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Email: Gautam.M.Puri@gmail.com
Web: www.GautamPuri.com
Book: www.AbaqusPython.com


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Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

  1. Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (May 2012)
  2. Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Dec 2009)
  3. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering ( Dec 2009 (double major)
Focus Areas – Computer Aided Engineering – CAD, FEA, CFD
                          Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics
                          Robotics and Machine-Vision

Authored Book: Python Scripts for Abaqus – Learn by Example
(ISBN 978-0-615-52050-6).
(22 chapters/720 pages). Official website www.abaquspython.com

  • Describes innovative methods to programmatically control and optimize advanced engineering simulations using the Abaqus simulation software and the programming language Python.
  • My book is used by engineering companies across a range of industries, including NASA, the European Space Agency, Boeing, Apple, Intel, Dell, Schlumberger, Shell, Babcock & Wilcox, Bechtel, the US Army Core of Engineers, the Australian Dept. of Defense, Los Alamos National Labs, and research universities including MIT, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Oxford University (UK), Imperial College London (UK) and University of New South Wales (Australia).
  • 400+ copies sold worldwide

Developed Simulation Training Series on YouTube (Abaqus Unified FEA)
  • Created 30+ training videos, totaling over three hours, to introduce students and practicing engineers to structural simulation concepts, because I feel all young engineers should have free access to such resources
  • My YouTube channel has 1,400+ permanent subscribers and 280,000+ views
  • Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/AbaqusPython/about

Client Care & Technical Sales at Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corporation (June 2012 - present)
  • Provide consulting services to engineers at 50+ companies to help them simulate how the products they design will behave in the real world using our physics-based software tools
  • Instruct multi-day simulation training courses; trained 80+ engineers and researchers over 2 years, including those at General Motors, Goodyear Tire, NASA and the Naval Nuclear Research Program
  • Introduced simulation, optimization and statistical analysis tools to several companies through demonstrations to their engineers
  • Led the development of tire simulation strategies and related software for a leading tire manufacturer; trained engineers from different teams ensure successful execution; sole individual assigned to the client
  • Led team of engineers to develop custom software tools for a leading automobile manufacturer to simulate combustion engine functions; resulted in large annual software license revenue increase

Business Development Intern at Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corporation (Jan-Aug 2011)
  • Produced comprehensive list of worldwide biotech conferences with relevant details to keep track of sponsorship and product evangelism opportunities; marketing department used my spreadsheet to plan information booths and conference exhibits for whole year
  • Created the entire Abaqus FEA tutorial video series available on the Simulia website
  • Created the Isight Design Workflow Optimization tutorial video series for  the Simulia website
  • Attended various Abaqus and Isight internal training courses to enhance FEA and Optimization skills
  • Created the user manual for the new SIMULIA Learning Community, drafted the invitation emails at launch, and helped with general maintenance of the young community

Teaching Assistant for Airplane Design II (AE 4351) (Jan 2011 - May 2012)
Teaching Assistant for High Speed Aerodynamics (AE3021) (Aug - Dec 2011)

Research in “Effect of mesh topologies on crack propagation using cohesive elements” with Dr. Julian Rimoli (School of Aerospace Engineering) (Jan 2011 - May 2012)

  • Created an automated MATLAB script to examine a mesh, insert cohesive elements in suitable locations, create new coordinate and connectivity matrices, and generate a ready-to-run Abaqus input file with required material and section properties, loads/BCs and output requests
  • Conducted studies to determine cohesive element properties for traction-separation behavior
  • Simulating crack propagation with various mesh topologies and comparing results to experimental observations
  • The research is being conducted at the request of Sandia National Laboratories

Research in “Design and Optimization of Blast Resistant Panels using Finite Element Analysis (FEA)” with Dr. Janet Allen (Georgia Tech Systems Realization Lab, School of Mechanical Engineering) ( Aug 2006 - Dec 2007)

  • Created computer models of honeycomb core sandwich structures and tested their response to high explosives using Abaqus/Explicit in order to find optimum structural and material configurations
  • Compared theoretical predictions to numerical models previously generated by the lab
  • Spent over 150 hours writing scripts for Abaqus in the Python programming language in order to automate simulations.
  • Designed software interface in ModelCenter to run simulations and graph results.
  • The research was conducted at the request of the Army Research Laboratory to produce blast resistant panels that can withstand landmine explosions.
  • Paper - Messer, M., Panchal, J., Puri, G., Allen, J., Mistree, F., "Designing Embodiment Design Processes for Blast Resistant Panels", 12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Sep. 10-12, 2008

Research in “Development of materials and structures for Morphing Wings” with Dr. Christopher Lynch (School of Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. David Bucknall (School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering) (Aug 2006 - May 2007)

  • Primary goal of research was to develop structural materials for use in morphing airplane wings, secondary goal was to develop foam-cell models to predict behavior
  • Created foams coated with various thermally reactive polymers of different molecular weights and mechanically tested them (tensile, compression and dynamic mechanical analysis)
  • Modeled foam cells in SolidWorks and simulated loading with FEA add-on CosmosWorks.
  • Measured and analyzed polymer layers using optical and electron microscopes. Edited and extracted information from images using ImagePro and Adobe Photoshop
  • I was awarded the Presidents Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) to fund this research

Product tester for research in “Study of Advanced Crane Control Mechanisms” with Dr. Singhose (School of Mechanical Engineering) (once a week, Summer 2006)


  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) –Experience with SolidEdge, SolidWorks and Unigraphics NX (now Siemens NX), AutoCAD. Familiar with CATIA
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) – Experience with Abaqus, CosmosWorks (now SolidWorks Simulation), Nastran (with NX). Familiar with ANSYS
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) – In-house creation of grid generators, Euler Solvers and Navier Stokes solvers. Familiarity with commercial codes: FLUENT, CFX, CFDesign
  • Workflow Optimization – Experience with Isight and ModelCenter
  • Embedded Systems - Programmed Microchip PIC, Atmel AVR and Motorola HC12 microcontrollers in Assembly and C – Robotics and Mechatronics applications. Familiarity with Arduinos.
  • Programming Languages – Have programmed in the following languages: Assembly, BASIC, C, C++ (including MFC), C++/CLR (.NET), Java, C#, Visual Basic, PERL, Python, MATLAB, SQL, Objective C
  • Mobile Development – Android (Java with Eclipse), iOS (Objective C with XCode)
  • Web Design – HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Adobe Flash CS3 with ActionScript, DreamWeaver CS5
  • Other Software Tools – Created tutorials using Camtasia Studio (screen capture), BB Flashback (screen capture) and VirtualDub (video editing). Completed diploma course in CorelDraw (digital images) in 2003. Experience designing layouts in Adobe InDesign. Proficient with MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • CompTIA A+ Certified Computer Technician (CCCT)  (Certified in 2006)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in training - completed training for certification exam (2005) –learnt to configure and maintain small scale computer networks by programming routers, switches and hubs. Gained familiarity with networking technologies, topologies, standards and protocols.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) in training - completed training for certification exam (2004) – learnt to network Windows 2000/NT/XP systems to provide user accounts, rights management and other security features. Familiar with configuring DNS, DHCP servers and gateways to route network traffic.
  • Languages - English, Hindi (fluent in both)