Our Team

Our Team

Parviz Moin

Parviz Moin

Co-Founder

Prof. Parviz Moin is the co-founder of Cascade Technologies. He is the founding director of the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford and NASA Ames, devoted to fundamental studies of turbulent flows. Professor Moin pioneered the use of direct and Large Eddy Simulation techniques for the study of turbulence physics, control and modelling concepts and has written widely on the structure of turbulent shear flows. His current interests include: interaction of turbulent flows and shock waves. aerodynamic noise and hydroacoustics, aerooptics, combustion, numerical analysis, turbulence control, large eddy simulation and parallel computing.

Gianluca Iaccarino

Gianluca Iaccarino

Co-Founder

Gianluca Iaccarino, is an Associate Professor at Stanford University, the Director of DOE’s PSAAP-Exascale Center at Stanford, and the co-founder of Cascade Technologies. He has 15 years experience in development and application of CFD methods and acts as a consultant on a variety of projects involving industrial fluid flow simulations. He is also leading the development of a novel tool for uncertainty quantification and robust design. Dr. laccarino received his PhD from the Politecnico di Bari with a thesis on Immersed Boundary Methods. He holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University.

Frank Ham

Frank Ham

President and CEO

Frank Ham is Cascade‘s president and CEO. He has over 15 years of experience in the design and development of massively parallel CFD algorithms and software, and leads Cascade’s talented and growing team of developers in the production and deployment of the CTI solvers. Before joining Cascade on a full time basis, Frank was a Senior Research Scientist and Chief Software Architect at Stanford University’s Predictive Science Academic Alliance Center. Frank received his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada, with a thesis on Large Eddy Simulation for complex flows with heat transfer.

Lee Shunn

Lee Shunn

Senior Research Scientist

Lee Shunn is a senior software developer and technical analyst at Cascade Technologies. He specializes in combustion modeling, heat transfer, and code verification for turbulent reacting flows. Prior to joining Cascade, Lee worked at the Idaho National Laboratory, where he conducted computational and experimental research in coal gasification, high-temperature electrolysis, and synthetic fuel production. Lee holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Utah and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Guillaume Brès

Guillaume Brès

Director of Operations and Senior Research Scientist

Guillaume Brès attended engineering school at Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, where he received his Engineering Diploma in 2001. After a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2002, he earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2007, with main emphasis on aeroacoustics and flow control. Guillaume spent two and a half years in the Aeroacoustics and Application Product Management group of Exa Corporation in San Francisco, before joining Cascade Technologies Inc. in January 2011 where he leads the development and deployment efforts of the aeroacoustics capabilities in CTI flow solvers.

Sanjeeb Bose

Sanjeeb Bose

Chief Technology Officer

Sanjeeb Bose holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He was a recipient of the Department of Energy’s Computational Science Graduate Fellowship as a graduate student. He specializes in subgrid-scale and wall modeling for LES and algorithms for large-scale parallel computing. Sanjeeb also contributes to the development of the core infrastructure and numerical methods in the Cascade flow solvers.

David Philips

David Philips

Research Scientist

David Philips joined Cascade in January 2013 as a CFD research scientist. He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2012 with a focus on turbulent mixing, scalar transport, and modeling in complex geometries. Prior to his PhD work, David spent time in industry as a software consultant and is a 2005 graduate of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. At Cascade, he will be leveraging his diverse engineering background to pursue new applications of the CTI flow solvers.

Dokyun Kim

Dokyun Kim

Research Scientist

Dokyun Kim joined Cascade Technologies as a CFD research scientist in 2013. Before joining Cascade, he was a Research Scientist at Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford, where he performed theoretical and computational study on atomization in multiphase flows and subgrid-scale model for two-phase turbulent flows. Dokyun received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He has extensive experience in massively parallel code development, specializing in turbulent multiphase simulations with moving interfaces or bodies.

Amirreza Saghafian

Amirreza Saghafian

Research Scientist

Amirreza Saghafian joined Cascade Technologies as a research scientist in 2013 after receiving his PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, where he conducted fundamental and applied studies of compressible reacting flows. He specializes in high-fidelity simulations and modeling of combustion, turbulence, high-speed flows, and their interactions. Amirreza developed combustion models for supersonic combustion, and performed DNS and LES of this regime at Stanford University’s Predictive Science Academic Alliance Center. He holds BS and MS degrees in aerospace engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

Michael Emory

Michael Emory

Research Scientist

Michael Emory joined Cascade in April 2015 as a CFD research scientist, after receiving his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2014 and a year as postdoc at the Center For Turbulence Research. His graduate work focused on model-form uncertainty quantification and RANS modeling in complex geometries at Stanford University‘s Predictive Science Academic Alliance center. Michael holds an MS from Stanford’s Aeronautics & Astronautics department, and a BA and BS from Columbia University in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, respectively. At Cascade, he is interested in pursuing new applications of the CTI flow solvers, development of CAD-to-mesh tools, and enhancements to the UI/UX of the CTI tools.

Babak Hejazi

Babak Hejazi

Computational Scientist

Babak Hejazi joined Cascade Technologies as a computational scientist in January 2015, after receiving a PhD from ETH Zurich in 2013 and another year of postdoc position at the CSE Lab. The focus of his thesis was on high performance computing and multiresolution compressible flow simulations for which he received an ETHZ PhD Medal. Babak is also a co-recipient of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize 2013 and the Milton van Dyke Visualization Award 2012. He currently aims to assess and improve the performance of simulation tools, and develops visualization software.

Phuc Quang

Phuc Quang

Software Architect

Mr. Quang received his BS in Computer Science from Northwestern Polytechnic University in 2008; since then he has been taken a number of software engineering positions specializing in web development. At Cascade, Mr. Quang has been responsible for the launch of the “Cascade Client Support” site, which during Phase I rolled out prototype user interface tools for the CharLES code.

Prior to joining Cascade in 2013, Mr. Quang was a member of the core team of software engineers at Fotomoto, a distributed e-commerce solution for photographers and artists, which was acquired by Livebooks in 2012. He will be focused on building out Cascade’s web platform to seamlessly interact with simulation data spread across different computing resources.

Milad Mortazavi

Milad Mortazavi

Research Scientist

Dr. Mortazavi joined Cascade in 2016 after receiving his masters/PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran in 2010.

His expertise includes high-fidelity numerical techniques and multi-physics modeling. During his graduate studies he investigated air entrainment and micro-bubble generation phenomenon in turbulent breaking waves using state of the art numerical techniques, He was also involved in simulation of particle laden turbulent flows in which he developed an Eulerian particle tracking solver and investigated the interactions of particles on turbulent flow and vice versa.

Jeanne Welch

Jeanne Welch

Accountant and Office Administrator

Jeanne Welch has a BS in Business Administration and Resort Management. Prior to joining Cascade in 2010, Jeanne spent several years with Coldwell Banker as a real estate broker, and a part-time ski instructor at Alpine Meadows. Jeanne brings to Cascade over 25 years of accounting, audit and related administrative experiences.

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