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Dr Alex Vasenkov

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Dr. Alex Vasenkov, U.S. citizen, has significant experience in software development, scientific business development, and project management as detailed below.  Dr. Vasenkov has received a Ph.D. degree in Physics and Mathematics with a specialization in Thermophysics and Molecular Physics from the Russian Academia of Science in 1996 and an M.B.A. degree from D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University with a specialization in High Technology Management and Innovation Entrepreneurship in 2016.  He was trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Bernie Shizgal’s group at the Department of Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (1999-2001) and in Prof. Mark Kushner’s group at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001-2003).  During his tenure at CFD Research Corporation, from 2003 till 2013, he directed materials modeling R&D efforts. In 2013 he co-founded a small-business company Multi Scale Solutions focusing on the development and commercialization of scientific business intelligence software for applications in Nanotechnology, Materials, and Life Science.  In 2015 he founded Sunergolab Inc. with a mission to provide breakthrough solutions to enable the use of mesoscale predictive software in forward-thinking materials applications.  Dr. Vasenkov was awarded and successfully managed peer-reviewed grants and contracts from major federal agencies (DoE, NSF, and DoD) and private companies such as Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology with total revenue over $4M.  He was co-PI of consulting service projects funded by many industrial companies including MKS, Inficon, GE, CoorsTek, and Caterpillar.  He established network within academia, industry, and national laboratories. He authored/co-authored over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 5 patent applications, 1 book chapter, and over 50 presentations at leading scientific conferences.

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  • Economics
  • Gas Turbine Engines
  • Materials
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Society and Aerospace Technology