SimTK - biomolecular and biomechanical physics-based simulation tools from Stanford
Michael Sherman (Sherm) is the chief software architect for Simbios and a member of its executive staff. He has worked in physics-based simulation for most of his career, starting with simulation for mechanical and aerospace engineering, then robotics and biomechanics, real time simulation for games and virtual worlds, and most recently applying related methods to biomolecular simulation. He is co-founder of two Silicon Valley software companies, one in mechanical engineering (Symbolic Dynamics, developer of the SD/FAST multibody simulation tool, acquired by PTC) and one focused on applying simulation techniques to protein structure determination for drug development (Protein Mechanics). Sherm served as a long-term consultant and chief software architect for several PTC mechanical engineering simulation products. Prior to that he worked at supercomputer startup Elxsi in the 1980s, where he developed and then managed development of operating system software. He started his career at Hewlett Packard in 1978 after receiving a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley.