Dept of Mech Engg, IIT Bombay

 Chairman, SEDEMAC


Professor Shashikanth is a founder and Chairman of SEDEMAC. He is responsible for over all strategy, product choice, relationships with senior management of customers, investor relationship and team building.

SEDEMAC is a rapidly growing technology-driven company committed to establish itself as a leader in engine and powertrain control products that deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency and/or performance. Its immediate mission is to emerge as India's leader in energy efficient electronic control solutions for diesel power generators by 2015. It was founded by technocrats who came together as part of a research group led by Shashi at IIT Bombay. What started as a small lab-based enterprise in the IIT Bombay campus has now grown into a company that supplies unique control products to leading engine manufacturers such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Kirloskar, TVS Motor, TATA Motors etc. Our operations are now based out of Pune. Its products are built utilizing its own IP/proprietory designs.


After earning a BTech from IIT Madras in 1998, Shashikanth got his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002. Subsequently, he worked with GE Global Research, New York after which he has joined the faculty of IIT Bombay where he continues to serve. He is a receipient of the MIT TR 35 award.

Shashikanth is passionate about contributing to creation of an ecosystem in India that fosters investment of high-quality man years into development and market realization of unique products that offer compelling value.