Staff Profile: Shayan Palit
Shayan Palit, CFD junky and Subway aficionado
Title: Sales Engineer
Education: Btech IIT-Madras Mechanical Engineering, MS Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering
How long have you worked for Flow Science?
2 years and 4 months
What was it about Flow Science that attracted you?
I always had an interest for Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer. This was a great opportunity to pursue my interest, and also learn more about a great CFD tool.
What is the best part of your job?
I love the part where I routinely get to interact closely with potential clients. It is exciting to work with people from diverse backgrounds in terms of locations and industries. Since we are a general purpose CFD software people come to us with different simulation needs that can be both very interesting and challenging at the same time.
What are you working on right now?
There are several things going on simultaneously at any given time. I just gave a presentation at the Hydrovision conference with other colleagues at Flow Science. I am also working on a webinar and a problem involving flow of molten glass for a potential customer at a leading glass manufacturer.
What is the most important thing you have learned from Flow Science customers?
People appreciate honesty and integrity.
What is on your reading list? Do you have a recent favorite?
I read "The Ascent of Money" a while back. I thought it was very interesting. I love to read books on history.
What is your favorite city in India?
Mumbai! No city even comes close. I grew up in this fabulous city and couldn't have asked for more.
Where do you want to travel next?
London and then Toulouse in France. I am saving money for the trip.
What is your favorite pastime?
Hanging out with friends, meeting new people through friends.
What are your important accomplishments?
I would have to say…yet to come!
As an avid patron, what is your favorite sandwich at Subway?
Cold Cut Combo and Veggie Pattie are simply awesome!
Who has the best New Mexican food in Santa Fe?
TuneUp Café is the best place I have been to. Every dish brings a fresh taste to the palate.
How would you describe yourself?
I like to think of myself as an optimist, a dreamer.
What helps you get out of bed each morning?
I am really sleepy in the morning. It is a miracle that I get up at all!
What were you doing while the rest of the sales team was watching the world cup?
I saw only about 3-4 games. I was disappointed that Germany did not make it to the finals. I remember that during the finals I was watching the Hindi movie "I Hate Love Stories." My classmate from school directed this movie.(Incidentally, he is dating the lead actress now!).