Numerical modeling of engineering systems, numerical electromagnetics, quantitative nondestructive evaluation, signal processing
Dr. Sabbagh founded Victor Technologies in 1998 to develop and market VIC-3D(c), a unique computer code for eddy-current nondestructive evaluation (NDE). Because of the research into computational electromagnetics and computational inversion algorithms that went into the creation of VIC-3D(c), he was elected to the grade of FELLOW in the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society. His previous company, Sabbagh Associates, Inc. (SAI), was especially active in the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). With awards totaling $3M, the company was, at one time, the largest recipient of SBIR funding in the State of Indiana. Because of this excellent record, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration awarded SAI its first National Tibbetts Award in 1996.
Dr. Sabbagh and his brother, Dr. L. David Sabbagh, received The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) Achievement Award for their work on "Verification of Field Flaw Models." TTCP consists of members of the defense departments of Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, and the US. Of the nine TTCP awards made in 1992, "Verification of Field Flaw Models" was one of two awards received by Subgroup-P (Materials Technology). The research cited in the award is the basis of the commercial code VIC-3D(c), that is being marketed by Victor Technologies, LLC.
Hal, when he is not doing computational electromagnetics, is the chanter at All Saints Orthodox Church, in Bloomington, IN, and when he is not doing that, he can occasionally be found riding his bicycle up and down the hills of Southern Indiana.
R. Kim Murphy, Senior Physicist
BA: Rice University, 1978
PhD: Duke University, 1984
1998-Present: Senior Physicist, Victor Technologies, LLC
1989-1998: Senior Physicist, Sabbagh Associates, Inc.
1985-1988: Research Associate, Indiana University Cyclotron Facility
1984-1985: Research Associate, Duke University
Dr. Murphy has been active in formulating models and coding in VIC-3D®, as well as performing a number of validation numerical experiments. His most recent work is in the application of VIC-3D® to solving one-dimensional and three-dimensional inverse problems.
Kim doesn't spend all his time working on VIC-3D®. He composes a little music during his off-hours (as might be expected of the son of music teachers) and is a skilled painter and drawer, as well.
Elias H. Sabbagh, Senior Software Engineer
BSEE: Purdue University, 1990
BA: Purdue University, 1991
1998-Present: Senior Software Engineer, Victor Technologies, LLC
1995-1998: Senior Software Engineer, Sabbagh Associates, Inc.
1993-1995: Analyst, Market-Pro, Chicago, IL
1991-1993: Programmer, Tensegrity, Chicago, IL
Mr. Sabbagh is responsible for the analysis, design, and implementation of the graphical user interfaces to VTL's codes, including the commercial version of VIC-3D®, as well as customized versions. He is interested in modelling and designing extended functionality into the interfaces, and is using object-oriented analysis and design methods and tools for this endeavor.
Eli is a talented musician (which he certainly didn't pick up from his father), and plays drums in two rock bands, which are an occasional part of the Chicago rock scene.