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Planning Subcommittee

NAFEMS Americas Planning Subcommittee

The NAFEMS Americas Planning subcommittee is tasked with the development of the content for in-person and online event offerings for the Americas region. Content development is a complex, time intensive scope of work starting with theme development for an event, all the way through submission reviews and track development.


Andy Hsieh

Chair: Andy Hsieh - Senior FEA Engineer


Michael Balchanos

Michael Balchanos - Research Engineer II, Georgia Institute of Technology


Michael Branagan - Service and Rotordynamics Engineer, Pioneer Motor Bearing Company


Kedar Malusare

Kedar Malusare - Advanced Applications Engineer - Siemens DISW


Achuth Munnanur

Achuth Munnannur - Technical Advisor, Cummins


Dipak Patil

Dipak Patil - Principal Structural Analyst, Team Lead - FEA, Harsco Rail

Satchit Ramnath - Research Specialist, The Ohio State University

Majid Tabesh

Majid Tabesh - MBSE Systems Engineer, Ford


Todd Mcdevitt -Topology


Liangkai Ma - Dow

Liangkai Ma - Dow

Mark Dickson - Ansys

Mark Dickson - Regional Sales Director - Ansys


Sudharsan Kalidoss - GE Research


Jess Wiersma

Vice-Chair: Jeff Wiersma - Miller Knoll


Neil Bishop - Hexagon



Ben Folk Jr. - HPC\DC-MLS admin, Lockheed Martin Corporation


Satheesh Kandasamy - Industry Process Expert Director, SIMULIA Transportation and Mobility – Propulsion & Performance


Max Monn - Saint-Gobain Research North America Senior Research Engineer

John Nam- Ford

John Nam - Ford

Sean Teller

Sean Teller - Principal Engineer, Veryst engineering


Onkar Mande

Onkar Mande - ESTECO

Yves Ketemwabi Shamavu

Yves Ketemwabi Shamavu - Microsoft

Daniel Ordaz - University of Minnesota


Delli Ganesh Venkateshan - Technical Specialist – Thermal and Fluid Science - Atmus





NAFEMS Americas Steering Committee Liaison: Alex Karl




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