Dr. Guangfa Yao graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996 with a Ph.D in mechanical engineering focusing on computational thermal and fluid fields. After graduation, he worked as a research engineer at Georgia Tech and as a CFD developer in Flow Science, Inc., the provider of the commercial CFD package FLOW-3D. Most recently, he spent ten years at GE Aviation as an aircraft engine engineer. Currently, he is an independent consultant specializing in computational modeling and design applied to various industrial fields, as well as technical training in traditional and emerging numerical techniques.