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CFD Research Announces Changes to Executive Team

Dr. Kapil Pant (Left) and Dr. Scott Miller (Right)

March 21, 2019- CFD Research Corporation has promoted Dr. Kapil Pant to Executive Vice President and added Dr. Scott Miller to the executive team as Vice President.  These changes support CFD Research’s continued strategy to position the company for further growth and support the company’s mission to deliver breakthrough solutions to its customers.

Dr. Pant is promoted to Executive Vice President of the Biomedical and Life Sciences (BIO) Division.  Pant is focused on expanding current efforts at CFD Research to develop technologies for military medicine and biomedical applications.  Leveraging complementary capabilities in computational and experimental medicine and biology, the BIO division leads the development of innovative solutions for software and hardware technologies for personalized medicine and physiological monitoring, such as mobile apps, sensors, lab-on-a-chip and biomedical devices.  Pant has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical 

Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, with over 24 years of experience in modeling, simulation, testing, and characterization.  He joined CFD Research in 2000 as a Project Engineer, became Vice President in 2014, and is an inventor on more than 20 patents.  He also leads SynVivo, Inc., the CFD Research spin-out that provides microfluidics-based organ-on-chip technology for commercial research and applications.

“I am excited for this opportunity to lead our efforts in biomedical and life sciences research and development.  I look forward to working with our team of scientists and engineers to continue to develop and deliver innovative solutions for our customers,” Pant said.

Dr. Miller is Vice President of the Energy, Materials, and Propulsion Division at CFD Research.  In this role, Miller leads research and development in energy storage, material modeling and performance, hypersonics, and test and evaluation.  Miller leads CFD Research’s focus on accelerating discovery, development, and qualification of next-generation energy sources, high performance materials, and novel propulsion systems for defense and commercial applications.  Miller has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Louisiana State University, and a B.A. in Chemistry from Mississippi College.  Miller was awarded a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate and served as a Research Chemist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Indian Head Division before moving to Huntsville in 2004.  Most recently, Miller served as Director for the Universities Space Research Association Science and Technology Institute, as well as the Director of the NASA Postdoctoral Program, an agency-wide program awarded out of NASA headquarters.

“I am privileged to join the team at CFD Research and serve in this leadership role.  The future is bright for CFD and I am eager to work with our world class staff to expand on the growth we are experiencing,” Miller said.

 “A strong and effective executive team is critical to supporting our strategy for continued growth at CFD Research.  Kapil and Scott both have a track record of success and the technical depth, experience, and reputation required to lead our teams to deliver breakthrough solutions for our customers,” CFD Research President/CEO, Sameer Singhal said.

ABOUT CFD Research:

Since its inception in 1987, CFD Research has worked with government agencies, businesses and academia to provide innovative solutions within the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, and Energy & Materials industries. Over the years CFD Research has earned multiple national awards for successful application and commercialization of innovative component/system technology prototypes, multi-physics simulation software, multi-disciplinary analyses, and expert support services. CFD Research is an ISO9001 and AS9100 registered company and is appraised at CMMI Level II for services. Learn more at www.cfdrc.com.


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