Dr. Marc Horner is the principal engineer, leading technical activities for the healthcare industry at ANSYS, Inc. Marc joined ANSYS after earning his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2001. Marc began by providing support and professional services for biomedical and pharmaceutical industry clients before transitioning to a healthcare business and technology development role.
Marc currently holds a number of leadership positions in industry, with a focus on model credibility frameworks, regulatory science, and clinical applications. These include Vice Chair of the ASME V&V40 Sub-Committee - which is establishing model credibility best practices for the medical device industry, and the ASME V&V Standards Committee - who oversee the creation of best practices and general guidance on verification and validation (V&V) for computational modeling and simulation. Marc is also an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification. Marc leads the MDIC Blood Damage Working Group, which is charged with developing regulatory-grade models that can predict mechanical blood damage in blood-contacting devices. Marc is a past Chair of the AAPS Process Modeling and Simulation Focus Group (PMSFG) and currently chairs the PMSFG Community. Lastly, Marc is an Executive Committee Member of the IMAG/MSM Credible Practice of Modeling & Simulation in Healthcare project, which aims to establish a task-oriented collaborative platform that outlines credible practices of simulation-based medicine.