ABS Appoints New Chief Scientist for CFD (USA)
ABS has announced that it has appointed Dr. Richard Korpus as Chief Scientist, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Mr. Korpus will support the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the organization through his focus on developing and applying CFD technology.
“We see technology as the road forward,” says ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. “It is a fundamental part of our business strategy, and Richard will be integral to keeping ABS in a technology leadership position.”
The creation of this Chief Scientist position is the most recent step in the continuing process of technology investment at ABS.
“The focus on technology is critical in today’s rapidly changing operating environment,” says ABS CTO Todd Grove. “While ABS has had CFD capabilities for many years, advancements in solvers and computing power coupled with analysis demands ranging from eco-hull forms to deepwater risers and offshore wind have brought this technology to the fore. Having a Chief Scientist for CFD allows ABS to bring these advances to bear to develop solutions to meet industry demands.
“In his new role, Korpus is the corporate technical authority on CFD applications for marine and offshore. He will oversee CFD policy, procedures, long-range planning, tools, capabilities and services and will play a vital role in making sure ABS continues to provide technology capabilities to support industry needs.”
Press release, November 8, 2013; Image: ABS