by Bert van Rietbergen
Steve Cowin passed away October 19 last year. Several generations of ESB members have been raised with his pioneering theories of bone adaptation and bone structure-properties relationships, and it feels like a great loss his contribution to this field now is closed. Rather than writing a full obituary, which can be found elsewhere (http://www.cism.it/about/newsletters/), I wanted to focus this writing on why he was so important for many of the ESB members, and for me in particular.
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The ESB is inviting proposals for the organization of its annual congress in July 2020. If you are interested in hosting and organizing ESB2020, please read the ESB 2020 Bid rules for details.
Bids should be sent to prof. Harry van Lenthe (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Meetings Committee. He can also be contacted for further information.
The deadline for submitting your bid for ESB2020 is 31st March 2017.
ESB 2017 will take place at the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the University of Seville, from the 2nd to the 5th of July 2017.
Plenary lectures will be delivered by Prof. Ellen Kuhl (Stanford University), Dr. Walter Herzog (University Of Calgary) and Prof. José Manuel García-Aznar (University Of Zaragoza).
Seville is the scent of orange trees under blue skies, the river, shops and streets, the barrios, the outlying areas, la Vega, el Aljarafe, las Marismas, la Campiña, the Southern and Northern Sierras, and Estepa.
Please find out more information about the congress and scientific programme at
We look forward to welcome you in Seville in 2017!