Achraf Atila

Achraf Atila

Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


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.

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.


  • Tailoring and Enhancing the Mechanical Properties of Glasses
  • Relaxation Phenomena in Glasses
  • Anisotropy in Oxide Glasses


  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Expected in 2022

    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




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Research Associate & PhD student

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Apr 2018 – Present Erlangen, Germany

“PhD thesis: Atomistic simulations of the mechanical behavior of anisotropic oxide glasses.”

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of glass structure and properties.
  • Presenting scientific posters and talks in international conferences.
  • Writing and publishing papers in top journals.
  • Precourse MatLab/Octave and Linux.
  • Introduction to atomistic simulation methods.
  • Student supervision.
  • Student exams supervision.
  • System administrator for the group linux machines and as a contact person for high-performance cluster.

Master thesis

Hassan II university

Feb 2017 – Jun 2017 Casablanca, Morocco

Master thesis: “Molecular dynamics simulation of thermodynamics and structural properties of calcium aluminosilicate glasses.”

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Molecular dynamics simulations of glass transition and glass structure
  • Presenting scientific posters and giving talks at national and international conferences.
  • Writing and publishing scientific papers.

Recent Posts



Bioactive Glasses

Study the bioactivity of glasses

Metallic Glasses

Investigate the properties of metallic glasses

Oxide Glasses

Study the properties of oxide glasses

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