Prize Recipient

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Elisabeth Guazzelli


"For ground-breaking experiments on fluid-particle systems; for advances in the unification of the rheological description of dry granular media and dense "wet" suspensions; for guidance of theory through focused and creative experiments; and for leadership in the fluid mechanics community."


Elisabeth Guazzelli graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-aux-Roses and obtained a doctorate of the third cycle in 1981 at Université de Paris Sud and a State Doctorate in 1986 at Université de Provence, and then completed a postdoctoral stay at Stanford University. Her research interests are in the field of particulate multiphase flows, such as fluidized beds, suspensions, sedimentation, and sediment transport. Spending her entire career as a CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) researcher, she has led a very active and diversified research group at the IUSTI Laboratory of Aix-Marseille Université, and has now moved to the MSC (Matière et Systèmes Complexes) Laboratory of Université Paris Cité. She is a Rector of the International Center for Mechanical Sciences in Udine (Italy). Since 2005, she has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and is presently acting as the JFM Rapids Editor. Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2008 and of the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) since 2010, she is the recipient of the EUROMECH Fluid Mechanics Prize 2016. She was elected an international member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in 2020 and of the National Academy of Engineering in 2021. She was named a knight of the Legion of Honour in 2012.