About us


to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’ web site.

The International Union of Theoretical and applied Mechanics, was probably founded when Theodore von Kármán, professor in Aachen (Germany), held a conference in Innsbruck in September 1922 to discuss questions of hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. Today, IUTAM counts more than 450 active members, representing 55 countries and 18 affiliated organisations.
The original IUTAM website was established and maintained in connection with the ICTAM 2000 internet activities by the Secretary-General of ICTAM 2000, Prof. James W. Phillips at UIUC, on request by the IUTAM Bureau. During the Closing Ceremony of ICTAM 2000 in Chicago, a citation was presented to Prof. Phillips by the President of IUTAM.Based on a decision of the IUTAM General Assembly in Chicago, a new website has been designed by E. Snidjers and developed by P. Anderson. It is maintained under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of IUTAM. It is gratefully acknowledged that major parts of the body of the current IUTAM website originate from the previous IUTAM websites.

Secretary General

Frédéric Dias
IUTAM-Secretariat, Centre de Mathématiques et de Leurs Applications,
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 94235 Cachan, France.
Telephone: +331 4740 5900, Telefax: +331 4740 5901
On leave from ENS Cachan, presently at UCD School of Mathematical Sciences Science Education & Research Centre Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1716 2559, Telefax: +353 1716 1172
E-mail: frederic.dias (at) cmla.ens-cachan.fr


Jean-Baptiste Touchard
E-mail: jbt (at) txtnet.com