We are delighted to announce the recipients of the European Journal of Computational Mechanics Best Paper Award for 2021. This year the quality was so high that we gave the award to two papers. These are

Amir R. Khoei, Tahmaz Ahmadpour and Yousef Navidtehrani for their paper An X–FEM Technique for Modeling the FRP Strengthening of Concrete Arches with a Plastic–Damage Model; Numerical and Experimental Investigations. Published in Volume 30. Issue 1.


Atul Kumar Sharma, Aman Khurana and Manish M. Joglekar for their paper Finite Element Model for Investigating the Thermo-Electro-Mechanical Response of Inhomogeneously Deforming Dielectric Elastomer Actuators. Published in Volume 30. Issue 4-6.

We would like to thank the authors for their excellent and important contributions to computational mechanics.

imagesAmir R. Khoei received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wales Swansea in UK in 1998. He is currently a professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Sharif University of Technology. He is a member of the editorial board in the journals of Finite Elements in Analysis and Design and European Journal of Computational Mechanics. He has been selected several times as a distinguished professor at the Sharif University of Technology, and as a distinguished professor by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in 2008. He is the silver medal winner of Khwarizmi International Award organized by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology.


Yousef Navidtehrani received his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2014. He received his MSc degree in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2017. He is currently working as a research assistant with Professor Amir R. Khoei. His main research interests are Computational Plasticity, Computational Fracture and Damage Mechanics, Material Characterization and Multiscale Modeling.



Tahmaz Ahmadpour received his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2001. He received his MSc degree in Structural Engineering from Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran in 2004. He is currently a PhD student in Civil Engineering at the International Campus of the Sharif University of Technology. His main research interests are Computational Fracture and Damage Mechanics for Brittle material and Extended Finite Element Method (X-FEM).


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Atul Kumar Sharma obtained his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, in 2019. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India. His research interests are Mechanics of soft active materials, Finite element methods for coupled field problems, Stability analysis and control of electrically driven mechanical structures, Wave propagation in soft active composite materials, Topology optimization.


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Aman Khurana received the bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Graphic Era University, Dehradun in 2013, the master's degree in applied mechanics from Motilal Nehru National Institute of technology, Allahabad in 2017, respectively. He is currently working as research scholar at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee. His research areas include analysis of dielectric elastomer based minimum energy structures, soft-active materials, smart material etc.


A person wearing glasses  Description automatically generated with medium confidenceManish M. Joglekar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee. He obtained his B.E. from Mumbai University, M.E. from Walchand College of Engineering, and PhD from IIT Bombay, all three in Mechanical Engineering discipline. Prior to joining IIT Roorkee as an Assistant Professor in 2012, Manish worked as a Research Scientist at General Motors’ India Science Lab in Bengaluru. His broad research interests include computational mechanics, nonlinear elasticity, and structural dynamics. In particular, his research group at IIT Roorkee has been active in addressing the mechanics of soft active materials both theoretically and experimentally, with a specific focus on biomimetic engineering. He has about 40 papers published in various international journals and conferences of repute. Manish is the recipient of the 2018 IIT Roorkee Outstanding Teacher Award and the 2019 Institute Research Fellowship for the Outstanding Young Faculty.


About the Journal

The European Journal of Computational Mechanics has been running for 30 years and publishes innovative work on computational modelling methodologies, and in particular:

  • research on original numerical methods and their application to the numerical simulation of engineering problems in solids, structures, materials and fluids.
  • innovative applications to complex engineering problems; 
  • interactions between modelling approaches in different areas; 
  • occasional review articles with a view to promoting an engineering application
  • culture in computational mechanics.


The Editors in Chief

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Prof Ruben Sevilla, Swansea University, UK
Professor, Civil Engineering
President of the UK Association for Computational Mechanics



Dr Rui Cardoso

Dr Rui Cardoso, Brunel University, London, UK
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering





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