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  • Juho KÖNNÖ

    Manager, Digital Design Platform - Wärtsilä Corporation

    Manager, Digital Design Platform - Wärtsilä Corporation

    Juho is responsible for the Digital Design Platform development in the Engines Technology department of the Marine Solutions division in Vaasa, Finland. Since joining Wärtsilä in 2011 he has worked mainly on structural analysis of 4-stroke engines, also leading several developments and research projects focusing on multidisciplinary virtual validation methodology. He holds a Master of Science degree from Helsinki University of Technology and a Doctor of Science degree from Aalto University, both in applied mathematics and mechanics. Outside office hours you have a fair chance of finding him working on precision agriculture practices on his nearby cereals farm.

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    • Securing product performance with requirements based…

      This presentation will shed light on how the requirements based validation concept is realized in the design of a large 4-stroke engine.

      Juho Könnö
      Juho Könnö
      Manager, Digital Design Platform - Wärtsilä Corporation,

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  • Yonggang HUANG

    Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering - Northwestern University

    Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering - Northwestern University

    Yonggang Huang is the Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He is interested in mechanics of stretchable and flexible electronics and mechanically guided deterministic 3D assembly. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. His recent research awards include the Larson Award (2003), Melville Medal (2004), Richards Award (2010), Drucker Medal (2013), and Nadai Medal (2016) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME);

    Young Investigator Medal (2006) and Prager Medal (2017) from the Society of Engineering Sciences (SES); International Journal of Plasticity Medal (2007); Guggenheim Fellowship (2008); and ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering (2009) and ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science (since 2014). He is the Editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics, a member of the Executive Committee of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division (Chair, 2019-2020), and was the President of SES (2014).

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    • Stretchable Electronics and Deterministic 3D Assembly

      Simulations play a key role in this development by identifying the underlying mechanism and providing analytical solutions to guide design and fabrication.

      Yonggang Huang
      Yonggang Huang
      Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering - Northwestern University,

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  • Bernie RIEMER

    Senior Research Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Senior Research Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Bernie Riemer had the good fortune to land an engineering job at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory back in the ‘80s. Supporting the advancement of science has provided a relentless series of challenges, from fusion energy to neutron sources. Having told a supervisor “I like a challenge”, he got one with the Spallation Neutron Source mercury target. “Twenty tons a minute of mercury flowing through a vessel, being hit with a megawatt of pulsed proton beam … ‘sounds like fun!” The thermal, stress and dynamics issues – combined with mercury cavitation – make for some interesting design and analysis.

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    • The Spallation Neutron Source - a Tool for Materials…

      Mr. Riemer will describe the Spallation Neutron Source – a facility that provides pulsed neutron beams for science.

      Bernie Riemer
      Bernie Riemer
      Senior Research Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory,

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  • Professor Katsushi KUNIMOTO

    Head of Medical Design Research Center - Nagoya City University Hospital

    Head of Medical Design Research Center - Nagoya City University Hospital

    Professor Kunimoto is Director of the Kunimoto Katsushi Meta Design Lab at Nagoya City University's Graduate School of Architecture & Product Design. He is a prolific and award-winning innovator in fields of aerospace, electric vehicles and medical devices. Kunimoto graduated from Kanazawa College of Art with a major in industrial design. His designs have been to outer space on the Space Shuttle.

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    • Turn to the Future for Living Body Medical Design

      3D Organ Model creation for the Medical Treatments and how the human body is changing every second, especially for growing infants and children

      Professor Katsushi Kunimoto
      Nagoya City University Hospital
      Professor Katsushi Kunimoto
      Head of Medical Design Research Center, Nagoya City University Hospital

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  • Atul GUPTA

    Vehicle CAE Lead - Waymo

    Vehicle CAE Lead - Waymo

    Atul Gupta leads the CAE efforts at Waymo- Google Self-Driving Car Project with focus on NVH, crash, durability and pedestrian safety. Previously, he worked at Medtronic, where he was involved in developing methodologies for modeling of medical devices, improving test methods and characterizing mechanical and fatigue behavior of challenging materials like Nitinol. Before that, he worked at SIMULIA, focusing on consulting, training and support. Atul completed his Master of Science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he utilized highly scalable supercomputing environment for computational modeling of bone structures. He has also participated in several industry-wide collaborations for human body biomechanics, fatigue characterization of materials and development of ASME V&V standards.

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    • CAE for Product Development: Challenges, Lessons Learned…

      Recent advances in technology and artificial intellengece will change the way products are made and used.

      Atul Gupta
      Waymo
      Atul Gupta
      Vehicle CAE Lead, Waymo

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  • Arthur DUBOIS

    Aeronautical Engineer - Joby Aviation

    Aeronautical Engineer - Joby Aviation

    Arthur Dubois is an Engineer at Joby Aviation, an aerospace startup based in Santa Cruz, CA. At Joby, he is in charge of aircraft structural and thermal analysis and composite optimization. Arthur is a longtime Abaqus user, and he has been transitioning to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform over the last year. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from McGill University and a Master in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University. In his free time, you may find him on a basketball court or hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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    • The Science Behind Mobility

      In the future new types of aircraft will trigger a paradigm that changes how we transport passengers

      Arthur Dubois
      Joby Aviation
      Arthur Dubois
      Aeronautical Engineer, Joby Aviation

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  • Caralynn NOWINSKI COLLENS

    Chief Executive Officer - UI LABS

    Chief Executive Officer - UI LABS

    Caralynn Nowinski Collens, M.D., serves as the Chief Executive Officer of UI LABS, a first-of-its-kind innovation accelerator designed to transform entire industries through collaboration. UI LABS solves large-scale challenges by bringing University + Industry together with startups and government to accelerate the deployment of emerging digital technologies, currently focused on digital manufacturing and smart infrastructure. Drawing from her past experiences as an entrepreneur, researcher, and venture capitalist, Caralynn offers a unique perspective to UI LABS’ efforts to foster innovation, encourage collaboration, and drive economic growth.

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    • Solving Complex Challenges and Fostering Innovation

      Caralynn Nowinski Collens, M.D. | Chief Executive Officer | UI LABS

      Caralynn Nowinski Collens
      Caralynn Nowinski Collens
      UI LABS
      Caralynn Nowinski Collens
      Chief Executive Officer, UI LABS

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  • Jeff BRINEN

    Chief Engineer, Global Chemical Research - ExxonMobil Chemical Company

    Chief Engineer, Global Chemical Research - ExxonMobil Chemical Company

    Jeff received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and a M.S., and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology; he joined Exxon Chemicals organization as a Research Engineer in 1989.

    Throughout his career, Jeff has been a champion for the application of High Throughput Technology – a combination of experimental techniques, scale-up methodologies, informatics, and holistic workflow analyses – as a means of accelerating new technology development. For about the last six years, as the Process Fundamentals Manager, Jeff assumed responsibility for the Global Chemicals Informatics activities. In this role, he has been leading the efforts to enhance the hardware and software platforms for ExxonMobil Chemical’s Technology organization to better support the future, global model. He was promoted to his current position of Chief Engineer in February of 2015.

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    • Accelerating Polyolefin Product Development Using…

      The Informatics initiative in ExxonMobil Chemical Company began over a decade

      Jeff Brinen
      ExxonMobil Chemical Company
      Jeff Brinen
      Chief Engineer, Global Chemical Research, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

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  • Dale CURTIS

    President - Astrix

    President - Astrix

    Dale Curtis Jr. is the President of Astrix Technology Group. For over 18 years, Mr. Curtis has built an impressive track record of leadership and success in high technology/scientific enterprise software sales, business development and service delivery. He has proven talent for driving innovative operational and marketing strategies, building successful teams, and rapidly developing new markets for start-up companies as well as multimillion-dollar global technology enterprises. Mr. Curtis holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Drexel University LeBow College of Business.

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  • Kate LUSCZAKOSKI

    Director of Value Engineering and Science Council Fellow at BIOVIA

    Director of Value Engineering and Science Council Fellow at BIOVIA

    Kate Lusczakoski, is a Director of Value Engineering and Science Council Fellow at BIOVIA, received her master's in neuropsychology and a doctorate in applied statistics and research methodology from the University of Northern Colorado. Lusczakoski has over a decade of experience consulting with pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies, health care organizations and federal agencies to help them achieve their business initiatives through the use of statistical applications that optimize operational excellence and data-driven decision making. She has served as an adjunct professor of applied statistics at leading Colorado universities, presented at over 40 industry conferences around the globe and contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications throughout her career.

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    • Optimizing Scientific Business Health with Collaborative…

      The health of your scientific business is the critical advantage that allows

      Kate Lusczakoski
      Kate Lusczakoski
      Director of Value Engineering and Science Council Fellow at BIOVIA,

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  • Eric MILGRAM

    Owner - Food Safety Analytics

    Owner - Food Safety Analytics

    Dr. Milgram was previously the Director of Analytical Quality Assurance at PepsiCo, with prior positions as Director of R&D Enterprise Informatics, and Director of Quality Systems Informatics at PepsiCo as well. Dr. Milgram built the most advanced analytical testing laboratory at PepsiCo to date, which demonstrated the value of investing in modern chemical analysis instrumentation, informatics and testing methodologies. He is currently a consultant who helps organizations develop strategies for leveraging modern data science capabilities in their R&D organizations.

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    • Digital Transformation in the Food and Beverage Industry…

      The operational complexity faced by global food and beverage companies is eno

      Eric Milgram
      Food Safety Analytics
      Eric Milgram
      Owner, Food Safety Analytics

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  • Bill MURRAY

    President and CEO - MDIC

    President and CEO - MDIC

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