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Sundaresan Poovalingam

Senior Principal, AEG, INFOSYS

Senior Principal with more than 27 years of professional experience in Aerospace and Mechanical Structures and System product development areas. Vast experience in Design and development of Aerospace structures (Rockets, Spacecrafts, Aircrafts) and System with delegated signatory approval on FEM,...
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Senior Principal  
Infosys Limited, June 2014 to Present, Bangalore India
(Advanced Engineering Group)
Head of Mechanical Structures and System, AEG. Robotics Design and development, IP Internal Auditor, Certification course development and delivery, Reskill the team, Research and Development

Industry Principal Consultant  
Infosys, October 2012 to Present, Bangalore India
(Aerospace and Mechanical Product development)
Industry Principal Consultant to Aerospace and Mechanical Product Development Competency development IP Champion and IP Certified Auditor

Principal Consultant  
Infosys, October 2009 to September 2012, Bangalore India
(Aerospace & Defense)
Principal consultant to aerospace programs, Competency development IP Champion and IP Certified Auditor

Group Technical Consultant  
Infosys, October 2006 to September 2009, Bangalore India
Program management and Consultancy to Aerospace programs

Project Manager and Head CAE Practice  
DSQ Software limited, February 2000 to August 2002, Bangalore India
(Automotive, Aerospace, Marine and Heavy Engineering)
Product Development, Product design and analysis for Aerospace, Automotive and Heavy Engineering Industry programs of international clients

Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore, April 1999 to February 2000, Bangalore India
(Aerospace and Defence)
Worked on LCA structural and System components

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum, April 1992 to April 1999, Bangalore India
(Aerospace & Defense)
Worked for ASLV, PSLV and Spacecraft (INSAT) Structures. Emphasis on Nonlinear analysis involving Geometric, Material and Contact nonlinearity of Composite Motorcases, Nozzle throat inserts, Antennae, Payload and interstage adopters.

Senior Research Fello  
NAL, April 1991 to April 1992, Bangalore India
Stress Engineering of SARAS aircraft wing product development


Indian Institute of Science  
Research Fellow, Jan, 1990 to Jan, 1991

Anna University  
ME, Aeronautical Engineering, Jan, 1988 to Jan, 1990

Madurai Kamaraj University  
BE (Hons), Civil Engineering, Jan, 1984 to Jan, 1988


Design and Development of A350 PFS  by  Sundaresan Poovalingam    
May, 2012 - Present
Design and Development of A350 PFS leading edge structures. Involves design validation using FEM, Bird strike simulation on Leading edge, Design sign off, Static, F&DT validation and delegated sign off approval

Design and Development of Robots to clean and coat overhead live conductors  by  Dr Ravikumar    
August, 2016 - Present
Design and Development of Robots to clean and coat overhead live conductors. The robots should be able to clean any dirt mechanically and coat client specific material uniformly over the conductor circumference with 15-25 micron thickness without shutting the grid. The robots should run autonomously and take decision to move forward or backward based on the set performance parameters

Boeing 787 Fwd Fuselage Structures  by  Sundaresan Poovalingam    
September, 2006 - December, 2012
Leading a team in design and development of Boeing 787-8, -9 forward fuselage composite structures. Involved in static, F&DT validation and Bird strike simulations. Also involved in the design optimization and Cost analytics (VAVE) of the program.

A380 FTE and Ribs Design and Development  by  Srini Patnala    
August, 2002 - August, 2006
Design and Development of Jumbo jet A380 Fixed trailing edge component, Main wing Box covers and Certification of Main wing box components


  • ISAMI (Static, F&DT)


Buckling and Post-buckling analysis of moderately thick laminated rectangular plates     
Published by (Computers and Structures)
Authors: P. Sundaresan, Gajbir Singh and G. Venkateswara Rao.  Published 

Buckling of moderately thick rectangular composite plates subjected to partial edge compression     
Published by (International Journal of Mechanical Sciences)
Authors: P. Sundaresan, Gajbir Singh and G. Venkateswara Rao.  Published 

A simple approach to investigate vibratory behaviour of thermally stressed laminated structures     
Published by (Journal of Sound and Vibration)
Authors: P. Sundaresan, Gajbir Singh and G. Venkateswara Rao.  Published 

Composite Structural Repairs of Aircraft Components     
Published by (Composites 2010 Conference, Society of Manufacturing Engineers)
Authors: Shrikanth N, Ravindra Kiragi, Sundaresan Poovalingam & Pavan Gupta.  Published April 22, 2010

Intricacies in the prediction of structural behaviour of metal lined composite pressure vessel for aerospace application     
Published by (Interline Publishing as part of Composites 94 Conference held at VSSC, TVM)
Authors: Gajbir Singh, Bharat Bhushan and P. Sundaresan.  Published February 17, 1994

Structural integrity analysis of nozzle throat inserts under thermo-mechanical loading considering geometric and materia     
Published by (Proceedings of the Technical Sessions of the 48th AGM of Aeronautical Society of India held at TVM,)
Authors: P. Sundaresan, Gajbir Singh and G. Venkateswara Rao.  Published February 01, 1997

Static and Free vibration analysis of C/S band reflector     
Published by (First FEAST users' meet)
Authors: P. Sundaresan and Gajbir Singh.  Published August 29, 1997

Thermal distortion and free vibration analysis of parabolic shaped reflector     
Published by (NISA users’ conference )
Authors: P. Sundaresan and Gajbir Singh.  Published November 10, 1997

Design Optimization of Connecting Rod – A Simple Approach     
Published by (CAE 2001 conference)
Authors: P Sundaresan, et al.  Published 

Modeling of strain gauges and rosettes in ANSYS     
Published by (ANSYS Convergence Conference, 2013)
Authors: Santhosh Kumar Murugadass, Aravind Chakragiri and Sundaresan Poovalingam.  Published May 09, 2013

Verification and Validation of Life Prediction Software – An Engineering Service Provider Perspective     
Published by (ASTM E08.04 Workshop on Verification and Validation of Solid Mechanic and Life Prediction Software)
Authors:  D. S. Sreedhar, K. S Venkatesha, P. Sundaresan, P. and Ravi G. V. V Kumar.  Published May 09, 2012


Award For Excellence 2018
Recipient of Award for Excellence 2018 from Infosys limited for Design and development of Robots under Zero Distance Category