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Anupam Akolkar

Modelling and Simulation Development Engineer, ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH und Co KG

Anupam Akolkar is a mechanical engineer with a keen interest in the modeling and simulation of materials, components, and systems. He holds doctoral and master's degrees from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and the University of Florida, USA, respectively. From modeling heat and mass transfer within the microstructures of functional materials to simulating microwave drying chambers, Anupam has had the opportunity to work in diverse fields and with a variety of simulation packages over the course of his career in academia and industry. At present, he is a Modeling and Simulation Development Engineer at ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH und Co KG in Hard, Austria, one of the world's leading companies in the manufacture and recycling of plastic packaging. His current simulation areas are structural mechanics, heat transfer and fluid flow, and electromagnetics. Abaqus and CST Studio Suite are the primary SIMULIA tools that he uses for his work at ALPLA. Anupam's expertise lies in developing physics models for mechanical, thermal and multiphysics problems and in the use of finite element/finite difference/finite volume methods for simulations.

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Armel Brice Mbiakop Ngassa

Director of Innovation, MICHELIN - AIRCAPTIF

Armel Brice Mbiakop Ngassa has been Director of Innovation at Michelin Group subsidiary AirCaptif since April 2022. He was previously an expert manager at the Michelin Ladoux Research Center, part of the Group's Advanced Research Division. Specifically, since autumn 2015, he has led teams of physicists in charge of cross-functional activities inherent in the dimensioning, validation and modeling of composite materials and structures. He also studied engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, then, thanks to one of the ten national scholarships awarded by the CNRS, defended a thesis at the same institution on issues of damage and durability of composite structures, which are clearly the common thread running through his scientific research work. It was during this period that he became a regular user of EF Abaqus software and has been for some fifteen years. Since then, he has been an active user of the 3DEXPERINECE chain. In addition, a very important component of his activity consists in supervising and developing the activities of a team of physicists with varied multi-scale expertise, ranging from molecular modeling to tire mechanics and materials expertise. He has supervised 4 PhD theses and authored a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals.

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Bartosz Dywan

Analysis Engineer, TechnipFMC

Bartosz Dywan graduated from Krakow University of Technology with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. Currently, he is a simulation engineer in the oil and gas industry at TechnipFMC. On a daily basis, Bartosz develops models and conducts sensitivity analyses for pipeline installations using reel-lay technology. Additionally, he has experience in pressure vessel component calculations for high-pressure and high-temperature environments suitable for deep-water applications. Over the past five years, Bartosz has been an active user of SIMULIA products, primarily focusing on Abaqus and Fe-Safe. He specializes in low and high-cycle fatigue calculations, employing the critical plane approach.

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Brix Tegeder

Simulation Engineer, Mercedes-Benz AG

Brix Tegeder studied Vehicle Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Next to his primary studies, Brix was also majorly involved with the University’s Formula Student Team — a team concentrating on designing and racing their own build little race cars. As part of that team, while building kinematics and compliance (KNC) test rigs for kinematics and some dynamic maneuvers, it was also the first time Brix came in contact and learned to work with the multibody system simulation software Simpack. After his graduation, Brix started at MesH Engineering, where he used Simpack to produce load collectives for durability testing and also performed vehicle dynamic testing for stability. In 2019, Brix started as a Simulation Engineer at Mercedes-Benz, using Simpack models for real-time testing on their Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) test benches and other topics such as the suspension controller application.

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Chihun Lee

Senior Research Engineer, Hyundai Motor Company

Chihun Lee has been working at Hyundai Motor Company for 10 years. He's in charge of vehicle analysis regarding stiffness, strength and durability for vehicle development. Abaqus explicit and implicit are mainly used for vehicle analysis, and durability analysis is performed using fe-safe. Chihun Lee has been using Abaqus for 13 years to date, starting with graduate master's courses. In graduate school, dynamic analysis was mainly conducted to develop new tires.

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Christoph Herzog

Mechanical Engineer, Rolls Royce Deutschland

Christoph Herzog has been working in the field of multi-body system simulation (MBS) since studying mechanical engineering at the TU Dresden. After completing his studies, he worked for three years as a project engineer at SIMPACK AG in Gilching, near Munich. The main topics in this position were powertrain dynamics and lifing. Christoph also held Simpack training courses for new Simpack customers and led Simpack training courses at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2015, Christoph has been working at Rolls-Royce Germany in Dahlewitz, where he is active in very different areas, from gearbox design and the development of whole-engine models to the evaluation of structural dynamics in extreme events such as fan blade-off. MBS simulation is Christoph's first choice for non-linear vibration phenomena. He uses Simpack for this to a large extent. This is mainly due to the fact that the Simpack EHD module is the state-of-the-art software for journal bearings and squeeze fil damper simulations. In addition to the usual gearbox elements, Christoph also uses user routines for bevel gears or ball bearings. An essential component at Rolls-Royce is an adequate representation of the rotor dynamics simulation, which is why Rolls-Royce and, thus, Christoph put a lot of effort into model validation in this area. In Christoph's current position as a mechanical engineer at Rolls-Royce, MBS simulation with Simpack is a central component of the current research projects that Christoph supervises.

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Damiano Leonardo Belluzzo

Advanced Tyre Dynamics Expert, Prometeon Tyre Group

Damiano Belluzzo is an Advanced Tyre Dynamics Expert at Prometeon Tyre Group. Damiano received his Master's Degree in Physics from the University of Milano and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the Politecnico of Milano. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked at the San Raffaele Hospital to improve Positron Emission Tomography images to obtain better diagnoses from less radiation. Damiano joined the Research Department of Pirelli Tyre in 1999, where he started using Abaqus to describe tire dynamics. From 2016 to 2023, he led the Tread Modeling team in Product Development, bringing his experience in Abaqus in the development of new Pirelli products, from light trucks to high-performance sports cars, helping to shorten the time-to-market process. In October 2023, Damiano joined Prometeon Tyre Group, a spin-off from the industrial division of Pirelli Tyre, to bring the benefits of systematic use of Abaqus simulations to develop new trucks and agricultural products.

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David Lechat

Ingénieur electronique / expert simulation numérique CEM, Schneider Electric

David Lechat's current job consists of being responsible for CEM in Schneider Electric's product. He has developed since 7 years the digital twins model of Schneider Electric's product to secure project milestones/commitments, collect data and models for product selectors, assistance tools for customers and improve the EMC design quality.

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Davide Di Felice

Virtual Project Responsible, CNH - Agriculture

Davide Di Felice's passion for mechanics led him to continue his studies after graduation, obtaining a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of L'Aquila. Davide then moved to Emilia Romagna, where he received his Master's Degree in Vehicle Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.  Since 2016, he has been working as an FEA Analyst. From September 2016 to December 2021, Davide worked at Arbos Tractor SpA, focusing on open-field and specialty tractors. Subsequently, Davide had a short but intense experience in Bondioli & Pavesi (in the hydraulic sector), where he dealt with structural calculations of motors and hydraulic pumps and, following this, on a project for noise reduction on hydraulic pumps.  Since September 2021, he has been working in CNH Industrial SpA in the tractors section. He now focuses on medium tractor platforms, dealing with and managing structural calculations. In parallel, Davide is the contact person for CFD, Ergonomics, NVH, and system modeling activities.

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Deepak Pai

RF Desense Engineer, Meta

Deepak Pai earned his master's degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA, in 2014. Currently, he serves as an integral part of Meta Reality labs in Sunnyvale, CA, USA, focusing on desense design in the Smart device product line up. He has over 10 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry - Prior to joining Meta Reality labs, he held significant roles as a Wireless RF engineer at Amazon Lab 126 and an antenna engineer at Starkey Labs. Throughout his career, Deepak has made significant research contributions and is recognized as an author of multiple IEEE conference papers. Furthermore, his innovation and problem-solving skills have led to the granting of multiple U.S. Patents in the fields of EM, desense and antenna design. Deepak's research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including RFI, Near-field EM, Computational optimization algorithms, design of experiments, noise-aware antenna design and miniaturization, NF-FF transformation, and EMI simulation strategies.

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Dongwoo Kang

Chief Research Engineer, HD Hyundai XiteSolution

Dongwoo Kang performed the structural analysis of the engine for 15 years and used Abaqus as the main tool. Currently, he's performing structural analysis of construction machinery as well as structural analysis of the engine. The reason why Abaqus is used is that it shows excellent performance in the analysis of gasket sealing, the behavior analysis of rubber-like materials, and the thermo-mechanical analysis for simulating engine on-off behavior. Above all, it has strength in nonlinear analysis, such as contact, and it is easy to use by processing the analysis results into the required form using Python. Dongwoo Kang is very interested in structural analysis using ML and hopes to continue this research using Abaqus.

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Guannan Wang

Advanced Lead Engineer, LM Windpower

Guannan Wang is an aero & acoustic engineer working in LM Windpower, a GE Vernova company. He has used SIMULIA PowerFLOW for over 9 years as a primary CAA tool to design, optimize, and analyze aeroacoustics performances of wind turbine blades and other applications. He has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University.

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Guobin Wang

Simulation Engineer, Valeo

Goubin Wang is currently employed as a FEA Specialist and Mechanical Team Leader at Valeo Thermal Systems. In his role, he's responsible for conducting FEA Multidisciplinary Structural Analysis to optimize product designs and ensure their reliability. Since the first day of his professional journey at Segula Technologies in 2010, he has been actively utilizing SIMULIA tools such as Abaqus, Isight, and Tosca to perform complex analyses and has been contributing to the overall success of engineering projects at work.

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Guy Tantchou

Numerical Simulation Engineer, Danone

Passionate about the strength of materials, Guy Tantchou started using Dassault Systèmes' Solutions very early in his career. After his first work experience as a structural engineer, his strong interest in the mechanics of materials led him to complement his engineering background with a Ph.D., during which he intensively used Dassault Systèmes's capabilities to predict the durability of hyperbar hydrogen vessels. Guy has been using Dassault Systèmes Solutions because they have an extensive range of applications, they have proved their reliability, and they can be easily customized by their users. Today, he still uses them in Applied Research to overcome various industrial challenges where the performances of packaging (cups, bottles, pouches, stretch films, cardboard, cans, tins, …) are critically important.

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Hadas Moyal

FEA Structural Simulation Team Leader, Iscar

Hadas Moyal has been working at Iscar (Metal cutting industry) for about 20 years. She graduated with her master's degree in structural engineering at the Technion in Haifa and afterward joined the structural simulation team in Iscar. Hadas has been leading the structural simulation team for about 10 years, and the structural simulations were carried out mainly with Abaqus. In the last two years, she has started to use SIMULIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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Hasher Maqbool

Head of Technical Analysis, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres

Hasher Maqbool is the Head of Technical Analysis at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, a leading aircraft tire manufacturer based in the UK. He graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, with a BEng degree in Aerospace Manufacturing in 2008. Hasher's journey in the aerospace industry began with Airbus, where he served as a Stress Engineer consultant. During his tenure, he gained invaluable experience in aircraft structural engineering, focusing on the intricate details of stress analysis. His role involved heavily utilizing Abaqus to perform various numerical analyses, laying the groundwork for his expertise in simulation tools. Following his time at Airbus, Hasher transitioned to Continental, a global technology company specializing in rubber products, where he served as a Senior Product Development Engineer. In this role, he delved into highly non-linear structural analyses and design optimizations, honing his skills in solving complex engineering challenges. Moreover, Hasher earned his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Kingston University, London, UK, in 2021, further enriching his knowledge and expertise in the field. Now, as the Head of Technical Analysis at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Hasher brings together his wealth of experience and expertise to lead the development of cutting-edge simulation tools. His responsibilities include spearheading new developments in numerical simulation tools and enhancing existing tire analysis methodologies, leveraging his deep understanding of simulation software provided under the umbrella of SIMULIA, such as Abaqus and iSight. Moreover, Hasher has also leveraged the 3DEXPERIENCE platform's capabilities; he has contributed to material calibration and optimization efforts, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of simulation results.

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Hiroshi Kadowaki

Technology Senior Specialist, Bridgestone Corporation

Hiroshi Kadowaki is a technology senior specialist at Bridgestone Corporation, one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with his master's degree in mechano-informatics in 1994. He joined Bridgestone soon after that. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University in 2003. Hiroshi Kadowaki has been engaged in structural analyses and design optimizations for tire and rubber products since he joined Bridgestone. During his career, he has been using products of SIMULIA such as Abaqus, Isight, etc. Currently, he is leading a team that is developing tire design and performance prediction tools. At the same time, he oversees research in simulation technologies of mechanical behavior for rubber products. His research interests include constitutive law, multiscale analysis and topology optimization of rubber.

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Hongsu Bae

Senior Engineer, LG Display

Hongsu Bae is a senior engineer in the virtual design team at LG Display. He has worked on providing design and processing guides, meeting customer requirements, and giving design optimizations in electronic display devices using Dassault Systemes software. Before LG Display, Hongsu Bae received his Ph.D. in Computational Structural Engineering from Chungbuk National University, Korea. During his degree, he focused on composite structures, membrane structures, fracture mechanics, and fluid-structure interaction problems using experiments and numerical simulations. He has mainly used Abaqus but also used fe-safe, Isight, and Fortran as subprograms depending on each individual issue. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and playing sports.

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Jerry Wong

Senior Mechanical Engineer / Engineering Project Manager, NOV

Jerry Wong, a seasoned Senior Mechanical Engineer and proficient Engineering Project Manager in Houston, Texas, boasts over two decades of diverse experience. Holding a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, Jerry excels in utilizing Abaqus for simulating complex structures, notably contributing to a Homeland Security-funded project featured in SIMULIA Community News magazine #11 in October 2015. Committed to innovation and excellence, Jerry has been utilizing SIMULIA Abaqus as an FEA solver since 2009. His precision in navigating project intricacies ensures optimal outcomes, and his passion for design and digital twin technology is evident through the meticulous use of FEA and CFD. Leveraging expertise in Solidworks and Abaqus, he prioritizes reliability and performance enhancements. Jerry extends beyond technical expertise, serving as a SIMULIA Champion, reflecting his enthusiasm for innovation. His unwavering dedication to advancing technology and addressing engineering challenges positions him as an invaluable contributor. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, Jerry is an ideal addition to any project or team, embodying the qualities of a reliable and indispensable asset in the field.

Jing Niu > Dassault Systemes

Jing Niu

Staff Engineer, MBD, Envision Energy

Jing Niu is a drivetrain MBS staff engineer at Envision Energy. Envision Energy is one of the leading renewable energy OEMs in China. In 2021, Jing Niu began with Simpack for wind turbine, drivetrain and gearbox dynamic simulation, dynamic issues investigation and optimization. With lots of correlation and validation by virtual and physical verification, Simpack could provide a powerful MBS model for wind turbine, drivetrain and gearbox dynamic design and optimization, especially for advanced high-power density gearbox development.

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Kenny Chang

Senior Engineer, Mediatek

With over 6 years of experience in the RF & Antenna field, Kenny Chang initially focused on consumer electronics. He became proficient in using simulation software such as CST Studio Suite for related design. Currently, at Mediatek, he specializes in 5G millimeter-wave module development. Kenny has collaborated with Dassault Systèmes multiple times to establish a comprehensive millimeter-wave simulation and evaluation process, aiming to provide clients with the best solutions. 

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Krishna Prasad Rao

Antenna Engineer, Google

Krishna is an RF/Antenna engineer and has over 7 years of experience in Wireless design in the consumer electronics industry. Having been a user of CST Studio since his college days, Krishna uses simulations to experiment and provide quick solutions to difficult problems like RF Desense and interference, EMC and multiband tunable antennas. At Google, Krishna currently works as an Antenna systems engineer looking into SAR and regulatory compliance issues while optimizing for performance and multiband tunable antenna matching designs. Krishna also guides students working in the RF/EM domain and authors a blog in his spare time.

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Luca Francesconi

Sr. Mechanical Engineer FEA, Logitech

Luca Francesconi is a proficient Mechanical Engineer with over a decade of experience in experimental and numerical analysis across various materials. He began his journey with Abaqus during his PhD, integrating it throughout his academic and professional career. Currently working at Logitech in Lausanne, Switzerland, Luca leads Finite Element Analysis for innovative wearable and hearable devices with a distinct focus on vibroacoustic simulation and materials characterization, particularly in polymers. Luca's academic background includes impactful postdoctoral fellowships at Santa Clara University and Harvard University, where he contributed to research in auxetic materials and advanced composites. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cagliari, where he also served as a Senior Research Fellow. Passionate about sports, Luca has balanced his professional achievements with a semi-professional volleyball career, reflecting his dedication to teamwork and leadership.

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Marco Nicoletto

EMC Engineer, Thales Alenia Space Italia

Marco Nicoletto is a system EMC engineer at Thales Alenia Space Italia in Turin. He was the EMC system engineer for the EUCLID project since the design phase, where he was also responsible for the satellite EMC qualification campaign. Starting from July 2023, he supported the EMC-related launch activities and the final launch. In parallel to the EUCLID project, Marco contributed to several EMC-challenging ESA projects in the last 10 years. At Thales Alenia Space, he focuses on system-level electromagnetic analysis from extremely low frequency up to the Ka-Band. The set of analyses also includes the satellite radio-frequency compatibility and the control of both magnetic and electric fields on board.

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Mathias Peirlinck

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Mathias Peirlinck is an Assistant Professor of BioMechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology, the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands, which is ranked among the top engineering and technology universities in the world. Prior to joining the faculty of TU Delft, he received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Ghent University in 2019 and performed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Stanford University's department of Mechanical Engineering from 2019 to 2021. Dr. Peirlinck used Abaqus from his early Ph.D. years and joined the Living Heart Project consortium very early on in 2014. His current research focuses on the integration of multimodal experimental data, physics-based modeling, and machine learning techniques to understand, explore, and predict the multiscale behavior of the human heart, both in health and disease. Dr. Peirlinck received the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Seal of Excellence in 2019, won the AIG Price for best quadrennial Ph.D. at Ghent University's Faculty of Engineering from 2018 to 2022, and received the prestigious Dutch Science Foundation Veni Talent Award in 2023.

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Nicholas Gates

Mechanical Systems Technical Specialist, Cummins Inc.

Following a childhood of working on equipment under a shade tree at the family farm, Nicholas Gates graduated from the University of Toledo in 2016 with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. His graduate research focused on multiaxial fatigue and fracture of metallic materials, including both numerical and experimental investigations. After graduation, Nicholas joined Cummins Inc. as a Mechanical Systems engineer in the Emission Solutions business unit, focusing on nonlinear static and linear dynamic structural and fatigue analysis of diesel aftertreatment systems. Since day one, he has been continuously working to improve standard simulation processes for both parent material and weld fatigue analysis at ambient and elevated temperatures. In this capacity, he began to work with VerityTM in fe-safe quite regularly and, in 2022, took over responsibility within Cummins for leading the benchmarking and acceptance testing of new versions prior to internal release.

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Roc Zha

Principal Scientist, Medtronic China R&D Center

Roc Zha is mainly engaged in mechanical analysis and computer modeling and simulation in the development of medical devices. He received his BS degree in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation from the University of Science and Technology of China and his MS degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. With 16 years of experience in computer modeling and simulation, Roc has a good theoretical foundation and application experience in solid mechanics, materials science and engineering and finite element simulation. Roc is an expert in the application of computer modeling and simulation to real-world engineering problems. Roc joined Medtronic in 2018. His primary responsibilities include modeling and simulation of new products, and he also supports product development and innovation.

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Ronald Lavin

Technical Fellow, Boeing

Ron Lavin is a Boeing Technical Fellow in antennas, radomes, and computational electromagnetics. He has 30 years of experience in cosite interference, antennas, radomes, bandwidth management, and electromagnetic simulations, and 16 years of experience using CST Studio Suite. Ron has several external publications and patents, and participates in enterprise technical review boards and several electromagnetic tools initiatives. He has been with Boeing for 23 years, and prior to that worked for the Federal Aviation Administration. Ron holds an MS degree from DePaul University, and a BSEE degree from Florida International University, with additional graduate work done at Villanova and Arizona State. He is also a member of the IEEE and a Senior Member of AMTA. He lives in Arizona with his wife and two rabbits. When not working he is involved in Christian ministries, model railroading, and numismatics.

Sanping Li > Dassault Systemes

Sanping Li

Company Expert, COMAC

Sanping Li is a Company Expert at COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) and the chief designer of SADRI (Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute). He graduated from the Solid Mechanics program of the Department of Aircraft at Northwestern Polytechnical University in 1997 with a Ph.D. and formerly served as Senior Consultant at Matrix Applied Computing in New Zealand and Senior Analyst at Wood Group Australia. In 2007, Sanping Li became a registered Senior Finite Element Analyst at NAFEM, an international engineering analysis association. He has been engaged in FEM simulation analysis of the entire aircraft for a long time, with extensive experience in simulation fields such as static/dynamic strength, composite materials, fatigue, and nonlinearity. During his work at SADRI, he mainly worked on FEM analyses of the entire aircraft. Sanping Li led the modeling and analysis of FLFEM (fine linked FE model) for the entire C919 aircraft and creatively proposed a three-level FEM analysis system for aircraft structural static strength.

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Satoshi Ito

Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation

Satoshi Ito joined Toyota Motor Corporation in 1982. For the first five years, he was engaged in the evaluation and development of rubber parts in the experimental department. In 1987, he was transferred to the Chassis Design Department and started CAE work. Since 1990, he has been using Abaqus to analyze the strength and stiffness of chassis parts. From 2004 to 2008, he was a member of the AFC (Abaqus For CATIA) Customer Review Team. He was also a member of PCRT (Polymer Customer Review Team) from 2010-2013. Satoshi Ito presented at SCCs in Providence in 2010, Vienna in 2013 and Chicago in 2017. Since 2019, he has been actively implementing generative design, topology, and shape optimization software. In 2023, in recognition of his achievements, he was honored as a Fellow Engineer of the JSAE (Japan Society of Automotive Engineers).

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Serena Mennillo

Virtual Analysis Engineer, Stellantis Italy

Serena Mennillo took her M.Sc. degree in Mathematical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin in October 2005. After an experience in the R&D Department of STMicroelectronics working on electronic devices modeling, Serena joined Stellantis (exFCA/exPSA merge) in November 2008 as a Vehicle Virtual Analysis Engineer in the R&D Product Development Department working in the NVH team. In January 2013, she joined the DSM team, being responsible for performing CAE simulations on transversal projects (premium and mass market brands), leading research programs and defining technical specifications. She has worked in the development of new methodologies for material modeling, fracture mechanics, short-time event fatigue and thermo-structural analysis. Since 2019, she has been a Senior Technical Specialist for Metal and spotweld durability and strength inside Stellantis' organization.

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Sergio Sadaba

Senior CAE Project Engineer - Thermomechanical, IDOM Engineering, Consulting, Architecture S.A.U.

Sergio Sadaba is a Ph.D. Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of professional experience in mechanical analysis and design. He has been part of several teams of excellence in different industries, including automotive, aerospace, naval, and nuclear fusion. The last 9 years were committed to projects in nuclear fusion. At IDOM, he specialized in thermo-mechanical analyses and mechanical design. He performed complex coupled thermo-mechanical simulations and assessed new materials at high temperatures using nuclear codes. Currently, he is working as a technical leader in the conceptual design of the new generation of commercial fusion reactors and their key auxiliary equipment. Some of his work has been published in peer-reviewed papers in international journals, and he has been involved in patent processes.

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Seung Ryul Na

Senior Engineer, Simulation Team

Seung Ryul Na holds a Ph.D. in fracture mechanics and has been a user of Abaqus since 2001. His main research field with Abaqus is the non-linear problems associated with contact mechanics, plasticity, and delimitation issues in the field of high-tech applications. Usually, Abaqus's capability allowed Seung Ryul Na to get insight into mechanics in given non-linear problems, which other FEA software packages failed to deliver proper solutions to him. Due to the superiority of non-linear problems, Abaqus has suggested strong, reliable, and trustable engineering solutions.

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Sri Yarasi

RF Advanced Engineer, Zebra Technologies

Sri Yarasi did his Ph.D. at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-New Delhi and Post-Doctoral Fellowship work at the University of Waterloo, Canada and he has now been working as an Antenna Designer for over 2 decades. He has been using CST Studio Suite since 2006 to design antennas, to verify if antennas designed by vendors are correct, to fix any issues that arise during the product cycle, and to estimate some FCC parameters such as SAR and HAC. At CST's invitation, he presented his simulation work in a workshop in Dallas, 2009 (see link).

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Stephan Arndt

Head of Technology and Innovation, Mining One

Starting with his Ph.D. in Fracture Mechanics in 1994, wedged between Unix workstations and some – then – absurdly large computer screens, Stephan got drawn to the fascination of colorful 3D results. Ignoring all caution about requiring considerable expertise highlighted in the Abaqus manuals (those days in absurdly large binders), he started developing user subroutines for constitutive models. His learning curve was assisted by a group of real experts in continuum mechanics at TU & BAM Berlin, École des Mines, Paris and UWA, Perth, Australia. Following excursions into analysis of airship designs, dental implants, fusion reactor components and tungsten carbides, his focus shifted to advanced numerical modeling methods for geotechnical analysis in mining. Mentoring and managing teams specialized in Geomechanics over the last two decades, he held a position as A/Professor and Director Mining & Resources Engineering at Monash University. Now, as Head of Technology and Innovation for Mining One, he is driving the development and application of the IUCM rock mechanics model with SIMULIA Abaqus and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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Sudhakar Karunamurthy

Associate Manager, Apollo Tyres

Sudhakar Karunamurthy holds a Master's in Engineering Design from Anna University, India. He has extensive experience with SIMULIA, in particular Abaqus. Sudhakar started his career with Aptiv Connection Systems India and has expertise in various structural, vibration and thermal-electric simulations using Abaqus. During this tenure, he was responsible for ensuring the multi-physics behavior of electro-mechanical components through simulations like stiffness, robustness, sealing, vibration, mechanical shock, heat transfer, current carrying capacity and drop tests using Abaqus. Sudhakar helped in customizing the organization's Abaqus environment through Python scripting. Sudhakar started a new journey as Associate Manager in Apollo Tyres in 2023 and is passionate about exploring the multi-physics and vehicle dynamics nature of tires.

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Svetlana Gossmann

Senior Key Expert, Siemens AG, T SEI MGO-DE

Svetlana Gossmann is currently a Senior Key Expert and Project Manager at Siemens AG. Svetlana graduated in Plasma Physics at MEPhI in Moscow in 2002 and earned her Material Science doctorate at TU Munich in 2006. In 2006, Svetlana joined Siemens AG as a Research Scientist. When she started to perform simulations in 2012, she used CST Studio Suite low-frequency and particle solvers. In her current roles, Svetlana develops, investigates, and demonstrates design and operation concepts for assets in future power grids. Most of the research projects with CST Studio Suite are devoted to the dielectric strength of gas-insulated switchgears and vacuum interrupters, electron beam focusing in X-ray tubes, and coupled electromagnetic and thermal simulations.

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Utku A. Özden

Lead Specialist Simulation Technology, Velux A/S

Utku A. Özden serves as the Lead Simulation Specialist in the Advanced Materials Technology department at Velux A/S, where he is dedicated to the research and development of both existing and novel products. With over 20 years of expertise in computer-aided design and finite element analysis, his daily responsibilities revolve primarily around devising structural mechanics solutions and exploring material applications for roofing-based light and ventilation solutions. Before assuming his current role, Utku spearheaded micromechanics research at the Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering (IWM) at RWTH Aachen University in 2010. During this period, he led the pioneering group in this field until 2016. Throughout his extensive career in both academia and industry, he actively participated as a speaker in numerous conferences and seminars, contributing to various international publications and patents. His work, largely centered on finite element studies conducted in Abaqus, has contributed to the advancement of the field. Driven by an unyielding curiosity to enhance his understanding of new methodologies, Utku is an ardent advocate for computer-aided engineering. Holding a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, he continues to pursue excellence in his field.

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Youngtae Kim

Expert Researcher, Hankook Tire and Technology, Virtual Technology Project

Youngtae Kim has been using SIMLIA Abaqus for 20 years. He started using Abaqus at KAIST Graduate School, researching Crack Propagation Simulation methodology. He was at LG Chem for 7 years, where he did FE simulations with a focus on analysis of design, safety and manufacturing issues. In the petrochemical industry, he created simulations for reactors, extruders, ncc, etc. In the optical material industry, he simulated deformation, fractures, expansion due to temperature/humidity of thin film, and roller equipment. In the battery industry, he simulated the fracture of separators, anodes, cathodes, and the case. Now, he works at Hankook Tire and Technology, developing in-house FE code and simulating using Abaqus for tire performance and analysis of issues. Abaqus is still helping him with his work. 

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Yi Li

Independent Researcher

Dr. Li received his bachelor's degree from Fudan University, his Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and he is currently an independent researcher in ultra-high field magnet technology for medical instruments. Dr. Li has been engaged for 15 years in the research and development of strong field superconducting magnets, especially in the fields of ultra-high field MRI and high-temperature superconducting magnets for various industrial applications. His working experiences with the simulation tool Opera started more than 10 years ago when he was still a Ph. D student. He has mastered many core key technologies, has rich research experience and profound academic achievements in the field of MRI magnets. Dr. Li has published one book as the first author regarding the operation of Opera, one of the SIMULIA products. He published 14 SCI/EI articles and obtained a number of authorized patents and software.

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