Research Area

Research in the Department embraces traditionally core mechanical engineering areas and emerging interdisciplinary topics in its objective to extend the frontiers of contemporary research. This research voyage traverses and knits relevant themes in materials, structures, mechanisms, manufacturing, fracture, tribology, dynamics, vibration, design, control, computational modeling of solids and fluids, multiscale and multiphase physics, biomechanics, robotics, turbomachinery, combustion and fuel technologies, energy transport and storage, power generation, micro- and nanoscale phenomena, and soft matter among others. The rich diversity in faculty backgrounds enables the Department to delve in a blend of theoretical, experimental and applied studies.

The following categorizes broad areas of the Department’s research.

MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES

G.K. Ananthasuresh
M.S. Bobji
Namrata Gundiah
C.S. Jog
R. Narasimhan
R. Rangarajan
K.R.Y. Simha

MICRO- AND NANOSCALE PROCESSES AND DEVICES

Susmita Dash
Aloke Kumar
Sptarshi Basu
M.S. Bobji
C.S. Jog
G.K. Ananthasuresh
Rudra Pratap
Navaneetha K. Ravichandran

FLUID MECHANICS AND FLOW PHYSICS

Jaywant H. Arakeri
Saptarshi Basu
C. Dharuman
R.N. Govardhan
Namrata Gundiah
Aloke Kumar
Ratnesh K. Shukla
G. Tomar

VIBRATION, ACOUSTICS AND CONTROL

Ashitava Ghosal
R. Rangarajan

MANUFACTURING AND MATERIALS

M.S. Bobji
Pradip Dutta
Namrata Gundiah
S.V. Kailas
Pramod Kumar
R. Narasimhan
K. Viswanathan

MECHANISMS, DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION

G.K. Ananthasuresh
B. Gurumoorthy
G.R. Jayanth
R. Rangarajan
Dibakar Sen

HEAT TRANSFER, COMBUSTION AND ENERGY SYSTEMS

Saptarshi Basu
Susmita Dash
Pradip Dutta
M. Himabindu
Pramod Kumar
R.T. Naik
G.S.V.L. Narasimham
R.V. Ravikrishna
Navaneetha K. Ravichandran

ROBOTICS

G.K. Ananthasuresh
Ashitava Ghosal
R. Rangarajan