Hi! My name is Tejas. I love to connect simple solutions to solve complex problems. Currently, I work at Medtronic as a Sr. R&D Engineer, developing minimally invasive surgical devices for gynecology procedures. I am passionate about improving healthcare value by developing better products.
I grew up in Pune (India), where I studied mechanical engineering at College of Engineering, Pune (B.Tech’11) and built a low cost self balancing personal transportation vehicle for my senior design thesis and worked on the steering and vehicle dynamics of the first Formula SAE team in the college. In Pune, I interned at the John Deere Technology Center where I worked in Business Development and Market Research for Light Commercial Vehicles.
Later, I studied Manufacturing Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (M.Eng’12) where I researched manufacturing of lab-on-a-chip diagnostic devices used to detect CD4 cells in HIV affected patients, while working at Daktari Diagnostics. At MIT, I volunteered to build and gather user feedback on a Moringa (seed) threshing device in Tanzania.
I love traveling and have explored parts of India, US, Canada, UK, Tanzania, Peru, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. I love hiking, running, swimming, snowboarding, playing badminton, table tennis and golf. I also love to listen to podcasts, sketch and read. (One of my favorite books is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande). I am also passionate about startups and am always trying to cook up a kooky idea.
Everyday I realize how much I do not know. To learn more about what I do know – please reach out!