Want to see firsthand how industry experts are using multiphysics modeling to innovate? Join us for the virtual keynote talks during the COMSOL Conference 2020 North America. After each talk, you have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers about their presentations. The online Keynote session also features a sneak preview of the latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics®.


Svante Littmarck Svante Littmarck COMSOL October 7 1:30 p.m.
About the Speaker

Svante Littmarck is the president and CEO of COMSOL, Inc. He cofounded the COMSOL Group in 1986. In 2004, Littmarck received an honorary doctoral degree from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, for the development and international reach of high-quality software for scientific computations through his company COMSOL.

Chris Hopper Chris Hopper ITW October 7 11:30 a.m.
Food Equipment Development Using Multiphysics Simulation

Recent advances in solid-state RF technology have led to exciting new applications in the food equipment industry. Solid-state generators allow for closed-loop heating, where feedback from the food-cavity system can be used to respond to thermophysical changes during cooking. Utilizing the RF and Heat Transfer modules with COMSOL Multiphysics®, LiveLink™ for MATLAB®, and COMSOL Compiler™ enables ITW Food Equipment Group engineers and chefs alike to explore how microwaves interact with food while optimizing their individual workflows.
Corporate Identifiers: Illinois Tool Works (ITW), ITW Food Equipment Group, IBEX oven.

Christopher Hopper is a senior RF engineer for the IBEX group at Illinois Tool Works. He received his PhD in physics, specializing in superconducting RF structures for particle accelerators. He has extensive experience with simulation tools and numerical computation software. His primary responsibilities include modeling and training RF systems, hardware/software testing and validation, and algorithm development.

Lauren Lagua Lauren Lagua Northrop Grumman Corporation October 7 11:30 p.m.
Utilizing COMSOL® for Rapid Prototyping

COMSOL® can be utilized for rapid design cycle phases using modeling in conjunction with prototype test data. The design and modeling process, along with the benefits of this approach, are demonstrated for use in acoustic design for sonar systems. The rapid design cycle approach has been proven to be beneficial in determining unknown material properties and has even been used to determine manufacturing defects in production. Made possible by the rapid design cycle method, a review of the Northrop Grumman’s µSAS™ SONAR system will also be discussed.

Lauren Lagua is an acoustics engineer for Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) in their Undersea Systems Division. She received her MS from the University of Maryland, Department of Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on nonlinear, viscoelastic material analysis. At NGC, her role focuses on sonar transducer design, manufacturing, and acoustic testing.