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ECCOMAS PhD Awards

ECCOMAS PhD Awards - 2008

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:

AuthorTitle SocietyCountry
Swantje BargmannTheory and Numerics of Non-Classical Thermo-HyperelasticityGACMGermany
Mark ClyneAn Elliptic-Parabolic Coastal Wave Model Incorporating Shorelines af Varying Curvature Using Tensors and Incorporating Breaking with Recovery Using RaysISSECIreland
Stéphanie ChaillatFast Mulitipole Method for 3D Elastodyanamic Boundary Integral Equations. Application to Seismic Wave PropagationCSMAFrance
César Miguel de Almeida VasquesVibration Control of Adaptative Structures. Modeling Simulation and Implementation of Viscoelastic and Piezoelectric Damping Technologies.APMTACPortugal
Davide FransosStochastic Numerical Models for Wind EngineeringAIMETAItaly
Eran Grosu The Discontinuous Enrichment Method for Three-Dimensional AcousticsIACMMIsrael
Juan Vicente Gutiérrez SantacreuNumerical Analysis of Some Coupled Differential Models in Fluid MechanicsSEMASpain
Salvador Izquierdo EstalloComputational Gas Dynamics with the Lattice Boltzmann Method. Preconditioning and Boundary ConditionsSEMNISpain
Tomasz KoziaraAspects of Computational Contacts DynamicsACMEUK
Niko KristanicLimit State Design Using Exact Sensitivity Analysis and Shape OptimizationCEACMCentral Europe
Dominik MeidnerAdaptative Space-Time Finite Element Methods for Optimization Problems Governed by Nonlinear Parabolic Systems.GAMMGermany
Simon TosseramsDistributed Optimization for Systems Design. An Augmented Lagrangian Coordination MethodNMCNetherlands
Dimitrios A. TsouvalasAnalysis of icrostructural Material using Mixed Adaptive finite ElementsGRACMGreece
Niclas WikerOptimization in Continuum Flow PlroblemsNoACMNorth Europe