The meeting of the Evaluation Committee for the ECCOMAS award for the best PhD theses 2010 was held on April 8th, 2011 at CIMNE, Barcelona. As an answer to the call for tender, the ECCOMAS member associations nominated 18 theses. The Evaluation Committee was composed by N.E. Wiberg (chairman), B. Koren, J. Eberhardsteiner, P.-H.. Maire and P. Díez (secretary).

After a detailed discussion, a voting process was held in two phases. First, after a secret voting the number of thesis was reduced from 18 to 8. Then the committee ranked the 8 theses evaluating the different aspects of each and unanimously agreed on selecting 2 out of these 8 theses as the winners.

The two winners are:

  • Dr. Damien Kah (France) for the thesis “Taking into account polydispersity in the framework of a coupled Euler-Lagrange approach for the modeling of liquid fuel injection in internal combustion engines
  • Dr. Frans Van der Meer (Netherlands) for the thesis “Computational Modeling of Failure in Composite Materials

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:

Author Title of the Thesis Association Country
Lucia Mirabella Numerical methods for cardiovascular problems: computational electrocardiology and fluid dynamics in moving domains SIMAI Italy
Keijo Mattila Implementation Techniques for the Lattice Boltzmann Method FMS Finland
Adrian R. Goldenthal Implicit Treatment of Constraints for Cloth Simulation IACMM Israel
Frans van der Meer Computational Modeling of Failure in Composite Laminates NMC Netherlands
Adam Klimanek Numerical Modeling of Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer in Natural Draft Wet-cooling Tower PACM Poland
John Healy Numerical Approximation of the Linear Canonical Transform ISSEC Ireland
Sarah Levy Exploring the Physics behind Dynamic Fragmentation through Parallel Simulations SWICCOMAS Switzerland
Christian F. Janßen Kinetic approaches for the simulation of non-linear free surface GACM Germany
flow problems in civil and environmental engineering
Monica de Mier Numerical Simulation Of Multi-Fluid Flows with the Particle Finite Element Method SEMNI Spain
Damien Kah Taking into account polydispersity in the framework of a coupled Euler-Lagrange approach for the modeling of liquid fuel injection in internal combustion engines GAMNI/SMAI France
Thiago G. Ritto Numerical analysis of the nonlinear dynamics of a drill-string with uncertainty modeling CSMA France
Robert Vertnik Heat and fluid flow simulation of the continuous casting of steel by a meshless method CEACM Central Europe
Shervin Bagheri Analysis and control of transitional shear flows using global modes NoACM Northern Europe
Alexandre Miguel Prior Afonso Further developments on theoretical and computational rheology APMTAC Portugal
Carmen Rodrigo Cardiel Geometric Multigrid Methods on Semi-Structured Triangular Grids SEMA Spain
Fotis Karaoulanis Multisurface elastoplastic yield criteria. Numerical implementation in principal stress space and application in Geotechnical Engineering problems GRACM Greece
Joris Degroote Development of Algorithms for the Partitioned Simulation of Strongly Coupled Fluid Structure Interaction Problems NCTAM Belgium
Michele Conti Finite Element Analysis of Carotid Artery Stenting AIMETA Italy