Royal Society of Canada 2023 Michael P. Païdoussis Medal

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) established the medal in 2022. The Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CNC-IUTAM) established the Païdoussis Medal in Applied Mechanics in recognition of Professor Michael P. Païdoussis, who was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Fluids and Structures (Elsevier). He has made tremendous contributions to the enhancement of the research in fluid-structure interaction through challenging experiments and advanced modelling. 

The Michael P. Païdoussis Medal will recognize outstanding research, education and leadership in applied mechanics, including solid continuum mechanics, fluid mechanics, and fluid-structure interaction.

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Nomination Process

Nominees from any country will be considered.

Each candidate will be proposed by a nominator. The nominator must be a member of a national (of any country) or international academy, or a member of a national committee for IUTAM.

A full nomination package will consist of:

  • The online nomination form
  • A detailed nomination letter (max. 3 pages)
  • Reference letters from three recognized experts (max. 2 pages each)
  • Candidate's current CV (max. 5 pages)
  • Complete publications list (no limit)
  • List of the candidate’s 10 best publications in applied mechanics

Submissions are made my email directly to:


The nomination submission deadline is March 31, 2023. 


Julaine Hall
Research Development Officer, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)