OpenFOAM® Steering Committee


The Steering Committee comprises representatives from OpenFOAM’s main sponsors in Industry, Academia, Release Authorities and Consultant Organisations. Membership requires a declared alignment to the Offical OpenFOAM release and the project’s core objectives.

Role of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee meets every six months with the mandate to:

  • Appoint Technical Chairs
  • Assess and sanction projects recommended
  • Initiate new areas for Technical Assessment
  • Assess and conclude Technical Committees
  • Nurture involvement of OpenFOAM Community
  • Sanction fund-raising to support developments

Members include:

  • Permanent Chair
  • Administrator
  • OEMs and Support Consultants
  • Representing Research with OpenFOAM
  • Representing interests of Release Authorities
  • Release and Maintenance




Fred Mendonca

OpenCFD Ltd.




Karen Kettle

OpenCFD Ltd.


OEMs and Support Consultants

Dr Marcus Renner



Paul Eno

General Motors


Dr Yi Wang

FM Global


Representing Research with OpenFOAM


Dr.-Ing. Holger Marschall

Technische Universitaet Darmstadt


Representing interests of Release Authorities


Mike Salari

OpenCFD Ltd.


Prof. Hrvoje Jasak

Wikki Ltd.


Christopher St John

ESI Group


Release and Maintenance


Dr Andrew Heather

OpenCFD Ltd.