ECCOMAS Award for the two best PhD theses in 2016

ECCOMAS Award for the two best PhD theses in 2016, on computational methods in applied sciences and engineering

We are happy to announce that the thesis of Dr. Diane Guignard has been selected by ECCOMAS to win the ECCOMAS best PhD theses competition, see below. Dr. Diane Guignard conducted her Ph.D. under the supervison of Prof. Marco Picasso and Prof. Fabio Nobile at EPFL. The title of her Ph.D. is « A posteriori error estimation for partial differential equations with random input media ».


ECCOMAS Award for the two best PhD theses in 2016, on computational methods in applied sciences and engineering

The European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) is pleased to announce the fourteenth edition of the Award to distinguish young scientists who have recently completed a PhD thesis in the field of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering.

The Meaning of the Award is to highlight outstanding achievements of two young persons at the start of their scientific careers.

The Content of the Award is an Award document, a sum of 2000 Euros plus the cost for the attendance of the Award Ceremony.

The Application: Every person who has presented a thesis within the ECCOMAS fields of interest and got it approved at a University or a Research Organization in Europe in 2016 qualifies for the Award and can submit an application.

An Open Call is launched, with the closing date on January 15, 2017. The application must be sent to the President of the local/regional ECCOMAS Association to which the applicant is associated (a list of addresses is given on the ECCOMAS website Applicants must include a copy of the thesis and a Curriculum Vitae. A 2 to 3 pages’ summary in English is required for theses written in other languages than English.

First Selection: Each national or regional ECCOMAS Association will select one candidate thesis according to an internally decided selection procedure. The local ECCOMAS Associations will send the selected thesis and the CV of the author (printed on paper), together with a short (one page) explanation why this thesis is outstanding, to the ECCOMAS Secretariat in Barcelona. If electronic versions of the thesis, the explanation and the CV are available, they will also be welcome. The documentation has to arrive at the Barcelona secretariat not later than March 15, 2017 (this deadline is sharp, applications received later will not enter in the selection procedure). All the candidates selected as finalists of each Association will receive a diploma issued by ECCOMAS.

Award Decision: The ECCOMAS PhD Award Committee will select two awardees and communicate the decision by April 15, 2017.

Award Presentation: The Awards will be handed over at the ECCOMAS Young Investigator Conference – YIC 2017, which will take place on September 13-15, 2017 in Milan, Italy.