Computational engineering is an essential component in research that can benefit not only the academic and industrial world but also be the bridge that will cover the gap and bring collaborations that can move science and society many steps forward. The SimEA project aims to promote research that is compatible with the Smart Specialization Strategy of Cyprus (S3Cy) as well as with the current trends in research and compatible with the industry needs in Cyprus.

The SimEA ERA-chair was selected under the criteria that he will bring the necessary know-how and leadership to add the missing component of computational engineering in CaSToRC and to utilize and upgrade the existing infrastructure to tackle modern research problems by employing both human and technological means to create a sustainable project that will surpass its current lifespan and to establish itself as a valuable asset to the Cypriot society and academia.

Based on the scope of the SimEA project and the expertise of the ERA Chair, projects across different following research themes (RT) are envisioned. In all cases, the proposed methods/algorithms/simulations will be performed in collaboration with researchers from the broad, worldwide, research network of the ERA-Chair and his team. In addition, results from the multi-scale simulations and the application of AI technologies, on specific materials/systems, will be directly compared, and validated as well, against experimental data from the same systems, taken either from the literature or through collaboration with experimental groups.