The Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics

founded and sponsored by Elsevier (awarded under the auspices of IUTAM)

Nominations for the 2024 Rodney Hill Prize are now open.

The Rodney Hill Prize is presented once every four years at the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), the next occasion being in Daegu, South Korea in August 2024. The Prize winner will be announced late in 2023. The Prize of $25,000 is awarded to a single scientist for outstanding research in solid mechanics. The research so recognised by the Prize shall normally have been published during the period 2013- 2022. The intention is thus that younger researchers should be as eligible for consideration as those who are more established, and that the work should be of great current interest (representing, for example, an emerging field of application of solid mechanics or a significant breakthrough in an established branch of the subject). The Prize winner will be determined by a small committee whose members are internationally distinguished in solid mechanics. It is expected that the Prize winner will deliver a lecture at ICTAM 2024 and that this lecture will also be published in the Elsevier Journal of the winner’s choosing and be made freely available on the journal website.

The nomination process is open to everyone. If you would like someone to be considered
for the Rodney Hill Prize please nominate this person using the procedure outlined below:

1. The nomination should include a brief curriculum vitae of the candidate nominated.
2. A list of his/her publications during the period 2013-2022 with up to 10 of particular
distinction being marked by an asterisk (there is no requirement that the research
was published in an Elsevier Journal).
3. A brief (one page) statement of the case for making the award.

To submit a nomination, please email the publisher Dr. Carina Arasa Cid
( with the above information compiled in one single pdf file. The
deadline for nominations is 31st August 2023 and the winner will be announced by end of
December 2023.

Conditions concerning the award of the Rodney Hill Prize:
• Self-nominations will NOT be accepted.
• All nominations must be in English
• The decision of the Committee shall be final. Previous winners are not eligible.

Past winners of the Hill prize:
2020 Vikram Deshpande
2016 Raymond Ogden
2012 Huajian Gao
2008 Michael Ortiz

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