Regulations and Call for Prize Nominations

The Fluid Mechanics Prize and the Solid Mechanics Prize of EUROMECH, the European Mechanics Society, shall be awarded on the occasions of Fluid and Solid conferences for outstanding and fundamental research accomplishments in Mechanics.

Each prize consists of 5000 Euros. The recipient is invited to give a Prize Lecture at one of the European Fluid or Solid Mechanics Conferences.


Nomination Guidelines

A nomination may be submitted by any member of the Mechanics community. Eligible candidates should have undertaken a significant proportion of their scientific career in Europe. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.

The nomination documents should include the following items:

  • a presentation letter summarizing the contributions and achievements of the nominee in support of his/her nomination for the Prize,
  • a curriculum vitae of the nominee,
  • a list of the nominee's publications,
  • at least two letters of recommendation.

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

Nominations will remain active for two selection campaigns.

Prize committees

For each prize, a Prize 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.

Nomination Deadline for the Fluid Mechanics Prize: 30 September in the "year -1" of the European Fluid Mechanics Conference. The committee will select candidates from the nominations

The members of the Fluid Mechanics Prize Committee are:

  • E.J. Hopfinger (chair)
  • L. Biferale
  • P. Huerre
  • N. Peake
  • G.J.F. van Heijst
Nomination Deadline for the Solid Mechanics Prize: 30 September in the "year -1"  of the European Solid Mechanics Conference. The committee will select candidates from the nominations

The members of the Solid Mechanics Prize 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