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.
Namrata presented work at the European Solid Mechanics meeting in Madrid, Spain.
Namrata presents work at the Soft tissue mechanics meeting in Glasgow, UK.
Souvari Bhattacharya tragically passes away in a road accident.Obituary
Anju Babu submits her doctoral thesis titled "Role of microstructure in the mechanics of soft matter"
Lakshminath submits his doctoral thesis titled "Mechanics of insect based materials"
Congratulations to Anju Babu for the WCB, DST and CSIR
travel grants to attend the World Congress on Biomechanics meeting in
She will present her work on "Failure mechanisms during dissection of human ascending aorta".
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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