Expecting a severe shortage of ventilators to help people suffering from the most serious cases of COVID-19, on March 16, 2020, a team of more than 40 engineers, doctors, medical professionals, designers, and manufacturing experts from industry launched an Apollo 13-style project to help address that need.
- M.Tech, Aircraft Production Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1987
- Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1995
- 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
- Faculty Affiliate, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 5/2016 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
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).
- Data Analytics
- 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
- 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)
- HT 504 - Software Eng Health Tech
Researchers at ISE are laying the groundwork for cooperative robots that might be able to read our minds.
Professors Kesh Kesavades and R.S. Srinivas and ther assistant Pavithra Rajeswaran are developing Amazon Echo technology for use in healthcare.