COMSOL Day Washington, D.C. (Online)

April 2, 2020 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Join us online for COMSOL Day Washington, D.C., to participate in a panel discussion, interactive Tech Cafés, and engage in product demonstrations. Feel free to invite your colleagues.

Please view our schedule below. Register for free today!



To start, we will briefly discuss the format of the day and go over the logistics for using GoToMeeting.


See how you can deploy the power of high-fidelity simulation to engineers, designers, operators, and scientists throughout your organization.


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


Learn about the tools for generating a geometry model with COMSOL Multiphysics®. We will cover how to efficiently build geometry that can be parameterized and look into how to carry out tasks such as creating a sketch with dimensions and constraints, generating 2D cross sections of 3D objects, and more.


Get an overview of using the CFD Module for laminar, turbulent, non-Newtonian, multiphase, and porous media flows as well as flow in mixers. These phenomena could also be coupled with structural mechanics, chemical reactions, and particle tracing.

Break for Lunch
Welcome Back: Some Useful Resources

Industry and government organizations will showcase how they are using multiphysics simulation to improve products and solve problems.

Panelists include:
Ron Tosh, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Sarah Kreikemeier, IonQ
Sadegh Shams, Genex Systems


Learn how to model electromagnetic heating for low- and high-frequency electromagnetics applications. Important electromagnetic heating phenomena covered include Joule heating, induction heating, RF heating, and laser heating.


Get a brief overview of using the Heat Transfer Module within the COMSOL® software environment. We will discuss conjugate heat transfer with the combination of heat transfer in solids and heat transfer in fluids, including thermal radiation effects. These phenomena could also be coupled with structural mechanics, chemical reactions, and particle tracing.


Learn about the Acoustics Module and how it can be used to model sounds waves, their propagation, and their interaction with solids at both small and large scales. Use cases include nondestructive testing, speakers, microphones, and sonar.


Get an introduction to the techniques for constructing your own linear or nonlinear system of partial differential equations (PDEs), ordinary differential equations (ODEs), and algebraic equations within the COMSOL Multiphysics® software.

COMSOL Speakers

Jeanette Littmarck
Jeanette Littmarck has 25 years of sales experience at COMSOL and is the sales director for government accounts in Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Alabama; and Virginia. She joined COMSOL AB in Sweden in 1992 and became the first sales representative for all Scandinavian customers before moving to the Burlington office in 2000.
Gilbert Kiyingi
Gilbert Kiyingi joined COMSOL in 2015 and currently works as a technical sales engineer, covering accounts in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. He received a BS in aerospace engineering from Boston University.
Bjorn Sjodin
Bjorn Sjodin is the VP of product management at COMSOL. He has been with COMSOL since 1995 and started out as a member of the development team in Stockholm, Sweden. He joined the COMSOL office in Burlington in 2002.
Jaymin Patel
Jaymin Patel is an applications engineer at COMSOL. His focus is on products related to CFD, heat transfer, and chemical engineering. He received his master's degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jinlan Huang
Jinlan Huang is an applications engineer for vibrations and acoustics and instructs acoustics and heat transfer training courses. She received her PhD from Boston University, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, investigating acoustic wave propagation in complex-tissue environments and ultrasound-induced tissue heating and bleeding control. She joined COMSOL in 2011.
Siva Sashank Tholeti
Siva Sashank Tholeti is an applications engineer at COMSOL. He received his PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. His areas of interest include CFD, plasma-enhanced aerodynamics, plasma physics, propulsion, and multiphysics problems.
Phil Kinnane
Phil Kinnane is the VP of sales at COMSOL, Inc. He has previously worked within the Business Development, Operations, and Marketing departments. Phil has 20 years of experience with modeling and simulation for all fields of engineering. He earned his PhD in electrochemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Chandan Kumar
Chandan Kumar is an applications engineer specializing in structural mechanics and the analysis and design of microelectromechanical systems. He joined COMSOL in 2009. He earned his PhD from Penn State University, where he studied the dynamics of the self-assembly of semiconductor quantum dots. He is a senior member of IEEE.
Yeswanth Rao
Yeswanth Rao is a technical sales manager and has been with COMSOL since early 2008. He holds a PhD in biological engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering. His finite element background is in MEMS, particularly piezoelectric modeling.

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Sarah Kreikemeier

Sarah Kreikemeier is a mechanical engineer at IonQ, a startup that builds trapped ion quantum computers. Her focus is on minimizing the effects of environmental disturbances to sensitive aspects of large optical assemblies. As part of her design process, she uses COMSOL® to conduct structural and thermal analyses for various optomechanical and electrical components. She received a BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia.

Ron Tosh
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Ron Tosh works on dosimetry in the Radiation Physics Division (682, PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He uses the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to model the responses of various kinds of devices and materials to the effects of ionizing radiation.

Jeff Crompton
AltaSim Technologies, LLC

Jeff Crompton is a principal and cofounder of AltaSim Technologies. He has developed technologies for use in the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries. Jeff has also led technology developments in advanced materials, engineering design, and computational analysis.

Sadegh Shams
Genex Systems

Sadegh Shams is currently a project/research engineer at Genex Systems working in a nondestructive laboratory at The Federal Highway Research Center (TFHRC). He also serves on the standing committee on structural fiber-reinforced polymers for the Transportation Research Board within the National Academies of Sciences. He also holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Shams has years of experience in experimental and computational mechanics. His background is in composite structures and multiphysics finite element analysis with expertise in nondestructive evaluation modeling, including ultrasonic, radio frequency scanning, magnetic-based systems, and infrared thermography. His expertise in finite element analysis includes dynamic shock, transient, modal, fatigue and fracture, stress wave, aeroelastic, and magnetic analysis.