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 of EUROMECH, the European Mechanics Society, is awarded on the occasions of Fluid and Solid conferences to members of the Mechanics community 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, Fluid or Solid, will take place the year before the appropriate EUROMECH Conference, European Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC) or European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC), 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:

A nomination may be submitted by any member of the EUROMECH Society, hereafter called the nominator. Eligible candidates should be members of EUROMECH and 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 from the nominator summarizing the contributions and achievements of the nominee in support of his/her nomination as Fellow;
  • a curriculum vitae of the nominee;
  • a selection of the nominee's most significant publications (20 publications maximum);
  • two letters of support in addition to the presentation by the nominator;
  • a suggested citation to appear on the Fellowship certificate (30 words maximum);
  • a supporting paragraph enlarging on the citation, indicating the originality and significance of the contributions cited (limit 250 words).

All documents should be written (or translated) in English.

Nomination Process:

The Fellows are selected the year before the respective EFMC and ESMC. Nomination packages need to be sent as electronic files to the Chair of the Fellowship Committee with a copy to the President and to the Secretary General of EUROMECH before 30 September of year N-1, if N is the year of the EFMC or ESMC. Nominations remain active for two selection campaigns. Nominations are reviewed before the end of October by the relevant EUROMECH Prize Committee and a recipient is selected from the nominations. The final decision is made by the EUROMECH Council.


Members of the EUROMECH Council and of the Prize committees are not eligible for EUROMECH awards and cannot act as nominators. The nominators or support letter writers should disclose the nature of their professional relationship with the nominee.

Fellow committees

For each prize, a Prize and Fellowship Committee, with a Chair and four additional members is appointed by the EUROMECH Council for a period of three years. The Chair and the four additional members may be re-appointed once.

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. Jacques Magnaudet (Secretary General)
Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse
Allée du Professeur Camille Soula
31400 Toulouse