Dr Gerhard Goldbeck is an experienced materials modelling and software business development professional. Currently Gerhard is Director of Goldbeck Consulting Ltd, a company formed in 2011 to provide materials modelling project management and business development for science and engineering software. Previously, Gerhard was Product Marketing Director at Accelrys where he was in charge of industry leading materials modelling software. During his tenure at Accelrys he set up the Nanotechnology Consortium, a global, industry-funded initiative that developed new multiscale modelling tools. Previous roles include Assistant Director of Research in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at Cambridge University (1996-2000), Senior Scientist at Molecular Simulations Ltd, and Research Associate in Polymer Physics at Bristol University. Gerhard received his PhD in Physics from Bristol University, and Diplom in Physics from RWTH Aachen.