Burak Ozturk, Ph.D., MBA, CEng, FIMarEST
President and CEO, Technology Development Executive
Mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. Has a strong theoretical background in thermal-fluid sciences, structural design, and analysis, mechanical components and design, and FEA. Founded VIAS in September 2015 to place the company at the cutting edge of the industry technology and innovation through identifying directions, collaboration and facilitating, and managing internal/external R&D projects. Is an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Houston, and lectures on a Course in ‘Pipeline Design’ in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He also teaches in the College of Technology, where he is a member of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB). Holds some twenty-five conference and journal publications, and is an expert in his field. You may contact him directly through firstname.lastname@example.org
Arindam Chakraborty, Ph.D., PE (TX, CA)
Vice-President, Engineering Consulting & Training Executive
Mechanical engineer with more than nine years of strong academic and consulting experience in solid mechanics and design, non-linear FEA, fatigue and fracture mechanics, reliability analysis, composite structures in Oil & Gas, Nuclear, and Structural Design. Strong background in project management, business development, strategy development, and technology development, with a strong focus on public safety regulations (BSEE, NRC). Has more than twenty conference and journal publications and is an Instructor at The University of Houston, Subsea Engineering Program teaching a course in Computational Methods in Engineering. You may contact him directly through email@example.com
Ali Can Solak, MSc, BEng
CFO, Finance & Business Development Executive
Mechanical Engineer with experience in the energy sector in corporate finance Skilled at financial modeling, project feasibility, and valuation analysis, market research, due diligence and project financing. Worked for development & financing of USD 600 million power plant project. Previously had been an energy insurance underwriter for AIG in Turkey. You may contact him directly through firstname.lastname@example.org
Arsen Tonoyan, Ph.D.
Received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Mechanics from the University of Arizona. Has extensive experience in various industries including Life Sciences and Medical Devices (Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Johnson and Johnson, Cordis, Edwards Lifesciences, Trivascular, NDC, etc.), High Tech and Electronics (Qualcomm, Apple, Lab126, HP, Intel, Motorola, Nokia, etc.), Energy and Oil (Shell, Chevron, Schlumberger), Aerospace and Defense (Boeing, Aerospace Corp, etc.). Has been creating best practices for industry workflows, with expertise in virtual prototyping and testing industry solutions with design and simulation tools. You may contact him directly through email@example.com
Rafael Izarra, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years of professional experience leading engineering projects, developing industrial and academic research, as well as performing engineering teaching activities. Participated in a large number of projects with focus in marine and oil and gas industry, and supported other related engineering sectors. Has a strong background in thermo-fluid sciences with proficient skills leading and developing advanced numerical engineering simulations of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), in combination with other multi-physics design engineering tools of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). Is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Houston where he works as Principal Investigator (PI) in research projects, teaches fluid mechanics and thermodynamics courses and supervise graduate student theses. Has a B.S and M.S in Mechanical Engineering with major in CFD from the Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) and a Ph.D. in Environmental Fluid Mechanics from Universitaet Siegen (Germany). You may contact him directly through firstname.lastname@example.org
Swapan Sanjanwala, M.S., B.E.
Mechanical engineer with over 15 years’ experience in realistic virtual simulation spanning industry verticals and strong focus in consumer and packaging industries. Recognized as a subject matter expert for developing, automating and deploying advanced simulation techniques across the enterprise. Has consulted with large companies for several years helping them improve their products and processes through simulation. Began his career with Dassault Systemes and over the span of a decade working with Dassault Systemes Simulia brand has built deep expertise in Abaqus and broader Simulia product portfolio. Holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a focus on high-performance computing and computational mechanics. You may contact him directly through email@example.com
Syed M Jafri, Ph.D., CEng
A registered Professional Mechanical Engineer with advanced degrees. Provides extensive experience of advanced FEA using Abaqus and ANSYS. Highly experienced in designing and analyzing subsea structures and foundations (PLETS, PLEMS, jumpers, suction and driven piles), pipelines and risers. Has academic and research experience in rotor dynamics, vibrations measurements, and analysis of engineering structures and machines. You may contact him directly through firstname.lastname@example.org