Nicolin Govender is a senior research scientist at the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Engineering (RCPE GmbH) in Austria and the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in South Africa. Nicolin is associated with several world-leading institutes as an affiliated scientist. He is a member of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, where he works on projects associated with computing in high-energy physics. He is also a visiting researcher at the Ecole Mines Douai and University of Lille in France and works on collaborative projects on granular mechanics, and at the University of Utah working on collaborative projects related to mining and minerals engineering. Nicolin has published over 25 journal papers spanning high-energy physics, DEM and high performance computing with an H-factor of 25. He is the developer of BLAZE-DEM, currently the fastest DEM code in the world and capable for simulating polyhedral particles on the GPU.