All posts by Phil Kinnane

Phil Kinnane | November 4, 2011

The Bangalore Conference is drawing to a close today and I’m sure we’ll see some great stuff from them next week. But another Conference that was actually completed in October should also be mentioned. COMSOL’s partner in China, CnTech, ran a pair of very successful COMSOL Conferences in Beijing and Shanghai on October 18 and 25 respectively.

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Phil Kinnane | November 2, 2011

"The European COMSOL conference in Stuttgart was a remarkable event and – according to the feedback of the attendees – a big success. Three days were filled with interesting keynote lectures, attractive user presentations and posters, and a conference dinner on Thursday evening. During the dinner, Lars Fromme, the German marketing manager, presented the winners of the best paper and poster awards.

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Phil Kinnane | October 31, 2011

Now that the Stuttgart Conference is finished, it’s time to move straight on to the Bangalore Conference. Held over two days (on November 4th & 5th), this conference includes Keynote talks, user presentations, minicourses and a poster session. There will also be a Networking Dinner on Friday evening.

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Phil Kinnane | October 28, 2011

COMSOL is an integral part of Oak Ridge’s modeling The second winner of the Best Paper Award went to David Chandler from the University of Tennessee who, together with colleagues from Oak Ridge National Lab, looked at COMSOL-Based Nuclear Reactor Kinetics Studies. David actually had quite a trip just to get to the conference. He had to leave Knoxville quite late, and then problems in Washington meant a forced stay-over. Then, when getting to Boston, he had to hunt around […]

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Phil Kinnane | October 26, 2011

Today, Bernt Nilsson, COMSOL’s VP of Marketing is at the Stuttgart conference and was kind enough to give his impressions of the proceedings. “Today’s conference kicked off with the Branch Manager for COMSOL Germany, Bernhard Fluche, who welcomed us to this year’s COMSOL Conference. Despite a public transport strike, about 400 people had filled up the Schlosspark Ludwigsburg auditorium.

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Phil Kinnane | October 25, 2011

The Conference is sponsored by a number of partners to COMSOL, which include software vendors, certified consultants, and technical magazines. A number of them will be in attendance in the Bürgersaal-Foyer, where the Poster Session will take place.

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Phil Kinnane | October 24, 2011

The minicourses are always a favorite part of the COMSOL Conferences. They give you a chance to train with COMSOL experts in a wide variety of topics. An introductory minicourse will be held on Wednesday night along with more specific courses concerning particular modules or application areas. These will continue during Thursday and Friday.

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Phil Kinnane | October 21, 2011

The Stuttgart Conference includes Keynote Speakers from the US, Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands. Having seen Svante Littmarck present at the Boston Conference, I can say that this will be a very interesting presentation for all attendees. The new products, the Particle Tracing Module and LiveLink for Creo Parametric, will be demonstrated, and a number of the major new features in 4.2a will be summarized.

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Phil Kinnane | October 21, 2011

Every year, COMSOL runs a User Conference in the US, Europe and India. A number of our partners in Asia also run an annual User Conference.

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Phil Kinnane | October 20, 2011

Modeling what happens under a microscope A group from Mississippi State University and Oak Ridge National Lab investigated the growth of dendrites using two different models. M. A. Zaeem, H. Yin, and S. D. Felicelli compared both a Cellular Automaton Model and a Phase-Field Model, together with a Finite-Element Model, to model dendritic growth in an aluminum and magnesium alloy. This won them one of the Best Poster awards, as judged by two of the members of the Program Committee.

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Phil Kinnane | October 19, 2011

Heat Transfer also plays a part in lab on chip The Program Committee actually has quite a bit of work to do in a COMSOL Conference. Not only are they required to review papers that touch on their area of expertise, but for most of them who attend, they are also Session Chairs. As our experts, it is their duty to judge the best papers.

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