Western Pennsylvania ANSYS User Group

December 15, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EST)


Left Field Meeting Space
116 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Krista Loeffler

Innovation enables organizations to open new avenues of product differentiation by customizing products. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, engineers must innovate quickly to incorporate new features while reducing development costs and delivering new products to the market before the competition. Simulation plays a key role in helping engineers drive innovation, enabling complete virtual prototypes of complex systems to be validated across all physics and engineering disciplines.

On December 15th, join us for the Western Pennsylvania ANSYS User Group in Pittsburgh. You will learn how to incorporate various productivity enhancement tools and techniques into your engineering department’s workflow as well as network with other technical professionals in the area. ANSYS application engineers and current users will share their experience with simulation, including keynote addresses from:

  • Bob Terhune of MSA Innovation
  • John Zinn of Uber Advanced Technologies Center

Keynote Speakers

Bob Terhune
Senior Mechanical Engineer, Portable Instruments, MSA Innovation

Bob has worked as a design engineer and structural analyst throughout his career starting with the DoD/US Army developing smart munitions and serving as the Army's liaison to ANSYS. Then transitioning from bombs to babies, he led development teams for next generation juvenile products at 4moms. Now he is a senior mechanical engineer at MSA Innovation designing future gas detection platforms in the portable instruments division. His greatest joy though is being a dad to his 3 wild boys, and husband to his wonderful wife.

John Zinn
Lead Analyst, Uber Advanced Technologies Center

John has been the Lead Analyst at Uber’s ATC in Pittsburgh since January 2016. The ATC is the R&D hub of Uber’s engineering team dedicated to self-driving technologies, mapping and vehicle safety. This team is responsible for developing long-term technologies that advance Uber’s mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere. John is responsible for the design analysis of autonomous hardware, focusing on component performance and safety. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.