Leadership


kelly senecal

Kelly Senecal

keith richards

Keith Richards

eric pomraning

Eric Pomraning

daniel lee

Daniel Lee

rainer rothbauer

Rainer Rothbauer

Peter Kelly Senecal, Ph.D.

Co-Owner & Vice President
Convergent Science, Inc., Convergent Science GmbH

Kelly Senecal is a co-founder and owner of Convergent Science, Inc. and Convergent Science GmbH. One of the original developers of CONVERGE, Dr. Senecal is a consultant to the automotive industry and works closely with engineers on problems related to combustion modeling and other fluid flow phenomena. He is experienced at managing large consulting and software development projects for the private sector.

Dr. Senecal received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written a number of research papers in the area of CFD of reactive flows, and he is the author of the widely used LISA (Linearized Instability Sheet Atomization) spray breakup model. Dr. Senecal has received international recognition, including articles in The New York Times and England’s The Sunday Times, for his pioneering work on the use of CFD in the engine design process.

Keith Richards

Co-Owner & Vice President
Convergent Science, Inc., Convergent Science GmbH

Keith Richards is a co-founder and owner of Convergent Science, Inc. and Convergent Science GmbH. He is also one of the principal developers of CONVERGE CFD software. His areas of expertise include numerical methods, detailed chemistry solution methods, engine intake flow simulations, rapid grid generation, and high-performance computing.

Keith has been at Convergent Science, Inc. since its inception in 1997. Much of his experience at Convergent Science prior to the development of CONVERGE involved using KIVA to simulate engines and writing a grid generation package for creating KIVA meshes. Prior to co-founding Convergent Science, Keith studied intake flow modeling as a research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research involved simulation of an experimental HSDI Diesel engine at Sandia National Laboratories.

Eric Pomraning, Ph.D.

Co-Owner & Vice President
Convergent Science, Inc., Convergent Science GmbH

Eric Pomraning is a co-founder and owner of Convergent Science, Inc. and Convergent Science GmbH. Dr. Pomraning was one of the original creators of the CONVERGE CFD software package, for which he helped develop the numerical algorithms, turbulence models, combustion models, and Adaptive Mesh Refinement. He is now involved in both software development and marketing at Convergent Science.

Prior to co-founding Convergent Science, Dr. Pomraning earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a research associate at the Engine Research Center. He has authored numerous papers on large eddy simulation turbulence modeling, multi-dimensional engine simulation, and spray and combustion modeling.

Daniel Lee, Ph.D.

Co-Owner & Vice President
Convergent Science, Inc., Convergent Science GmbH

Daniel Lee is an owner of Convergent Science, Inc. and Convergent Science GmbH. He plays an integral role in revenue generation, marketing, distributor relations, and funded development for CONVERGE. Prior to joining Convergent Science, Dr. Lee spent seven years as a senior engineer at ANSYS/Fluent working in the design and analysis of aerospace and marine thermal/fluid systems. He specialized in the simulation of the two-phase turbulent reacting flows found in propulsion systems such as gas turbine engines and solid rocket motors.

Dr. Lee earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Engine Research Center, where his research involved the development of advanced spray combustion algorithms along with LES modeling. Dr. Lee has M.S. and B.S. degrees from Texas A&M University, where he focused on combustion systems and thermodynamics.

Rainer Rothbauer, Ph.D.

Co-Owner & General Manager
Convergent Science GmbH

Rainer Rothbauer is a co-founder and owner of Convergent Science GmbH. He works closely with various industries on CFD-related topics. In particular, Dr. Rothbauer specializes in engine modeling, especially combustion system development.

Dr. Rothbauer has written a number of papers in the area of engine research and simulation and holds multiple patents. He has worked on consulting and has performed engine research and development projects for the industry. While his expertise lies in the area of 3D CFD, his experience is based on extensive work in the area of engine dyno development, 1D thermodynamic simulation and its coupling to 3D, vehicle simulation, CAD design, rapid prototyping, and aftertreatment.

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