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ECCOMAS PhD Awards - 2005


The meeting of the Evaluation Committee for the ECCOMAS award for the best PhD thesis 2005 was held on May 2nd, 2006 at CIMNE, Barcelona. As an answer to the call for tender, 17 theses were nominated by the ECCOMAS member associations.

After a detailed discussion, a secret voting was held in three phases in order to reduce the number of thesis from 17 to 6, then to 3 and then to 1. The outcome of this voting was very clear.

One thesis was ranking significantly higher than the remaining dissertations. Based on this result, the Committee decided unanimously to award Dr. Gianluigi Rozza (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland). This thesis is an outstanding work in Computational Methods combining excellent knowledge of both theory and practice for the development and the analysis of new design configurations of arterial bypasses in the human circulatory system.

All nominees will be recognized by a special diploma that will be sent directly to the candidate.

The list of finalists selected by the local-regional ECCOMAS Association is the following:

  • Gianluigi Rozza (BFIT Switzerland) Shape design by optimal flow control and reduced basis techniques: applications to bypass configurations in haemodynamics (AWARD WINNER)
  • Ivan Cimrák (BNCM Belgium) On the Landau-Lifshitz equation of ferromagnetism
  • Clara Schuecker (CEACM Central Europe) Mechanism based modeling of damage and failure in fiber reinforced polymer laminates
  • Julien Réthoré (CSMA France) An energy-conserving scheme for dynamic crack growth using the eXtended finite element method
  • Bernd Markert (GACM Germany) Porous media viscoelasticity with application to polymeric foams
  • Dirk Trescher (GAMM Germany) Development of an efficient 3-D CFD software to simulate and visualize the scavenging of a two-stroke engine
  • Fabien Marpeau (GAMNI France) Coupling between radionucleides transport in porous media and biomathematics
  • Steryios Naris (GRACM Greece) Gas flows in nano- and micro-configurations via upgraded kinetic type discrete velocity algorithms
  • Shaun Aengus Mahony (ISSEC Ireland) Self-organizing neural networks for biological sequence analysis
  • Riccardo Rossi Aimeta/GIMC Italy Light weight structures: Structural analysis and coupling issues
  • Yogi Ahmad Erlangga (NMC Netherlands) A robust and efficient iterative method for the numerical solution of the Helmholtz equation
  • Lars Wollebæk (NoACM North Europe) Analysis of geometrical nonlinearities with applications to timber structures
  • Piotr Kalita (PACM Poland) Algorithms for solving nonlinear problems in the artery dynamics
  • Marta Cristina Cardoso de Oliveira (APMTAC Portugal) Algoritmos e estratégias de gestão do problema de contacto com atrito em grandes deformações
  • Luis Cea Gómez (SEMA Spain) An unstructured finite volume model for unsteady tubulent shallow water flow with wet-dry fronts: numerical solver and experimental validation
  • Luis Cueto-Felgueroso (SEMNI Spain) Particles, finite volumens and unstructured grids: numerical simulation of fluid dynamics problems
  • Francisco Manuel Andrade Pires (ACME UK) Issues on the finite element modelling of degradation and prediction of failure in finitely straining ductile materials