Sayak Mukherjee


After completing his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, Sayak joined VE Commercial Vehicles (Volvo group) as a CAE engineer. There he was responsible for finite element (FE) analysis and optimization of automotive components to meet design targets, crash and safety engineering and correlation building of FE models with rig test and road-load data. During his stint with the VECV crash team he became interested in the field of automotive safety and decided to pursue graduate studies with focus on injury biomechanics. In August 2017, Sayak joined the computational research group at CAB as a PhD student.


  • B.E. , Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (India)

Selected Publications

  • Kandreegula, S., Mukherjee, S., Jain, R., Prasad, S. et al., “FEM based Approach for Design and Development of Exhaust System Flex Connector and Experimentally Validated,” SAE Technical Paper 2017-01-1079, 2017.
  • Kandreegula, S., Paroche, S., Mukherjee, S., Ayyar, D. et al., “Fatigue Analysis and Validation of Fracture Split Connecting Rod for Value Engineering Using 1D and 3D Simulation Tools,” SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-1735, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-1735.
  • Sukumar, N., Mukherjee, S., Kurisetty, P., and Gupta, U., “New Virtual Methodology for Analysis of Vehicle Cabin Using 1-D Elements,” SAE Technical Paper 2016-28-0240, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-28-0240.
  • Kandreegula, S., Paroche, S., Mukherjee, S., and Gupta, U., “Static and Dynamic Study of 4-Cylinder Diesel Engine Crankshaft using FEM and Analytical Approaches,” SAE Technical Paper 2016-28-0108, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-28-0108.

Research Interests

  • Automotive Safety
  • Finite Element Method
  • Human Body Modeling

Affiliations & Awards

  • SAE International

Other Interests

  • Cricket, watching movies, and painting