ECCOMAS AWARD FOR THE BEST Ph.D THESES OF 2014 ON COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN APPLIED SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
The meeting of the Evaluation Committee for the ECCOMAS award for the best PhD theses 2014 was held on May 8th, 2015 at CIMNE, Barcelona. As a response to the call for tender, the ECCOMAS Member Associations nominated 18 theses. The Evaluation Committee was composed by Nils-Erik Wiberg (chairman), Ilaria Perugia, Marek Behr, Umberto Perego 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 18 to 8. In a second round, the number was reduced to 4 with 2 theses that were ranked well above the rest. Then the committee discussed these 4 theses, evaluating the different aspects of each and unanimously agreed on selecting the two winners that are precisely the ones ranked above.
The two winners are:
- Dr. Annabelle Collin (France) for the thesis "Asymptotic analysis in cardiac electrophysiolog! y. Applications in modeling and data assimilation."
- Dr. Pieter Coulier (Belgium) for the thesis "The numerical solution of large scale dynamic soil-structure interaction problems"
These theses are outstanding works in Computational Methods combining excellent knowledge of both theory and practice, with special insight in the implementation and computational aspects. The award decision was based on the originality of the theses, their scientific content and the innovative numerical developments. All nominees will be invited to participate at the next PhD Olympiad to be held in Aachen, Germany, in the framework of the ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference 2015 - YIC 2015, 20-23 July 2015.
The list of finalists
selected by the local-regional ECCOMAS Association is the following:
|Author||Title of the Thesis||Local/regional Association||Country|
|Olivier Goury||Computational Time Savings in Multiscale Fracture Mechanics using Model Order Reduction||ACME||United Kingdom|
|Diogo Neto||Numerical Simulation of Frictional Contact Problems using Nagata Patches in Surface Smoothing||APMTAC||Portugal|
|Pieter Coulier||The Numerical Solution of Large-scale Dynamic Soil–Structure Interaction Problems||BNCTAM||Belgium|
|Florian Toth||Static and Dynamic Modelling of Lightweight Floating Platforms Supported by Flexible Air Chambers||CEACM||Austria|
|Nicole Spillane||Robust Domain Decomposition Methods for Symmetric Positive Definite Problems||CSMA||France|
|Meng-Meng Zhou||Computational Simulation of Soil Freezing: Multiphase Modeling and Strength Upscaling||GACM||Germany|
|Anika Radermacher||Proper orthogonal decomposition-based model reduction in nonlinear solid mechanics||GAMM||Germany|
|Annabelle Collin||Asymptotic Analysis in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Applications to Modeling and to Data Assimilation||GAMNI||France|
|Giulia Scalet ||Shape Memory and Elastoplastic Materials: from Constitutive and Numerical to Fatigue Modeling||GIMC-AIMETA||Italy|
|Manolis Georgioudakis||Stochastic Analysis and Optimum Design of Structures Subjected to Fracture||GRACM||Greece|
|Mark Wasserman||Multigrid Acceleration of Turbulent Reacting Flow Simulations||IACMM||Israel|
|Nicodemus Banagaaya||Index-aware Model Order Reduction Methods for DAEs||NMC||Netherlands|
|Ismet Baran||Modelling the Pultrusion Process of Off Shore Wind Turbine Blades ||NoACM||North Europe|
|Wojciech Adamczyk||Modelling of the Oxy-fuel Combustion Process within the Circulating Fluidized Bed||PACM||Poland|
|Samuele Rubino||Numerical modeling of turbulence by Richardson number-based and VMS models||SEMA||Spain|
|Narges Dialami||Thermo-mechanical Analysis of Welding Processes||SEMNI||Spain|
|Marco Panzeri||Data Assimilation for Complex Subsurface Flow Fields||SIMAI||Italy|
|David S. Kammer||Slip Fronts at Fictional Interfaces: A Numerical and Theoretical Study||SWICCOMAS||Switzerland|