Ramesh “Neelsh” Neelamani ’03 currently manages commercial applications of ExxonMobil’s proprietary seismic imaging technologies on prospects from across the globe. He joined ExxonMobil in 2003 and has enjoyed a variety of assignments in ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research, Exploration, and Production companies. He received the B.Tech. degree in 1997 from the Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1999 and 2003 from Rice University, all in electrical engineering. He has authored several publications and patents in the areas of seismic signal enhancement, compressed sensing, pattern recognition, and seismic imaging. In 2011, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists honored him with the J. Clarence Karcher award “in recognition of significant contributions to the science and technology of exploration geophysics by a young geophysicist.”
Outside of work, his energetic 11 year old daughter Urvi and 8 year old son Purush keep him on his toes with their probing questions, backyard games, soccer practice, and cooking requests. His morning yoga routine, occasional jogs, and gym visits helps him to maintain a semblance of calm, sanity, and smile.