Meet the Program Committee for the COMSOL Conference Boston 2013

Jinlan Huang May 21, 2013
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Each year, a program committee is formed about six months prior to the conference day. This is always a sign to me that a brand new conference season has formally started. Working with the program committee has been one of the most inspiring and joyful parts of my involvement with the user’s conference, and I certainly feel the same way about the program committee for the COMSOL Conference Boston 2013.

COMSOL Conference Boston 2012 poster session

The Program Committee for the COMSOL Conference Boston 2013

The committee consists of a panel of experts in their respective fields, which brings top notch technical know-how to guarantee a high-quality conference program. The committee members truly understand the physics and are highly skilled at COMSOL modeling, which is why they are the ones who review the submitted abstracts and vote for the best papers. It’s a great pleasure to be able to work with this amazing group of people, and it is my honor to introduce you to the program committee for COMSOL Conference Boston 2013:

  • Arlen Ward, Covidien
  • Brian Poole, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Campbell Scott, IBM
  • Carlos López, Intel
  • Chris Menzel, Fujifilm
  • Cila Herman, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jim Knox, NASA
  • Joe Hartvigsen, Ceramatec
  • Joel Plawsky, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Luiz Jovelli, Siemens Brazil
  • Marcus Roper, UCLA
  • Matthew Hancock, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Peter Woytowitz, Lam Research
  • Richard Hart, the Ohio State University
  • Samir Khanna, BP
  • Sean Eichenlaub, PepsiCo
  • Siva Gurrum, Texas Instruments
  • Violeta Prieto, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Words from the Program Committee

Matthew Hancock, a scientist from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard wrote to me: “I’m excited to serve on the Program Committee for COMSOL Conference 2013. I very much look forward to hearing about all the interesting new projects involving COMSOL, as well as interacting with COMSOL users and researchers from across the world.”

Professor Joel Plawsky from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute told me that he has been using COMSOL Multiphysics ever since version 2, and has found it very useful for both teaching and research applications. “I’ve enjoyed going to the user’s conferences and getting ideas of what is possible using COMSOL and picking up tips and tricks as well. I am happy to serve on the program committee, and since I have a textbook on transport phenomena that makes use of COMSOL, being able to see what folks are doing as part of that committee will provide me with a lot of useful ideas and applications that I might be able to simplify for future editions.”

I am impressed by the excitement and commitment these words demonstrate, and I believe the same spirit is shared by the other sixteen program committee members who are on board with them.

Onward to Boston

So the program committee is now in place, and is eager to see what you have been using COMSOL Multiphysics for. Now the question they ask you is: Are you ready to submit your work?

We look forward to receiving your submissions and viewing incredible works from all of you!


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