Three Keynotes to Headline Science-based User Conference In Chicago

Science in the Age of Experience Global User Conference in Chicago this May has a stacked lineup of speakers and events.

Three keynotes hailing from Wärtsilä Corporation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Northwestern University are slated to deliver presentations at the Science in the Age of Experience Global User Conference, May 15-18, 2017, in Chicago, and hosted by Dassault Systemes.

Juho Könnö, Manager, Digital Design Platform, Wärtsilä Corporation; Bernie Riemer, Development Team Lead, SNS Instrument & Source Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Yonggang Huang, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, are all in this year’s lineup of speakers.

Könnö of Wärtsilä 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 development and research projects focusing on multidisciplinary virtual validation methodology.

Riemer of Oak Ridge National Laboratory landed an engineering job at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory back in the 1980s. 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!”

Huang of Northwestern University is interested in mechanics of stretchable and flexible electronics, and mechanically guided deterministic 3D assembly. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the editor of the 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).

Beyond keynote addresses, the SIMULIA experts will present a series of general lectures throughout the conference.

One lecture, “Delivering Sustainable Innovation with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform,” explores the emerging reliance on simulation to deliver sustainable innovation and illustrates how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides a foundation to meet the increasing demand on simulation to drive the delivery of new designs.

Another lecture, ‘The Growing Portfolio of SIMULIA’s Multiphysics Multiscale Technology & Solutions,” led by Bruce Engelmann, SIMULIA CTO, will focus on how new technology empowers SIMULIA, other brands and the Dassault Systèmes ecosystem to deliver full coverage for customers’ end-to-end workflow processes.

“The Expanding Scope of Simulation with Established Products” presentation highlights applications of traditional products, including Abaqus, fe-safe, Tosca, Isight and Simpack to demonstrate the value of SIMULIA’s broad range of simulation technologies.

Additionally, the conference will feature an Additive Manufacturing Symposium & Hackathon and SIMULIA Training Day.

For more information visit the conference site.

Sources: Press materials received from the company.

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