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Sponsor Spotlight Talks

Please join SSDM Sponsors as they address various aspects of their business.

  • Expertise of simulation of advanced materials
  • Working with SBIR/STTR
  • Company evolution
  • Energy innovation
  • Sustainability initiatives

All Spotlight Talks will take place on Monday, June 19 | 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM. Please check the ASME Events App for room location

Allan Wood

Mr. Allan Wood
President & CEO

Mr. Wood launched AnalySwift with CTO Dr. Wenbin Yu as a university spinout company commercializing efficient and high-fidelity modeling tools for composites and other advanced materials. He manages the business activities of the company, including licensing AnalySwift’s software to companies, national laboratories, universities, and government agencies. Prior to co-founding AnalySwift, he commercialized university technologies at Utah State University. His background includes startups and technology evaluation, marketing, finance, and licensing.


Dr. Liang Zhang

Dr. Liang Zhang
Senior Research Scientist

Dr. Zhang specializes primarily in the fields of nonlinear homogenization of composites, metamaterials, damage, fracture, and fatigue. He has published 20+ journal articles and conference proceedings. Furthermore, he has actively participated in and successfully completed several projects, including NASA STTR, Air Force STTR, and Army Research Laboratory initiatives, focused on nonlinear homogenization of thin-ply composites and the modeling of fatigue delamination and composite fatigue.


Dr. Su Tian

Dr. Su Tian
Research Scientist

Dr. Tian's expertise is in multiscale design optimization of composite materials and structures. He has developed a parametric design tool (PreVABS) for cross-sectional analysis. He also integrated MSG, VABS, PreVABS, and other components to a general design framework for composite structures and hybrid materials. He also participated in and completed the ARMY ERDC project and led the development of iVABS, which is a design tool specialized for cross-sectional designs of slender structures such as rotor blades.


About AnalySwift
Headquartered in West Lafayette, IN, AnalySwift was founded in 2011 with the purpose of enabling the confident and productive workflow of engineers through efficient, high-fidelity modeling software for composites. Users enjoy several competitive advantages through drastic reductions in engineering time without sacrificing accuracy, as well as handling simulation problems that are otherwise too complex. Ultimately, engineers are able to consider more design options and arrive at the best solution more quickly. The team has received nine SBIR/STTRs since 2019, leveraging the efficiency/accuracy benefits of its novel modeling approach to meet the next-generation simulation needs of the Air Force, Army, NASA, and Navy, and we look forward to working with other partners in this area. AnalySwift offers two lines of products: SwiftComp (multiscale, multiphysics composite simulation code) and VABS (rigorous modeling of composite blades and other slender structures). AnalySwift's general-purpose constitutive modeling code SwiftComp enables common structural solvers, traditionally developed for isotropic and homogeneous materials, to handle advanced materials featuring anisotropy and heterogeneity. SwiftComp computes effective structural and inertial properties in terms of material microstructural details as inputs for structural solvers. SwiftComp also evaluates the strength ratio of the material based on the loads predicted by the structural solvers. Popular in the helicopter and wind industry, VABS is a general-purpose cross-sectional analysis tool for predicting structural properties and recovering 3D stresses/strains of slender composite structures, including helicopter, eVTOL/UAM, and wind turbine rotor blades, propellers, landing gear, wing sections, golf clubs, beams, poles, columns, tubes, and many more.


Ke Li

Ke Li
Technology Program Manager

Ke Li is a Technology Program Manager at SLB, who has been working with the company for 17 years. He started as an engineer in and later took charge of the centralized Modeling and Simulation group. He recently moved to a role managing the development of downhole tools for well construction applications. He is also an Advisor on the SLB technical ladder. Ke holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Computer Science.



Evan Pineda

Dr. Evan Pineda
Software Developer, Fortran/Computation Mechanics

Dr. Evan Pineda has been a part-time Software Developer, Fortran/Computation Mechanics for Collier Aerospace since 2018. He earned his bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2012. Dr. Pineda’s expertise is in composite mechanics specializing in multiscale modeling, micromechanics, non-linear postbuckling of large aerospace structures, design and analysis of bonded joints, progressive failure analysis, damage tolerance, and fracture mechanics.