IEEE JCAM & AESS - ANSYS HFSS Lunch & Learn and Office Hours.


ANSYS HFSS Lunch & Learn:

Dr. Jeff Tharp of ANSYS, will present advanced topics on filter modeling, Solver Domain & HFSS-IE with large co-site problems, and Antenna modeling with meta materials.

BBQ Lunch to be provided for the first 40 registrants.


  Date and Time




  • 310 Voyager Way
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • United States 35806
  • Building: Technology Service Corporation
  • Room Number: CR2A - 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Co-sponsored by Ron Jackson
  • Starts 18 February 2019 10:15 AM
  • Ends 19 March 2019 12:31 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Dr. Jeff Tharp, Lead High Frequency Application Engineer at ANSYS, Inc.

Dr. Jeff Tharp, Lead High Frequency Application Engineer at ANSYS, Inc. of ANSYS, Inc.


Advanced Topics in HFSS

1. Advanced Filter Modeling
2. Large co-site problems with solver domain or HFSS-IE
3. Antenna modeling with metamaterials


Jeff Tharp, Ph.D. has worked with ANSYS for the last 11 years simulating electromagnetic effects and supporting ANSYS customers.  His application of interests includes the simulation of optical effects, antenna design and optimization, and capturing material properties in simulation.  His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Central Florida and an MS in Optical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.



ANSYS HFSS Office Hours

Travis Shulz, ANSYS Senior Account Manager, and Dr. Jeff Tharp, Lead High Frequency Application Engineer, will be available from 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm to answer your questions about anything ANSYS.

Latest Improvements to HFSS 2019R1 including:

  • Full assembly – ECAD + MCAD mesh assembly
  • Closed loop HFSS – Icepak modeling
  • EMI Design Rule Checking
  • Radar – fascia interaction modeling
    • Ability to model antenna blockage
    • User-defined transmission and reflection boundaries


11:15 Sign in and Lunch

11:25 Welcome and Announcements

11:30 - 12:30 ANSYS HFSS advanced topics with Dr. Jeff Tharp

12:45 - 15:00 ANSYS Office Hours with Dr. Jeff Tharp and Travis Schulz