The Full Research Professor at CIMNE Xavier Oliver has been awarded the Gauss-Newton Medal, the highest distinction of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). This prize is given to those researchers who are distinguished for having made extraordinary and sustained contributions in the field of Computational Mechanics, over extended periods of their professional career.
Xavier Oliver is a professor in the Department of Materials Strength and Structural Theory of the Technical University of Catalonia, a fellow of IACM since 2002, a member of the Royal Academy of Doctors since 2006, and IACM Computational Mechanics award in 2008. Also in 2008, Oliver received the International Prize of the Argentine Association of Computational Mechanics. Along its career he has carried out an extensive research, with more than one hundred published articles and 23 directed theses, President of the Spanish Association for Computational Mechanics for the period 2009-2017, among other merits.