Illinois Rocstar

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Illinois Rocstar LLC produces high-performance parallel engineering software and performs computational engineering analyses for U.S. industries and government agencies. Using an evergrowing growing set of multiphysics software tools, the technical staff employ first-principles-based physics for high-fidelity numerical analysis of fluid flows, combustion, materials, structures, and their interactions in complex changing geometries.

Their unique combination of domain science, numerical simulation, and programming knowledge enables them to quickly and effectively develop high-quality scientific software. Their competitive advantages lie in their deep knowledge of high-performance simulation and computing, future breadth of penetration of their open-source tools, and the unique nature of the micromaterials modeling packages. These tools include open-source (Rocstar, IMPACT, and SLMIR), and proprietary software destined for commercial licensing (insensitive munitions and micromaterials modeling tools).

Illinois Rocstar was founded in 2007 by William Dick and Mark Brandyberry.  William Dick received his master’s degree in business administration from University of Illinois, and he also served as the Assistant Dean of Research at University of Illinois for several years. Mark Brandyberry also received his undergraduate degree in engineering and his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois. In addition, Brandyberry served as the Sr. Research Scientist at University of Illinois for over 15 years.

EnterpriseWorks Tenure: 2007-2013

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Illinois Rocstar Now

After graduating from EnterpriseWorks in 2013, Illinois Rocstar opened their company headquarters in Champaign, IL.