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Director/Materials Modelling Consultant at Goldbeck Consulting Ltd
Dr Gerhard Goldbeck received his Diplom in Physics from RWTH Aachen University in 1986 and a PhD in Polymer Physics from Bristol University in 1992. His career encompassed research at Forschungszentrum Jülich (Dendritic Growth), H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, Bristol (Polymer Modelling and Characterisation) and Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge (Soft Matter Modelling and Characterisation), as well as software development, product management and marketing of materials modelling software at Molecular Simulations/Accelrys/Biovia).
In 2011 he formed Goldbeck Consulting Ltd, a company that aims to bridge gap in the materials modelling value chain from science to engineering and academia to industry. He has published more than 80 papers and articles and authored reports on the industrial impact of materials modelling. He is a member of the Operational Management Board of the European Materials Modelling Council and the European Materials Characterisation Council.
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Abstract Title: Translators in action: Bridging from industrial problems to materials modelling solution
Abstract: Materials Modelling has developed into a powerful and highly valuable way of conducting more efficient and effective R&D in industry. The business case has been demonstrated many times with a strong Return on Investment and a wide range of qualitative indicators of the value it brings across R&D, engineering the value chain and even marketing.
Nevertheless, there are substantial barriers to adoption of this technology which mean that today only the largest companies (and very few SMEs) benefit from materials modelling. Hence the importance of Translators has been coming to the fore, i.e. persons from a range of stakeholder organisations (universities, RTOs, consultants, software owners..) who analyse industrial challenges and identify where and how simulation can contribute for maximum technical and economic benefit, offering solutions that are ready to be implemented.
This presentation will lay out the process of translation, present the requirements and challenges that translators need to meet, and provide examples from industrial practice. As an outlook it will be discussed how translation and with it the impact of materials modelling on industrial R&D can be further improved, including the need to establish best practice and training of translators.
This work has been supported by the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC). It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 723867