Speakers

Each year, the CONVERGE User Conference features prominent speakers from various industries to share their expertise with the CONVERGE community. Check back regularly and subscribe to our mailing list for updates on this year’s schedule.

Dr. Scott E. Parrish

GM Technical Fellow and Lab Group Manager
General Motors R&D

Dr. Yuanjiang Pei

Computational Modeling Team Lead
Aramco Americas’ Detroit Research Center

Dr.-Ing. Amer Avdić

Senior Simulation Engineer
Daimler Truck AG

Agenda

We’ve got a great lineup of speakers for this year’s Global CONVERGE User Conference—check out the list below! The full schedule will be available closer to the event. Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates about the agenda and other CONVERGE news.

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Tuesday | September 20
06:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Convergent Science World Headquarters
CDT
TITLE | Speaker | Affiliation
07:00

Registration | BREAKFAST & REFRESHMENTS

08:00

Welcome

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science
08:10

KEYNOTE | Development and Application of High-Fidelity, Multi-Physics Numerical Models to Develop Propulsion System Components for Electric Vehicles

Scott Parrish | General Motors R&D
08:50

Thermal Runaway and Vent Gas Ignition Simulation of a Battery Pack Using LES

Veeraraghavan Viswanathan | Convergent Science
09:15

Simulation of Thermal Runway Propagation in a Lithium-Ion Battery Module

Adèle Poubeau | IFP Energies nouvelles
09:40

Advances in CONVERGE Battery Modeling Tools

Kislaya Srivastava | Convergent Science
10:05

Break

10:30

Go With the Flow: Modeling FSI and Complex Moving Boundaries With CONVERGE

Jasim Sadique | Convergent Science
10:55

CFD Simulation of Face Shield Effects on an Emitter During a Cough Process

Teng Deng | Huazhong University of Science and Technology
11:20

CFD Validation of a Controllable Pitch Marine Propeller Using Truly Autonomous Mesh Generation With Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Mathias Vangö | Convergent Science
11:45

Development of a Data-Driven Wall Function Methodology for Complex Flows

Erwan Rondeaux | IFP Energies nouvelles
12:25

Lunch

01:45

KEYNOTE | The Role of High Fidelity and High Throughput Computational Modeling in Developing Low Climate Impact Transport Technologies

Yuanjiang Pei | Aramco Americas’ Detroit Research Center
02:25

Automated Optimization of Pre-Chamber Geometry Using CFD

Ahmad Hadi Bakir | University of Tennessee Space Institute
02:50

Heavy-Duty Flex-Fuel Mixing Controlled Combustion Enabled by Prechamber Ignition

Jared Zeman | Marquette University
03:15

An Overview of the Pre-Chamber Engine Modeling at KAUST

Mickael Silva | Clean Combustion Research Center at KAUST
03:40

Break

04:05

4D Flow MRI-Based CFD for Flow Dynamics Assessment in Coarctation of the Aorta

Labib Shahid | University of Wisconsin–Madison
04:30

Introducing CONVERGE Horizon

Cooper Burns | Convergent Science
04:55

Rapid Exhaust Port Optimization Using High Performance Computing and Machine Learning Methodologies

Jacob Hanson | Polaris Industries
05:20

Closing

Convergent Science
06:00

NETWORKING EVENT | Scavenger Hunt + Dinner at The Coopers Tavern

CDT
TITLE | Speaker | Affiliation
07:00

Registration | BREAKFAST & REFRESHMENTS

08:00

WELCOME

Kelly Senecal | Convergent Science
08:10

KEYNOTE | Predicting Hydrogen Combustion in Heavy Duty ICE

Amer Avdić | Daimler Truck AG
08:50

Development of an Optimal H2 Combustion Engine: Comprehension and Requirements

Olivier Laget | IFP Energies nouvelles
09:15

Numerical Modeling of Fuel-Air Mixing in a Direct Injection Hydrogen Engine

Bifen Wu | Argonne National Laboratory
09:40

Computational Study of Hydrogen CI Combustion in an OP2S Engine

Ming Huo | Achates Power
10:05

Break

10:30

Modeling Hydrogen Combustion in IC Engines Using Detailed Chemistry

Sameera Wijeyakulasuriya | Convergent Science
10:55

High Hydrogen Blends Combustion in Microturbine Combustors

Joshua Christopher | Argonne National Laboratory
11:20

Simulation of Mode Transition in Hydrogen-Based Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE)

Veeraraghava Raju Hasti | Purdue University
11:45

Numerical Investigation of Vaporization and Ignition of Ammonia Sprays

Ahmad Hadi Bakir | University of Tennessee Space Institute
12:10

Lunch

01:10

Impact of Thermophysical Properties on Materials Temperature Predictions

Charles E.A. Finney | Oak Ridge National Laboratory
01:35

Simulation of Combustion Systems Using Neural Networks

Cédric Mehl | IFP Energies nouvelles
02:00

CFD Simulations of an Optical RCM Using Gasoline/Ethanol Blends

Musharrat Chowdhury | Marquette University
02:25

Non-Reacting and Reacting Spray A Simulations With Synthetic Biofuels

Prashant Goel | Politecnico di Torino
02:50

Exploiting the Potential of LES for Ducted Fuel Injection Investigation

Andrea Bianco | POWERTECH Engineering
03:15

Break

03:40

CFD Simulations of Stratification and Charge Cooling Effects on a GDCI Engine

Haiwen Ge | Texas Tech University
04:05

ChemNODE: A Robust ML Framework for Efficient Chemical Kinetic Solvers

Tadbhagya Kumar | Argonne National Laboratory
04:30

Effect of Impurities on Condensation of SCO2 in De Laval Nozzle Using RFM

Harshit Bhatia | IFP Energies nouvelles
04:55

What's New & What's Coming in CONVERGE

Keith Richards | Convergent Science
05:20

Closing

Convergent Science
05:30

RECEPTION | Snacks and Refreshments

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Abstract Submission

We are no longer accepting abstracts for the 2022 Global CONVERGE User Conference. If you have any questions about the abstract review process or conference registration, please contact Tiffany Cook at [email protected]

Key Dates

June 15 | Deadline to submit abstracts
July 1 | Abstract acceptance notifications sent