Dr. Anindya Deb

Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Designing vehicles (automobiles, railway coaches, aircraft, etc.) for crashworthiness and occupant safety; Vehicle design; Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE); Mechanical behavior of lightweight materials (aluminium, fibre-reinforced composites, metallic/polymeric foam, sandwiched materials, etc.); Ballistic impact safety; Medical implants; Lightweight electric vehicles; Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO); CAE-driven IC engine design; Lumped parameter modeling


PhD (Boundary Element Methods for Anisotropic Solids); ME (Nonlinear finite element analysis of stiffened plates, ocean engineering structures, dimensional analysis, marine hydrodynamics, etc.); BE (structural engineering)

Consultancy Areas:

Impact simulation and testing, lightweight materials and components under impact loading, vehicle crashworthiness and occupant safety, CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) including explicit dynamic finite element analysis, ballistic impact simulation and testing, product/vehicle design, electric vehicles, solar energy, adhesively-bonded joints, jute composites, practical MDO for vehicle weight reduction


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Made significant contributions to advanced Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) for design supplemented with physical testing; Developed computational algorithms for nonlinear finite element analysis, lumped parameter modeling and analysis, and boundary element analysis, and, test set-ups for low and high velocity impact testing; A lot of the work carried out has richly aided automotive design and engineering; Author of nearly 150+ research publications.; Contributed substantially to real-world vehicle crash safety design and lightweight vehicles using nonlinear CAE and impact testing; Author of 4 US patents and 1 European patent on vehicle head impact safety countermeasures; Also author of one patent and a design registration on an aluminum-intensive lightweight electric car platform.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, CPDM, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2007-Present)
    Chairman, CPDM, IISc, Bangalore, India (2009-2014)
  • Associate Professor, CPDM, IISc, Bangalore, India (2001-2007)
  • Senior Product Design Engineer, Large Vehicle Center, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, USA (1995-2000)
  • Technical Development Engineer, Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Milford, Ohio, USA (1992-1994)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan at Dearborn, Michigan, USA (1997-2001).


Impact Safety Engineering, Simulation, Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling, Explicit Finite Element Analysis, Vehicle Crashworthiness, Occupant Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Vehicle Dynamics, Boundary Element Method, Structural Vibration, Design Optimization and Lightweighting, Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Nano-clay Composites, Jute Polymer Composites, Ballistic Impact and Armor Plates


Contact Information


Prof. Anindya Deb
Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore 560012

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  • PhD (Nonlinear Computational Mechanics), State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, USA, 1990
  • ME (Nonlinear FEM, stiffened plates, ocean engineering), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada, 1986
  • BE (Structures), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 1984


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 2016 Fellow, INAE, 2015
  • 3rd National Award for Technology Innovation (2013) from the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India, New Delhi
  • Ford Patent Usage Award (2000)
  • Ford LVC (Large Vehicle Center) Award for Outstanding Achievement (1997)
  • M.M. Chakraborty Silver Medal, Jadavpur University (1984)

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2011

Year of Birth: 1953