Ronald A. Foerch
Ron completed is MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Rhode Island in 1993, and his Doctorate in Mechanics of Materials from the Ecole des Mines de Paris France in 1996 with studies ranging from fatigue and fracture to computational and programming methods in materials science. Two weeks after completing his Doctorate, Ron incorporated NW Numerics in Seattle Washington USA in 1996 and has never professionally done anything else but develop the company and technology behind it since. Ron is especially proud of the multi-disciplinary and "total" solutions the company provides for incorporating more realistic representation of
materials in CAE.
Sekar M. Govindarajan
Sekar received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. Since then Sekar has been developing finite element software, including 17 years at Simulia, makers of Abaqus finite element software. While his experience spans many aspects of FE development including field equations / multi-physics, finite elements and software architecture, Sekar has spent a majority of his time developing and implementing nonlinear constitutive equations for metals, plastics, polymers and composites. Sekar believes in developing frameworks through proper abstraction, instead of one material model or subroutine at a time, so that many physics based models can be reliably implemented and help customers quickly understand the engineering of the problem through simulation.
Thomas Dick graduated in aerospace technology from Bauman University Moscow (B.Eng.) and material science from the University of Leoben (MSc). Then we worked as a researcher at Armines, Paris and AC2T research GmbH, Wiener Neustadt. He received his Doctorate from the École des Mines de Paris, France, in 2006. He wrote his doctoral thesis about multi scale damage modeling in airplane turbo engines made of Ti6Al4V alloy. He then worked as an engineer at Boehler Uddeholm. In 2009 he started tortuetec GmbH, an Austrian engineering consultancy for finite element analysis. Since then he has done various customer projects involving polymers and metals with an emphasis on material modeling, fatigue prediction and wear computation. Since 2012 he conducts polymer testing and modeling projects with NW Numerics. In 2014 the Austrian Northwest Numerics GmbH was founded, a company fully dedicated to bringing polymers to FEA through testing and modeling.