"Athena enables Dow to export models to our flow sheet simulation software or to call modules of that software from within the Athena environment seamlessly, enabling easy technology transfer from lab to plant. The FORTRAN platform of Athena also enables us to access our proprietary physical properties database."
Paul Witt, Ph.D. - Associate Director
Engineering & Process Science, Core R&D
The Dow Chemical Company
"Pursuing an adequate balance between physical meaning and statistical significance’, that’s what a lot of chemical engineering activities are about and what is particularly well supported by Athena Visual Studio"
Joris Thybaut, Ph.D. - Full Professor Catalytic Reaction Engineering
Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT)
“Athena Visual Studio is a powerful and versatile program that I am using for modeling dynamic reactor performance and to fit complex kinetic models to experimental data sets. It allows you to build a working model quickly, without the need for programming expertise, but is also sufficiently flexible to permit you to insert custom Fortran code when needed. I have used the program for over 15 years and have yet to encounter a comparable program that meets my needs just as well.”
Alexander Nijhuis - Chief Scientist
Geleen Technology Center
"For us Athena for is an essential tool for propriety model development and distribution. In our applications Athena proved to be very robust in large parameter estimation tasks. We benefitted from the easy way of adding own Fortran code. Distribution of the developed models by means of Excel DLL's pushed the use of models throughout R&D and Sales departments. Fast and to the point support of Michael himself was very helpful".
Hans Boelens, Ph.D. - HPC R&D
Albemarle Catalysts Company B.V. Amsterdam
"My Athena experience applies to testing and prediction of catalyst & sorbent performance. Linking Athena to Excel creates easily accessible models for commercial people in the organization. In that way modeling generates a daily business impact beyond research and innovation."