T. Kesavadas

T Kesavadas

Primary Research Area

  • Decision and Control Systems

Professor

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Education

  • M.Tech, Aircraft Production Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1987
  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1995

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 8/1995 to 7/1996
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, 8/1996 to 8/2002
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Urological Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, 6/2007 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo,5/2003 to 8/2014
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, 8/2002 to 8/2008
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, 8/2008 to 8/2014
  • Faculty Affiliate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 8/2015 to present
  • Faculty Affiliate, Department of BioEngineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 8/2015 to present
  • Professor, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 8/2014-present
  • Engineer-in-Chief, ARCHES Program,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 8/2014-present
  • Director, Health Care Engineering Systems Center, College of Engineering,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 8/2014-present
  • Faculty Affiliate, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 5/2016 to present

Other Professional Employment

  • Management Trainee (Technical), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, India, 7/1985 to 1/1987
  • Engineer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, India, 1/1987 to 7/1990
  • Associate Scientist in Virtual Reality, Iowa Center for Emerging Manufacturing Technology, Institute for Physical Research and Technology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2/1995 to 7/1996

Other Professional Activities

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Nominated as Fellow in December 2013.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member, 1994 - present.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Member, 1996 - present.
  • Board Member and Co-founder, Tactus Technologies (www.tactustech.com) Getzville, NY (August, 2004 – present).
  • Co-Founder, Simulated Surgical Systems LLC (SSS), Williamsville, NY (June, 2009 – present) (www.simulatedsurgicals.com).

Research Areas

  • Decision and Control Systems
  • Design and Manufacturing

Chapters in Books

  • Kesavadas, T., Kamerkar, A., and Anand, A., “Touch-based Interactive Modeler using Force/Position Data Glove” Virtual Engineering, Chapter 2, Momentum Press, 2010.
  • Kesavadas, T., and Guru, K. “Role of Simulator in Robotic Surgery” Pediatric Robotic and Reconstructive Urology, Chapter 3, pp 19-29, Wiley-Blackwell Press, June 2012.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Bramlet, M., Wang, K., Clemons, A., Speidel, N. C., Lavalle, S. M., & Kesavadas, T. (2016). Virtual reality visualization of patient specific heart model. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 18(422).

Service on University Committees

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Faculty Senate, Member, 2015-present

Honors

  • Creative Entrepreneur of the Year award (2011)
  • Robotic surgery simulator research in permanent display at the Buffalo Science Museum (2011)
  • State University of New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2011)
  • Best poster award (2012)
  • Visionary Innovator Award (2012)
  • Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (2013)