Announcing the creation of The Rodney Hill Prize in Solid Mechanics

founded and sponsored by Elsevier
awarded under the auspices of IUTAM


We are pleased to announce that Elsevier, in collaboration with IUTAM, has set up a quadrennial award in the field of solid mechanics. It will be known as The Rodney Hill Prize and the first award will be presented at ICTAM in Adelaide, in August 2008.

The prize will consist of a plaque and a cheque for US$25,000 to the winner.  

The research recognized by the award shall normally have been published in one or more papers during the 10-year period prior to the date of the award (e.g. during the period 1998-2007 inclusive for the prize to be awarded in 2008).  The intention is that younger researchers should be as eligible for consideration as those who are more established, and that the work recognized by awarding of the prize 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). Attention may also be paid to the researcher's effectiveness at communicating ideas.

The recipient of the prize shall deliver a Prize Lecture at ICTAM; the award will be presented prior to the lecture.   

Procedure for the Prize to be awarded in 2008:

A nomination should include a brief curriculum vitae (either narrative or outline in form, but no more than one page in either case) of the candidate being nominated, a list of his/her publications during the period 1998-2007 with up to 10 of particular distinction being marked by an asterisk, and a brief (no more than one page) statement of the case for making the award to the particular nominee. 

The deadline for such nominations is 20th October 2007.  

Nominations should be submitted via email to Professor Dick van Campen, IUTAM Secretary General, at

Please note that self-submissions are not accepted.

To find out more information about the awards ceremony, nomination and judging procedures click here.