The Springer outstanding PhD thesis prize, also denominated as Lagrange Award for the best PhD research on Multibody Dynamics has been established in 2017 by Springer and the IFToMM Technical Committee for Multibody Dynamics with the aim of recognizing the outstanding achievements of a young researcher (under 35 years old) at the early stage of their scientific career.

The Lagrange award will be given annually to recognize the most successful PhD thesis on Multibody Dynamics over the prior year as judged by the evaluation committee. The winner will receive a 1000 € prize supported by Springer. The decision will be announced during a Multibody Dynamics conference supported by IFToMM.

Every researcher who has presented a PhD thesis related to the Multibody Dynamics field and got it approved at a University or a Research Organization qualifies for the award and can submit an application.

The applications must be sent by e-mail to the award coordinator, Prof. Josep Maria Font-Llagunes (

Applicants must include a copy of the PhD thesis (in English language), a curriculum vitae, and a maximum of three publications related to the thesis content.

Closing date for applications: January 31st, 2018
Decision on the winner: March 31st, 2018

You can download the call for applications here.