Illinois Tech Partners With Gamma Technologies for Advanced Systems Software Collaboration

Illinois Institute of Technology students will use and provide feedback on Gamma Technologies’ advanced modeling software, while internships, unique class offerings and special projects are planned for the future

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CHICAGO—February 8, 2024—Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) and Gamma Technologies (GT), a global leader and innovator in multi-physics systems simulation software, have signed a collaboration agreement, marking the beginning of a long-term relationship aimed at mutual growth and innovation in advanced physics simulation.

This collaboration will provide Illinois Tech students and faculty access to Gamma Technologies’ GT-SUITE, their flagship product, an advanced multi-physics simulation software. The engineering students and faculty will deploy and implement the GT-SUITE product portfolio in student learning environments and provide feedback on product roadmaps to GT. In addition, Illinois Tech will soon introduce a new course that incorporates the principles of multi-physics, multi-scale systems simulation, utilizing Gamma Technologies’ software.

“We are thrilled to partner with Gamma Technologies,” said Louis Cattafesta, Chair of the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Tech, who played a pivotal role in forging this partnership. “This collaboration not only provides our students with state-of-the-art resources but also will help them develop the real-world skills needed to succeed. I look forward to growing this relationship and exploring the many possibilities this partnership holds.”

“Illinois Tech is educating the workforce of the future...today,” remarked Dimple Shah, President and CEO of Gamma Technologies. “Virtualization of complex systems is critical to engineering a sustainable future. Shaping engineering talent to advance innovations with interdisciplinary methods around computer-aided engineering is mission critical for industry pioneers. Working with these emerging engineers at Illinois Tech and seeing them excel at state-of-the-art best practices before they graduate, is gratifying.”

“This collaboration with Gamma Technologies is yet another testament to Illinois Tech’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancement,” said Kenneth T. Christensen, Provost of Illinois Tech. “As Chicago’s only tech-focused university, providing our students with opportunities to engage directly with industry leaders is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy. Partnerships like these are essential in giving our students opportunities for hands-on experience to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.”

Beyond the classroom, Gamma Technologies plans to provide internships to Illinois Tech students, enabling students to gain real-world exposure. This partnership is especially well-matched because of Tom Morel, a co-founder of Gamma Technologies and alumnus of Illinois Tech. Morel, Chairman of GT’s Board of Directors, in 2019 gave a generous donation to the university to establish the Thomas and Josette Morel Graduate Fellowship, which supports graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the fields of mechanical, materials, and aerospace engineering.

“Illinois Tech’s dedication to engineering excellence and providing the best resources and opportunities for their students has always inspired me,” stated Morel. “Seeing their program growing and collaborating with industry and best-in-class software manufacturers, such as GT, is exciting. These Illinois Tech graduates are ready to excel and contribute as soon as they leave campus.”

Illinois Institute of Technology

Based in the global metropolis of Chicago, Illinois Tech was born to liberate the power of collective difference to advance technology and innovation for all. It is the only tech-focused university in the city, and it stands at the crossroads of exploration and invention, advancing the future of Chicago and the world. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, computing, architecture, business, design, science and human sciences, and law. Illinois Tech students are guaranteed access to hands-on experiences, personalized mentorship, and job readiness through the university's one-of-a-kind Elevate program. Its graduates lead the state and much of the nation in economic prosperity. Its faculty and alumni built the Chicago skyline. And every day in the city's living lab, Illinois Tech fuels breakthroughs that change lives. Visit iit.edu.

Gamma Technologies

GT develops and licenses GT-SUITE, a leading multi-physics CAE simulation software. GT-SUITE includes a complete library of physics-based modeling templates covering fluid flow, thermal systems, mechanics, electrics, magnetics, chemistry, and controls. It supports the entire development cycle from concept to validation GT-SUITE applications include a wide variety of engineering systems such as conventional and hybrid vehicles, powertrains, engines, motors, compressors, catalysts, acoustics, cooling, thermal management, HVAC, hydraulics, lubrication, multi-body mechanics and much more.

GT-AutoLion is the leading electro-chemical-thermal battery simulation software with multi-scale capabilities for 1D and 3D analysis and design. GT-FEMAG extends GT’s electrification portfolio with advanced multi-physics solutions for electric machines. GT also develops GT-PowerForge, a novel solution for power electronics design. The integration of GT-AutoLion, GT-FEMAG, and Gt-PowerForge into GT-SUITE delivers unified and state of the art system simulation capabilities for electrified vehicles. Additional information is available at www.gtisoft.com.

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