joined the group of Prof. Dr. Martin Müser as a postdoctoral research associate working on atomistic simulations of different organic and inorganic materials. From July 2021 till December 2022, Achraf held a guest scientist position at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Achraf is a computational material scientist, focusing on amorphous materials, with a strong interest in the relationship between composition, mechanical, and other physical properties. His research mostly focuses on the mechanical behavior and deformation mechanisms in oxide glasses.

  • Inorganic glasses
  • Mechanical properties
  • Anisotropy in glasses
  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, 2023

    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • MSc in Physics and New Technologies, 2017

    Hassan II University Casablanca

  • BSc Physics and Applications, 2015

    Hassan II University Casablanca


Research Associate
Jul 2022 – Present Saarbrüken, Germany
Guest Scientist
Jul 2021 – Dec 2022 Düsseldorf, Germany
Research Associate & PhD student
Apr 2018 – Apr 2022 Erlangen, Germany
Master Intern
Hassan II university
Feb 2017 – Jun 2017 Casablanca, Morocco

Recent Publications

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Thermally activated nature of synchro-Shockley dislocations in Laves phases. Scripta Materialia, 2023.
Density-Diffusion Relationship in Soda-Lime Phosphosilicate. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2022.
The Origin of Deformation Induced Topological Anisotropy in Silica Glass. Acta Materialia, 2022.

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