Improving efficiency, lowering emissions, and decreasing fuel consumption are global trends that are currently transforming the transportation industry. Lightweighting by replacing metal components with lighter composite materials is one approach to achieve these goals. However, the time and cost to a material supplier to develop a new material can take five years and up to $50M, while the cost to the OEM can be even higher. 

Download our webinar, co-hosted by Solvay's Composite Business Unit and ANSYS, to learn: 

  • How Solvay uses MultiMech for ANSYS to virtually predict how behavior at the material microstructure level affects part- and system-level performance
  • How to use virtual testing to reduce the time and cost of developing new materials and send new ideas to be physically tested with greater confidence that the design will pass testing
  • How to gain insight into exactly how, when, and where damage will occur in the microstructure, and how to mitigate it
  • How the MultiMech and ANSYS platforms integrate to enable maximum simulation efficiency and accuracy 



Matthew Jackson, Senior Research Scientist

Matthew Jackson has 12 years of experience in advanced material engineering. He received his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi and specializes in molecular modeling, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, and composite manufacturing. Prior to its acquisition by Solvay, Matthew worked as a Scientist at Cytec. He is now part of the Solvay Composites Business Unit and is focused on the development of advanced materials for the aerospace industry. 

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Rebekah Sweat, Research Scientist

Rebekah Sweat completed her PhD at FSU in Industrial Engineering focused on Material Science. Her role as a Research Scientist at Solvay in the Composite Materials Global Business Unit includes experimental and computational micro-mechanics to further the understanding of material failure and deformation in order to develop next-generation materials. 

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Richard Mitchell, Lead Product Marketing Manager

Richard Mitchell studied Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and is now the Lead Product Marketing Manager for Structures at ANSYS. He joined ANSYS in 2006 working in pre-sales and support roles. Before joining ANSYS, Richard worked for a high-tech company in the south of the UK. He worked as an analyst on space and vacuum tube technologies. 


Hayden Cornwell, Application Engineer

Hayden obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering from MIT. As Application Engineer at MultiMechanics, he is responsible for working with customers to solve their material engineering problems using MultiMech.