ECCOMAS Young Investigators Committee (EYIC)

//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 is composed by members of each national and regional association and has a term of four years.
The main tasks of the EYIC include:

  • the creation of a database of young investigators with “networking” aims (such as, for example, sharing info on research topics around Europe; sharing info on open positions; sharing info on available awards/opportunities for young people; sharing info on conferences/summer schools)
  • to promote and facilitate the creation of “young” sections within national associations
  • to promote the participation of young people to ECCOMAS initiatives/conferences, etc.

The EYIC convenes at least once (but preferably twice) a year, generally in correspondence of ECCOMAS events.


Member E-mail
Co-Chairman Alexander Popp
Co-Chairman Stefanie Elgeti
Core Group Joan Baiges
Core group Ludovic Chamoin
Core group Stefanie Elgeti
Core group Alexander Popp
Core group Frans van der Meer


Association Country Contact E-mail
AIMETA Italy Massimiliano Cremonesi (*), Politecnico di Milano
Computational fluid and solid mechanics / Free-surfaces flows / Non-Newtonian fluids / Fluid-structure interaction / Landslides simulation
AIMETA Italy Simone Morganti, University of Pavia
APMTAC Portugal Carlos Miguel Quental , IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico
Multibody dynamics / Musculoskeletal biomechanics / Finite element method / Orthopaedic biomechanics
CEACM Central Europe Tomislav Lesičar, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at University of Zagreb, Croatia
CSMA France Ludovic Chamoin, ENS Cachan
Error estimation / Adaptive modeling / Model validation / Model reduction / Multiscale analysis
ERCOFTAC Dominic von Terzi, GE Global Research
FMS Finland Juha Jeronen , University of Jyväskylä
Axially moving materials / Elastic stability / Fast solvers / FSI
GACM Germany Alexander Popp, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Computational solid and fluid dynamics / Contact and tribology / Coupled problems / Mortar finite element methods / High performance computing
GAMM Germany Stefanie Elgeti, RWTH Aachen
Free-surface flows / Spline-based methods / Shape optimization / Viscoelasticity / Production engineering
GAMM Germany Jaan-Willem Simon (*), RWTH Aachen
Multiscale modeling / Fiber reinforced composites / Failure of laminated composites / Shakedown analysis
GAMNI/SMAI France François Vilar, Universitè de Montpellier
GRACM Greece Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos , University of Cyprus
IACMM Israel Mahmood Jabareen, Technion
NMC Netherlands Frans van der Meer, Delft University of Technology
Modeling failure in composites / Fatigue / Multiscale analysis / XFEM / Level set methods
NOACM Nordic Fredrik Larsson, Chalmers University of Technology
FE analysis / Error estimation / Adaptivity / Multiscale modeling / Computational homogenization
ONIV Russia Alexey Duben
PACM Poland Piotr Sielicki, Poznan University of Technology
Numerical design / Blast and explosive loading / Structural safety
PACM Poland Konrad Perzynski (*), AGH University of Science and Technology
FE analysis / Multiscale modeling / Digital material representation / Computer science in metallurgy and material science
SEMA Spain Carmen Rodrigo, University of Zaragoza
SEMNI Spain Joan Baiges, CIMNE
Fluid-structure interaction / Fixed-mesh methods / Reduced-order models / Fluid mechanics
SIMAI Italy Paola Antonietti, Politecnnico di Milano
Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations / Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Methods / Polygonal and polyhedral methods / Domain Decomposition and Multigrid Methods / Seismic wave propagation problems / Flows in fractured porous media / Mathematical modeling of high-tech textiles / Numerical methods for the simulation of polymer manufacturing technology
SSCM Serbia Miljan Milosevic, University of Kragujevac
Bioengineering / FEM / CFD / FSI / Diffusion
SWICCOMAS Switzerland Eleni Chatzi, ETH Zürich
Structural health monitoring / Damage detection / Nonlinear dynamics
UKACM United Kingdom William Coombs, University of Durham
Elasto-plasticity / Finite deformation mechanics / Finite elements / Geomaterials / Stress integration
(*) Co-opted membership in his/her function as ECCOMAS YIC conference organizer




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.

8th ECCOMAS Olympiad

The Eighth ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad will take place in 2018, organized in the framework of the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems) and the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECCM-ECFD 2018).
11-15 June 2018, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Minutes of previous meetings