In the general sessions during the COMSOL Conference 2015 event series, industry talks were given by engineers and researchers who are both experts in their fields and have mastered the use of COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server™ in their research and product design workflows.
Richard BeyerleGrafTech Innovation and Technology Center
A World of Multiphysics Applications in Carbon and Graphite
Rick Beyerle is a senior research scientist in the Innovation and Technology group at GrafTech International, where he is responsible for the characterization and modeling of natural and synthetic graphite foils. Rick began his career doing simulations in the Microgravity Science Department at NASA Glenn Research Center, where he modeled the effect of orbital thermal loads on space hardware. He also worked to design microprocessor test equipment and telecommunications devices. Rick holds several patents for controlling the temperature of a microprocessor during testing and recently presented the paper “Development of Heat Transfer Tools for Sizing Flexible Graphite Spreaders in Mobile Applications" at the ASME InterPACK Conference.
Stuart BrownVeryst Engineering
Forensic Engineering: Multiphysics Simulation Unravels Elevator Brake Failure
Dr. Stuart Brown is Managing Partner of Veryst Engineering, an engineering consulting firm located in the Boston area. Veryst provides services in product design, manufacturing processes, and failure analysis. Dr. Brown's background includes mechanical engineering and materials science. He has experience with a wide variety of materials encompassing metals, polymers, composites, and ceramics. Prior to founding Veryst Engineering, Dr. Brown was director of the Boston Office of Exponent, Inc. Before Exponent, Dr. Brown was on the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Development of COMSOL-Based Applications for Heavy Oil Reservoir Modeling
Sébastien Cambon is a research engineer at the Open and Experimental Centre for Heavy Oil (CHLOE, France) since he presented his PhD in applied mathematics in 2012.
He studies (extra) heavy oil recovery mechanisms assisted by high-frequency electromagnetic heating. He is now in charge of the development of a new efficient coupling software called EMIR, which stands for Electromagnetism Interacting with Reservoir.
Dritan CeloHuawei Canada Research Centre
Heat Transfer Model of Ultracompact Optical Switches on Silicon Photonics Technology
Dritan Celo is a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) designer at Huawei Technologies Canada since 2012. His current research interests include Silicon PICs, optical components, optical switches, optoelectronic packaging, electro-optic modulators, and 100 Gbps optical links. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. In 2009, he joined Communications Research Center in Ottawa where he developed photonic and RF-photonic components on Silica-on-Silicon and SOI technologies. Previously, he received his PhD at Carleton University and National Research Council (NRC) in Canada, where he developed silicon nitride PIC components for sensing applications.
Dr.-Ing. Octavian CraciunABB
Multiphysics Analysis and Optimization of Mechatronic Devices
Dr.-Ing. Octavian Craciun received his engineer diploma from Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania and his MSc and PhD from Grenoble Institute of Technology, France. He is currently a senior scientist at ABB Corporate Research Germany. One of his research topics deals with multi-domain analysis and multi-objective optimization of various mechatronic devices.
Jeff CromptonAltaSim Technologies
Computational Simulation Apps: Development and Deployment
Jeff Crompton is a principal and cofounder of AltaSim Technologies. He has an extensive industrial and academic background and has successfully developed and implemented technologies for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. Previously, he has held positions at EWI and Alcan. He led technology developments in advanced materials, engineering design and computational analysis, and led technology commercialization and implementation in Europe, North America, and Japan.
Sadok GaiedArcelorMittal Global R&D
Optimization of Welding Parameters Using 3D Heat and Fluid Flow Modeling of Keyhole Laser Welding
Sadok Gaied is a project manager in ArcelorMittal Global R&D Montataire in France. Sadok is working on laser welding process and weld mechanical behavior simulations. Sadok has been part of ArcelorMittal since 2008.
He received his master’s and PhD from University of Technology of Compiegne in France. He holds a PhD in mechanical science.
Dr. Ashish LeleNational Chemical Laboratory
Sensitivity Analysis of MEA Parameters on the Performance of HT-PEM Fuel Cell via COMSOL Multiphysics Modeling
Dr. Lele holds a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay and a PhD in chemical engineering from University of Delaware in the U.S. He currently chairs the Polymer Science and Engineering Division at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. His areas of interest include polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFCs), rheology of complex fluids, structure-property relations in complex fluids, etc.
Svante LittmarckCOMSOL, Inc.
Modeling & Simulation for Everyone
Svante Littmarck is the President and CEO of COMSOL, Inc. He cofounded the COMSOL group in 1986. In 2004, Littmarck received an honorary doctoral degree from the Royal Institute of Technology for the development and international reach of high quality software for scientific computations through his company COMSOL.
Guoqiang LiuInstitute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guoqiang Liu is a researcher of electric engineering and the director of the Department of Engineering Electromagnetics and Applications at Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor of School of Electronic, Electrical and Communication Engineering at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His major research interests are in electromagnetic detection and imaging method. His publications include Medical Electromagnetic Imaging and Magnetic Acoustic Imaging Technology.
Roberto MagalottiB&C Speakers
A Multiphysics Approach to the Design of Loudspeaker Drivers
Roberto Magalotti graduated summa cum laude with a degree in physics at the University of Bologna in 1994, with a thesis on the physical modeling of musical instruments.
After graduating, he joined Generalmusic, where he worked as a designer of professional loudspeaker systems, specializing in crossover network optimization, loudspeaker horn design and testing, and plane wave tube measurements.
In 2001, he joined the Research & Development Lab of B&C Speakers, where he is currently the head of research. His interests include modeling, measurement and simulation of the nonlinear behavior of loudspeaker drivers, optimization of magnetic assemblies and application of finite element analysis to loudspeaker design.
Yonggang MengTsinghua University
Application of Numerical Simulation in the Designs of Sliders for Hard Disk Drives and Near-field Nanophotolithography Systems
Meng Yonggang graduated with a bachelor degree from Inner Mongolian University of Technology, China, 1982. He went to Japan for graduate study, and obtained his MS and PhD degrees from Kumamoto University in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He is now a Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and the director of the State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University. He is the author or coauthor of over 250 peer-reviewed papers. His current research areas include theory of friction and lubrication, surface and interface sciences, and micro/nanomanufacturing.
Dr. Venkateswaran PerumalSiemens Corporate Technology, Research and Technology Center
Thermal and Plastic Dissipation Using COMSOL Multiphysics
Dr. Perumal has a PhD in mechanical engineering from University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. He also has an MS and BE both in materials and metallurgical engineering from IIT Madras and University of Madras, respectively. He has over 10 years of industry experience at organizations such as Tata Motors; GM Tech Center, USA; and Tata Steel. Currently, he is a technical expert at the Siemens Corporate Technology, Research and Technology Center, Bangalore.
Bjorn SjodinCOMSOL, Inc.
Core Technology Update
Bjorn Sjodin has been with COMSOL since 1995. He started out as a member of the development team in the COMSOL office in Stockholm, Sweden. He joined the COMSOL office in Boston in 2002 and is currently the VP of Product Management at COMSOL.
Innovative Development of Balanced-armature Receiver with COMSOL
Wei Sun received his master's degree in acoustics from the Institute of Acoustics, Tongji University in 2006. Since joining SONION in 2007, he has been working in their advanced department, engaging in forward-looking jobs of electroacoustic transducers. He specializes in the electroacoustic transducer related theoretical modeling, finite element simulation, PSpice simulation of equivalent circuit, etc. Sun accumulates a wealth of experience in basic theoretical research and numerical calculation over the years. Meanwhile, he is also pursuing a doctorate at Tongji University dedicated to fundamental theory and application research work within electro-acoustic transducers.
Dr. Asim TewariIndian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Asim Tewari is professor-in-charge of National Centre for Aerospace Innovation and Research and faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at India Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT). At IIT Bombay, he has been instrumental in setting up a state-of-the-art 3D X-ray microscopy laboratory with in-situ thermo-mechanical deformation capabilities and a thermo-mechanical simulator. Prior to this, he was a staff researcher at General Motors Global R&D Center in Bangalore. Shortly after his doctorate, he was briefly with National Aerospace Laboratories before joining IIT Kanpur, where he served as Assistant Professor for over three years. He graduated with a B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur, India followed by MS and PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Yu YanmingCNPC Greatwall Drilling Company
Optimize Method of Calibration Scheme for Triaxial Induction Logging Tools
Yu Yanming, PhD, is a senior engineer at CNPC Greatwall Drilling Company. His research focuses on instruments and methods for electrical logging, numerical simulation, and instrument design.