COMSOL CONFERENCE 2020 NORTH AMERICA
Tech CafésAsk your toughest modeling questions to COMSOL technical product managers and application engineers in these interactive sessions on advanced modeling topics, featuring actual support questions from users.
Updated MinicoursesLearn new modeling skills and techniques in lecture-based minicourses geared toward both new and experienced users, with core functionality, introductory, and advanced sessions.
Panel DiscussionsParticipate in panel discussions featuring speakers across all fields of engineering to learn about what's new in multiphysics simulation in your industry.
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North America Schedule
October 7-8, 2020 | 10 a.m. EDT (UTC-4)
Phil Kinnane, COMSOL
Ercan M. Dede, Toyota Research Institute of North America
Ercan M. Dede received his BS degree and PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Currently, he is the group manager of the Electronics Research department at the Toyota Research Institute of North America. His team focuses on vehicle systems involving advanced sensors, power semiconductors, electronics and photonics packaging, and thermal management technology. He has over 100 issued patents and has published more than 85 articles in archival journals and conference proceedings on topics related to design and structural optimization of thermal, mechanical, and electromagnetic systems. He is an author of a book entitled "Multiphysics Simulation: Electromechanical System Applications and Optimization". His team has received two R&D 100 Awards for the development of technologies related to next-generation electronics for electrified vehicles.
Freddy Hansen, Abbott Laboratories
Freddy Hansen received his undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his master’s, PhD, and postdoc in applied physics at Caltech, specializing in plasma physics related to spacecraft plasma propulsion. Following this, he worked nine years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory doing research in fluid dynamics, astrophysics, and nuclear fusion. He has also written over 40 research papers, has half a dozen patents, and cocreated a popular college physics textbook. Freddy is currently working at Abbott Laboratories using his expertise in electromagnetics and fluid dynamics to design artificial hearts.
Andri Bezzola, Samsung Research America
Andri Bezzola is a senior staff mechanical engineer at Samsung Research America’s Audio Lab in Valencia, California, where he is simulating the electro-mechano-acoustic interactions in loudspeakers. He received his BSc and Msc in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland, and in 2014, he received his PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara. Andri holds 3 patents in loudspeaker technologies, is the author of several papers on loudspeaker design and optimization, and was an invited keynote speaker at the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne.
- Chris Hopper, ITW
Christopher Hopper is a senior RF engineer for the IBEX group at Illinois Tool Works. He received his PhD in physics, specializing in superconducting RF structures for particle accelerators. He has extensive experience with simulation tools and numerical computation software. His primary responsibilities include modeling and training RF systems, hardware/software testing and validation, and algorithm development.
- Lauren Lagua, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Lauren Lagua is an acoustics engineer for Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) in their Undersea Systems Division. She received her MS from the University of Maryland, Department of Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on nonlinear, viscoelastic material analysis. At NGC, her role focuses on sonar transducer design, manufacturing, and acoustic testing.
- Svante Littmarck, COMSOL
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