James Pura

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Application Engineer

James Pura received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego specializing in Structural Analysis. Over the course of his career, he has worked for a number of companies with broad FEA applications, including Boeing, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prior to coming to MSC, James was a structural dynamics testing & finite element analysis (FEA) expert for Altair Engineering, where he worked with customers in Oil & Gas, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Heavy Industry, and Aerospace to optimize their FEA workflows. James has been at MSC for 4 years now, specializing in the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and specifically works as an Application Engineer specializing in the next-generation platform, MSC Apex.