Professional Development Session

During the IMR conference a Professional Development Session will be offered. This discussion style session is targeted toward students and postdocs. A six-person panel including experts from academia, industry, and laboratories will address questions from the audience and the session chair. Potential topics include forthcoming trends in meshing, desired skill profiles for university / industry / laboratory job opportunities, meshing job growth in the current economy, etc.

The Professional Development Session is scheduled for one hour and fifteen minutes.

Panel Members are as follows:

Additional Panel Member information will be coming soon.

Brett Clark, Sandia National Laboratory

Brett Clark is employed at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, NM. He has been there for about 10 years working on the Cubit mesh generation software project. Prior to that he worked at Spatial Corporation for two years developing the ACIS solid modeling software. His expertise is in solid modeling and geometry preparation for mesh generation. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

Aly Khawaja, CD-adapco

Aly Khawaja has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin with a specialization in mesh generation. He has been with CD-adapco for almost 15 years and currently serves in the capacity of Director of Meshing Development for their flagship product, STAR-CCM+. His research in academia focused on boundary layer meshing but over his 20 years of experience in the field, he has been involved in research and development in all areas of meshing including surface preparation, surface meshing as well as various volume meshing strategies.

Oleg Skipa, CST Computer Simulation Technology AG

Oleg Skipa works as a Team Leader at the R&D department of CST Computer Simulation Technology AG based in Darmstadt, Germany. His responsibility is the mesh generation technology for electromagnetic and multiphysics simulations. He received the Ph. D. degree in 2004 from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany working on numeric simulations of electric fields generated by human heart. Before starting his post-graduate studies in 1999, he obtained the Diploma in Physics from Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine.

Trevor T. Robinson, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Dr. Trevor T. Robinson is a member of Academic staff in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has over 10 years experience in mesh generation research. Trevor was awarded his Ph.D. in 2007 for research which used Geometric Reasoning based on the Medical Axis Transform to automatically create a mixed dimensional finite element model from a complex CAD model. His current research interests are Geometric Reasoning for automated mixed dimensional meshing, Automated Hex meshing using the Frame-Field and Defining Simulation Intent.

Dr. Adrien Loseille, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt

Adrien Loseille has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Paris VI university. He has been a full-time research scientist in the Gamma3 Project at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt since 2011. Before, he worked as a research associate for two years at George Mason University at the CFD center. His field of research includes the study of adaptive strategies along with the design of advanced algorithms for anisotropic mesh generation for complex coupled flow problems. Main contributions ranges from continuous approach of error estimations, goal-oriented mesh adaptation, to cavity-based algorithm for highly stretched and hybrid meshes, with applications in boundary layer mesh generation. He is the developer of the local mesh adaptation software (FEFLO.A) used among academics (INRIA, MIT) and industrial (ONERA, Boeing, ...)

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