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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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. A key architectural challenged he faced at Fotomoto was aggregating distributed content, e.g., photographs on artists‘ websites, into a unified user experience. Cascade’s web platform faces a similar challenge in working with simulation data spread across different computing resources. Thus his skills developed at Fotomoto are particularly suitable for the proposed DOE SBIR project.
Mr Quang‘s experience will be invaluable in integrating the Cascade Web Interface Connector (CWIC) seamlessly into the web user interface. Additionally, his expertise in web development tools and standards such as Ruby-on-Rails, JQuery, HTML5, and MySQL brings an essential skill set to Cascade’s team.
Kevin Griffin is a senior at Princeton University pursing his BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a certificate in Applications of Computing. Before coming to Cascade, he simulated neutron transport at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and conducted turbulence research at the Max Planck Institute in Goettingen, Germany. At Cascade, he is developing the capability to efficiently simulate large scale, moving geometries.
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.