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ICME, A Key Strategic Pillar for the Design & Engineering of Optimal Products & Solutions
Dr Roger Assaker is the CEO of MSC software, part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. He holds both Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering with a strong focus on nonlinear computational mechanics – an area of expertise where he now has 25+ years’ experience. Dr Assaker has complemented his engineering education with an MBA in International Business, plus has taken additional advanced business and technology entrepreneurship courses from prestigious universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. In addition to growing e-Xstream engineering into global leadership in advanced composite modeling and guiding MSC Software as Chief Material Strategist, Dr Assaker is also Vice-Chair of NAFEMS’ Composite Working Group and an active member of other technical material associations such as SPE and SAMPE.
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies with Automation & Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Seneviratne is currently the Director of Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS) and a Sr. Research Scientist (Composites & Structures) at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR). The mission of ATLAS is to develop a multi-disciplinary manufacturing environment and an engineering education program to prepare engineers and educators for the Factory of the Future and to aid the current workforce in seamlessly adapting to advancements in the workplace. Currently Dr. Seneviratne is responsible for a research portfolio that includes projects from the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and aircraft industry in the areas of advanced manufacturing and inspections, durability and damage tolerance, certification, and aging of composite aircraft structures. He is an active member of Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17) and his previous research findings have contributed to damage tolerance, disbond delamination, data review, and statistics working groups, and supported world-wide composite damage tolerance and maintenance workshops sponsored by FAA, NAVIAR, and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Prior to joining Wichita State, Dr. Seneviratne worked as a Stress Analyst for Airbus, where he collaborated with the European Aeronautic Defense & Space (EADS) and AIRBUS partners on advanced material research and AIRBUS composite stress analysis methods training. He was responsible for performing detailed stress analysis (FEM and in-house AIRBUS analysis methods) on AIRBUS A380 passenger aircraft wings per FAA and EASA regulations and preparation of certification documents.
MaterialCenter Roadmap and beyond
Alexander Leutner is Managing Director and co-founder of Apodius GmbH, now part of the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence organization. Leutner holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany with an emphasis on measurement technology and quality management. In 2016, Apodius GmbH has joined Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, furthering Hexagon’s strategy to expand its expertise and portfolio to support current and future manufacturing trends. The Apodius acquisition added core capabilities to support the implementation of measurement solutions in multi-layered textile reinforced structures for extremely light, rigid and robust carbon fiber composite components. Within the following years, Leutner and his team of Apodius Product Line have successfully proven their competence and capability in the field of fast, innovative and customer-centric product development based on cutting edge camera and image processing technologies.
Exploring workflows for detailed design of structural parts produced by Fused Granular Fabrication (FGF)
Lucien Douven, holds a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology. He continued his career at Philips Research, investigating topics like biomechanics of the skin and process optimization for stamped glass products. In 2006 he joined DSM, where he focuses on the development of advanced CAE methods for engineering plastics.
Uncertainty Quantification in ICME with Applications to Smart Materials
Gavin Jones, SmartUQ Sr. Application Engineer, is responsible for performing simulation and statistical work for clients in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical device, gas turbine, and other industries. He is also a key contributor in SmartUQ’s Digital Twin/Digital Thread initiative. Mr. Jones received a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Computed Tomography (CT) data as reality check for ICME workflows
Karl-Michael is a Chief Product Officer at Volume Graphics, a leading supplier of software for the analysis of industrial computed tomography data (which is part of the Hexagon group since December 2019). He holds an M.Sc in physics with a focus on materials research and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He has worked in various management positions in the product management of sensors, measurement instrumentation and related software. He has several years of experience in the mechanical testing and simulation of materials and components.
Warpage Prediction and Consideration of Warped Parts inside Ansys with the help of Digimat
Damage and high cycle fatigue predictions of fiber reinforced plastic components
Until 1990 Study of physics at the University of Stuttgart
1991-1995 Research assistant at the Institute of Applied Computer Science at the University of Stuttgart
1995-1996 Simulation Engineer at INTES
1996-2003 Simulation Engineer at KNECHT Filtersystems, after 1999 renamed in MAHLE Filtersystems
2003-2008 Head of Simulation at MAHLE Filtersystems
Since 2008 Head of Simulation and Acoustics at MAHLE Filtersystems
A New Flow-Fiber Coupling Model to Simulate the Anisotropic Flow for Injection & Compression Molding
He started his career as R&D engineering at CoreTech System, where he worked on company’s software “Moldex3D”. He studies the knowledge of injection molding simulation, numerical methods and parallel computing in following 13 years.
For past several years, he switched his job field from R&D Division to Technical Support. To be second line support after sales team, regarding front end technical issues, training programs, global key accounts and documentations.
His employment history is as follows:
Director, Moldex3D Technical Support
Responsible for all the technical services from global customers.
RD1 Solver Division Manager
In charge of Moldex3D solver development and technical roadmap.
RD1 Solver Development
Focus on Filling and Packing solver development.
Study on lap-shear test and Digimat is being used in 2 ways:
Engineering professional with knowledge in a broad range of high performance composites
Experience in Product R&D, Testing, Validation, and Industrialization across several small and global companies, primarily in wind energy sectors.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Greg Holdsworth joined Hexagon in 2011 as part of the UK applications team supporting PC-DMIS. He previously held positions at BAE Systems and Delphi & has 25 years total experience in the metrology industry. Now working as part of the SFx product management team his goal is making the smart factory a reality for Hexagon & our customers.
Managing of chemical processes parameters test data in a Digital MLM (Material Lifecycle Management) Platform
Mr Augusto Albolino was born in Naples (Italy) in 1976. He works as Materials and Processes Engineer at Leonardo, a global company in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector. After experiences in Low Observability Department and in the M&P Composite Group, Augusto is today a technical team leader of Surface Treatments and Chemical Processes Group of Leonardo Aircraft Division in M&P Department. He graduated for University of Naples Federico II in Materials Engineer. He has positive attitude to collaboration, ability to mediate, propose new ideas and solutions.
Digital fabrication flow in construction with 3D printing and post-processing simulation
Finite Element Based Representative Volume Element Modeling of Porous Ceramics
Somboon Otarawanna received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. In 2009, he was awarded Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests include FEM-based RVE modeling, computer-aided engineering (CAE) for engineering applications, fatigue analysis, and casting and solidification processing.
Accelerating the Discovery of New DP-Steel using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) and Machine Learning (ML) and Multiscale Materials Modeling (3M)
MARS – Material Airbus Repository System: End-to-End Materials Management Platform to drive innovative and high quality product development
Virtual material testing and development of material models for enabling more accurate and faster application design optimization
Leonid Pastukhov holds a Master degree from Queen Mary, University of London, and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research focused on the experiential assessment of mechanical performance and durability of polymers and polymer composites. In January 2020 he joined DSM as a research scientist where he focuses on developing predictive models of the mechanical performance of polymer composites.
Quantifying the features of multimaterial composites with steel fibers: Impact resistance and EMI shielding
Digimat Roadmap and Beyond
Position : R&D Director, responsible for :
Business experience :
Dr. Kunal Kate is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Louisville. He has expertise in 3D printing, materials characterization, and design of metals, ceramics, and natural fibers composites with the fused filament fabrication (FFF) process in which he has published > 30 journal articles and filed invention disclosures in the past five years. Additionally, Dr. Kate strives to train next-generation talent about Additive Manufacturing through the courses he teaches at the University of Louisville using various ICME tools and hands-on industrial projects. Dr. Kate’s current research is supported by NASA, NSF, and United Soybean Board, USDA agencies.
Efficient design for greener materials
THERMOFIL HP – Pushing the Boundaries of High-Performance Glass Coupled Polypropylene using the latest development in CAE for accelerating metal replacement for sustainability
Nicolas is technical responsible for main automotive OEM and global technical assistance for glass reinforced compounds polypropylene. He started as process engineer and have more than 15 years experience in the formulation, compounding and processing of glass reinforced compounds. He has a strong experience in automotive application. He holds an engineering degree in polymer engineering and technology from Marseille University.
Elodie Seignobos is graduated in polymer chemistry from INSA Rouen, a school of engineering. She completed her background with a Research MSc in polymer science from University of Rouen, and a PhD in polymer physics at Rhodia/CNRS joint lab LPMA.
She started to work for Rhodia in 2006 as PhD student with a research on fatigue of polyamide. She was hired as product development scientist for Automotive market in 2009. She led projects aiming at developing new polyamide solutions embedding chemical resistance and heat ageing resistance. In 2016, she took in charge the Additive Manufacturing laboratory of Solvay’s Engineering Plastics division. She is now responsible for the development of innovative polyamide powders for Selective Laser Sintering as technical leader of the Sinterline® range. Since beginning 2019, she also leads the Simulation activity of Solvay Engineering Plastics. Since February 2020, the Polyamide Engineering Plastics business EMEA has been acquired by DOMO chemicals.
Finite Element Analysis of mesoscale structures obtained by molecular simulation
Julien is a senior technical engineer supporting customers and distribution partners in DACH region. His main tasks are advice on material selection, design, process, new projects acquisition and claim handling.
Previously he was a Sr. Scientist at SABIC Global Application Technology, where he provides supports and solutions for design, manufacturing and performance evaluation of (fiber-reinforced) thermoplastics parts in various industry segments, e.g. automotive and water management.
Julien holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from INSA Lyon, France. His focus was on establishing a quantitative relation between microstructure of fiber reinforced PA6 gears and their mechanical performance.
Virtual testing for the development of a hybrid thermoplastic composite material
Senior simulation engineer, graduated in Mechanical Engineering. Since the 2000, he has been working at CETMA as a structural dynamic analyst. Within European research projects, he has experience in crashworthiness simulations, drop test of aircraft structure, ballistic and explosive simulations, validation of composite material model, fluid structure interaction numerical model.
Visco-elastic material cards: accurate material modeling for dynamic simulations
Molding simulation of 3D TIMON for composite material
Ryugo Tanaka is a 3D TIMON Specialist at Toray Engineering D Solution Co., Ltd., a developer and supplier of plastic process simulation software 3D
TIMON. His role is to provide technical supports to oversea customers. He received a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University.
Simulation of the Long-Term Behavior of Short Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics
2013: PhD on micromechanical modelling of short fiber-reinforced thermoplastics
2013 – 2018: Research engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH
2019 – today: Senior manager at Robert Bosch GmbH
Ana Rodriguez Sanchez
2007: PhD on mechanical and damage behavior of short fiber-reinforced thermoplastics
2007 – today: Research engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH
Investigation of the fiber/matrix inter-phase damage of a PPS GF40 as a function of temperature and cooling liquid immersion
Digimat characterization and comparison of post-industrial and post-consumer recycled PA-GF engineering materials, within CarE-Service European project for circular economy
Master’s degree in Materials Engineering at University of Brescia, Italy in 2009.Since 2010 working at RadiciGroup HPP, in Marketing and Technical Service, caring for application development projects withkey customers, following all the technical aspects involved, from material selection to problem solving. Global responsible for theCAE activities, such as material characterization, database maintenance and service studies to support customers for strategicprojects….
Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2013, continuing his academic career through the Ph.Dschool until 2016. During this period, he studied many projects about mechanical characterization and FE analysis, focusing ongreen composite materials. Since December 2016 Mr. Galeazzi working at RadiciGroup High-Performance Polymers as a CAEService Engineer. Today he follows sustainability projects on post-consumer recycling.