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Cherri Porter
Conference Coordinator
(505) 844-2788


This year the International Meshing Roundtable will be presenting six awards. These awards include:

Best Technical Paper Award

The conference steering committee will select the best paper appearing in the annual conference proceedings based on the reviews.  The factors on which the best paper is selected include Originality, Technical Quality, Impact, Relevance to the IMR, and Presentation. 

Best Technical Poster & Best Student Poster Award

Awards will be given to the Best Technical and Best Student Posters. The Poster Session is an ideal forum for authors who would prefer not to submit a formal technical paper, but would like to illustrate state-of-the-art techniques and procedures in which they are currently involved. Session speakers are also invited to display practical results of their work at the poster session. The conference steering committee will select winners for the best technical and student posters. To participate in the poster session, you must be attending the conference. Mark the appropriate box on the registration form to indicate your participation and the number of posters you intend to display at the poster session.

Please reference the Poster Session page for further detail.

Poster Criteria:

  1. Technical issue being addressed
  2. Creativity of proposed solution to issue
  3. Impact of solution on technical community
  4. Quality of technical presentation

Meshing Maestro Poster Award

The annual Meshing Maestro is selected by attendees of the poster session.  The winner has the opportunity to have their design used for next year's conference T-Shirt.  The primary criterion used by the peer review for the Meshing Maestro award is based on the aesthetic appeal of the mesh. Therefore, in this category, we solicit posters that emphasize striking visuals with few technical details.

Please reference the Poster Session page for further detail.


AIAA MVCE Shahyar Pirzadeh Memorial Award

As a co-sponsor of the IMR, the AIAA Meshing Visualization and Computational Environments Technical Committee considers all papers presented at the IMR eligible for the annual "Shahyar Pirzadeh Memorial Award for Outstanding Paper in Meshing Visualization and Computational Environments".  This award is named in memory of a valued contributor to the field of unstructured numerical mesh generation. Shahyar Pirzadeh, who passed away on March 18, 2009, was best known for his work with the VGRID unstructured mesh generator. His many innovations included the advancing layers method and early adoption of the Cartesian background grid to control mesh spacing. He was the first recipient of the MVCE's "Best Paper" award.


Travel Support for U.S. and European Students and Postdocs

Some travel support will be available to student and postdoctoral participants from the U.S. institutions and European institutions. The support will include conference early registration fees, short-course registration fees, and some travel allowance. The support will be awarded to students and postdocs based on their active research and their interests in meshing or related areas as a future research topic. Priorities will be given to student and postdoctoral participants who will present or co-author a paper, a research note, a poster, and/or attend short courses.

The financial support to students and postdocs from U.S. institutions are expected to be provided by the Army Research Office ( (pending final approval). The financial to students and postdocs from European institutions are provided by CEA France ( Additional financial support is provided by Siemens ( These sponsorships are greatly appreciated.

21st IMR Financial Support for Students and Postdocs from the ARO and CEA

The deadline for applications of financial support will be August 15, 2012.Decisions will be announced by August 31st, 2012. Further instructions will be sent via e-mail to the selected recipients at that time.

If you have any question on the application process, please send e-mail to for European students or for U.S. students.




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