OpenFOAM® Technical Committees

OpenFOAM®  Technical Committees


The Technical Committees cover all the key focus areas for OpenFOAM development; they assess the state-of-the-art, need and status for validation, documentation and further development. Technical Committee Chairs are nominated and ratified by the Steering Committee for a three-year term with a small bursary to support the effort and overheads associated with coordination. Membership in each Technical Committee is open to all, and bound by the Code of Conduct.

Role of the Technical Committees

The Technical Committee meets quarterly to:

  • Recommend OpenFOAM developments
  • Assess OpenFOAM validation in scope
  • Nurture involvement of OpenFOAM Community

Current committees include:

Jozsef Nagy

Marine Applications
Kevin Maki
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Term: October 2018 - October 2019

Franjo Juretic
  • Author of cfMesh
  • Term: October 2018 - October 2019

Holger Marschall
  • TU Darmstadt
  • Term: October 2018 - October 2019

Hrvoje Jasak
  • One of the two principal developers of OpenFOAM
  • Chair of Turbo-machinery, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture University of Zagreb
  • Term: October 2018 - October 2019

Kyriakos Giannakoglou
  • Professor, National Technical University of Athens, School of Mech. Eng., Lab. Of Thermal Turbomachines, Head of the Parallel CFD & Optimization Unit
  • Term: October 2018 - October 2019

Charles Mockett
  • Upstream CFD GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • Term: October 2018 - October 2019