Rafinex was formed by people who believe that advanced
mathematics can bring so much more impact to engineering.
By combining best-in-class algorithms and AI-assistance
when needed, we are striving to find and provide the world’s
most advanced and most appropriate numerical methods for
your challenging needs - ready to use and packaged as cloud
simulation apps with built-in expert know-how.
Rafinex goes beyond current market tools by accounting for
real-life variability using uncertainty quantification methods
and by considering manufacturability; allowing safe and
profitable usage by everyone in engineering design.
André A. R. Wilmes, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
André Wilmes has developed numerical methods for simulating
composite nano-materials at Imperial College London and has given
guest seminars at leading research centers including NASA and TU
He has experience as an R&D project manager in the ceramics and
manufacturing industries, where he developed new simulation
methods and experimental prototype processes in a variety of material
topics ranging from fracture mechanics to optics.
Johannes Neumann, Dr. rer. nat.
Chief Science Officer
Johannes Neumann researched physical simulations with stochastic
uncertainties and robust topology optimization at the Weierstrass
Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) in Berlin.
His focus on accelerating the numerical calculation unlocked the
practical applicability of stochastic methods in a business environment.
He has a wide network of scientific contacts across Europe in the field
of numerical mathematics.
Abeed Visram, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Abeed Visram specialized in high-performance computation of fluid
dynamics (CFD) at Imperial College London. His collaboration with the
UK Meteorological Office investigated the numerical stability of long-term
weather forecasts in which the smallest numerical inaccuracies
distort the forecast.
Subsequently, he worked on simulation automation in the CFD
Technology department of McLaren Racing Ltd before joining Spirable
Ltd as Head of Innovation and cloud architect.
Rafinex is a spin-out company formed from a project hosted at
the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics.
The project is funded by the EXIST program of the
Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
and the European Social Fund,
with the guidance of the Leibniz Association,
under the title
rDesign: Robust Topology-Optimization for SMEs in Industry 4.0.