Dear members of ECCOMAS,

The ECCOMAS Young Investigators Committee (EYIC) brings together young scientists from the field of computational methods in applied sciences united in ECCOMAS. The main mission of EYIC is to “promote the main goals of ECCOMAS among young researchers, with special emphasis in encouraging activities of young ECCOMAS members”.

The EYIC is composed of members from each national and regional association. This year the EYIC has gone through the regular renewal process which has also led to the election of two new chairpersons: Simone Morganti and Carina Nisters.

Simone and Carina would like to thank the members of EYIC for their confidence and look forward to the coming responsibilities as chairpersons of EYIC for the next period.

They are happy to continue the great work of Stefanie Elgeti (Vienna University of Technology) and Alexander Popp (University of the Bundeswehr Munich) and strive to keep the visibility, activity, and cooperation within EYIC. As part of ECCOMAS, they see themselves as ambassadors of the young scientists of the community and would like to encourage young investigators to actively participate in the life and initiatives of ECCOMAS.

Simone is tenure-track Assistant Professor of Solid and Computational Mechanics at the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Pavia (Italy). He has been a member of the EYIC since 2017 when he started to be involved in the activities of the Committee. He did his PhD in the field of computational biomechanics under the supervision of Prof. Auricchio and graduated in 2012. Since then, his research interests have been extended to other topics, including isogeometric analysis and collocation methods, additive manufacturing process simulation, computational geomechanics, etc. Among other awards and honors, he was the winner of the 2ndPhD Olympiad in 2012.

Carina is a research assistant at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) at the Institute of Mechanics under the direction  of Prof. Schröder.
Here she completed her PhD in 2018 on mixed  least-squares finite element methods with application in the field of solid mechanics and fluid dynamics. Since then, she has dedicated her research to further discretization methods and is particularly active in the field of numerical modeling of sea ice dynamics in the polar regions. Her main focus is on the challenge of stable and reliable discretization methods. Carina has been a member of the EYIC since 2020.

Contact details
Simone Morganti – simone.morganti@unipv.it
Carina Nisters – carina.nisters@uni-due.de