Professor G.K. Ananthasuresh

G.K. Ananthasuresh (B. Tech. IIT-Madras, 1989; MS, U. Toledo, 1991; PhD, Michigan, 1994) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. His previous positions include post-doctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA; Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; and visiting professorships in University
of Cambridge, UK, and Katholike Univesiteit, Leuven, Belgium; and Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur. His current research interests include compliant mechanisms, kinematics, multi-disciplinary design optimization, microsystems technology, biomedical devices, and biomechanics of cells. He served on the editorial boards of ten journals and is a co-author of 100 journal papers and more than 175 conference papers as well as four edited books, one textbook, and 16 book-chapters. He has 13 patents, six granted and seven in process. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of IISc. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award and SAE Ralph O Teeter Educational Award in the USA and the Swarnajayanthi Fellowship, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in India as well as 11 best paper awards in international and national conferences and 10 prizes in design contests that his students and he participated. He advised 19 PhD students and 36 master’s students so far. His students have formed two start-up companies and his group’s research has led to six products.