EDEM, the Discrete Element Method (DEM) specialist and market leader has appointed Professor Jin Ooi as Non-Executive Director & Chief Technology Adviser.
Professor Jin Ooi holds the Chair of Particulate Solid Mechanics and is currently the Director of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Prof. Ooi is a well-known figure in the DEM community and an expert in the field, having published more than 150 papers related to particulate solid mechanics and delivered many keynote lectures around the world.
Dr. Richard LaRoche, CEO of EDEM commented on Prof. Ooi’s appointment:
“I am delighted to welcome Jin as Non-Executive Director & Chief Technology Adviser. Jin has been involved with the company since its formation as a spinout of the University of Edinburgh over a decade ago and we have collaborated on many joint projects over the years. Jin is widely respected throughout both academia and the commercial world. His expertise in Discrete Element Modelling will complement the existing experience and skills of the Board.”
Prof. Jin Ooi added:
“I am pleased to join the Board of EDEM and look forward to making a contribution to the future growth of the company.”
Prof. Jin Ooi holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Auckland and a PhD from the University of Sydney. His research interests include mechanics and behaviour of granular solids, handling and characterisation of solids and powders, as well as finite element and discrete element modelling.
EDEM is the market-leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation. EDEM simulation technology is used for ‘virtual testing’ of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the mining, equipment manufacturing and process industries. Companies worldwide use EDEM to optimize equipment design, increase productivity, reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation.
Founded in 2003, EDEM is a global company headquartered in Edinburgh, UK with offices in USA and Japan and supported by a network of channel partners in Asia-Pacific, South America and South Africa. The executive team is Richard LaRoche – Chief Executive, Ian Williamson – Chief Revenue Officer and Gordon Grant – Chief Financial Officer.