ECCOMAS Young Investigators Committee (EYIC)2023-01-10T14:58:45+01:00

General Information

Aims and Rules

ECCOMAS Young Investigators can be defined as young scientists (40 years old or younger) working in one of the ECCOMAS research fields. In the last years the number of young investigators working in computational methods in applied sciences has significantly increased. Therefore, the ECCOMAS Young Investigators Committee (EYIC) has been created in order to promote the main goals of ECCOMAS among young researchers, with special emphasis in encouraging activities of young ECCOMAS members. The EYIC also provides an incubator for new ideas, presents the interests of young researchers within the ECCOMAS community and aims to maintain a protective environment for young investigators. The EYIC is composed of members from each national and regional association and is led by one or two internally selected chairpersons.

The main tasks of the EYIC include:

  • To represent the interests of young investigators within ECCOMAS;
  • To disseminate information to young researchers, for example sharing info on open positions, available awards / opportunities / scholarships for young people, conferences / summer schools;
  • To promote and facilitate the creation, and the work, of “young” sections within national associations;
  • To promote the participation of young people at ECCOMAS initiatives and conferences, workshops and other events;
  • To support and advise the organisers of the upcoming YIC and the ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad;
  • To organise Young Investigators events and provide an incubator for new scientific formats at ECCOMAS events;
  • To provide content for the Young Investigators corner of the annual ECCOMAS newsletter; and
  • To provide general support and advice to ECCOMAS on digital platforms (for example, website, job database, social media).

Terms of nomination / appointment:

  • Under 40 years old throughout the term;
  • Member associations are expected to nominate one EYIC member each;
  • Duration of term of generally 4 years with an extension of 2 years possible, at the discretion of the YIC committee;
  • One representative each from the organisers of the previous and upcoming YIC are included as co-opted members;
  • The EYIC vote for one or two chairperson(s) that must be ratified by the ECCOMAS MB. Duration of term of 3 years, re-nomination not possible;
  • The EYIC chairperson(s) define a core group of five members (including the chairperson(s)) whose term is associated with the chairperson(s).

EYIC meetings take place twice a year: at the appropriate ECCOMAS conference (YIC or ECCOMAS Congress) and a working meeting focused on topics defined by the EYIC chairperson(s).

Management 2020-2024

Role Name
Co-Chairperson Carina Schwarz
Co-Chairperson Simone Morganti
Core group Bastian Oesterle
Core group Konrad Perzyński
Core Group Enrique Nadal Soriano
Core group Lorenzo Tamellini

Former Chairpersons

Term of Office Name
2016 – 2020 Alexander Popp
2016 – 2020 Stefanie Elgeti
2013 – 2016 Alessandro Reali
2012 – 2013 Antonio Gil Andrade-Campos


Member Association
APMTAC, Portugal Albertino Arteiro
University of Porto
BNCTAM, Belgium
CEACM, Central Europe Markus Lukacevic
TU Vienna
CSMA, France Jérémie Girardot
Esplanade des Arts et Métiers
FMS, Finland Leevi Annala
University of Jyväskylä
GACM, Germany Bastian Oesterle
University of Stuttgart
GAMM, Germany Carina Schwarz
University of Duisburg-Essen
GAMNI/SMAI, France Léo Nouveau
INSA Rennes
GRACM, Greece Ioannis Kalogeris
National Technical University of Athens
IACMM, Israel
NMC, The Netherlands Deepesh Toshniwal
Delft University of Technology
NOACM, Northern Europe
ONIV, Russia Alexey Duben
Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
PACM, Poland Konrad Perzynski
AGH University of Science and Technology
SEMA, Spain Carmen Rodrigo Cardiel (YIC organizing team)
Universidad de Zaragoza
SEMA, Spain Cipriano Escalante Sánchez
University of Cordoba
SEMNI, Spain Enrique Nadal Soriano (**)
Universitat Politècnica de València
SIMAI, Italy Lorenzo Tamellini
SSCM, Serbia Aleksandra Vulovic
University of Kragujevac
SWICCOMAS, Switzerland David S. Kammer
ETH Zurich
TNCTAM, Turkey
UKACM, United Kingdom Emilio Martínez-Pañeda
University of Durham
(*) Co-opted membership in his/her function as ECCOMAS YIC conference organizer
(**) Regular membership and at the same time ECCOMAS YIC conference organizer

Success Stories

The ECCOMAS Young Investigators Committee (EYIC) has successfully carried out the following new activities over the last years:

  • 2019: Conception and implementation of the ECCOMAS Job Database
  • 2018: Science Slam at ECCM-ECFD-Conference 2018 (Glasgow, U.K.)
  • 2018: Young Investigator Minisymposium at ECCM-ECFD-Conference 2018 (Glasgow, U.K.)
  • 2017: Conception and implementation of  the ECCOMAS Facebook Group
  • 2016: Young Investigator Minisymposium at ECCOMAS Congress 2016 (Crete, Greece)

Latest EYIC activities at 14th Virtual Congress WCCM & ECCOMAS 2020 in January 2021:

  • EYIC Young Investigator Minisymposium
  • EYIC Career Forum
  • EYIC Ph.D. Olympiads
  • EYIC & CSMAjuniors Junior Workshop – two days junior workshop with short courses, special sessions, and a 24h hackathon
  • EYIC Arts and Science Contest and virtual exhibition

Future activities are envisaged for the YIC Conference in Valencia in 2021:

  • EYIC Career Forum
  • EYIC Junior Workshop part I – three short introductory courses on recent research topics
  • EYIC Junior Workshop part II – a panel discussion on research fundings at the European level 
  • EYIC Ph.D. Olympiads

All information and registration is here:

Updates on future EYIC activities will be announced soon.

Related Activities

7th Eccomas Young Investigators Conference 2023

held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto between
19 – 21 JUNE 2023.

The goal of the ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conferences is to
periodically bring together young researchers and students working in
broad parts of computational science and engineering and provide them
with a unique forum for knowledge exchange and initiation of future
scientific collaboration.

The organizers believe that ECCOMAS YIC 2023 is also an opportunity
for young researchers to develop their leadership skills and extend
their professional and scientific networks.

ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad will take place during the Conference.


11st ECCOMAS Olympiad

The thirteenth ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad will take place in 2023, organized in the framework of the 7TH ECCOMAS YOUNG INVESTIGATORS CONFERENCE (YIC2023) to be held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto between 19 – 21 JUNE 2023.


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