On November 9th, 2017, CIMNE has overcome the four-year evaluation promoted by CERCA, the network of research centres of Catalonia. This monitoring takes into account issues as: scientific, technical, organizational and transfer of technology, among others.
According to the documentation provided by CIMNE and after the interviews, the Evaluation Commission, including prestigious international scientists and researchers and the director of CERCA, Lluís Rovira, agreed to grant CIMNE with an A mark (the highest rating).
The management team of CIMNE has expressed its satisfaction with the results achieved and has appreciated the effort of all the personnel of the centre. They have also emphasised that they are confident that these results will lead to a better development of CIMNE's activities in the future.
Scientific Advisory Council of CIMNE - From left to right:
Sitting down: Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Knörzer (former EC Officer in Aeronautics), Prof. D.R.J. Owen (Swansea University, UK), Prof. Javier Bonet (University of Greenwich) and Prof. Gabriele von Voigt ( Leibniz Univ., Germany).
Standing up: Prof. Eugenio Oñate (CIMNE, Spain), Prof. Mateu Turró (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain), Prof. B. Schrefler (Univ. of Padova, Italy), Prof. M. Kleiber (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland), Prof. Herbert A. Mang (Technische Universität Wien, Austria), Prof. Ekkehard Ramm (Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany), Prof.M. Papadrakakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Prof. M. Casteleiro (Univ. of La Coruña, Spain).