PhD Presentation Contest:
Starting in the year 2000 the EM Graduate School also organizes a PhD Presentation Contest within the framework of the EM Symposium. A jury consisting of the workshop organizers awards prizes for the best PhD presentation at each of the symposium workshops. The winning contributions were:


Bram van der Weg (UT) Interactive crash simulation
Nick Hoksbergen (UT) Leading edge erosion of wind turbine blades
Nicky Jonkers (TU/e) Experimental characterization and modeling of the
mechanical behavior of brittle 3D printed food
Yousef Shaheen (UT) From Discrete to Continuum with MercuryCG:
Applications in Additive Manufacturing


Boukje de Gooijer (UT)Reduction methods in metamodeling of metal forming processes
Max van der Kolk (TUD)Topology optimization of transient thermo-mechanical metamaterials
Awital Mannheim (TU/e)Tungsten in the fusion reactor wall: predicting and improving the microstructural evolution, using multi?scale modelling
Robin Dolleman (TUD)Graphene gas- and osmotic pressure sensors


Yabin Yang (TUD)Computationally efficient thermo-mechanical modelling metal additive manufacturing
Rody van Tuijl (TU/e)Wavelet-Reduced Order Modelling
Rianne Luimes (TU/e)Climate-induced cracks in wooden art objects
Mark Rijnen (TU/e)On closed-loop trajectory tracking for impacting mechanical systems


Emiel van de Ven (TUD)Imposing the minimum overhang angle in topology optimisation for additive manufacturing
Masoud Dorosti (TU/e)Iterative pole-zero model updating for prediction of performance variables
Hao Shi (UT)Experimental investigation of limestone powders using different shear devices
Farnaz Tajdari (UT)Numerical modeling of electrical-mechanical-acoustical behavior of a lumped acoustic source driven by a piezoelectric stack actuator

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