Namrata Gundiah

Namrata Gundiah


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, California, 2004
MS, University of California, Berkeley, California, 2000
MSc, University of Pune, India, 1994
BSc, University of Pune, India, 1992
+91 80 2293 2860/3366

Research Interests

Nonlinear tissue mechanics
Insect biomaterials
Failure in soft matter
Mechanobiology, adhesion & migration of cells
Growth and remodeling


Selected Recent Publications

  • Kulkarni, A. H., Ghosh, P., Seetharaman, A., Kondaiah, P., & Gundiah, N. (2018). Traction cytometry: regularization in the Fourier approach and comparisons with finite element method. Soft matter.
  • Rathod, M. L., Pareek, N., Agrawal, S., Jaddivada, S., Lee, D. W., & Gundiah, N. (2017). Engineered ridge and micropillar array detectors to quantify the directional migration of fibroblasts.RSC Advances, 7(81), 51436-51443.
  • Kollimada, S. A., Kulkarni, A. H., Ravan, A., & Gundiah, N. (2016). Advancing edge speeds of epithelial monolayers depend on their initial confining geometry. PloS one, 11(4), e0153471.
  • Babu, A. R., Byju, A. G., & Gundiah, N. (2015). Biomechanical properties of human ascending thoracic aortic dissections.Journal of biomechanical engineering, 137(8), 081013.
  • Kundanati, L., & Gundiah, N. (2014). Biomechanics of substrate boring by fig wasps. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217(11), 1946-1954.

Sponsored Projects

  • Mechanobiology of cell adhesion probed using a custom fluid shear device’, Department of Biotechnology, India, 2018.
  • ‘Mechanobiology of the urinary bladder: Mathematical models and devices to manage dysfunction’, 2018-21.
  • Coffee wood stem borers: Biomechanics of boring and development of minimally invasive detective techniques, Central Coffee Research Institute, 2014-15.