It is very satisfying to see clients succeed in developing new products or solutions, or improve existing ones, with the help of innovative modeling and simulation-based methods.

Mahesh Kailasam has more than 20 years of experience in the deployment of modeling and analysis techniques to engineer breakthrough solutions to demanding problems in life science, high-tech, energy and other industries. Having previously led the strategic implementation of multiphysics simulations in emerging technology sectors, Mahesh is responsible for expanding and diversifying the Weidlinger Applied Science practice. He collaborates with leaders in life science and high-tech industries in the San Francisco Bay Area and other similar business ecosystems to accelerate innovation.

Modeling & Simulation Achievements
Mahesh led the commercialization of the Living Heart Project, an initiative that uses multiphysics simulations of the human heart to improve cardiac care. He has also established partnerships with major oil and gas companies, which led to new simulation tools and methods for safer and more efficient exploration and production, such as hydraulic fracturing. He has worked closely with key high-tech companies to pioneer modeling and simulation-based approaches for drop testing and display protection, methods that are now widely used in the industry.

Software Innovation
For more than a decade, Mahesh led or contributed to several software development projects for the commercial Abaqus Finite Element Software (both Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit). He also directed the Abaqus Product Management group for several years, established joint R&D projects with major international companies, and guided software partnerships with key industry players, which resulted in significantly improved simulation tools and methods.

Outside of Work
Mahesh serves as a coach and referee for his two children’s softball, baseball and soccer leagues. An aspiring polyglot, he is proficient in three languages (English, Hindi and Tamil), and is currently working to improve his French and Spanish.

Expertise
• Computational modeling
• Advanced software development
• Applied mechanics
• Virtual human modeling
• Medical device development
• Oil and gas subsurface modeling and simulation