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Young CFD Investigator Award – In memory of Prof. Kunio Kuwahara

The award is the contribution from the committee members under the agreement of committee members of “International Nobeyama Workshop in honor of Prof. Kunio Kuwahara” that was held several years ago for his remarkable contribution to CFD and international collaborations.

Professor Kunio Kuwahara undertook pioneering numerical studies on the vortex method in 1970s. From then to the early nineties, he developed numerical analyses on a variety of three-dimensional unsteady phenomena of incompressible and compressible fluid flows and/or complex fluid flows using his own supercomputers with academic and industrial co-workers and members of his private research institute, ICFD in Tokyo. For his contributions to CFD, Professor Kuwahara received Awards from the Japan Society of Automobile Engineers and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1992, the Computational Mechanics Achievement Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1993, and the Max Planck Research Award in 1993. He received the Computational Mechanics Award from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers again in 2008. Professor Kuwahara also supported the development of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics, whose office is located in the same building as ICFD. Professor Kunio Kuwahara, passed away on 15 September 2008, at the age of 66.

Conditions for Applications:

  • Candidates shall be 35 years old or younger.
  • Selection is based on both the quality of the paper and the presentation. Therefore a presentation of the paper by the candidate is required.
  • Recipient is selected by the ICCFD executive board members from the presenting applicants.
  • The award will be presented during the conference banquet on Thursday evening.
  • A Plaque and a grant of $300 will be presented as the award following an introductory presentation of the background of award by Prof. K. Fujii.