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Awards to CIMNE

Award Duran i Farrell for Research and Technology Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2004
The Award was delivered to CIMNE scientists Dr. Oñate and Dr. García for their work entitled: “Development of a new finite element code for the hydrodynamic study of vessels. Aplications to the design of sailing ships for the America Cup race”.

AINE 2010 Award
CIMNE was distinguished with the 2010 AINE Award, as the most innovative organization related to the naval sector the Award in promoted by the Asociación de Ingenieros Navales de España (AINE).

Cuban National Prize 2016 to the Scientific Research Result by the Cuban Academy of Sciences
This award is a recognition of the research work entitled “Development of advanced technologies for the generation and packaging of particles focused on the methods of discrete elements”.

It has been carried out by the Central University “Las Villas” of Cuba (UCLV) and the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) within the Aula UCLV-CIMNE. It has also involved the collaboration of the universities of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium), and Brasilia (UnB, Brazil), as well as foreign and local institutions.

Narcís de Monturiol Plate Award to the Scientific and Technological Merit 1999
On November 3, 1999 the Generalitat de Catalunya granted to CIMNE the Narcís de Monturiol Plate Award for Scientific and Technological Merit:

  • For its contribution to the development of new methods for analysis and design for products and processes in engineering.
  • For the fostering of cooperation between industry and university research groups.
  • For many training activities and the promotion of science and technology at the international level.

Special mention to the Ciutat de Barcelona Award 1999
The city of Barcelona awarded CIMNE a Special Mention to the Ciutat de Barcelona Award, 1999, in the category of Technological Research for the work carried out by Drs. P. Roca, M. Cervera, and E. Oñate on the modeling and structural analysis of the Barcelona Cathedral.

IST Award to the best product of the Information Society Technologies Programme of European Commission (EC).
The EC granted in November 2001 the IST Award to the pre/ post processor system GiD developed at CIMNE.

Ciutat de Barcelona 2002 Award in Technological Research
On February 11 2003, the Ciutat de Barcelona award in Technological Research was awarded to the CIMNE research team formed by Eugenio Oñate, Ramon Ribó, Enrique Escolano, Miquel Pasenau and Jorge Suit Pérez, for the development of the GID system, an innovative and userfriendly graphic interface that allows the geometric modeling and visualization of the results of numerical simulations.

Awards to CIMNE research groups

Award VIPIMAGE, FEUP, October 14-16, 2009

The VIPIMAGE Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, held in Porto from 14 to 16 October 2009, Portugal awardedthe biomedical engineering group of CIMNE with theVIPIMAGE Award for the Best Student Paper.

Paper title: From Medical Images to Simulations: 4D MRI Flow Analysis.

Authors: E. Soudah, J. Penneçot, J.S. Pérez and E. Oñate.

Awards to CIMNE scientists

Alonso, Eduardo
Co-leader of Geomechanics Group

Geotechnical Research Medal. Institution of Civil Engineers (United Kingdom), 2009.

Geotechnical Research Medal. Inst. of Civil Engineers (United Kingdom), 2010.

The Third Kezdi Lecture. From Hungarian Society of Soil Mechanics an Foundation Engineering. Budapest, 2013.

The 30th Rocha Lecture. From Sociedade Portuguesa de Geotecnia. Lisboa, 2013.

The Third ISRM online Lecture. From International Society of Rock Mechanics, 2013.

Telford Gold Medal for the paper “The material point method for unsaturated soils”, by the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2016.

Baker Medal for the paper “Thermo-poro-mechanical analysis of landslides: from creeping behavior to catastrophic failure”, by the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2017.

Andrade, Carmen
Researcher. Structural Mechanics Group

ACHE Award. Scientific-Technical Association for Structural Concrete (Spain), 2017.

Badia, Santiago
Large-scale Scientific Computing Group Team Leader

Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat Enginyeria Civil, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2008.

Starting Grant, European Research Council (ERC), 2010.

SEMA Award to young researchers, Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics, 2012

Proof of Concept Grant Holder, European Research Council (ERC), 2014.

The most scalables codes, Jülich Supercomputing Center. Author of FEMPAR, selected for the High-Q club, 2014.

ICREA Acadèmia, 2014.

Premio Joven Investigador 2015, Real Academia de Ingeniería, 2015.

Proof of Concept (FEXFEM), European Research Council (ERC), 2014.

Scientific Speaker at the Annual Meeting of New Champions 2015, World Economic Forum, 2015.

Proof of Concept (NUWASIN), European Research Council (ERC), 2016.

Premio Agustín de Betancourt y Molina, Real Academia de Ingeniería (RAI), 2016.

Cerrolaza, Miguel
Researcher. Biomechanics

Premio Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología al Investigador de Amplia Trayectoria (Mención Honorífica). Gobierno de Venezolano, 2014.

Cervera, Miguel
Full Research Professor

IACM Fellow Award, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), 2016.

Dialami, Narges
Assistant Research Professor

Award for the Best PhD Thesis of the Year 2014 (ex aequo). Thermo-mechanical Analysis of Welding Processes. SEMNI, 2014.

Estruch, Carles
PhD Student

Premi Pioner 2016. Award for the Best PhD Thesis of the CERCA Network. "Nuevo concepto de puente de vigas hinchables ligero, modular y portátil. Centres de Recerca de Catalunya (CERCA), 2016.

Franci, Alessandro
Postdoc

Award for the Best PhD Thesis of the Year 2015 (ex aequo). "Unified Lagrangian Formulation for Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Fluid Structure Interaction and Coupled Thermal Problems using PFEM". SEMNI, 2015.

Premi Pioner 2015. Award for the Best PhD Thesis of the CERCA Network. "Unified Lagrangian Formulation for Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Fluid Structure Interaction and Coupled Thermal Problems using PFEM". Centres de Recerca de Catalunya (CERCA), 2015.

García, Julio
Naval and Marine Engineering Group Team Leader

Medalla de Plata del 53 Congreso de Ingeniería Naval e Industria Marítima, awarded for "Procedimiento para el estudio del comportamiento dinámico de artefactos flotantes en el dominio del tiempo", 2014.

Gens, Antonio
Co-leader of Geomechanics Group

Outstanding Contributions Award, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), 2011.

Miembro de la Royal Academy of Engineering of UK, 2011.

Vicepresident for Europe of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 2013.

Doctor Honoris Causa Université de Grenoble - Joseph Fourier, 2014.

Geotechnical Research Medal Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, 2014.

1rst Geoffrey Blight Lecture Technical Committee on Unsaturated Soils of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geothecnical Engineering, 2014.

Medalla Narcís Muntoriol, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2015.

Huerta, Antonio
Full Research Professor

Prandtl Medal, European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Science, 2008.

Idelsohn, Sergio
Full Research Professor

Emerald Award for Excellence Paper published in Engineering Computations, 2009.

SEMNI 2009 Award in recognition to a professional and international career in the Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2009.

Advanced Grant, European Research Council, 2009.

Personality of the Year, Newspaper El Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, 2010.

Prandtl Medal, European Community on Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2012.

Proof of Concept (FORECAST). European Research Council, 2014.

Computational Mechanics Award, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), 2016.

Larese, Antonia
Associate Research Professor

Special Doctoral Award 2014, delivered by UPC BARCELONATECH for the PhD tesis "A coupled Eulerian-PFEM model for the simulation of overtopping in rockfill dams", 2014.

Oliver, Xavier
Full Research Professor

ACM Computational Mechanics Award, Venezia, 2008.

Premio AMCA Internacional a la Trayectoria Científica, San Luis, Argentina, 2008.

Advanced Grant, European Research Council, 2012.

Oller, Sergio
Full Research Professor

Doctor Honoris Causa awarded by the Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina, 2007.

Oñate, Eugenio
Executive Vicepresident and Director of CIMNE

Prices, Awards and Recognitions

Catalonian Medal for Research "Narcís Monturiol", Catalonian Government, 1989.

Medal to Professional Merit, Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers, 1995.

Eric Reissner Medal in Computational Structural Mechanics, ICCES, 1996.

Narcís Monturiol Award to the Scientific Merit of CIMNE, Catalonian Government, 1998.

Accesit to the City of Barcelona Award in Technological Research, Barcelona City Council, 1999.

AMCA Award, Argentian Association for Computational Mechanics (AMCA), 2000.

Award of the Spanish Group for Fracture Mechanics, International Conference on Structural Integrity (ICSI), 2000.

Medal of the School of Civil Engineering to Professional Achievements, Technical University of Catalonia, 2001.

City of Barcelona Award in Technological Research, Barcelona City Council, 2002.

Award for Excellence for Outstanding Paper in Engineering Computations, Emerald Literati Club, 2002.

Duran i Farell Award for Excellence of Research and Technology Transfer, Technical University of Catalonia, 2004.

Medal, University of Jyväskylä (Finland), 2004.

Honorary Member, Portuguese Association for Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics (APMTAC), 2005.

SEMNI Award, Spanish Association for Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI), 2007.

Grand Prize, Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science (JSCES), 2008.

Literati Award for Excellence to the best paper, Engineering Computations, 2009.

O.C. Zienkiewicz Medal, Polish Association for Computational Mechanics (PACM), 2009.

TED Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009.

Computational Mechanics Award, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), 2009.

Gauss-Newton Medal, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), 2010.

Advanced Grant, European Research Council (ERC), 2010.

"Dr. Luis Federico Leloir" Award, International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013.

Proof of Concept (FLOODSAFE), European Research Council (ERC), 2014.

Proof of Concept (ICEBREAKER), European Research Council (ERC), 2016.

Honorary Doctorates and Fellowships

Fellow, Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), 1998.

Doctor Honoris Causa, Ovidius University (Constanza, Rumania), 2000.

Honoris Fellow, Swansea University (UK), 2007.

Doctor Honoris Causa, INSA-Lyon (France), 2012.

Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Las Villas (Cuba), 2013.

Honorary Doctorates and Fellowships

Member, Royal Academy of Doctors (Barcelona), 1998.

Foreign Member, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (Istituto Lombardo, Milan, Italy), 2006.

Pinyol, Núria
Associate Research Professor

Geotechnical Research Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, 2014.

Best Paper in the Landslides, International Consortium of Landslides, 2014.

Telford Gold Medal for the paper “The material point method for unsaturated soils”, by the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2016.

Baker Medal for the paper “Thermo-poro-mechanical analysis of landslides: from creeping behavior to catastrophic failure”, by the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2017.

Ryzhakov, Pavel
Associate Research Professor

Juan Carlos Simó Prize 2017, SEMNI, 2017.

Salazar, Fernando
Assistant Research Professor

Innovation Challenge. Verbund (Austria), 2017.

Suárez, Benjamín
Full Research Professor

Medal to the Professional Merit, Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, 2010.

Yerro, Alba
PhD Student

Telford Gold Medal for the paper “The material point method for unsaturated soils”, by the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2016.