Industry Needs in Applied and Computational Mechanics

Tuesday, July 23, 4:30-5:30 pm, Room 110, Vancouver Convention Center

The panel will feature industry and lab R&D leads who will discuss needs and technical challenges, and what they would like to see the applied and computational mechanics community work on to address those. The panel format will be a one-hour discussion that will involve five panelists, two-to-three moderators, and a live audience. This event will also be a great opportunity for networking, exchange of ideas, and recruitment.


Dr. David Brown
Lead R&D Engineer, System Coupling
ANSYS Canada Ltd.

Dr. Ade Makinde
Principal Simulation Engineer
VulcanForms Inc.

Dr. Anoush Poursartip
Director, Composites Research Network (CRN)
Co-Director, Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) 
Professor, Department of Materials Engineering
The University of British Columbia

Dr. Kevin H. Searles

Wells Advisor
Geomechanics Subject Matter Expert
Exxon Mobil Technology and Engineering Company

Dr. Christopher M. Spadaccini

Division Leader, Materials Engineering Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 


Panel Organizers and Moderators:

Dr. Yuri Bazilevs
E. Paul Sorensen Professor of Engineering
Brown University

Dr. Maria Emelianenko
 Professor and Chair Department of Mathematical Sciences
George Mason University

Dr. Glaucio Paulino
Margareta Engman Augustine Professor of Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Materials Institute
Princeton University

The panel is sponsored by the
US National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM).