Comings & Goings
European FLOW-3D User Meeting
View of old town in Herrenberg
The 5th European FLOW-3D user meeting was held on June 14, 2005 in Herrenberg, Germany. A full house heard presentations from Flow Science's Michael Barkhudarov and Tom Jensen, as well as from Schaufler Tooling, Buhler Druckguss, Hydro Aluminium, C.M. Taricco, Bureau Veritas, Oce Technologies, Huntsman Advanced Materials and Daimler Chrysler. The proceedings will be available soon for interested persons. Request a copy of the Conference Proceedings.
New Additions to the Flow Science Team
Amol Palekar started in mid-May as a support engineer. Amol obtained his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico and B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay in 2003.
Boris Lukezic joined the company in June as Director of Engineering Services (see full story in this issue of the News), bringing over thirteen years of experience in the die casting industry to the task. A 1988 graduate of the University of Waterloo (B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering), Boris received his MBA from McMaster University in 1996. He is a member of the Executive Committee of NADCA Chapter 10 and the NADCA Task Force on Process Modeling.
In early July, we added another engineer, Andrei Starobin, to help with support, training and software documentation on a part-time basis. Andrei earned his B.S. in Engineering from Duke University in 1997, followed by an M.A. (Electrical Engineering) in 2000 from Princeton University and M.S.E. in 2003, also from Princeton University.
Sadly, we will soon be saying goodbye to Irfan Khan, who is going to pursue doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Irfan has been a very valuable member of our group for over two and a half years, mainly working on customer support and training, but also contributing with developments (e.g., flux planes) and assisting greatly in the rollout of our version of FLOW-3D for clusters, FLOW-3D/MP.
Upcoming Shows & Meetings
September 6-9, 2005— 6th European Coating Symposium. This meeting, sponsored by the International Society of Coating Science and Technology, will be held at the University of Bradford, UK.
September 18-23, 2005—NIP21: The 21st International Congress on Digital Printing Technologies. NIP21 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Sheraton Hotel in Baltimore, MD.
October 29-November 2, 2005 —WEFTEC: The 78th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference sponsored by the Water Environment Federation. WEFTEC will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Visit Dave Souders and two of Flow Science's consulting associates, John Richardson and Ken Doyle, in Booth #5803.
November 30-December 2, 2005—The International WorkBoat Show at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Visit us in Booth #2508.