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Staff Profile: Anurag Chandorkar

Anurag Chandorkar, CFD Engineer, Microfluidics
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Title: CFD Engineer, Microfluidics

Education: Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, India. M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Virginia.

How long have you worked for Flow Science? Just over one year...a year full of learning and excitement.

What is the best part of your job (or why do you like working at Flow Science)? The best part of my job is interacting with customers--they have applications ranging from casting and hydraulics to microfluidics. This provides a great environment to develop and improve problem-solving abilities.

I also like the open work culture at Flow Science that allows for open discussions with anyone, including managers and developers who are very open to suggestions.

What is the most interesting project you are working on right now? I just started working on a project which involves customizing the code to meet the customer's needs. This is a good opportunity to work closely with the customer, understand his application in depth and be creative in providing the solution.

I also recently finished working on a small development project (hopefully it will be a part of the next release version), which I really loved working on as it was a wonderful learning exercise and also provided insight on how the FLOW-3D code works.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? I guess at different stages my family, friends and colleagues have had some influence on me. But my parents, who have always been there to guide and support me, have had the most influence on me. The last two years have been very fruitful (one year at Siemens and one year at Flow Science), as the experience has helped me grow professionally.

What would we likely find you doing in your spare time? Watching movies, sports (cricket, basketball, football, soccer and tennis), reading books. (I am also working on maintaining consistency in going to the gym.)

What is on your reading list? Do you have a recent favorite? I like reading fiction, (Jeffrey Archer, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Mario Puzo, Frederick Forsyth). Recently I have developed an interest in reading books on physics (not the text books) but the ones which present fascinating ideas in layman terms, like The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell by Basil Mohan. Recent favorite: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard Feynman