ECCOMAS AWARD FOR THE BEST Ph.D THESES OF 2008 ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN APPLIED SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
The meeting of the Evaluation Committee for the ECCOMAS Award for the Best PhD Theses 2008 was held on May 4th, 2009 at CIMNE, Barcelona. As an answer to the call for tender, 14 theses were nominated by the ECCOMAS member associations. The Evaluation Committee was composed by N.E. Wiberg (chairman), G. Maier, H. Deconinck, R. Rannacher and P. Díez (secretary).
After a detailed discussion, a secret voting was held in two phases. First, after a secret voting the number of thesis was reduced from 14 to 6. Then the committee ranked the 6 theses evaluating the different aspects of each and unanimously agreed on selecting 2 out of these 6 theses as the winners.
The two winners are:
- Dr. Stéphanie Chaillat (France) for the thesis "Fast Mulitipole Method for 3D Elastodyanamic Boundary Integral Equations. Application to Seismic Wave Propagation"
- Dr. Tomasz Koziara (UK) for the thesis "Aspects of Computational Contact Dynamics"
These theses are outstanding works in Computational Methods combining excellent knowledge of both theory and practice.
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:
|Swantje Bargmann||Theory and Numerics of Non-Classical Thermo-Hyperelasticity||GACM||Germany|
|Mark Clyne||An Elliptic-Parabolic Coastal Wave Model Incorporating Shorelines af Varying Curvature Using Tensors and Incorporating Breaking with Recovery Using Rays||ISSEC||Ireland|
|Stéphanie Chaillat||Fast Mulitipole Method for 3D Elastodyanamic Boundary Integral Equations. Application to Seismic Wave Propagation||CSMA||France|
|César Miguel de Almeida Vasques||Vibration Control of Adaptative Structures. Modeling Simulation and Implementation of Viscoelastic and Piezoelectric Damping Technologies.||APMTAC||Portugal|
|Davide Fransos||Stochastic Numerical Models for Wind Engineering||AIMETA||Italy|
|Eran Grosu ||The Discontinuous Enrichment Method for Three-Dimensional Acoustics||IACMM||Israel|
|Juan Vicente Gutiérrez Santacreu||Numerical Analysis of Some Coupled Differential Models in Fluid Mechanics||SEMA||Spain|
|Salvador Izquierdo Estallo||Computational Gas Dynamics with the Lattice Boltzmann Method. Preconditioning and Boundary Conditions||SEMNI||Spain|
|Tomasz Koziara||Aspects of Computational Contacts Dynamics||ACME||UK|
|Niko Kristanic||Limit State Design Using Exact Sensitivity Analysis and Shape Optimization||CEACM||Central Europe|
|Dominik Meidner||Adaptative Space-Time Finite Element Methods for Optimization Problems Governed by Nonlinear Parabolic Systems.||GAMM||Germany|
|Simon Tosserams||Distributed Optimization for Systems Design. An Augmented Lagrangian Coordination Method||NMC||Netherlands|
|Dimitrios A. Tsouvalas||Analysis of icrostructural Material using Mixed Adaptive finite Elements||GRACM||Greece|
|Niclas Wiker||Optimization in Continuum Flow Plroblems||NoACM||North Europe|