Regulations and Call for Fellow Nominations

The EUROMECH - European Mechanics Society Council has the pleasure to announce the introduction of the category of EUROMECH Fellow, starting in 2006. The status of Fellow is awarded to members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of mechanics and related fields. This may be through their original research and publications, or their innovative contributions in the application of mechanics and technological developments, or through distinguished contribution to the discipline in other ways.
Election to the status of Fellow of EUROMECH - European Mechanics Society will take place in the year of the appropriate EUROMECH Conference, EFMC or ESMC respectively, and is limited in total (fluids and solids together) to no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society.

Nomination conditions:

  • The nomination is made by two sponsors who must be members of the Society;
  • Successful nominees must be members of the Society;
  • Each nomination package must contain a completed Nomination Form, signed by the two sponsors, and no more than four Supporting Letters (including the two from the sponsors)

Nomination Process:

  • The nomination package (nomination form and supporting letters) must be submitted before  30 September  of the "year -1" respective to the year of election to Fellow (the year of the respective EFMC or ESMC);
  • Nominations will be reviewed before the end of February by the EUROMECH Fellow Committee;
  • Final approval will be given by the EUROMECH – European Mechanics Society Council during its meeting in the year of election to Fellow;
  • Notification of newly elected Fellows will be made in May following the Council meeting;
  • The Fellow award ceremony will take place during the EFMC or ESMC as appropriate;
  • Nominations remain active for two successive campaigns.

Required documents and how to submit nominations:

Nomination packages need to be sent as electronic files before 30 September  of the "year -1" ,respective to the year of election to Fellow,  to the Chair of the Fellow Committee with a copy to the President (  and to the Secretary General  ( of EUROMECH. 

Nominations will remain active for two selection campaigns.

Supporting data 

  • Suggested Citation to appear on the Fellowship Certificate (30 words max)
  • Supporting Paragraph enlarging on the Citation, indicating the Originality and Significance of the      Contributions cited (limit 250 words)
  • Nominees most Significant Principal Publications (list at most 8)
  • Nominee's other contributions (invited talks, patents, professional service, teaching etc.). List at most 10
  • Nominee's academic background (University Degrees, year awarded, major field)
  • Nominee's employment background (position held, employed by, duties, dates)

Sponsors data

Each sponsor (there are two sponsors) should sign the nomination form, attach a letter of recommendation and provide the following information:
  • sponsor’s name
  • professional address
  • email address
  • sponsors signature/date

Fellow committees

A Fellow Committee, with a Chair and four additional members shall be appointed by the EUROMECH Council for a period of three years. The Chair and the four additional members may be re-appointed once. The committee shall select a recipient from the nominations. The final decision is made by the EUROMECH Council.

The members of the Fluid Mechanics Fellow Committee are:

  • E.J. Hopfinger (chair)
  • L. Biferale
  • P. Huerre
  • N. Peake
  • G.J.F. van Heijst
The members of the Solid Mechanics Fellow Committee are: 
  • D.H. van Campen (chair)
  • O. Allix
  • P. Camanho
  • V. Tvergaard
  • P. Wriggers

Chairmen's Addresses

Prof. Emil Hopfinger (Chair, Fluids)
LEGI / Institut de Mécanique de Grenoble
Université de Grenoble
BP 53X
38041 Grenoble-Cédex, France

Prof. Dick van Campen (Chair, Solids)
Dept. Mechanical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
PO Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Prof. GertJan van Heijst (President)
Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Department of Physics
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513
NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Prof. Pierre Suquet (Secretary General)
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique
4 Impasse Nikola Tesla CS 40006
13453 Marseille Cedex 13