Numerical Methods in Engineering

The Zienkiewicz Medal and £1,000 prize

Terms of reference

The Zienkiewicz Numerical Methods in Engineering Prize was
instituted in 1998 following a donation by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
to commemorate the work of Professor Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz
CBE DSc FRS FREng of the Institute for Numerical Methods in
Engineering, University of Wales, Swansea.

The prize of £1,000 and a silver medal is awarded biennially to a
post-graduate researcher under the age of 40 who submits the paper
which contributes most to research in the field of numerical methods in 

Papers to be judged

Papers must either be submitted in a form suitable for publication or
already have been published after 30 June 2004 in one of the following
the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering,
Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering,
the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, and
the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in 
or in the ICE Proceedings.
All papers must be submitted with a covering letter from the competitor's
supervisor or head of department. The letter should indicate willingness to 
the prize to be awarded to the competitor as a single author, especially in
the case of multiple authorship. If papers are submitted which have been
written by more than one author, the part written by the competitor should
be clearly indicated.
Papers shall be deemed to be in a form suitable for publication if they
adhere to the 'Author's guidelines' for the appropriate journal. These are
issued by Thomas Telford Ltd and John Wiley & Sons Ltd and can be found at and
Competitors should refer to the guidelines for their chosen journal and 
their paper in the preferred format.

The Judging Panel

The Judging Panel of three will be chaired by Professor Zienkiewicz or 
nominated by him. It will comprise one representative nominated by John 
Wiley & Sons Ltd
and another nominated by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Papers to be submitted to the competition

Papers should be submitted to the Institution of Civil Engineers no later 
31 December 2006 for consideration by the Judging Panel in early 2007.

Papers should be addressed to:

Mike Chrimes (Zienkiewicz Prize)
The Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA

Presentation of the award

The prize, comprising a cheque, a medal and certificate, will be presented 
an awards ceremony in 2007. 

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