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ECCOMAS PhD Awards - 2002

Award for the Best Ph.D Thesis of 2002 on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering

In the meeting held in Göteborg, on May 2003, the ECCOMAS Managing Board appointed the selection committee for the ECCOMAS Award for the Best PhD Thesis 2002 composed by: H. Mang, J. Périaux, E. Oñate, N. E. Wiberg (chairman) and P. Díez (secretary).

The meeting of the Evaluation Committee was held on June 16 in Barcelona, Spain. As an answer to the call for tender, 17 Ph.D. theses were nominated by the ECCOMAS member associations.

After a detailed discussion, a secret voting was held. Two Ph.D. theses were ranked significantly higher than the remaining dissertations. Based on this result, the Committee decided unanimously to split the ECCOMAS Ph.D. Award between Dr. P. D. Ledger (University of Wales at Swansea) and Dr. S. Müller (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich). The prize was awarded to the two winners during the banquet of the ADMOS 2003 Conference in Göteborg, Sweden, on September 30, 2003. Dr. Ledger and Dr. Müller were invited to give a short lecture in the Conference.

All nominees have been recognized by ECCOMAS by a special Diploma.

The list of finalists selected by the local-regional ECCOMAS Association is the following:

  • Daxner, Thomas (CEACM – Poland):Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulation of Metalic Foams
  • Ekevid, Torbjörn (NOACM – Sweden): Computational Solid Wave Propagation - Numerical Techniques and Industrial Applications
  • Fares, Ehab M. A. M. (GAMM – Germany): Numerical Simulation of the Interaction of Wingtip Vortices and Engine Jets in the Near Field
  • Gal, Erez (IACMM – Israel): Triangular Shell Element for Geometrically Nonlinear Structural Analysis
  • Houzeaux, Guillaume (SEMNI – Spain) : A geometrical domain decomposition method in computational fluid dynamics
  • Labourasse, Emmanuel (GAMNI/SMAI – France) : Reconstruction des fluctuations turbulentes par une approche RANS/SGE.
  • Ledger, Paul David (ACME – UK): An hp-Adaptative Finite Element Procedure for Electromagnetic Scattering Problems
  • Moens, David (BNCM – Belgium): A Non-probabilistic Finite Element Approach for Structural Dynamic Analysis with Uncertain Parameters
  • Mosler, Jörn (GACM – Germany): Finite Element Analysis of Material Bifurcation by Means of Piecewise Continuous Deformation Mapping
  • Müller, Sibylle (BFIT – Switzerland): Bio-Inspired Optimization Algorithms for Engineering Applications
  • Nawrat, Aleksander (PACM – Poland): Identification of Thermal and Operation Parameters in the Process of Continuous Casting of Metals
  • van Oijen, Jeroen (JM Burgerscentrum – Netherlands): Flamelet-Generated Manifolds: Development and Application to Premixed Laminar Flames
  • Panzeri, Nicola (GIMC/AIMETA – Italy): Post Critical Behaviour of Shells: A Sequential Limit Analysis Approach
  • Ramos Cardoso, Rui Pedro (APMTAC – Portugal): Development of One Point Quadrature Shell Elements with Anisotropic Material Models for Sheet Metal Forming Analysis
  • Rodriguez Salgado, Pilar (SEMA – Spain): Mathematical and numerical analysis of some electromagnetic problems. Application to the simulation of metallurgical electrodes
  • Sinou, Jean-Jacques (CSMA – France): Non-linear Analysis of Complex Vibrations. Application of Braking Systems
  • Spanos, Dimitris (GRACM – Greece): Numerical Simulation of Flooded Ship Motions in Seaways and Investigation of the Behaviour of Passenger/Ro-Ro Ferries