Professor Gondi Kondaiah Ananthasuresh

Professor, Indian Institute of Science

Areas of Interest:

Compliant mechanisms, topology optimization, microelectromechanical systems, kinematics, biomechanics of cells, micromanipulation, protein design.


Optimal design of compliant mechanisms applied to nano, micro, meso, and macro scale and multi-disciplinary devices and systems encompassing aircraft structures and mechanisms, consumer products, micro-sensors, micromechanisms, cells and tissues, and proteins.

Consultancy Areas:

Mechanisms and design, compliant mechanisms, structural optimization, MEMS, Sensors, biomechanics of cells and tissues.


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, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Development of a number of methods to design compliant mechanisms, which are monolithic structures without joints and yet perform all the functions of rigid-body mechanisms; Design and fabrication of micrpsensors and microactuators; development of biomedical devices; analysis of flexible structures undergoing large deformations.

Professional Experience:

  • Post-doctoral Associate, Microsystems Technology Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1995-1996
  • Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1996-2002
  • Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2002-2004
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2004-2009
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science,Bengaluru, 2009-Present.


Compliant mechanisms, linkages, MEMS, sensors, biomechanics of cells.


Contact Information


Mechanical Engineering
Co-chair, Biosystems Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru, 560012

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  • BTech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT-Madras, Chennai, 1989
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA, 1991
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 1994


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering, 2010
  • Swarnajayanthi Fellowship, 2007-2012
  • Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers, 2010
  • National Science Foundation (USA) CAREER Award, 1998-2002
  • Ralph R Teetor Edication Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, USA, 2000

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To : Section III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2010

Year of Birth: 1967