ECCOMAS Young Investigators Committee (EYIC)

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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 2016-2020

Role Name E-mail
Co-Chairperson Alexander Popp
Co-Chairperson Stefanie Elgeti
Core Group Joan Baiges
Core group Ludovic Chamoin
Core group Frans van der Meer

Former Chairpersons

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


Member Association Name E-mail
AIMETA, Italy Simone Morganti
University of Pavia
APMTAC, Portugal Albertino Arteiro
University of Porto
BNCTAM, Belgium
CEACM, Central Europe Tomislav Lesičar
University of Zagreb, Croatia
CSMA, France Thomas Heuzé
Ecole Centrale de Nantes
ERCOFTAC Dominic von Terzi
GE Global Research
FMS, Finland Leevi Annala
University of Jyväskylä
GACM, Germany Bastian Oesterle
University of Stuttgart
GAMM, Germany Carina Nisters
University of Duisburg-Essen
GAMNI/SMAI, France François Vilar
Université de Montpellier
GRACM, Greece Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos
University of Cyprus
IACMM, Israel Mahmood Jabareen
NMC, The Netherlands Deepesh Toshniwal
Delft University of Technology
NOACM, Northern Europe Fredrik Larsson
Chalmers University of Technology
ONIV, Russia Alexey Duben
Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
PACM, Poland Konrad Perzynski (**)
AGH University of Science and Technology
SEMA, Spain Carmen Rodrigo (**)
University of Zaragoza
SEMNI, Spain Enrique Nadal Soriano
Universitat Politècnica de València
SIMAI, Italy Lorenzo Tamellini
SSCM, Serbia Dalibor Nikolic
BioIRC Kragujevac
SWICCOMAS, Switzerland Eleni Chatzi
ETH Zürich
TNCTAM, Turkey
UKACM, United Kingdom William Coombs
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)

Current and future EYIC activities with envisaged dates of completion:

  • 2020: Science Slam at WCCM-ECCOMAS-Congress 2020 (Paris, France)
  • 2020: Young Investigator Minisymposium at WCCM-ECCOMAS-Congress 2020 (Paris, France)
  • 2020: Several other new event formats at WCCM-ECCOMAS-Congress 2020 (Paris, France)
  • 2019: Conception and implementation of the ECCOMAS LinkedIn Profile

Related Activities



Young Investigators Conference – Open Call for 2019

The European Community on Computational Method in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) invites institutions from all over Europe to present proposals for the organization of the 5th Young Investigators Conference (YIC), to be held between April and September, 2019.

Previous Young Investigators Conferences took place at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, (2012), Bordeaux, France (2013) and in Aachen, Germany (July 2015). In September 2017 the YIC takes place at the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy). Since 2013 the Young Investigators Conferences are offered on a two-year interval in odd years in geographically varying areas. The conferences are organized and run by young investigators and supported by senior scientists. The target groups are PhD students in all stages of their PhD programs, postdocs and young researchers, under the age of 35.

In conjunction with the 5th Young Investigators Conference in 2019 the ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad 2019 has to be organized. For more details with respect to ECCOMAS Olympiads see .

Institutions interested in organizing YIC 2019 are kindly requested to submit a proposal to the ECCOMAS Secretariat ( ) before March 15, 2017 .

Proposals must include the following information:
– Conference Chairperson(s)
– Organizing Committee
– Registration Fee, Supporting Organizations
– Place to hold the Conference
– Advantages to holding the Conference at the proposed place
– Accommodation facilities.

It is planned that a financial support will be given by ECCOMAS. The proposals will be considered in a meeting of the Managing Board of ECCOMAS in May 2017.

10th ECCOMAS Olympiad

The Tenth ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad will take place in 2020, organized in the framework of the joint 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress.
19-24 July 2020, Paris, France


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