MSC Software’s Dr. Jean-Louis Migeot Elected Chairman of the Belgian Royal Academy of Science

Recognizing innovative work in the field of computational acoustics

SANTA ANA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 12, 2013MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that Jean-Louis Migeot, CEO of Free Field Technologies (a wholly owned subsidiary of MSC Software) and Professor of Acoustics at the Brussels Free University, has been elected as Chairman of the Belgian Royal Academy of Science, Arts and Humanities through 2014.

Jean-Louis Migeot (Photo: Business Wire)

Jean-Louis Migeot (Photo: Business Wire)

The Academy, founded by Empress Maria-Theresa in 1769, sixty years before Belgium was eventually founded as a state in 1830, is made of four sections: the Science section assembles the most distinguished Belgian specialists of all fields of science (physics, chemistry, geology, biology, mathematics); members of the Humanities section are chosen among Belgium's best philosophers, historians, sociologists, and psychologists while the Arts section includes some of Belgium's most respected painters, sculptors, musicians and choreographers. The Technology and Society section is chiefly made of engineers, economists and entrepreneurs. Dr. Migeot also serves as Director of the Technology & Society section. Each section consists of 50 members selected by their peers; members are elected for life.

The election of Dr. Migeot to the Academy was in recognition of the innovative work done at Free Field Technologies (FFT) in the field of computational acoustics and of the success of FFT as a high-tech Small and Medium Enterprise (SME). The appointment as Director of his section and President of the Academy in 2010 reflects his engagement in support of science, education and culture and his willingness to give the Academy a leading role in shaping Belgium's public policy in these fields.

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