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ECCOMAS PhD Awards - 2011

ECCOMAS AWARD FOR THE BEST Ph.D THESES OF 2011 ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN APPLIED SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING


The meeting of the Evaluation Committee for the ECCOMAS award for the best PhD Theses 2011 was held on March 9th, 2012 at CIMNE, Barcelona. As a response to the call for tender, the ECCOMAS Member Associations nominated 13 Theses. The Evaluation Committee was composed by Nils-Erik Wiberg (chairman), Ferdinando Auricchio, Robert Schaefer, Jose Pereira and Pedro Díez (secretary).

After a detailed discussion, a voting process was held in two phases. First, after a secret voting the number of Theses was reduced from 13 to 7. In a second round, the number was reduced to 4 that ranked well above the rest. Then the Committee ranked the 4 theses evaluating the different aspects of each and unanimously agreed on selecting 2 out of these 4 Theses as the winners.

The two winners are:
  • Dr. Max Duarte (France) for the thesis "Adaptive numerical methods for the simulation of time-space multi-scale reacting fronts"
  • Dr. Lena Wiechert [now Yoshihara] (Germany) for the thesis "Computational Modeling of Multi-Field and Multi-Scale Phenomena in Respiratory Mechanics"

These theses are outstanding works in Computational Methods combining excellent knowledge of both theory and practice.

All nominees will be invited to participate at the second PhD Olympiad to be held in Aveiro, Portugal, in conjunction with the 1st Young Investigators Conference (YIC2012)of ECCOMAS, from 25-26 April, 2012.

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

Name

Title

 Association

Country

Nick G. Babouskos

Analysis  and  optimization  of  elastic  and  viscoelastic plates  using  the  boundary  element  method

GRACM

Greece

Joan Baiges

The fixed-mesh ALE method applied to multi-physics problems using stabilized formulations

SEMNI

Spain

Pedro Manuel Cardoso Teixeira

Ductile Damage Prediction in Sheet Metal Forming and Experimental Validation

APMTAC

Portugal

Max Duarte

Adaptive numerical methods for the simulation of time-space multi-scale reacting fronts

SMAI-GAMNI

France

Johannes Eitelberger

A multiscale material description for wood below the fiber saturation point with particular emphasis on wood-water interactions

CEACM

Central Europe

Richard J.A.M. Stevens

Rayleigh-Bénard turbulence

NMC

The Netherlands

Esben Lindgaard

Buckling Optimization of Composite Structures

NoACM

Northern Europe

Juan Antonio López García

High order well-balanced numerical methods for non-conservatives hyperbolic systems. Applications to shallow water models

SEMA

Spain

Paolo Pintus

Design of silicon based integrated optical devices using the finite element method

SIMAI

Italy

Lev Podshivalov

3D hierarchical geometric modeling and multiscale FE analysis as a base for individualized medical diagnosis of bone structure

IACMM

Israel

Arkadiusz Ryfa

Application of the inverse analysis for the heat transfer coefficient retrieval for the impingement heat transfer

PACM

Poland

Vladislav Yastrebov

Computational contact mechanics: geometry, detection and numerical techniques

CSMA

France

Lena Yoshihara

Computational Modeling of Multi-Field and Multi-Scale Phenomena in Respiratory Mechanics

GACM

Germany