Dr. Madhava Syamlal is a Senior Fellow for Computational Engineering at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, West Virginia. He received his BS degree in chemical engineering from India Institute of Technology (BHU) and Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology. He worked in industry, including a position at Fluent, before joining NETL. For those in particle technology who perform computational studies, his work as the founding architect of MFIX is extremely well known. MFIX is an open source platform actively being used by researchers in over 70 countries. Dr. Syamlal has been the recipient of many previous awards, notably the 2009 PTF Fluidization Award, three times as the R&D 100 Award and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the AIChE.