Murilo Bonilha

Otis Elevator Company, General Manager | Shanghai, China


Murilo Bonilha is the General Manager for United Technologies Research Center (China) Ltd., a position he has held since May 2012.

At UTRC, Dr. Bonilha leads at team of 45 research engineers and scientists involved in global and Asia-focused research projects in building and thermal systems, fluid dynamics, decision and control systems, and mechanical systems. In this role, he has full P&L responsibility over UTRC operations in China and is also responsible for technical capability development, university partnerships, external/government relationships, and UTC business unit interactions in Asia. Bonilha also leads the Tsinghua University-UTC Research Institute, which pursues fundamental research in building operations and controls, jobsite safety, and supply chain.

Bonilha joined United Technologies in 1996 as a research engineer at UTRC and has held several technical leadership…

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China Office Board (2015 – 2018)

Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (China 2016)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (China 2016)


17 October 2016

Zhen Jia, Murilo Bonilha, Bill Li & Geeta Bora, United Technologies Corporation

Implementing real-time, efficient, and intelligent tall building egresses that ensure human safety in cases of emergencies can be extremely difficult. Most current egress strategies are...