May 23, 2017 Sunnyvale, California8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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You are invited to join us at COMSOL Day Sunnyvale for a day of multiphysics modeling training, talks by invited speakers, and the opportunity to exchange ideas with other simulation specialists in the COMSOL community.

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This introductory demonstration will show you the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL Multiphysics® modeling environment. We will cover all of the key modeling steps, including geometry creation, setting up physics, meshing, solving, and postprocessing.

Coffee Break
Invited Speakers
Lawrence Smith, Triple Ring Technologies

Nonlinear Structural Mechanics in Medical Device Applications

Accurate modeling of nonlinear structural phenomena, such as hyperelasticity and elastoplasticity, can be instrumental in designing medical devices. This talk will cover an example of how such models built in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software fit into robust design processes.

Tapan Mukerji, Stanford University

Porous Media Computations with 3D Imaging Data Sets

During this talk, attendees will be provided with an overview of how 3D imaging along with multiphysics computations can help us to characterize and understand porous media for natural sciences and engineering applications.

Corina Nistorica, FUJIFILM Dimatix

Modeling and Characterization of MEMS Piezoelectric Ultrasound Transducers

Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducers (PMUT) have been shown to offer several advantages over traditional ultrasound transducers, such as flexible geometries, natural acoustic match to water, ease of fabrication, miniaturization, and integration with supporting electronics.

The present study discusses the finite element modeling and acoustic characterization for PMUT devices with different architectures, demonstrating the design flexibility in achieving customized performance for transducers built using a vibrating membrane as a basic building block.

Finite element models of PMUT arrays were built and the predicted device performance was compared to the experimental data in terms of acoustic pressure, center frequency, impedance, and directivity.

Applications requiring low-voltage operation with good image quality, 3D/4D imaging using 2D arrays, monolithic integration, miniaturization, and flexibility of design are strength factors that justify the adoption of PMUTs in the medical ultrasound probe technology.


Learn how to convert a model into a custom app using the Application Builder, which is included in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. You can upload your apps to a COMSOL Server™ installation to access and run the apps from anywhere within your organization.

Break for Lunch
CFD and Heat Transfer Minicourse

Get a quick overview of using the CFD Module and Heat Transfer Module within the COMSOL® software environment.

Low-Frequency Electromagnetics Minicourse

Explore the capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® for electromagnetics in the static and low-frequency regime with a focus on the AC/DC Module.

Coffee Break
Solvers and Meshing Minicourse

Explore the meshing techniques that are available in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and learn about different solver and study types.

High-Frequency Electromagnetics Minicourse

Learn about modeling high-frequency electromagnetic waves using the RF Module, Wave Optics Module, and Ray Optics Module.

Coffee Break
Structural Mechanics Minicourse

Get a brief overview of using the Structural Mechanics Module and its add-on modules within the COMSOL® software environment.

Optimization Minicourse

Learn to use gradient-based optimization techniques and constraint equations to define and solve problems in shape, parameter, and topology optimization, as well as inverse modeling. The techniques shown are applicable for almost all types of models.

COMSOL Day Details


Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel
Sterling Ballroom 1100 N. Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94089

Complimentary self parking

COMSOL Speakers

Mranal Jain
Mranal Jain has been with COMSOL since 2013 and currently manages the applications team in the Palo Alto, CA office. He studied microfluidics and electrokinetic transport, while pursuing his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.
Jiahe (Jan) Wang
Jan Wang has been with COMSOL since 2005 and currently works as an account manager in the Palo Alto office. She was previously a professor at Hohai University, China. Jan holds PhDs from Stanford University and Hohai University, specializing in the numerical simulation of fluid mechanics and inverse problem modeling.
Narendra Beliganur
Narendra Beliganur joined COMSOL in 2009. He received his MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky, Lexington.
Michael Chai
Michael Chai joined COMSOL in 2014 as a technical sales engineer. He received his MEng in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Michael works for COMSOL's office in Palo Alto, CA.
Sudharsan Kondaskumar
Sudharsan Kondaskumar currently works as a technical sales engineer at COMSOL's office in Palo Alto, CA. He received his MEng in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he specialized in computational manufacturing.
Gowtham Krishna
Gowtham Krishna is a technical account manager at COMSOL with previous research in multiphase flow and sediment transport.
Nitin Muthegowda
Nitin Muthegowda works as an academic sales engineer at COMSOL's office in Palo Alto, CA. Prior to joining COMSOL, Nitin received his MS degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University, specializing in structural and corrosion engineering. He also worked as a research engineer at AUMA for two years before graduate school.

Invited Speakers

Lawrence Smith
Triple Ring Technologies Lawrence Smith contracts as a mechanical engineer at Triple Ring Technologies in Newark, CA. He has contributed to medical device development projects in all stages of the product life cycle, ranging from the proof-of-concept prototype design to work on high-volume commercial drug delivery systems. He has a special interest in tackling heat transfer, structural mechanics, and fluid dynamics problems using numerical modeling methods. Lawrence holds a BS in mechanical engineering with a concentration in mechatronics from California Polytechnic State University, and is currently earning his MS in mechanical engineering from CU Boulder, with a focus on design.
Corina Nistorica
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc Dr. Corina Nistorica is the director of advanced MEMS research at FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. and her focus is MEMS ultrasound transducers and piezoelectric MEMS inkjet printheads. Previously, she has developed solutions for MEMS-based storage technology on ferroelectric media as part of the Probe Storage Project at Seagate Technology. She has also worked on thermal MEMS actuators and studied tribology and hard coatings for MEMS devices at Zyvex Corporation. She has worked on MEMS gyroscopes based on piezoelectric film and characterization of MEMS devices.
Tapan Mukerji
Stanford University Tapan Mukerji is an associate professor and codirector of the Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting at Stanford University. He obtained his PhD in geophysics from Stanford University. His research interests include rock physics, geostatistics, wave propagation, stochastic methods for quantitative reservoir characterization, time-lapse reservoir monitoring, and geomodeling applications. Tapan has received the Katcher Award as well as the the ENI award for his work. In addition to numerous journal publications, he has coauthored "The Rock Physics Handbook", "Quantitative Seismic Interpretation", and "Value of Information in Earth Sciences". He has been an invited keynote speaker and lecturer for short courses on rock physics and geostatistics for multiple countries around the world.

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