MICHAEL MACRI is a mechanical engineer at Benét, where he leads several research projects in developing advanced numerical algorithms for analysis of artillery systems. He is also the lead instructor for the Armament Graduate School’s finite-element and numerical methods courses. Prior to his work at Benét, he worked for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory as a National Research Council post-doc. His research expertise includes meshless methods, multiscale modeling techniques, numerical fatigue and fracture analysis, and partition of unity enrichment methods, such as XFEM. Dr. Macri holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from RPI.