The 22nd IMR will have an hour and fifteen minutes professional development session targeted towards students and postdocs. This is a discussion type session where six panel members, who are experts from academia, industry, and labs, address questions from the audience and session chair. The potential topics include forthcoming trends in meshing, desired skill-profile for university/industry/lab jobs, impact of alternate methods (meshless methods, isogeometric analysis, etc.), meshing jobs growth in currently economy, etc.
Panel Members are as follows:John Chawner - Pointwise
John Chawner is president and cofounder of Pointwise, makers of the Pointwise and Gridgen mesh generation software for CFD. He earned a B.S. in mechanical/aerospace engineering from Syracuse University in 1984 and an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1990. He has served on the International Meshing Roundtable steering committee, has chaired the AIAA technical committee for Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments, and is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.
Trevor is a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast in Northern Ireland. He completed his PhD titled "Automated creation of mixed-dimensional finite element models" in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Cecil Armstrong. After this he worked as a Post Doc on a number of industrially focused projects on topics related to integrating analysis into the design process. Trevor took up his lecturing position in 2009 and is currently responsible for coordinating modules in Engineering Design and Mechanical Design taken by Product Design, Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students. His research interests include design, analysis and the integration of the two, including the creation of algorithms for generating efficient analysis meshes from geometry models.