Davide Fugazza (M.Sc., Ph.D.) works for Ansys Italia as a Principal Application Engineer. His main duties include technical support for structural mechanics applications, pre-sales activities as well as leading a group of people testing assemblies consisting of beam and shell elements. Over the years, he has delivered a large number of standard and customized training classes across Europe and contributed to writing new training material on advanced material models and userprogrammable features. Prior to returning to Italy, he was an employee of Ansys Belgium for 10 years.