Founded in 1998, Advanced Science and Automation Corporation mission is to provide
advanced physics-based simulation and visualization software for our customers.
Our state-of-the-art software systems include: Integrated Virtual Environment for Synthesis and Simulation (IVRESS) and
Dynamic Interaction Simulator (DIS) (see Products).
Tamer Wasfy - Chairman and Founder
Tamer Wasfy received a B.S. (1989) in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo,
an M.S. (1990) in Materials Engineering from the American University in Cairo, an M.Phil. (1993) in
Mechanical Engineering form Columbia University and a Ph.D. (1994) in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia
University. He worked as a research scientist at the department of mechanical engineering, Columbia University
from 1994-1995 and at the University of Virginia at NASA Langley Research Center from 1995 to 1998.
Dr. Wasfy is currently an associate professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Dr. Wasfy's research and development areas of expertise include: flexible multibody dynamics, finite element modeling
of solids and fluids, fluid-structure interaction, belt-drive dynamics, tires mechanics/dynamics,
visualization of numerical simulation results, engineering applications of virtual-reality and artificial intelligence.
He authored and co-authored 65 peer-reviewed publications and gave over 60 presentations at
international conferences and invited lectures in those areas.
He received two ASME best conference paper awards as first author.
Dr. Wasfy founded Advanced Science and Automation Corp. in 1998 and AscienceTutor in 2007. He is the
software architect for the DIS, IVRESS and LEA software systems, which are used by automotive and aerospace
companies, government agencies, and academic institutions. Dr. Wasfy is a member of ASME, AIAA, SAE and ASEE.
Hatem Wasfy - President
Hatem Wasfy received a B.S. (1994) and an M.S. (1996) in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo. Mr. Wasfy worked as a modeling engineer at NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at the American University in Cairo. Mr. Wasfy's research interests include cavitation modeling, CFD, internal combustion engine modeling and design, artificial intelligence (AI) for creating user-friendly intelligent interfaces to computational codes, and AI rule-based expert systems. He published a number of papers in those areas. Hatem Wasfy directs the research and development effort of training/education applications and various fluid and solid computational algorithms.
Jeanne Peters - Vice President for Information Technology
Jeanne Peters received a B.A. in math/computer science from the College of William and Mary. She worked at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA for over 20 years as a senior programmer/analyst for George Washington University, University of Virginia, and Old Dominion University. She co-authored over 70 journal and conference papers in the areas of: computational mechanics, finite element method, shells/plates, composite material panels, and tires. She has also worked on numerous projects to create advanced engineering design and learning environments which include multimodal user interfaces for space systems. As Vice President of Information Technology, Jeanne Peters directs the development of advanced virtual reality applications, including scientific visualization applications and web-based multimedia education/training applications. Some of her personal interests include playing the organ and piano.
Hazim El-Mounayri - Senior Research Scientist for Manufacturing Applications
Hazim El-Mounayri received a B.S. (1989) in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. (1992) in Materials Engineering from the
American University in Cairo, and a Ph.D. (1997) in advanced manufacturing from McMaster University, Canada. Dr.
El-Mounayri has been conducting research in advanced manufacturing, intelligent machining, engineering design, and
modeling and optimization of the machining process since 1992. He is an associate professor at the Mechanical Engineering
Department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is the co-founder of the AEML (Advanced
Engineering and Manufacturing Laboratory) at IUPUI, a research and training facility established in 1998 to teach
and conduct research in the areas of CAD, CAE, CAM, IPS, and PDM. Dr. El-Mounayri is a member of ASME, ASEE, and SME.
He served as reviewer for a number of technical journals including Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering,
Journal of Manufacturing Systems, and Journal of Machining Science and Technology. He published over 33 technical
papers in renowned peer-reviewed journals and technical conferences. Dr. El-Mounayri directs and guides the
development of virtual-reality advanced manufacturing applications.