FLOW-3D News: Spring 2007
Staff Profile: Joel Jacob
Title: Sales and Marketing Engineer
Education: BE, Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore, India and MS, Aerodynamics from Wichita State University, Kansas.
How long have you worked at Flow Science? I'm one month past my year anniversary.
What is the best part of your job, or why do you like working at Flow Science? I love sales, marketing and business development. The feeling you get when you break through a highly demanding and competitive market to find an engineering solution with our code is just exhilarating! I get to interact with a variety of engineers across the world, analyze real life design issues and have the opportunity to consult with a very cordial, intelligent and co-operative staff at Flow Science.
The envy of the office: Joel on his
Ducati 999 motorcycle.
What is the most interesting project you are working on right now? I'm providing evaluation technical training on a really interesting marine project. We are studying the forces generated on various moving/colliding buoys as a result of ocean waves in an effort to extract wave energy.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My family, close circle of friends and the diverse culture of India. Be it any circumstance, they have always stood by me and taught me to be optimistic. I can also attribute my professional development to varied experience ranging from direct sales during high school, teaching in an engineering college, working as a HR trainee and the sourcing management at GE Power Controls. Every realm of life has opened a world of knowledge and motivation to excel!
What do you do in your spare time (when you’re not at Flow Science?) I have a few dangerous hobbies…Either I'm playing with strong chemicals while goofing around with my 1972 Water Buffalo (2-stroke 750cc motorcycle) or riding the beautiful winding roads of New Mexico mountains on my newly acquired and breathtaking Ducati 999 superbike! I also manage to produce some cacophony on my guitars, watch movies and idle around!