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Ollivier-Gooch Named Pointwise Visiting Researcher

Posted By: Jan Batts
Date:Tue, 4 May 2010, 3:58 p.m.

FORT WORTH, TX (4 May 2010)—Pointwise announces Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch has been named Visiting Researcher for the summer of 2010.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Ollivier-Gooch joining us this summer. His expertise in unstructured mesh improvement techniques will improve the quality of meshes created by Pointwise software,” said Nick Wyman, director of applied research at Pointwise.

Dr. Ollivier-Gooch’s research focuses on tetrahedral mesh generation, adaptation and improvement; high-order accurate methods for computational aerodynamics, and the interaction between mesh quality and solution accuracy. He is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Ollivier-Gooch completed his Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University in 1994 and began working on unstructured mesh generation and flow solution methods as a post-doctoral researcher at NASA Ames Research Center, sponsored by the National Research Council. After a second post-doctoral stint, focusing on unstructured mesh generation at the U.S. DOE Argonne National Laboratory, he joined the faculty at UBC in 1997.

Former Pointwise Visiting Researchers include Prof. Hrvoje Jasak of Wikki Ltd. and the University of Zagreb, Croatia; Dr. John Dannenhoffer of Syracuse University and Dr. Steve Karman of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today – mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company’s Gridgen and Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM, as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac and Unix, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution. More information about Gridgen and Pointwise is available at

Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and Pointwise Glyph, Gridgen Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.


Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch

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