Symposia & Summer Schools

The aim of an IUTAM Symposium is to assemble a select group of active scientists within a well-defined field for the development of science in that field. IUTAM Summer Schools are organized mainly for young scientists and have an educational focus.

Every two years a call is launched on the IUTAM website for submitting proposals for IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools in both fluid and solid mechanics. Prospective organizers are asked to submit a proposal online, after consultations with an appropriate Adhering or Affiliated Organization. The organizers can request funding from IUTAM, currently up to $5000, which can be used freely toward the organisation of the Symposium, especially to support younger researchers.

IUTAM Symposia and Summer Schools are approved by the General Assembly in a highly competitive procedure based on the scientific attractiveness and quality of the proposals. The Assembly is assisted in the evaluation by the Symposia Panels. The final Scientific Committee of an IUTAM Symposium is appointed by the Bureau and is responsible for the scientific quality and success of the Symposium.

The IUTAM Symposia are reserved for invited participants. Those wishing to participate in an IUTAM Symposium are therefore advised to contact the Chairman of the Scientific Committee in due time in advance of the meeting.

If the organizers of a Symposium decide to publish proceedings, the currently recommended form of publication is the IUTAM Bookseries by Springer. From 2011 to 2017, the preferred publication platform for the proceedings of IUTAM Symposia was Procedia IUTAM by Elsevier. All papers included in the proceedings must be subjected to review to ensure their high quality.

The IUTAM Symposia Panels

In 1977 the IUTAM Bureau set up two panels charged with the duty of scanning proposals made for IUTAM Symposia in the fields of fluid and solid mechanics. In 1992 that duty was extended to include scanning of proposals for IUTAM Summer Schools. The following members of the fluids panel and the solids panel have been elected for the period 2020 – 2022.

IUTAM Symposia Panel for Fluid Mechanics

Prof. Detlef Lohse Prof. Detlef Lohse (Chairman)
University of Twente
Department of Science and Technology
The Netherlands
Prof. Rama Govindarajan Prof. Rama Govindarajan
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Prof. Elisabeth Guazzelli Prof. Elisabeth Guazzelli
Université de Paris, CNRS
Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes
Prof. Ann Karagozian Prof. Ann Karagozian
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Prof. Hua Liu Prof. Hua Liu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

IUTAM Symposia Panel for Solid Mechanics

Prof. Huajian Gao Prof. Huajian Gao (Chairman)
Nanyang Technological University
College of Engineering
Prof. Leslie Banks-Sills Prof. Leslie Banks-Sills
Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv
Prof. Alexander Belyaev Prof. Alexander Belyaev
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering
St Petersburg
Prof. Davide Bigoni Prof. Davide Bigoni
University of Trento
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Meccanica
Prof. Tianjian Lu Prof. Tianjian Lu
Xi’an Jiaotong University