Mike Scott

Dr. Michael
Co-founder, research

World expert in IGA, assistant professor at Brigham Young University
Matt Sederberg

Co-founder, CEO

Former CEO, T-Splines, Inc. Former automotive product manager, Autodesk.
Kevin Tew

Dr. Kevin
Co-founder, development

Expert in high performance computing.
Derek Thomas

Dr. Derek Thomas
Co-founder, technology

Inventor of U-splines, expert in IGA.
Tom Hughes

Dr. Thomas J. R. Hughes
Senior advisor

Creator of IGA, world expert in FEA, professor at University of Texas-Austin.

Dr. Michael Scott is globally recognized as a leading authority in IGA, and in 2016 was named a "Highly Cited Researcher" by Thomson Reuters. He is an assistant professor of civil engineering at BYU, and received his PhD from the University of Texas-Austin in 2011.

Mr. Matt Sederberg has led product development efforts in the CAD industry since 2005. He was co-founder and CEO of T-Splines, Inc., which introduced a revolutionary new way to design and model in CAD and was acquired by Autodesk in 2011. At Autodesk, he held a variety of roles, the latest being responsible for the Alias automotive design product line until September 2016.

Dr. Kevin Tew has twenty years of programming and computer systems experience and is a former assistant professor at BYU. He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Utah in 2012.

Dr. Derek Thomas is the inventor of core technologies employed by Coreform such as Bezier projection and U-splines. He has over ten years of experience in the computational sciences with a particular emphasis on computational physics, dynamics, numerical methods, and computer aided geometric design, and received his PhD from the University of Texas-Austin in 2012.

Dr. Thomas J.R. Hughes is one of the most widely cited authors in Engineering Science. Dr. Hughes is the creator of Isogeometric Analysis and his original paper on this subject, published October 1st, 2005, is the most cited and downloaded paper published in the international journal Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering in the last eleven years. Isogeometric Analysis is now the most active research topic in both Computational Mechanics and Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD), a field it has given new life to. His research group at UT Austin has been one of the most active in the world in Isogeometric Analysis, Phase-field Methods, and other areas of Computational Mechanics.

Coreform consultants

The following consultants are key members of the Coreform team and contribute to Coreform development on an ongoing basis.

Michael  Borden

Dr. Michael

Tom Sederberg

Dr. Tom

Daniel Panozzo

Dr. Daniele

Chad Landis

Dr. Chad Landis


Dr. Michael Borden, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University. Dr. Borden has more than 17 years of experience in the area of computational science, including time at both academic and government laboratory institutions. His recent work has focused on developing phase-field models for dynamic fracture in brittle and ductile materials.

Dr. Tom Sederberg is the associate dean of the college of physcial and mathematical sciences and professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He helped invent free-form deformation and T-splines.

Dr. Daniele Panozzo is an assistant professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York University. His research focuses on converting unstructured triangle meshes to structured quadrilateral meshes.

Dr. Chad M. Landis is a professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at UT-Austin, and holds the M.J. Thompson Regents Professorship in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. His research deals with the mechanical behavior of materials.


We are actively recruiting Coreform collaborators to contribute expertise to Coreform projects and contracts on an as-needed basis. Contact us to learn more.


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