I currently hold the position of Integrated CAE&PLM Senior Manager at Renault Technologie Roumanie, a position best described as Head of Digital in Engineering.Renault Technologie Roumanie is Renault’s main R&D center outside France, employing more than 2000 engineers at three sites in Romania. In my current position, I am in charge of all digital tools and deliverables for the automotive development projects carried out by the company in Romania.
My first contact with numerical simulation was as a student in an extracurricular FEM-activity organized by one of my professors in 1993. In fact, that was when I performed my first 2D model discretization, it was completely manual, counting and sketching node by node with a pencil on graph paper. One year later, I was surprised to discover that there are pre-processors that can discretize automatically. At that time and place, it was a very high-tech field, even for a top technical university in a country that had recently come out of communism.
I heard about NAFEMS in discussions with colleagues from the academic CAE sector. Soon after that, a colleague asked me if I wanted to participate at a NAFEMS seminar and then a NAFEMS representative upped the stakes by proposing that I be a key speaker at an event in Bucharest in 2019.
Well, generally it was a taste to be a part of such an interesting group of engineers which are focused on numerical simulations. More precisely, it is a chance to represent interests and requirements of regional members on a little big playground.
When I attended the NAFEMS seminar in Bucharest I had the opportunity to briefly exchange ideas with CEO Tim Morris and after I presented my paper at that seminar, I accepted an invitation from the steering committee chairman Dr Felhos to join the committee.
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