Call for Nominations for IACM Awards
The International Association for Computational Mechanics announces five awards to recognize outstanding contributions in computational mechanics: The IACM Award is given in recognition of outstanding and sustained contributions to the broad field of computational mechanics. These contributions shall generally be in the form of important research results which significantly advance the understanding of theories and methods impacting computational mechanics, but special individual contributions in leadership and administration, industrial applications, and engineering analysis that advance computational mechanics shall also represent accomplishments worthy of recognition. The IACM Award for Computational Mechanics will be given for contributions to traditional areas, such as computational structural mechanics and computational fluid dynamics, but may also be given to recognize contributions outside these specific areas. For example, the Award may be given in recognition of accomplishments in software development, scientific computing, research contributions in computational electromagnetics, semi- conductor device simulation, biomechanics or other areas not traditionally embraced by computational structural mechanics and fluid dynamics but which have general applicability to computational mechanics. The IACM Award for Young Investigators in Computational Mechanics recognizes outstanding accomplishments, particularly outstanding published papers, by researchers 40 or younger. Eligibility requires that the nominee not turn 41 in the year the award is presented. The Fellows Award recognized individuals with a distinguished record of research, accomplishment and publication in areas of computational mechanics and demonstrated support of the IACM through membership and participation in the Association, its meetings and activities. The IACM Congress Medal (Gauss-Newton Medal) is the highest award given by IACM. It honors individuals who have made outstanding, sustained contributions in the field of computational mechanics generally over periods representing substantial portions of their professional careers. The medal is bronze and carries the images of Newton and Gauss in recognition of the synergy between mathematics, numerical analysis, and mathematical modeling of physical events that underpin much of the broad field of computational mechanics. General guidelines and features of the awards are listed as follows: Eligibility. All recipients shall be members in good standing of the International Association for Computational Mechanics. Frequency. The awards shall not be given more frequently than once every two years. In Beijing, China, September 5-9, 2004 the awards will be given at the World Congress. Nominations. The IACM Awards Committee, appointed by the Executive Council, solicits nominations from the IACM Membership. Nominators may nominate no more than one individual for each of the awards, with the exception of the Fellows Award in which case two individuals may be nominated, during the two-year interval between World Congresses. Self- nominations are not accepted. Nominators are invited to submit a one-page maximum combined nominating statement/vita in support of the nominee. The Awards Committee shall select candidate winners of each award and provide its recommendations of recipients to the IACM Executive Council, which shall select the awardees. The Awards Committee consists of twenty-eight appointees and the most recent winners of each award. The past awardees who are not among the twenty-eight appointees are eligible to vote only for the awards which they received, with the exception of the Fellows Award. It is the responsibility of the Awards Committee to make all preparations for the selection and presentation of the awards to awardees at the IACM Congress. If a member of the Awards Committee is nominated for an award that member is ineligible to vote for that award and is otherwise removed entirely from the selection of that award. Call for Nominations. All members of IACM in good standing are invited to submit nominations to the Awards Committee Chairman: Professor Thomas J.R. Hughes, The University of Texas at Austin, ICES, 201 East 24th Street, ACES 6.412, 1 University Station C0200, Austin, TX 78712-0027, [EMAIL PROTECTED] The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2004.