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.


For each prize, a Prize Committee, with a Chair and five additional members is appointed by the EUROMECH Council. The appointment is for four years for the Fluid Mechanics Prize Committee and for six years for the Solid Mechanics Prize Committee, corresponding to a two-round period for each committee. The committees are renewed by half after each round.

The members of the Fluid Mechanics Prize Committee are:

  • N. Peake (chair)
  • L. Biferale
  • E. Guazzelli
  • B. Hof
  • J. H. Snoeijer
  • J. Tsamopoulos
The members of the Solid Mechanics Prize Committee are: 
  • V. Tvergaard (chair)
  • O. Allix
  • P. Camanho
  • K. Ellermann
  • N. Fleck
  • E. Van der Giessen

Chairmen's Addresses

Prof. Nigel Peake
University of Cambridge
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge CB3 0WA
United Kingdom

Prof. Viggo Tvergaard
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Nils Koppels Allé, Building 404
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Prof. Marc Geers (President)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

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