Chris Wojtan is a Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Graphics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. His primary areas of research are physics simulation and geometry processing. Much of his research aims to find efficient numerical solutions for physics problems that couple complicated geometry and topology, with particular emphasis on tools for animating liquids, wave propagation, fracture dynamics, cloth simulation, and artistic tools for animation control. He also develops geometric tools for changing mesh topology and simulating physics-based surface textures and patterns.