Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
Education: Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Mongkut University of Technology; certificate in Electrical Engineering from Burapha University in Thailand; Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technical University of Clausthal; Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, University of Hannover
Office location: Hannover, Germany
Best piece of advice received: Never be a full glass of water! Be half-full so that new knowledge can pour in.
If you could get free airfare, what country would you go visit? Remote and exotic destinations in South America and Japan – to see new cultures and meet new people.
What are your hobbies? Coaching my kids, traveling and cooking
8 – 9 a.m.
That second cup of coffee
After I arrive to the office, I go through emails from last night and check calendar appointments for the day while sipping my second cup of coffee.
9 – 10 a.m.
Working with my colleague in China before he leaves for home. I share my monitor through Skype and we work together to develop a model to help optimize a battery component.
10 – 11 a.m.
A new project starts
I just got assigned a new battery design project so I am reading through the project brief, scope and I am thinking about my own involvement. I also have to submit software requirements to support this project so I am writing it all down.
11 a.m. – noon
Personal Development – Battery training
It is Wednesday, I like to join the once a week training session learning about battery fabrication process.
1 – 3:15 p.m.
Battery simulation for customer
After lunch, I work on a customer request. They request some performance testing and before it goes to real-world testing, I will do some computer modelling. I review customer specifications and turn it into lines of code in a Matlab program, which will help with the analysis.
3:15 – 4 p.m.
Time for a quick regular check with my global counterparts to share some results of my projects, hear from them and discuss best practices
4 – 5:30 pm
I spend the rest of the day digging through the data from a previous simulation analyze the results. Of course, the lines of numbers are too detailed for leadership presentation, so I finally summarize my findings in a nice PowerPoint presentation. Time to go home.