Pegasus Award
US Biz Award


ESS is a producer of cutting-edge hybrid CFD/CSD software and a specialist in automating the pre-processing step of meshing. We use the latest scientific findings to solve complex industrial problems. Our hybrid methods combine mesh-free and grid-based methods to give you all the tools you need to analyze and optimize your engineering processes and transform your innovations.

Our headquarters are situated in Steyr, Austria, where over 40 people from nearly 20 different nations work tirelessly on the future of simulation. We also have subsidiaries in Poland and India.


Dr. Martin Schifko

Dr. Martin Schifko is the founder and CEO of Engineering Software Steyr. Schifko became involved with simulation while studying Mathematics and Geometry at the University of Graz. Shortly thereafter, Schifko obtained his PhD in Applied Geometry at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. Since he founded ESS in 2015, one of his major goals is to revolutionize simulation software in innovative ways to make it accessible and easy to use for everybody.

Prof. Dr. Alireza Eslamian

Alireza is the CMO of ESS and also responsible for innovation affairs. He acquired his BSC in Mechanical Engineering from IUST, MSC from UT and PhD from SRBIAU and has been a university lecturer and professor for more than 10 years. His fields of study and research are multiphase fluid flows, non-Newtonian fluids, CFD and SPH. He has a long experience in design and manufacturing of different machineries in the field of mineral processing, furnaces, powerplants and MV, HV electrical equipment.

Vishal Nair

Vishal Nair is the CTO of Engineering Software Steyr. Vishal has several years of experience in automotive CAE in various roles, like as an end user, as a software programmer, project and product manager. He has done his Post Graduation in Computer Aided Engineering and constantly works on learning and adopting new technologies. Vishal’s passion lies on automating processes, solving customer pain points and providing products with the highest quality of user experience.

Matthias Rettenbacher

Head of Marketing

Daniel Rechberger

Head of Information Technology

Muraleekrishnan Menon

Head of Testing & Validation

Wolfgang Cavagno

Head of Controlling & Funding



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