The board for the GIMC/ECCOMAS awards for the best PhD thesis in computational solid and fluid mechanics defended in 2019 was composed of Giuseppe Giambanco (Universita’ di Palermo), Marco Donato de Tullio (Politecnico di Bari), Leonardo Leonetti (Università della Calabria) and Lorenzo Sanavia (Universita’ di Padova). The theses submitted to the selection were ten. The members of the board reviewed all the thesis individually and then discussed in a teleconference and reached unanimous agreement.

The scientific board found that all the theses were excellent contributions, according to different aspects of the works, and all of them are relevant from the computational mechanics point of view.

The discussion lead to the following selections:

Dr. Vito Diana, Politecino di Milano, as the best Thesis in Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics.

Dr. Simone Meduri, Politecnico di Milano, as the Best Thesis in Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics

Moreover, the selection board has selected as GIMC/AIMETA candidate to the ECCOMAS PhD Award:

Dr. Vito Diana, Politecnico di Milano.

We congratulate all the participants for their exceptional work and wish them all the best.