SusTech Talk – Sep ’21: Clean Energy Designs using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Simulations


SusTech 2022 is hosting talks on Sustainability leading up to the virtual conference on April 21-23, 2022.

“Clean Energy Designs using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Simulations”

with Sharan Kalwani, Oakland University

Date: 28 Sep 2021
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM PDT

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HPC (high performance computing) has come a long way from simple weapons design/weather forecasting to now advanced design & predictions about many phenomena. A lot of this became possible thru giant strides in computer calculation power, connection capability as well as improved scientific models and extensive simulation supporting software. In this talk we will first get introduced to HPC and then learn how engineering designs are now being accelerated using simulations, and all this is combined with ever growing data plus expert domain knowledge, it can be employed to better design clean energy solutions and its long term positive impact on our world. We will then share a few modern day real world examples of this from different parts of the world.


Sharan Kalwani is an industry technology specialist with over 25+ years of experience. Sharan has degrees in both Engineering and Computer Science. He has worked in many diverse areas. Sharan is a senior member of IEEE and participates in the IEEE Computer/Education/Power Energy and Vehicle Tech Societies respectively. He is also a member of SAE, ASME, is an emeritus member of Michigan!/user group ( the oldest of the *NIX user groups based in Michigan (1985), and has also applied for senior membership elevation with the ACM. He enjoys teaching, holds an Adjunct Faculty position at several local educational institutions. He also serves on the advisory board for the Computer Science department @Loyola University-Chicago. He has published one book “Linux and Internet Security” and is now working on his second. He is a recipient of the IEEE MGA Achievement award for his contributions to IEEE activities in 2018.