9 Dec 2021 | Blog, Our people

[C&T PEOPLE] R&D engineer at Ciel & Terre India | Kantha Rao

What made you want to join Ciel & Terre?

When I was looking for a change with 12 years of experience in Automotive R&D, I got a call from C&T about floating solar technology. I felt it was interesting and I was curious to know more about this technology. When I shared my interest in Renewable energy, it was received well and I decided to go on the journey with C&T.

What is your role within Ciel & Terre?

I am working in the R&D department as CAE(CFD) expert? My responsibility is to carry out CFD simulations as part of the design and development of floating solar products for Ciel & Terre International and its subsidiaries. My mission is to develop the best practices for the current and upcoming simulations and produce innovative design solutions to meet the current and future challenges.

Can you describe your typical day?

My typical day starts with reviewing the current projects’ status, scheduling the project deliveries as per the priorities. And then working on regular project activities like preparing CFD simulations, analyzing simulation results, preparing technical reports, and providing the countermeasures. I also coordinate with other team members worldwide for R&D activities.

What drives you at work? What do you particularly appreciate in your job?

Working in Research and Development area is always a challenging job. Every day we face new challenges, need to provide the right solutions at the right time in the right place. Providing technical solutions to the current challenges and future requirements always drives me at work, I really appreciate that.

What do you consider your biggest achievement since you joined the company?

For the first time, we are developing CFD internally for the floating solar products, adapting to new products application, achieving good correlations in the first attempt. Building confidence by the management is a big achievement for me, I thank the France team for their support.

What is the most important thing you have learned from your experience in C&T?

Ciel & Terre has given me an opportunity to learn and explore many new things in my day-to-day work, most important thing is that “There’s a solution to every challenge, I just have to find the right solution to fix it”.

According to you, what are C&T’s spirit and most important values?

C&T always drives its employees with its core values like a Creative and Innovative approach, locally made products, trust in employees, making them accountable, and most importantly the Freedom at work.

What do you think the future will be like in 10 years?

I am sure that the future will be bright in the coming 10 years, as the Renewable energy sector is constantly growing. And Floating solar plays a key role in this sector due to its potential benefits. Also, I believe that the Ciel & Terre will continue to be the pioneer in floating solar technology.


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