Jeroen Wackers wins Best PhD Thesis of 2007

CWI and BRICKS (Basic Research in Informatics for Creating the Knowledge Society) are proud to announce that Jeroen Wackers is a winner of the ECCOMAS Award for the Best PhD Thesis in 2007. The European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) issued the sixth edition of the Award to distinguish young scientists who have recently completed a PhD thesis in the field of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering. The meaning of the Award is to highlight outstanding achievements of two young persons at the start of their scientific careers.

Publication date: 16-05-2008

CWI and BRICKS (Basic Research in Informatics for Creating the Knowledge Society) are proud to announce that Jeroen Wackers is a winner of the ECCOMAS Award for the Best PhD Thesis in 2007. The European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) issued the sixth edition of the Award to distinguish young scientists who have recently completed a PhD thesis in the field of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering. The meaning of the Award is to highlight outstanding achievements of two young persons at the start of their scientific careers. With this Award Jeroen Wackers receives an Award document and a sum of 2000 Euros. He is also invited to give a semi-plenary lecture presenting his thesis work at a joint-event of the 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8) and 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008) in Venice, Italy, on 30 June - 4 July 2008.

Jeroen Wackers received his PhD degree 'cum laude' (with honours) on 5 November 2007 at the Delft University of Technology. The PhD committee concluded that the research is "highly innovative and of superior quality, with respect to both mathematics and physics". The PhD thesis is entitled Surface Capturing and Multigrid for Steady Free-Surface Water Flows.

At CWI, Jeroen Wackers worked in the research group Scientific Computing and Control Theory, in a project financed by the research programme BRICKS. His work was supervised by Prof.dr.ir. Barry Koren. Currently, Jeroen Wackers continues his two-fluid flow research as a postdoc at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France.