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 2020-2024

Role Name E-mail
Co-Chairperson Carina Nisters
Co-Chairperson Simone Morganti
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 David S. Kammer
ETHZ – Institute for Building Materials
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

6th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference 2021

The 6th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC2021) will take place from July 7th through 9th, 2021 at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. The conference organizers are three young Spanish researchers: Enrique Nadal and José Martinez from Valencia and Carmen Rodrigo from Zaragoza. They represent the two Spanish societies (SEMNI and SEMA) under the umbrella of ECCOMAS.

As in the previous conferences organized under the auspices of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), the focus is on the application of computational methods and modeling to different areas such as:

  • Computational Material Science
  • Computational Solids and Structural Mechanics
  • Computational Applied Mathematics
  • Industrial Applications and Challenges
  • Computational Engineering Science
  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Scientific Computing
  • Computational Advances in Composites
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Computational Dynamic Failure/Fracture and Damage Mechanics
  • Multiscale Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Advances in Numerical Methods
  • Artificial Intelligence

The target group of the YIC2021 are young researchers, however senior scientists are welcome.

ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad will take place during the Conference.

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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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