Damian Rouson is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience in software design and development for multi-physics modeling, including classical, quantum, and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence and multiphase flow. He co-authored the textbook Scientific Software Design: The Object-Oriented Way (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and has been contracted to teach related courses at supercomputer centers and universities in the U.S. and Europe. He has been a PI or Co-I on research funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology and has held visiting and tenure-track appointments at universities in the U.S. and in Europe. He holds a B.S. from Howard University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of California. In February 2013, Dr. Rouson entered Sandia National Laboratory’s Entrepreneurial Separation to Transfer Technology (ESST) program to launch Sourcery, Inc., a software consultancy founded by and for computational scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. In July 2015, Dr. Rouson founded the California public-benefit nonprofit corporation Sourcery Institute. In August 2015, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service approved Sourcery Institute’s application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for conducting research and education in computational science and engineering.