Dr Lee Margetts is a Visiting Academic at the Centre, he is an international expert in massively parallel computations for engineering simulation. He holds various posts at the University of Manchester including: Head of Synthetic Environments in the Aerospace Research Institute; Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering; and Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ancient Life.
He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering and an MBA in International Engineering Business Management. He is the founder and director of the open source software project ParaFEM, which aims to provide general purpose finite element modelling capability for Exascale platforms by 2020. He is currently collaborating with the Intel Parallel Computing Centre at the Hartree Centre, porting ParaFEM to run on the Intel Xeon Phi family of processors.
Lee is actively engaged in promoting the uptake of HPC for engineering computation in industry. He holds elected posts as Chairman of the NAFEMS HPC Technical Working Group and member of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee.