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PLENARY - Some Keynotes Speakers

Michael W. Gee

Michael W. Gee

Technical University of Munich, Professorship for Mechanics & High Performance Computing
“A Digital Twin for Endovascular Aortic Repair”

A Digital Twin for Endovascular Aortic Repair
Complication rates after so-called endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) leave room for improvements. Since the potential success of EVAR depends on various patient-specific factors, such as the complexity of the aortic geometry and the physiological state of the aorta, in silico models can be a valuable tool in the preinterventional planning phase. A suitable in silico EVAR methodology applied to patient-specific cases can be used to predict stent-graft (SG) related complications, such as SG migration, endoleaks or tissue remodeling-induced aortic neck dilatation, and to improve the selection and sizing process of SGs. In this presentation, we present an in silico EVAR digital twin that predicts the final state of the deployed SG after intervention. A novel qualitative and quantitative validation methodology, that is based on a comparison between in silico results and postinterventional CT data, is presented. The validation of the in silico results shows very good agreement proving the potential of using digital twin based approaches in the preinterventional planning of endovascular procedures. We exemplarily show the additional benefit and applicability of in silico EVAR approaches to clinical cases by evaluating mechanical quantities with the potential to assess the quality of SG fixation and sealing such as contact tractions between SG and vessel as well as SG-induced tissue overstresses.

Curriculum vitae of Michael W. Gee
2004 Doctorate in Civil Engineering (summa cum laude), Universität Stuttgart, Germany
1999 Diploma in Civil Engineering (sehr gut), Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Since 2011 Technische Universität München, Assoc. Professor Mechanics & High Performance Computing, Germany
2006-2011 Senior Research Associate (Habilitand), Technische Universität München, Chair for Computational Mechanics, Germany
2004-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories, Computational Mathematics & Parallel Algorithms Dept., Albuquerque, NM, USA.
1999-2004 Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Computational Mechanics, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
2018 Lee Segel Prize for Best Paper in Bul. Math. Biol., Society of Mathematical Biology, with Thon, M., Ford, H., Myerscough, M., 2018.
2013-2018 Best Teaching Award, Munich School of Engineering, Technische Universität München, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
2012 CFD Challenge: Hemodynamic Simulation of a Patient Specific Aortic Coarctation Model with Adjoint-Based Calibrated Windkessel Elements. 1st price at MICCAI Conference CFD Challenge 2012, Nice, France, with Ismail, M., Wall, W.A.
2011 A.v.Humboldt Foundation travel stipend, 2011.
Institutional responsibilities
2016-2019 Dean, Munich School of Engineering, Technische Universität München
Since 2014 Member of the Fakultätsrat Munich School of Engineering, TUM
2014-2019 Member of the Fakultätsrat Dept. Mechanical Engineering, TUM
Commissions of trust
Since 2019 Member of the Board Frank Hirschvogel Foundation
Since 2015 Honorary Member of TechNet Alliance
Since 2012 Mentor and Assessor for Max Weber program of the State of Bavaria
Reviewer for: German Research Foundation (DFG), Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Czech Science Foundation (GACR), A.v.Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), various major international journals.
Publication metric as of February 25, 2019
SCOPUS: 59 publications, 1231 citations, h-index 18
Web of Knowledge: 55 publications, 839 citations, h-index 16
Google Scholar: 142 publications, 2514 citations, h-index 26

Christoph Gümbel

Christoph Gümbel

Future Matters, Consultant for virtual development processes
“If a trend becomes obvious, you are (almost) too late”

If a trend becomes obvious, you are (almost) too late
While the vehicle was invented more than 130 years ago, the Digital Prototyping process was established only 12 to 15 years ago with the primary objective to reduce hardware. The massive changes due to emobility, connectivity, autonomous driving and shared mobility as well as of digitalization have been influencing the development process. Speed, cost reduction combined with innovations and technological challenges are forcing the automotive industry to adapt the product development process and to improve and extend the existing virtual development process. This disruptive transition from ICE to EV, from driver to passenger, from owner to user leads to an enormous challenge. Speed matters, as new players are seeing their chance by being faster than legacy carmakers.

Curriculum vitae of Christoph Gümbel
Christoph Gümbel is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Stuttgart University.
Since end of 2016 he was director Virtual Vehicle at Porsche’s R&D center in Weissach and chairman of the board of directors of Porsche Engineering in Prague.
He is widely regarded as one of the leading minds in digital prototyping and applied simulation methods for design and functional verification in the vehicle development process.
Furthermore he was the driving force in the start-up of three enterprises in Germany and abroad. These companies are successfully working in the areas of high performance computing, computer aided engineering and methods for numerical simulation to this day.
Today, he works as a consultant for virtual development processes. Since 2017 he is partner of FUTURE MATTERS.
Focus of his work is on automotive engineering trends, future mobility and digital prototyping.

Luca Manuelli

Luca Manuelli

Ansaldo Energia, Chief Digital Officer
“The Italian Intelligent Factory Cluster (CFI) and the Ansaldo Energia Lighthouse Plant: simulation technologies supporting manufacturing process empowerment”

The Italian Intelligent Factory Cluster (CFI) and the Ansaldo Energia Lighthouse Plant: simulation technologies supporting manufacturing process empowerment
CFI mission is to create a stable and competitive national manufacturing community in order to propose research agendas and initiatives to the ministries to address the transformation of the Italian manufacturing sector and to connect national and regional research policies with international one. One of the main CFI’s action line is related to the Lighthouse Plant project aimed to identify, qualify and support fully operational production plants supporting a large Industrial R&S Plan based on Industry 4.0 technologies.

Curriculum vitae of Luca Manuelli
Chief Digital Officer, ANSALDO ENERGIA
Luca Manuelli is Chief Digital Officer and SVP for Quality, IT and Process Improvement at Ansaldo Energia, which he joined in 2012.
Previously he worked for Leonardo, Indesit Company, the Italian State Railway, Studio Ambrosetti and American Express.
He is President of the Smart Factory Cluster, and a board member of the START 4.0. Competence Centre, and of ICIM SpA.

Stefano Odorizzi

Stefano Odorizzi

EnginSoft, CEO and co-founder

Curriculum vitae of Stefano Odorizzi
Graduated in Civil Engineering in 1973, Stefano Odorizzi started his activity as researcher in 1976 at University of Padova, where he holds the course of Solid Mechanics.
CEO and co-founder of EnginSoft, multinational consultancy company engaged in Simulation Based Engineering Science, he actively promotes numerical simulation for research activity, with particular attention for manufacturing process, metallurgy, multi-disciplinary and multi-objective optimization.
Since 1977, he has been Project leader of a large number of EU co-funded research projects (like COMETT, CRAFT, BRITE-EURAM, MURST, EU-RTD); he is an active member of several associations (ISOPE, ASM Europe, AICAP, AIM, ATA, NAFEMS) and he plays an important role within prestigious European Networks (MACSinet, FENET, INGENET, TECHNET).
His commitment in numerical simulation dissemination is witnessed by his many initiatives as General Manager of EnginSoft, in academic research and advanced training and education.


Additive manufacturing – Latest trends, applications and testimonials from real projects

Monday 28 October 2019   14:00 - 17:30   Workshop - Language: English

Manufacturing is an ecosystem in which each technology fills a specific niche. 3D printing and 3D printing on metal are valuable resources—they can be used to cost-effectively and efficiently produce many of the low volume, high-strength parts critical to the production line.   Read more   

CIELO, TERRA e MARE: quando l'ingegneria al femminile non ha limiti / SEA, EARTH, SKY: female engineers have no limits

Monday 28 October 2019   15:00 - 17:30   Round Table - Language: Italian

This round table will feature three female engineers from the environments of sea, sky, and earth and is intended to stimulate open discussion on how to address the challenge of increasing the participation of women in impactful roles across engineering sectors, while also sharing the experiences, learning and stories of three successful female engineers.   Read more   

How to develop your innovation through EU Horizon 2020 projects European Innovation Council – towards Horizon Europe

Monday 28 October 2019   14:00 - 17:30   Event - Language: English

This session, organized by APRE (Agency for the Promotion of European Research), aims to strengthen collaboration between industrial players, academics and researchers in applying business methodologies to the challenge- and demand-led approach inherent to Horizon 2020 projects in order to bring new or improved products, services, processes and solutions to market; it will also introduce the novelties in the new European Innovation Council Pilot 2019-2020.   Read more   

Simulation of industrial automation and manufacturing systems

Monday 28 October 2019   14:00 - 17:30   Workshop - Language: English

The accelerating digitalization of European manufacturing sectors requires a commissioning and operational approach to smart manufacturing. This event will present innovative approaches, methods and technologies modeling manufacturing systems, including the use of the digital twin.   Read more   

The RecurDyn Experience

Monday 28 October 2019   14:00 - 17:30   Event - Language: English

Multi-body-simulation is likely to remain the fastest growing area of CAE in the coming years, becoming crucial in many industrial contexts, such as advanced mechatronics control systems, and the design of transmissions, machine tools, and packaging machines. This seminar will introduce RecurDyn software, the most up-to-date digital environment to copy real life at any level of detail.   Read more   

CAE per professionisti – non solo BIM / CAE for professionals – not just BIM

Tuesday 29 October 2019   9:30 – 12:30 | 14:00 - 17:30   Workshop - Language: Italian

This seminar, organized by the Order of Engineers in collaboration with the scientific committee of the 2019 CAE Conference, aims to increase the knowledge of numerical simulation tools and to illustrate CAE’s potential and its limitations in different areas, supported by software and application testimonials.   Read more   

Designing a component from a Critical Raw Materials Perspective

Tuesday 29 October 2019   9:30 - 12:30 | 14:00 - 17:30   Training course - Language: English

This training seminar will present a method, with examples, for selecting metal alloys from a critical raw materials (CRM) perspective, in line with the DERMAP guidelines on materials selection for eco-design and criticality. The method allows the section of the best alloy for the use required that minimizes both environmental impact and criticality.   Read more   

L’efficacia nel processo di digitalizzazione delle imprese: le vie tracciate da SMACT – Competence Center del Triveneto / Effectively digitalizing businesses: the routes mapped out by SMACT - The Triveneto Competence Center

Tuesday 29 October 2019   9:30 - 12:30   Round Table | Language: Italian

In this event, SMACT (the Triveneto Competence Centre), will present its approach to assist companies in tackling digitalization with maximum technical and operational effectiveness and will present the three Live Demos that serve as technology 4.0 showcases for the sectors covered by SMACT. A Round Table discussion with those entrepreneurs and managers who have invested in SMACT or who have used its services for digitalization, will follow.   Read more   

FLOWNEX Users' Summit

Tuesday 29 October 2019   9:30 - 12:30   Event | Language: English

The Flownex Users’ Summit is designed for users of Flownex, an advanced technology for defining and calculating 1D fluid-dynamic networks and simulating complete systems with both compressible and incompressible flows, to exchange views and best practices.   Read more   

User Meeting Italiano di MAGMA / Italian MAGMA Users' Meeting

Tuesday 29 October 2019 | 9:30 - 12:30   User Meeting | Language: Italian

The 2019 Italian MAGMA User’s Meeting will showcase the latest virtual technology to help design and optimize foundry processes, as well as future process and software developments in the pipeline, while some important customers will demonstrate how they’ve integrated the software into their design processes to support production and ensure that "the first cast is already good".   Read more   

Particleworks European Users' Meeting

Tuesday 29 October 2019   9:30 - 12:30   User Meeting | Language: English

The first European User’s Meeting for Particleworks, an application for particle-based CFD, will examine different industrial applications from the thermal management of e-drives and engines to the lubrication of bearings and gears of transmission systems for automotive, industrial and motorsport applications.   Read more   

A perspective on Artificial Intelligence in Industry and Research

Tuesday 29 October 2019   14:00 - 17:30   Workshop | Language: English

While artificial intelligence is a major driver of emerging innovation practices, little is known about its applicability and limitations, and of aspects of the algorithms underlying machine learning and deep neural networks. This workshop, organized by SIMAI (Italian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics), will bring together experts from the academic and industrial worlds to critically assess the prospects for this technology.   Read more   

Tolerance Management to support design and to predict the in-service product functionality

Tuesday 29 October 2019   14:00 - 17:30   Workshop | Language: English

This workshop will introduce the concept of dimensional management and its application to production processes from design, to manufacturing quality control, and product life cycle management. It will discuss the concepts and standards, as well as real applications and experiences from industry partners.   Read more