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G.K. Ananthasuresh


Areas of Interest

Compliant Mechanisms, Design optimization, Topology optimization, Mechanisms and kinematics, MEMS, Biomechanics, Micromanipulation, and Protein design


ME 237: Mechanics of Microsystems
ME 256: Variational Methods and Structural Optimization
ME 260: Topology Optimization
BE 206: Introduction to Biomechanics of Solids


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BTech (1989), IIT-Madras, Chennai
MS (1991), U. of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
PhD (1994), U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA


As of 2015 Sep. (current projects)
1. Development of an Endoscopy Simulator
2. Soil-moisture sensors
3. An easy "sit-to-stand" chair for the elderly
4. Modeling of plant leaves
5. Micromanipulation and mechanical characterization of biological cells
6. Design of circuit-breakers


As of Sep. 2015
Journal: 80
Books: 6
Book-chapters: 13
Conference full papers: 156

Professional Experience

Editorial boards of more than 10 journals in the last 10 years.
Consultancy with Indian and Multi-national Industries in the area of design.
Office-bearer and member of six professional societies in India and absroad.

Collaborative Projects

1. Bioengineering and Biodesign Initiative

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