G.K. Ananthasuresh

G.K. Ananthasuresh


PhD, University of Michigan, 1994
MS, University of Toledo, Ohio, 1991
BTech, IIT Madras, 1989

+91 80 2293 2334

Research Interests

Compliant mechanisms, Kinematics, Design optimization
Microelectromechanical systems, Biomedical devices
Biomechanics, Inverse problems


ME 256 Variational Methods and Structural Optimization
ME 260 Topology Optimization
BE 205 Introduction of Biomechanics of Solids
ME 237 Mechanics of Microsystems

Selected Recent Publications

  • Shekhar, S., Vinoy, K. J., & Ananthasuresh, G. K. (2017). Surface-micromachined capacitive RF switches with low actuation voltage and steady contact. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 26(3), 643-652.
  • Pandian, N. K., & Ananthasuresh, G. K. (2017). Synthesis of tensegrity structures of desired shape using constrained minimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 56(6), 1233-1245.
  • Kollimada, S., Balakrishnan, S., Malhi, C. K., Raju, S. R., Suma, M. S., Das, S., & Ananthasuresh, G. K. (2017). A micro-mechanical device for in-situ stretching of single cells cultured on it. Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics, 13(1-4), 27-37.
  • Palathingal, S., & Ananthasuresh, G. K. (2018). A bilateral relationship between stable profiles of pinned–pinned bistable shallow archesInternational Journal of Solids and Structures, 143, 183-193.
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Sponsored Projects

  • “Bioengineering and Biodesign at IISc: Phase 2”, Department of Biotechnology, INR 961 lakhs, 2018-2021; Phase 1: INR 143 lakhs, 2013-2018.
  • “CyberGut; A Bio Cyber Physical Approach to Gut Epithelial Cell Biology,” Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc and DST, INR 253 lakhs, 2016-2021.
  • “Compliant Easy Chair for the Elderly,” DST-Technology Initiative for the Disabled and Elderly,” 2014-2018, INR 47 lakhs.
  • Miniature pump, MEMS Accelerometer, Intracranial pressure sensor”, INR 200 lakhs, DRDO.