Hrvoje Jasak


  • Graduate of University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1988-1992.
  • PhD at Imperial College: Adaptive Mesh Refinement using OpenFOAM
  • Principal developer of OpenFOAM
  • Senior developer at CD-adapco
  • Technical Director at Nabla Ltd
  • 8 years consultant to Fluent Inc. on next-generation software, Software architecture, Physical models
  • Founder of Wikki Ltd in 2004
  • Chartered Engineer since 2008
  • Professor at Zagreb university, Chair of Turbo-machinery, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia


  • Numerical simulation methods (FVM and FEM), specifically Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Co-author of FOAM/OpenFOAM, open-source C++ computational continuum mechanics library
  • Object-oriented design, expert C++ programmer, Unix/Linux, high-performance computing
  • Adaptive error control, dynamic mesh handling; multi-phase and free-surface flows, turbulence modelling and LES numerics, non-linear solid mechanics and fluid-structure interaction
  • Numerical simulations in naval hydrodynamics: free surface CFD
  • Lecturing and post-graduate student supervision, OpenFOAM training and consultancy