Team & contacts

To contact us about PATO :

PATO was originally developed in 2009 by a team of researchers at the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC, California) in collaboration with colleagues from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI, Belgium). The active development of the code continues in collaboration with a group at the University of Bordeaux (I2M, Bordeaux) and with a community of users and contributors that believe in Open Source (thank you !).

Main developers : Jérémie Meurisse (ARC), Dr. Jean Lachaud (I2M).

Project management : Jérémie Meurisse, Dr. Jean Lachaud, Dr. Nagi N. Mansour (Computational Physics LLC).

Contributors : Pr. Thierry E. Magin (VKI), Dr. J. B. Scoggins (VKI, currently at NASA Langley), Dr. Vincent Leroy (VKI), Max Döpke (VKI), Mohamed Rebhi (VKI, I2M), Dr. John Lawless (Redwood Scientific Inc.), Jérémy Mora-Monteros (EPFL), Alexis André (CEA), Dr. Cyril Levet (LCTS, I2M), Xavier Lamboley (LCTS), Marin Virey (ENSAM), Dr. Joshua Monk (ARC), Dr. Cyrille Métayer (University of New Calédonia), Joseph Ferguson (ARC), John Thornton (ARC), Dr. Vincent Le Maout (I2M, currently at University of Illinois), Dr. Francisco Torres-Herrador (VKI), Marin Virey (I2M), Hermes Scandelli (I2M), Shaolin Liu (I2M), Guillaume Bon (I2M), Dylan Gomesse (I2M), Jérémy Chevalier (I2M/CEA), Flora Lahouze (I2M), Bruno Barros Dias (ARC), Sergio Fraile Izquierdo (ARC), Georgios Bellas Chatzigeorgis (ARC).

We would like to thank several colleagues and students for contributing to testing the code, reporting and/or fixing bugs and helping us moving forward :  Ali Omidy (University of Kentucky), Dr. Francesco Panerai (currently at UIUC), Kyle Hanquist (University of Michigan), Julien de Muelenaere (VKI/ARC), Dr. Victor Pozzobon (Mines d’Albi), Florent Anstett (C la Vie), Nikhil Banerji (EPFL), Dr. Eric Stern (ARC), Pr. Pietro Congedo (INRIA Bordeaux), Michaël Rivier (INRIA Bordeaux), Xiaowen Qin (P prime), Pr. Franck Richard (P prime), Dr. Alessandro Turchi (VKI), Gregory Pinaud (ArianeGroup), Xavier Teiletche (ArianeGroup), Nathan Amrofel (I2M), Inès Oudumaya (I2M), Juliette Kerr (I2M), Andrea Fagnani (VKI), Xuefei Wang (CORIA), Pr. Alexis Coppalle (CORIA), Dr. Bruno Dubroca (LCTS/CEA), Dr. Thanh-Ha N’Guyen Bui (LCTS/CEA), Thomas Martinez (R-Tech), Dr. Safae Kellaly (P prime), Alexandre Vicard (ENSEGID), Olivier Atteia (ENSEGID), Brendan Gougnot (I2M), Cuong Dinh (P prime), Gabriel Roland (LCTS), Timothée Chastel (LCTS), Vishnu Oruganti (UIUC), Massimo Franco (UIUC), Marco Rotondi (La Sapienza).

The fruitful collaboration with Tom van Eekelen (Siemens), Pr. Alexandre Martin (University of Kentucky), Pr. Daniele Bianchi (La Sapienza), Dr. Bernie Laub (ARC) and  Dr. Ioana Cozmuta (ARC) during the development of the Ablation Test-Cases was key in the initial testing and verification of the code.

Finally, we would like to thank the OpenFoam community. In particular, Pr. Hrvoje Jasak and Dr. Henrik Rusche are gratefully acknowledged for their interest in PATO from the beginning and for their guidance during the second OpenFoam summer school (Numerical Modeling of Coupled Problems in Applied Physics with OpenFoam, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Zagreb, Croatia; 02–15 September 2009). PATO is currently based on OpenFOAM 7. Several lines of codes in PATO are inspired from tips and tricks found on forums and in OpenFoam-extend.