Due to the ongoing public health emergency with COVID-19, we are required to cancel the 2020 International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute that was scheduled for April 5-8, 2020.

However, please know that we are currently hoping to reschedule the event for next year at approximately the same time of year, and we would of course be very pleased to continue to have your participation. Further developments in this regard will be distributed at the appropriate time.

For those of you that have already registered for the conference, please know that we will be processing refunds as quickly as possible, and we will be in contact through the email address you used at the time of registration.

Most importantly, we truly hope that you and all those important to you are safe and healthy during this troubling time.

Please contact us if you have any other questions.

It will be our pleasure to welcome you to north-east England for the 2020 International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute! The conference is co-organized by Durham and Newcastle Universities and will be hosted by Durham University in Durham, UK.  

We are sure you will find north-east England to be a spectacular place, combining awe inspiring natural beauty with a blue-collar culture of humble and friendly people, who have made more than their fair share of engineering impacts with the likes of Oliver Heaviside calling it home. Durham Cathedral is a World Heritage site right in the centre of the small city of Durham (all pictures in the site header are taken in the city), while Newcastle upon Tyne’s metropolitan city centre (only 20 minutes away from Durham by train) has a nightlife to rival any major city.  Branching out just a little farther, you will find the historic Hadrian’s Wall just over an hour’s drive to the north, a coastline to blow you away in Northumberland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the south. 

We are sure you will have an intellectual and life experience to be remembered! 


The conference is supported by a number of other organisations including the UK Association for Computational Mechanics (UKACM)