Relevant employment

Full-time engagement timeline

Jan, 2020 - Present

  • University of California, Berkeley

    • Post-doc at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering / Software developer at SimCenter, Design-safe. My work involves development of numerical methods for modeling complex fluid-structure interaction problems. More details are available in the research section.

Feb, 2019 - Jul, 2019

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology

    • Visiting research and invited by Dr. Marko K Matikainen. The visit was funded by scholarship from the LUT Research Foundation

Jun, 2018 - Dec, 2019

  • Institute of Continuum Mechanics, LUH Hannover

    • Group Leader (Nanotribology) with Prof. Peter Wriggers. Work involved development of experimental investigation of nanoscratching using Nanoindenter; guidance of 8 masters’ (projectthesisstudent worker) students.

Jan, 2018 - May, 2018

  • Institute of Continuum Mechanics, LUH Hannover

    • Post-doctoral researcher with Prof. Peter Wriggers. Work involved development of novel nanoscratching techniques for testing polymeric materials using the Nanoindenter. The research work was funding by Continental Tires GmbH.

Apr, Nov, 2018 - Dec, 2018

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology

    • Visiting research and invited by Dr. Marko K Matikainen. The visit was funded by scholarship from the LUT Research Foundation

Oct, 2011 - Oct, 2018

  • Doctoral study at Institute of Continuum Mechanics under the guidance of Prof. Peter Wriggers. The doctoral work was sponsored by Continental Tires GmbH.

Jun, 2010 - Sep, 2011

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India)

    • Research assistant at NMCAD Lab, Dept. Aerospace Engineering under the guidance of Prof. Dineshkumar Harursampath

    • Work included development of numerical methods using Variational Asymptotic Method; Piezo-composite design for flapping wing micro aerial vehicles; development of MAV design software; Guidance for 15+ interns.

  • Blueberry Technology, Bangalore (India)

    • Senior programmer & executive member of start-up

2009 - 2010

  • The financial crisis that started on 15th September 2008 with the bankruptcy declaration of Lehmann brothers led to the Dow Jones hitting the lowest level on 06th March 2009. This led to a loss of more than 2.5 million jobs just in the USA.

Oct, 2007 - June, 2009

  • Masters education at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (USA)

Aug, 2003 - May, 2007

  • Bachelor education at NITK Surathkal (India)

Consulting appointments

I was awarded an Master of Science degree in Aeronautics from GALCIT at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (USA). This is equivalent to a course-based masters in most other universities across the world. The course work included 15 courses in solid and fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, experimental methods to be completed in 9 months.

Part-time employments

I was awarded a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK). In 2003, NITK ranked 5-8 among all technical institutes in the country. An admission required clearing an entrance examination and scoring in the Top 2% of the country. The entrance examination, was then attended by 200K+ students.

Internships (Pre-Masters’)

  • Rotary Wing Research and Design Center, HAL Bangalore (India)

    • May - Aug (2005)

  • Dept. Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (India)

    • Winter break (2005, 06) & summer break (2006, 07)

    • Advisor: Prof. Dineshkumar Harursampath

  • Dept. Physics, Indian Institute of Science (India)

    • Winter break (2006) & summer break (2007)

    • Advisor: Prof. Joydeep Basu

  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)

    • Winter break (2004, 05, 06) & summer break (2005, 06)

    • Advisor: Prof. Jayant Murth