The Zienkiewicz Numerical Methods in Engineering Prize was introduced in 1998 following a donation by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. in memory of Professor Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz (1921–2009) CBE DSc FRS FREng of the Institute for Numerical Methods in Engineering, University of Wales, Swansea.

The prize (£1000 and medal) is awarded biennially to a post-graduate researcher under the age of 40 who submits the paper that contributes most to research in the field of numerical methods in engineering. The next prize will be awarded in 2012.

Papers must either be submitted in a form suitable for publication or already have been published after 30 June 2010 in one of the following journals:

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering,

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering,

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids,

  • International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics,

  • International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields,

or in the ICE Proceedings.

All papers must be submitted with a covering letter from the competitor's supervisor or head of the department. The letter should indicate willingness to allow the prize to be awarded to the competitor as a single author, especially in the case of multiple authorship. If papers are submitted, which have been written by more than one author, the part written by the competitor should be clearly indicated.

Papers shall be deemed to be in a form suitable for publication if they adhere to the ‘Author's guidelines’ for the appropriate journal. These are issued by Thomas Telford Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Competitors should refer to the guidelines for their chosen journal and submit their paper in the preferred format.

The Judging Panel will be chaired by Professor R. W. Lewis of Swansea University and will comprise at least one representative nominated by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. and another nominated by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

The prize will be presented at an awards ceremony in 2013.

Papers should be submitted to the Institution of Civil Engineers by 31 December 2012 for consideration by the Judging Panel in early 2013.

Papers should be addressed to:

Rose Marney (Zienkiewicz Prize)

The Institution of Civil Engineers

One Great George Street


London SW1P 3AA, U.K.