Dr Ashitava Ghosal

Professor, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Mechanical systems, Robotics, Solar Energy, Bio-medical devices, Product design..


Kinematics, Dynamics, Control, Modeling and Simulation, CAD/CAM, Product Design

Consultancy Areas:

Product design, Hybrid vehicles, Robotics..

Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs

Major Professional Contributions:

Graduated 9 Phd students and more than 50 Masters students, Over 130 publications in international journals and conferences, 3 patents, associate editor in Elsevier, Taylor & Francis and ASME Journals, author of Robotics: Fundamental Concepts and Analysis, Oxford University Press (2006) .

Professional Experience:

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University, USA, 1983-1987.
  • Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 1986-1987.
  • Member Technical Staff, Integrated Systems, Inc., USA, 1987-1988.
  • Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, IISc Bangalore, 1988- Present.
  • Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis, USA, 1996-1997.


Robotics, Mechanisms and Machines, Product Design, CAD/CAM.


Contact Information



Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012

Tel. +91 80 2293 2956

Fax. +91 80 2360 0648

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  • B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, 1980, IIT Kanpur, India
  • M. S., Mechanical Engineering, 1982, University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, 1986, Stanford University, California, USA.

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Elected to executive committee of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanisms and Machines (IFToMM) (2016-2019)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from ASME and IFToMM (2008 & 2013)
  • Awarded National Merit Scholarship and National Science Talent Scholarship (1975)
  • Invited to conduct courses in robotics at University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany (2015) and course in modeling, optimization and simulation at Udine, Italy (2000)
  • Invited keynote addresses in NaCoMM, CARS-FOF and other conferences.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2010

Year of Birth: 1959