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Dr. med. Dr. med. dent Lars Bonitz

Lars Bonitz is a cranial and maxillofacial surgeon and an oral surgeon. He is a respected expert in the field of orthodontics, implant dentistry, periodontics and aesthetic facial surgery. Surgically he focused in the area of minimal invasive and high end orthognathic surgery. Through its technical background his scientific endeavor aims at the use and promoting finite element method, optimization strategies and neural networks in the field of medicine and dentistry.

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Dr.-Ing. Peter J.M. Pirro

The major goal of Dr. Pirro is to use virtual simulation methods and experiments in the right combination to optimize the design of agricultural machinery in a synergetic way. To use the right tool at the right time during development is the key for success.  

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Dr.-Ing. Pierluigi Mollicone

Dr. Mollicone is a mechanical engineer, who has always greatly valued the role of computer aided engineering tools. His research and teaching areas revolve around the use of the finite element method applied to thermo-mechanical stress analysis, for the design and development of products, components or processes.

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Dr.-Ing. Werner Dirschmid

The mission of Dr. Dirschmid is to optimize the development of products especially in the automotive industry by using the methods of computer simulation (CAE). These techniques allow to check in advance relevant behaviors like fatigue, any flow phenomena, dynamics in any frequency range (vibration until noise) and many others. The activities of Dr. Dirschmid focus on the improvement of the CAE Integrity in the enterprise.

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Prof. Clovis R. Maliska

Prof. Maliska is devoted to the development of numerical methods for the solution of Navier Stokes and Darcy's equations using the EbFVM-Element-based Finite Volume Methods with hybrid unstructured grids. Applications for petroleum reservoir simulation and reservoir/well coupling are key activities. Recently he is developing a new methodology for solving geomechanics coupled with fluid flow using for both physics the finite volume technique (EbFVM) with a single unstructured grid. This approach simplifies considerably the coupling problem and alleviates the pressure oscillations.

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Prof. Dr. Marco Evangelos Biancolini

Prof. Dr. Biancolini is a Mechanical Engineer continuously driven by curiosity. Explore, discover, set-up new algorithms useful for numerical modeling and CAE is what he does as a Professor. Understanding problems, bringing innovative solutions and setting-up complex numerical workflows is what he does as a consultant. Communicating his passion is what he tries to do as a teacher. Prof. Dr. Biancolini is currently focused on Radial Basis Functions theory and its numerical HPC implementation.

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Prof. Dr. med. Laszlo Kovacs

Prof. Dr. med. Laszlo Kovacs is Senior Attendant and Deputy Clinic Director of the Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, “Klinikum rechts der Isar” of the Technical University of Munich. He is also Founder and Head of the research group Computer Aided Plastic Surgery (CAPS) at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, “Klinikum rechts der Isar” of the Technical University of Munich.

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Prof. Dr. Michael Gasik

Prof. Dr. Michael Gasik is an expert for materials processing and new materials solutions (functional materials, fuel cells and hydrogen, energy, biomaterials, etc.) as well as their modelling and evaluation. The core competence is based on the chain “materials design – processing – structure – properties – testing – application”. One  focus of his work is in multi-objective design and optimisation of materials, processes and phenomena and data processing.

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Prof. Dr. Wagdi G. Habashi

Prof. Dr. Wagdi Habashi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal. He is the initiator of a modern approach to in-flight icing simulation allowing aerodynamic design and icing protection to be addressed simultaneously, with compatible tools. By blending CFD -EFD-FFD (Computational, Experimental, Flight Fluid Dynamics), OEMs can meet and exceed in-flight icing certification requirements, in record time.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Uwe Janoske

The Chair of Fluid Mechanics (LSM) at Bergische University Wuppertal is working with about 10 scientists in the field of multiphase flows covering aspects like multiphysic applications (fluid-structure interaction, conjugate heat transfer) as well as the development of simulations methods in fluid mechanics.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Luis Gavete

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Luis Gavete is an expert for numerical simulation in engineering. One focus of his work are finite elements and finite volumes as well as meshless or meshfree methods. Furthermore, he is engaged with air quality simulation of pollution models and also neural networks and predictive models.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael W. Gee

Michael W. Gee is professor for Mechanics & High Performance Computing at the Technische Universität München. His research interests are in methods development for complex, large scale and nonlinear multiphysics coupled problems that involve solid dynamics, fluid dynamics and convection - diffussion reaction equations and their interactions. Special focus is placed on the development of algorithms and efficient solution techniques suitable for massively parallel computing platforms.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandro Wartzack

The Chair of Engineering Design (KTmfk) at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) is one of the leading research institutes with about 30 scientists in the field of engineering design and product development in Germany. The focus of research and academic teaching is on design methodology, virtual product development and machine elements.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Rust

Wilhelm Rust is teaching Simulation Methods in Mechanical Engineering, mainly Finite Elements in different levels. Special field of expertise form nonlinearities in structural mechanics - in theory, development (especially material models) and practical application.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang A. Wall

Wolfgang A. Wall is founding director of the Institute for Computational Mechanics at the Technische Universität München. He also is co-founder of the company AdCo EngineeringGW. His research interests can be described as “application motivated fundamental research” in a broad range of areas in computational mechanics, including both computational solid and fluid mechanics. His current focus is on multifield and multiscale problems in all fields of engineering and the applied sciences as well as on computational biomedical engineering.

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Prof. emeritus Bernhard A. Schrefler

Bernhard A. Schrefler holds a PhD and DSc from the Swansea University, Wales. He is Secretary General of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) in Udine, Professor Emeritus of the University of Padua and Senior Affiliate Member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute, TX. His research interests span from structural and materials mechanics to technology for thermonuclear controlled fusion, to porous media mechanics and mechanics in medicine. For his research activity Dr. Schrefler has received many awards and several honorary doctorates.

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Prof. Gianluca Iaccarino

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford and Director of the Exscale Computing Engineering Center. Director of the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Industrial Affiliate Program. In 2010 received the PECASE Award from Proesident Obama for his work on Uncertainty Analysis in Computational Science. He has published more than 100 papers in internation journals and two books on computational uncertainty.  He is also the co-founder of Cascade Technologies Inc. a  firm developing advanced simulation software for multiphysics simulations.

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Prof. Juan José Benito

Prof. Juan José Benito is Ph Doctor Industrial engineer (Technical University of Madrid (TUM)) and Professor in Mechanics of continuous media and structural theory Area (MCM and ST) from 1998, at the Department of construction and manufacture engineering from University of Distant Learning (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)) from 1982.

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Prof. Marek Behr, Ph.D.

Marek Behr is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and the head of the Chair for Computational Aalysis of Technical Systems at the RWTH Aachen University. His research interests include model and method development for computational fluid dynamics. He is particularly interested in simulation of complex fluids such as blood or polymers, in multi-phase and free-surface flow problems, in space-time finite elements, and inverse problems.

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Prof. Natalya Fedorova

The main activity of Prof. Fedorova is connected with CFD. The topic of her second dissertation (2004, ITAM SB RAS) was Mathematical modelling of turbulent separated flows. New  methods were elaborated to compute gas and fluid flows. Numeros simulations of Shock Wave/Turbulent Boundary Layer Interactions have been carried out in a wide range of flow parameters. She has a  significant teaching experince in the fields of Mathematics, CFD, Advanced Simulation methods etc.

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Prof. Sotirios Natsiavas

Prof. Natsiavas is the director of the Machine Dynamics Laboratory (MDL) at Aristotle University. His research activities and publications lie in the area of dynamics and vibration of machines and systems. Over the years, the MDL team has developed multi-faceted activities, including participation to prestigious international technical committees and conferences.

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Prof. Viktor I. Pogorelov

Viktor Pogorelov is teaching Computer-Aided Design and Numerical Analysis systems in Aerospace Engineering at Baltic State Technical University in Saint Petersburg. He is an expert in the field of 3D modeling and analysis of thin-walled structures made of beams, plates and shells. At this point in time his main research interests are in the application of the finite element method for the analysis of statics, dynamics, stability and fracture of aerospace structures.

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