Dr. Ravi Venugopal is the managing director of OPAL-RT Germany GmbH. He holds a Ph. D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in the US, with a specialization in control systems. He has over 25 years of experience in simulation, covering applications in the aerospace, power systems and automotive domains. Prior to moving to Germany earlier this year to oversee the establishment of OPAL-RT’s newest subsidiary, he served as the executive director of US technical services for OPAL-RT. His current focus is on envisioning, developing and deploying real-time simulation technologies needed to support the realization of emerging smart technologies in a wide range of domains.