Since the industrial revolution in 1760 society has craved more and more improved industrial procedures and the development of state of the art products. With the introduction of engineering simulations for the design of any product and the optimization of industrial procedures there has been the demand for more complex models to be developed and more advanced algorithms and codes to be designed. The SimEA project aims to satisfy this need also present in Cypriot society as it is a branch that is relatively newly introduced and is a component that will propel CaSToRC to become a big player in Cyprus as well as the Eastern Meditteranean region where this demand for advanced computational engineering applications is growing by the day.

To this end an ERA-chair is selected to create a capable and well-oiled team to tackle modern engineering computational problems and create a sustainable program that will also develop better and more versatile scientists through their training in the MSc and PhD programs offered at The Cyprus Institute.