Biomechanics Laboratory
Namrata Gundiah
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore.




Research interests in the laboratory mainly lie in the broad areas of tissue biomechanics, cell mechanobiology and biomaterials & biomimetics. The overall goals include applying methods in mechanics to understand and quantify biological systems. At the scale of tissues, we use methods in nonlinear mechanics, viscoelasticity, and poroelasticity to quantify the properties of naturally occurring biomaterials and those fabricated using synthetic polymers. Specific systems of interest lie in arterial mechanics and in insect based biomaterials. We use advanced imaging techniques, molecular biology tools and mechanical characterization in our studies.

Open Positions

No new positions are currently available


Announcement

Applications invited for the Late Souvari Bhattacharya Memorial Summer Internship for work in the field of cell mechanobiology. 3rd year Biotechnology students are preferred but other candidates with relevant experience may also apply. Application deadlines 15th Feb 2016. Interested candidates may send an email with their recent CV.
Contact : Dr. Namrata Gundiah, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore -560012
Tel : +91 80 2293 2860/3366
Email : namrata_AT_mecheng.iisc.ernet.in : ngundiah_AT_gmail.com

News

December,2015

  • Namrata teaches at the DST-SERB school in Insect Biology.DST-SERB
  • Congrats to Ankur Kulkarni who will present his work at the Biophysical Society in Los Angeles in February, 2016
  • Congrats to Nandan and Siddhartha whose abstract is accepted for presentation at Eccomas.   ECCOMAS 2016
  • September,2015

  • New grant on studying coffee wood stem borers (CWSB) funded by the Central Coffee Research Institute.Coffee Board
  • Pranav and Suchi's work featured in Deccan Herald and also on IISc Research Media Page. Deccan Herald Article    IISc Research Media Article
  • August,2015

  • Indo-US STF in Irvine, California attended by Namrata and co-organized a session on "Biomechanical basis of Animal behavior" . Also presented work at UC, San Diego.
  • Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Lakshminath Kundanati who defended his work! He starts as a postdoc research fellow with Prof. Nicola Pugno,University of Trento, Italy from October 2015.
  • July,2015

    Namrata presented work at the European Solid Mechanics meeting in Madrid, Spain.

    June,2015

    Namrata presents work at the Soft tissue mechanics meeting in Glasgow, UK.

    April,2015

    Souvari Bhattacharya tragically passes away in a road accident.Obituary

    February,2015

    Anju Babu submits her doctoral thesis titled "Role of microstructure in the mechanics of soft matter"

    December,2014

    Lakshminath submits his doctoral thesis titled "Mechanics of insect based materials"

    June,2014

    Congratulations to Anju Babu for the WCB, DST and CSIR travel grants to attend the World Congress on Biomechanics meeting in Boston.
    She will present her work on "Failure mechanisms during dissection of human ascending aorta".

    May,2014

    Lakshminath's nice work on "Biomechanics of Substrate Boring by Fig Wasps" has been featured by several news outlets and is the Editor's choice paper in Journal of Experimental Biology.
    A few of the links are included below. Check them out! National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, AAAS Science Update, Hindu newspaper, Txchnologist, ABC Science, Inside JEB, and many more sites.

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