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. 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 EUROMECH Society, hereafter called the nominator. 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 from the nominator summarizing the contributions and achievements of the nominee in support of his/her nomination for the Prize;
  • 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 Prize 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.


The Prize winners are selected the year before the respective EFMC and ESMC. Nomination packages need to be sent as electronic files to the Chair of the Prize 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.

Prize committees

For each prize, a Prize 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 Prize Committee are:

  • E.J. Hopfinger (chair)
  • L. Biferale
  • P. Huerre
  • N. Peake
  • G.J.F. van Heijst
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. Jacques Magnaudet (Secretary General)
Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse
Allée du Professeur Camille Soula
31400 Toulouse