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Thesis Award

Amir Isfahani, FLOW-3D Developer
Amir Isfahani, FLOW-3D Developer

Amir Isfahani, a member of the FLOW-3D Development Team, was recently recognized with the 2012 Stanley I. Weiss Outstanding Thesis Award. In his dissertation, he conducted a comprehensive study of interactions between flowing red blood cells and a white blood cell (leukocyte) adhered to the vessel wall in response to inflammation. He investigated the forces exerted on the wall-bound leukocyte and showed that the presence of the individual red cells significantly increases the hydrodynamic forces that the leukocyte experiences relative to a homogeneous Newtonian assumption of blood flow. This award recognizes a Theoretical and Applied Mechanics student for an outstanding MS or PhD thesis. Amir earned his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Congratulations, Amir!


Flow Science China

Cynthia Ran, Executive Assistant at Flow Science China
Cynthia Ran, Flow Science China's
newest employee.

Cynthia Ran joined Flow Science China as an executive assistant on March 1st. Cynthia is mainly responsible for daily administrative affairs and finance and taxation matters. Her Chinese name is Ran Pai. She graduated from Anhui Industry &Trade Vocational Technical College, with a major in Business English. Before joining Flow Science China, she worked at Econo Hotel in the Accounting Department.

Welcome, Cynthia!

Flow Science India

Jayesh Kariya, Testing & Validation Engineer at Flow Science India
Jayesh Kariya, Testing &
Validation Engineer

Jayesh Kariya will join Flow Science Software Pvt Ltd as a Testing & Validation Engineer on May 1st 2012. Jayesh received his Master of Technology in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun/ International Institute of Information Technology in Pune and his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University in Amravati. Currently, Jayesh works in the CFD Department at the International Institute of Information Technology in Pune.

Welcome, Jayesh!

XC Engineering

Raul Niccolò Pirovano provides customer support in France
Raul Pirovano at his dream job
being a CFD engineer.

Raul Niccolò Pirovano joined as a member of the customer support and CFD analyst team at XC Engineering in May 2011 to primarily support XC's customers in France. Raul holds a Master's degree in Aeronautic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and speaks fluent French. Prior to joining XC Engineering, Raul did a cultural exchange project at Heyrieux in France to improve his engineering skills and increase his mastery of the French language.

Filippo Palo, XC Engineering's most-recent hire.
Filippo Palo, XC Engineering's
most-recent hire.

Filippo Palo joined XC Engineering in February 2012 as an intern and he is expected to stay on after his internship is over. Filippo graduated from the Politecnico of Milano with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, and did an Erasmus project in France at ENSMA in Poiter, France prior to working at XC. Like Raul, Filippo speaks fluent French and Italian and will be supporting customers in France and Italy.

Welcome, Raul and Filippo!

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