Dr. Mahesh Kailasam, vice president & Cupertino office director
We are pleased to announce the expansion of Thornton Tomasetti’s Applied Science practice in the life science and high-tech sectors in the San Francisco Bay Area, marking a new phase in our 45-year presence in Silicon Valley. Our Cupertino office will foster our partnerships with leaders in these fields to accelerate transformational innovation by leveraging our renowned expertise in modeling and simulation. We welcome Dr. Mahesh Kailasam, who has joined the firm in Cupertino to lead this initiative.
Mahesh has 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, he is now responsible for expanding and diversifying the Applied Science practice. He will collaborate with leaders in life science and high tech in the Bay Area and other similar business ecosystems to accelerate innovation.
He most recently led the commercialization of the Living Heart Project, which is transforming cardiac care through multiphysics simulations of the human heart. Prior to that, he 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 also 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.
Mahesh has an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has held numerous roles with increasing responsibilities at Dassault Systemes, which included R&D and product management of Abaqus (finite element analysis), strategic planning to build alliances and drive acquisitions, and industry diversification to widen the business footprint.
We are excited about this new phase for the Applied Science practice and look forward to collaborating with key leaders in life science and high tech.
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