About Us

History

Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, Flow Science was founded in 1980 by Dr. C. W. (Tony) Hirt, who was one of the principals in pioneering the “Volume-of-Fluid” or VOF method while working at the Los Alamos National Lab. FLOW-3D is a direct descendant of this work, and in the subsequent years, we have increased its sophistication with TruVOF, boasting pioneering improvements in the speed and accuracy of tracking distinct liquid/gas interfaces. Today, Flow Science products offer complete multiphysics simulation with diverse modeling capabilities including fluid-structure interaction, 6-DoF moving objects, and multiphase flows. From inception, our vision has been to provide our customers with excellence in flow modeling software and services. Our most recent strategic plan gives voice to this vision:

To be the only solution that engineers worldwide look to for answers to their free-surface problems; to deliver those answers accurately, quickly, and easily.

Modeling complex flow domains accurately requires specialized techniques, and we are committed to providing expert technical support to each of our customer’s specific modeling needs. As a result, FLOW-3D products expose a significant portion of our program to user interaction, avoiding a ‘black box’ approach employed by other CFD packages, and allowing for more diverse applications. We are proud to support a stellar customer base of commercial, academic, and government users around the globe who use FLOW-3D to improve the world on a daily basis. We take care of these users directly, and through a high-quality channel of affiliated companies (Flow Science Japan, Flow Science Deutschland GmbH, Flow Science Latin America SAS and Flow Science Trading (Shanghai) Co. and independent partners.

View the complete list of international FLOW-3D product distributors.

Awards

We have been recognized nationally for our ongoing commitment to a healthy work/life balance for our employees.

 

2018 New Mexico Flying 40

For the third year in a row, Flow Science was named one of New Mexico Technology’s Flying 40. The New Mexico Technology Flying 40 awards annually recognize the 40 fastest-growing technology companies headquartered in New Mexico.

2018 New Mexico Family-Friendly Workplace

For the second year in a row, Flow Science has earned gold distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.

2017 New Mexico Flying 40

For the second year in a row, Flow Science has been named one of New Mexico’s Flying 40. The award, given by Technology Ventures Corporation, recognizes New Mexico’s fastest-growing technology companies.

2017 New Mexico Family-Friendly Workplace

Flow Science has earned distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.

2016 New Mexico Flying 40

Flow Science was among the top 40 technology companies in New Mexico to receive the prestigious Flying 40 award. The Flying 40 recognizes New Mexico’s fastest-growing technology companies. Flow Science was honored at Technology Ventures Corporation’s Award Reception on June 22, 2016.

20/20 Northern New Mexican

Flow Science has been recognized as a high growth company and job creator and was honored at the Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign Award Reception on November 13, 2014.

Best Places to Work in New Mexico 2013

Flow Science has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Mexico, an award given out by Albuquerque Business First. Flow Science was one of ten companies that received this honor in the Medium Company category.

Voyager Award 2012

On November 13, 2012, Flow Science, won for the second year in a row, the Intel® Cluster Ready Voyager Award, part of the Intel® Cluster Ready Partner Appreciation Awards at SC 12. The Voyager Awards recognize those organizations that have contributed to Intel® Cluster Ready advancement, total available market growth and helped penetrate the much sought after but elusive “missing middle” for customers moving to cluster-based solutions.

Principal Best 10

Flow Science’s unwavering commitment to their employees’ long-term financial well-being has earned them national acclaim. An independent judging panel of employee benefits experts named Flow Science as one of the 2012 winners of The Principal® 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.

Intel Cluster Ready Voyager Award 2011

In November of 2011, Flow Science was a recent honoree of the Intel® Cluster Ready Voyager Award, part of the Intel Cluster Ready Partner Appreciation Awards at SC 11. The Voyager Awards recognize those organizations that have contributed to Intel Cluster Ready advancement, total available market growth and helped penetrate the much sought after but elusive “missing middle” for customers moving to cluster-based solutions.

Employer of the Year for the State of New Mexico

On April 16, 2011, the Santa Fe Professional Business Women of New Mexico awarded Flow Science their prestigious 2010-2011 Employer of the Year for family-friendly policies and practices designation for the state of New Mexico.

Employer of the Year and Business Excellence Award

In 2010, Flow Science was awarded two awards for excellence: the Employer of the Year, awarded by the Santa Fe Professional Business Women and the Business Excellence Award by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.