Biomechanics Laboratory

Department of Mechanical


Lab personnel photos

Selfie,Group photo,IISc openday

Tissue Biomechanics

Mounting of sample,Bi-axial stretcher,material characterization

Collective cell migration

MDCKs in circular constraint: initial, after 2 hours, leading edge cell arrangement


Female fig wasp laying eggs, characterization of ovipositor

About Us

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.



Opening for postdoctoral research fellow

We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the field of cell mechanobiology in the Biomechanics Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering ,IISc. Candidates should preferably have a background in bioengineering , biotechnology or related disciplines.

Ankur and Vikram's work featured in Deccan Herald. Deccan Herald Article
  • 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
  • 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.

Contact Information

Namrata Gundiah
Associate Professor


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012, India.

Office: +91 80 2293 2860
Lab: +91 80 2293 3366