Computer modeling for industrial applications

Massimo Noro Daresbury labs, William Curtin EPF-Lausanne

Mary Ann Mansigh Conversation Series, Lausanne, May 8 2019

CECAM organises, in collaboration with the MARVEL NCCR, the Mary Ann Mansigh Conversation Series. These are events on the EPFL campus providing an opportunity to meet leading figures in domains in close proximity with the development and application of molecular and materials simulations. Guests engage in a conversation to describe expertise, approaches to research, and career paths in this area from a perspective not usually encountered in “standard” scientific presentations.

Massimo Noro was our speaker on May 8 2019.

Massimo is the Business Development Director at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Daresbury labs, and former science leader of the High Performance Computing division at Unilever. His scientific interests focus on applying atomistic and coarse-grained simulations to study the interaction of nano-objects and surfactants with lipid bilayers for industrial applications (e.g. soaps, detergents, etc.), and he has made considerable contributions to the development and application of the Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) simulation technique to study soft condensed matter systems.

Computer modeling for industry

In this conversation, Massimo Noro will discuss with Prof. William Curtin, EPFL, and with the audience, the relevance of simulation for industry and his role as the leader of an important computing facility that interacts directly with industry. This conversation will offer insight on how to promote and facilitate industrial use of simulation and modelling, and will allow us to meet a “living example” of a carrier path for simulators outside academia.