Interview with Dr. Jozef Bicerano
Dr. Jozef Bicerano is an extraordinarily influential researcher. A widely cited Harvard Ph.D., Jozef holds 32 U.S. patents in 10 different patent families assigned to four separate organizations. He is an award winning corporate research scientist, and an expert consultant in polymer manufacturing and engineering. Jozef is well known for his extensively cited and highly regarded book, Prediction of Polymer Properties. The methods therein described are implemented in commercial software products, such as MedeA P3C, providing wide access to comprehensive and accurate predictive properties for polymeric systems.
In this interview, Dr. Bicerano will tell us about his career that produced these accomplishments, his experience in industry, and the growing impact of computer simulations on industrial development. As a leader in computer simulations of materials, Jozef will also discuss recent innovations in his field, especially with respect to machine learning and its impact on materials science, and how polymer research must change to meet critical societal needs.
Chief Scientific Officer
Erich Wimmer received his doctoral degree from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria. As a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Professor A. J. Freeman at Northwestern University, Erich was instrumental in the development of the original FLAPW method. Prior to co-founding Materials Design, Erich managed software development and led teams at CRAY Research and BIOSYM Technologies.