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Dr Mahesh Thorat

Research Associate Physics


Personal Statement

Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree in engineering from government institute (India) in 2005, Dr. Mahesh Thorat attended the Indian Institute of technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) (India) for his master's studies and graduated in 2007. He was All India Rank 1 in GATE 2005. He worked as a Mechanical software developer post his masters. He has also worked as a lecturer and assistant professor in Mechanical engineering department, WIT, Solapur (India) from 2008 to 2011. Post this he worked as a software developer in BHEL and L&T from 2012 to 2014 (India). He worked as a project research manager in NCAIR, IIT Bombay (India) from 2015 to 2016. He was involved in the development of lightweight manufacturing by FRP’s where he and his team developed lightweight products for various industries.
In 2016, he started his Ph.D. in the field of “Studies on shock mitigation using metal foams composites and their sandwich structure” in Mechanical Department of IIT Bombay (India). His Ph.D. expenditure was funded by DRDO, Ministry of Défense, Govt. of India. In his Ph.D. he designed a 7-meter-long shock tube and analysed shock wave signals after the material interaction. He used various sensors like PCB and PVDF for collecting experimental data.
Towards the end of his Ph.D., he also completed his online post graduate diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) from Purdue university (USA) in 2021. He has done internship in General Electricals (GE) global R&D division, Bengaluru (India) in the field of AI/ML. He started working as a Lead data scientist in Chistats Labs Pvt Ltd, Pune (India) before defending his Ph.D. thesis in November 2022. As a lead data scientist, he worked on “Aero gas turbine engine health monitoring using AI/ML”.
With the QUASAR Group, Dr. Mahesh is working on AI/ML for particle accelerators. His role is more focused on the development of advanced AI/ML methods for accelerator design, control, beam diagnostics and improving the reliability of research infrastructures by increasing beam time availability, beam quality and reproducibility.
Furthermore Dr. Mahesh has a keen interest in gym activities. He is an animal lover.