Chief Technology Officer
Applied Research & Development Team Leader
Principal Researcher II

Years of Experience: 25

Education & Licenses:

  • Ph.D., Applied Mathematics (Fluid Mechanics), 1998, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • B.S., Physics and Applied Mathematics, 1993, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

Areas of Specialization:

  • Methods of Applied Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Probabilistics, Statistics and Scientific Computing
  • Nonlinear Stress, Thermal, Fluid Flow, and Diffusion Analysis
  • Software Development and Scientific Programming in FORTRAN, C, C++, C#, Python
  • Numerical Analysis using the Finite Element Method, Boundary Element Method, and Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Thermodynamic & Transport Properties of Multi-Component/Multi-Phase Fluid Mixtures
  • Nonlinear Material Modeling, particularly Plasticity and High Temperature Creep
  • High Temperature Hydrogen Attack
  • Probabilistic Crack-Like Flaw Assessment
  • Probabilistic Inverse Problems

Overview:

Dr. Panzarella has been with E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc. since 2005 and has served as the Chief Technology Officer since 2010.  Prior to this, he was a Senior Research Associate at NASA for 15 years.  His primary area of expertise is the application of advanced methods of mathematical, numerical, computational, and probabilistic analysis to solve complex, nonlinear engineering problems, accounting for uncertainty quantification.

Dr. Panzarella founded, and is currently leading, the rapidly growing Technology Development Business Unit at E2G, which focuses on investigating, integrating, and developing emerging technologies, ultimately leading to new software products, improved consulting services, and revised industry codes and standards.

Other accomplishments include developing and maintaining a number of engineering analysis modules for our commercial software products, serving as the principal developer of the SagePlus™ software product for a number of years, and helping to architect our next-generation platform of commercial software deployment, PlantManager.  He is also responsible for initiating the Agile software development procedures that are currently in use by the software group.

Dr. Panzarella contributed to the development and continued improvement of a number of industry standard documents such as the methodology behind the thinning damage factor calculation in API RP 581, 3rd Edition, a new solution methodology for evaluating material strength data in API 530, and the development of a new Part 15 for assessing High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) that will be included in future editions of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1.