Dr. Vasisht Venkatesh leads efforts in the development, implementation, and maturation of computational methods and analytical models across the Materials and Processes Engineering discipline at Pratt & Whitney. He has extensive experience in the areas of microstructure-property relationships, materials characterization and testing, process monitoring, NDE development and application, and static and dynamic testing. He is currently leading the Air Force funded Foundational Engineering Problem on the ICME of Residual Stress in Ni base Superalloy Rotors. Prior to joining Pratt & Whitney, he worked in the R&D lab of Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) for 13 years where he led key research activities to develop, validate and implement numerical modeling tools to optimize various titanium alloy processes for microstructure, texture and mechanical property enhancement. He earned a Ph.D. from Clemson University, focused on modeling the Ultra High Temperature Creep and Creep-fatigue Behavior of IN690.