Computational Science and Engineering at DuPont

R. Nopper
Dupont Engineering
Research & Technology
Wilmington, DE

Rick has a BS in Physics, a ScM in Geological Sciences, and a PhD in Physics. He worked at Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, Conoco Petroleum Exploration Research, and, since 1989, has been at the DuPont Experimental Station. In this industrial setting, Rick has had opportunity to work on a great diversity of problems ranging from traditional engineering studies, using commercial finite-element packages, to computational material science and environmental issues, which require specialized codes. Many of these efforts are facilitated by high-performance computing platforms. Rick’s current interests are in modeling solids-handling operations, particle aggregation and breakage, and properties of composite media.