What is your name?
What is your title?
What is your expertise?
First principle modeling
How long have you been at GE?
Where did you receive your education?
M.S. in Metallurgy from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
What are you working on now?
Making alloys stronger through grain boundaries.
Any awards, medals, patents, or special recognitions?
Gold Medal at Indian Institute of Science. 4 patents at GE. Management Award in recognition of leading “Innovation Council” efforts in promoting innovation awareness in GE Global Research-Bangalore, Management Award from Oil & Gas for development of coating life prediction model for F-class machines.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I led a cross-functional team to develop a coating life prediction model for Oil & Gas. The task was technically challenging, due to the complex interplay of several factors that act synergistically towards life degradation of thermal barrier coatings. It gave me immense satisfaction when our hard work led to incorporation of the correct physics in the model & the model demonstrated great usefulness when my Oil & Gas colleagues used it in field, towards improving our LTSA-s (long term service agreement) with our customers.
What is your computer wallpaper?
A new mom to a 4-month old, my wallpaper shows off my son displaying his antics, to add pleasure to my “home away from home”-my office.
What is your favorite book or publication?
Alice in Wonderland
What is your hobby?
Singing- I am trained in light classical music.
What type of music do you listen to while you are working?
Sitting in my “wall-less” office, music to my ears constitute of listening to my colleagues around me: their deep technical discussions or corridor conversations ranging from cricket, Hindi movies to recent announcements! Jokes apart, I am a big Hindi movie fan, and often listen to foot-tapping songs from Hindi films.