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Staff Profile: Hualei (Harry) Chen

Title: CFD Engineer

Education: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 2007; M.E. in Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2004; B.E. in Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2001; B.S. in Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China, 2000.

How long have you worked for Flow Science? I have been with Flow Science for 1 1/2 years.

Hualei Chen
We think Harry is bragging about
how many support calls he's taken.

Why did you choose to come to work for Flow Science?
Flow Science has the package I was looking for. It is about CFD. It is about software engineering. It has a very close working environment.

What is the best part of your job?
The opportunities to see applications of fluid dynamics in various fields, from hydraulics to casting to microfluids.

Who has had the greatest influence on you in your life and why/how?
There are so many people who have influenced me, and one example is my brother. His big name in the high school pushed me forward during those years.

What do you do in your spare time?
Having movie nights at home, cruising around the city, or just taking a stroll in the downtown to see what I can find.

What is the most interesting project you are working on right now?
A phase change problem, in which many details need to be taken care of in order to achieve the expected results numerically.

Who is on your playlist?
Iron Maiden, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin

What has been the most interesting place in the US that you have visited? Why?
Downtown Detroit. It looks like an abandoned city, yet it has so much memorable history.

What did you want to be when you were twelve years old?
A math teacher.

What are your important accomplishments?
Made it to University of Science and Technology of China, and proved that I could achieve the same as others did there.

What motivates you to get out of bed each morning?
The barking dog in my neighbor's backyard. Not a real good motivation.

Red chile or green?
Green. Always green.