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Panel Members are as follows:John Chawner - Pointwise
John Chawner is president and cofounder of Pointwise, makers of the Pointwise and Gridgen mesh generation software for CFD. He earned a B.S. in mechanical/aerospace engineering from Syracuse University in 1984 and an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1990. He has served on the International Meshing Roundtable steering committee, has chaired the AIAA technical committee for Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments, and is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.
Katie Lewis is the project leader for a massively parallel meshing project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She has 15 years of experience with mesh generation and partitioning. Her work has been used to successfully support simulations on over one million processors. Katie received her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of San Francisco in 1998.
Trevor is a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast in Northern Ireland. He completed his PhD titled "Automated creation of mixed-dimensional finite element models" in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Cecil Armstrong. After this he worked as a Post Doc on a number of industrially focused projects on topics related to integrating analysis into the design process. Trevor took up his lecturing position in 2009 and is currently responsible for coordinating modules in Engineering Design and Mechanical Design taken by Product Design, Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students. His research interests include design, analysis and the integration of the two, including the creation of algorithms for generating efficient analysis meshes from geometry models.
John Verdicchio is currently developing parallel mesh generation software and application support at Cambridge Flow Solutions Ltd (Cambridge , UK). He got a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University (1989-1992), a MSc in Numerical Analysis and Mathematical modeling from Oxford University (1992-1993), and his PhD from the University of Sussex (1997 – 2003). From 1988 to 2010 he worked at Rolls-Royce plc (Derby, UK) carrying out CFD and heat transfer analysis in secondary air systems. In addition he helped introduce PLM into Rolls-Royce and developed mesh generation capability for Rolls-Royce in-house analysis code SC03. He represented Rolls-Royce and now CFS on the NAFEMS CFD working group and in the NAFEMS UK Steering group. He won the Rolls-Royce Young Engineer of the year award in 1999.