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Kotiuga, Robert - Boston University (GeMs&ACEs co-organizer)

Robert Kotiuga received his B.Eng., M. Eng., and Ph.D. from McGill University in 1981, 1982, and 1985 respectively. After a post-doc at MIT, he joined Boston University in 1987. Over the years he has held visiting appointments at MIT (Cambridge MA), ETH (Zurich), U. Pau (France), and TUT (Finland). His research focuses on topological aspects of 3-dimensional direct and inverse problems in computational electromagnetics. Specifically, Whitney forms and the finite element method, cuts for magnetic scalar potentials, helicity functionals, near force-free magnetic fields, nano-scale magnetics, impedance tomography and techniques from symplectic and contact geometry.

Two recent books are

Brégains, Julio - A Coruña University  (GeMs&ACEs co-organizer)

Julio Brégains received in 2000 the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National University of the Northeast, Argentina, and the Industrial Engineering degree from the University of León, Spain, in 2006. In 2007 he obtained with honors a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Electronics at the Department of Electronics and Systems of the School of Informatics, at the University of A Coruña, Spain. He is also currently a member of the Electronic Technology and Communications Group (GTEC), at that department. He has co-authored over 70 international journal and conference papers, having received awards for three of them. His research interests include high-frequency electronics, software development for solving electromagnetic problems, antenna array pattern synthesis and design, and variational problems applied to field theory.

He has authored 1 book and co-authored 2 more:

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Bernhard Auchmann was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1979. He received his diploma and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Since 2005 he is scientific staff at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, working on systems of superconducting accelerator magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Among others, his responsibilities covered the development of software for the electromagnetic simulation of accelerator magnets, the electro-mechanical design of high-field prototype magnets, and the development and exploitation of multi-physics simulation software to model thermal instabilities in superconductors. A focus of his scientific career has been the application of modern differential geometry to the formulation and numerical resolution of boundary-value problems in classical electrodynamics. 

Recent publications:

Christophe Geuzaine - Liège University

Christophe Geuzaine received his PhD degree in 2001 from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Liège in Belgium. After post-doctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and with the Belgian National Science Foundation, he became an assistant professor of Mathematics at Case Western Reserve University in 2005. In 2007 he came back to the University of Liège, where he is now a full professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is the founder and head of the Applied and Computational Electromagnetics group at the University of Liège, as well as the director of its Electromagnetics Compatibility laboratory.

Prof. Geuzaine's research encompasses modeling, analysis, algorithm development, and simulation for problems arising in various areas of engineering and science, with current applications in computational electromagnetics and biomedical problems. He has authored more than 100 papers in the fields of computational electromagnetics, applied mathematics and scientific computing. He is the creator of the popular open source mesh generator Gmsh and the multi-physics finite element solver GetDP.

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Nicolet, Andrè - Aix-Marseille University

André Nicolet was born in Ougrée (Seraing), Belgium in 1962. He is Professor (PR1) at the Université d'Aix-Marseille (AMU). He has received his engineering degree [Ingénieur Civil Electricien (Electronique)] in 1984 from the University of Liège (Belgium) and its Ph.D. in Applied Sciences in 1991 from the University of Liège (Belgium), for which he received the 1992 S.R.B.E. (Société Royale Belge des Électriciens) Prize. From 1984 to 1994, he was a Research Engineer at the Department of Applied Electricity of the University of Liège (Prof. W. Legros). From 1994 to 1996, he was Head of the Department of Electrotechnics and Power Electronics of the ESIM (Ecole Supérieure des Ingénieurs de Marseille, France). In 1996, he received the "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" from the University of Aix-Marseille III. Since 1996, he is Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille and he has joined the Fresnel Institute at his creation in 2000. His main research interests are the numerical computations of electromagnetic fields and he currently focuses on the modelling of micro-structured optical fibres, transformation optics, quasi-modal analysis using PML and the interface between classical and quantum electromagnetism. He is author or co-author of 71 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, of more than 90 publications in conference proceedings.

He is co-author of the book