Staff Profile: Dan Milano
Dan Milano, CFD Support Engineer
Title: CFD Support Engineer
Education: M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
How long have you worked for Flow Science?
Just over a year
What is the best part of your job?
I would say have to say learning. Between keeping up with new developments, exploring the fundamentals, or just working on problems in a wide range of fields, I'm always learning something new and different that I find interesting.
What is the most interesting project you are working on right now?
Most of the problems we work on are covered by some sort of NDA, so I can't say too much. I can say that we have many clients working on some very interesting problems for microfluidics, automotive, and aerospace applications.
What's been the trickiest support question you've fielded? The most fun? The wackiest? The best?
Every problem has something to keep you on your toes, but I find the hardest ones to be the problems that happen sporadically and are difficult to repeat. The main difficulty is just getting enough information to track the root cause, but even the root causes seem to be unexpected. For example, one wound up being a permissions issue for a network installation, while another was a problem with a graphics driver.
What has been your biggest adjustment in moving to Santa Fe from Utah?
I don't know if it's the biggest adjustment, but getting used to the lax interpretation of traffic laws by drivers in New Mexico has definitely taken the longest.
If you could choose anywhere in the world, where would you travel to and why?
I can think of at least a dozen places that I'd like to visit off the top of my head, each for its own reason. Some may be for history, others for architecture, climate, culture, scenery, or things to do, but let's just say it's a long list and hits every continent.
How would you describe yourself?
A lot of engineer jokes are based on the premise that engineers tend to be rather literal in their interpretation of questions. I'll skip this one in an attempt to avoid reinforcing that stereotype…
Red or Green?
It really depends on what I'm eating, but I'd probably lean towards green.