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join modeFRONTIER enthusiasts in Detroit!

The gathering of modeFRONTIER enthusiasts provides a unique forum for sharing knowledge and learning about the latest applications, methods and techniques used to advance product innovation through simulation and design optimization. ​READ MORE

The conference venue is the Sheraton - Detroit Novi. Situated in Detroit's affluent Novi suburb, the Sheraton Hotel is just minutes from downtown Detroit and the Detroit Metro Airport making it the perfect location for our event. READ MORE

Associate Professor, Purdue University

In 1999 Andrea Vacca earned his Master's degree - with honors - in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Parma (Italy) and his doctorate in Energy Systems from the University of Florence (Italy) in 2005. For both degrees he presented theses in the field of Heat Transfer and Gas Turbine Blade Cooling Technology. Before joining Purdue University as Assistant Professor...

University of Michigan, Associate Research Scientist

Jingwen Hu is an associate research scientist in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Biosciences Group. He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from Wayne State University and an MS and a BS in automotive engineering from Tsinghua University.

Dr. Hu's research interests focus on injury biomechanics in motor-vehicle crashes by a...

Group Manger and Technical Specialist, Modelon Inc.

Dr. John Batteh is a Group Manger and Technical Specialist at Modelon Inc. After receiving his PhD from University of Michigan, Dr. Batteh has led system modeling and simulation efforts at Ford Motor Company, Emmeskay, and LMS before becoming the first Modelon employee in the US.  He currently leads the Modelon Inc. team delivering solutions involving Modelica and...

Manager of Global Powertrain NVH & Systems CAE Dept., Ford Motor Company

Mr. Felice is Manager of the Global Powertrain NVH CAE engineering Dept. at Ford Motor Company. He heads a large team of CAE engineers located in North America, Europe, Australia and South America. Mr. Felice is responsible for all the analytical support of powertrain development programs required  to deliver best NVH refinement with respect to Smoothness, Quietness and...

BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Senior Aerodynamics Engineer

BS, MS and PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Design and analysis of transonic airfoils for transport aircraft.

Computational Fluid Mechanics Consultant/Engineer with CD-adapco
Specialized on In-cylinder and combustion modeling, but also extensive work with external aero, multiphase flow...

Technical Leader of Business Strategy and Engineering Optimization, Ford Motor Company

Dr. Yan Fu is Technical Leader of Business Strategy and Engineering Optimization, and leads the Strategy and Sustainability Analytics Group at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Laboratories.  Dr. Fu and her team are currently developing sophisticated business analytics, optimization and other decision support tools to support business decisions, vehicle design...

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