Dr. Sreenath Balakrishnan

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department


Address: Mining Building, F14


Courses Taught
ME423 - Mechanical Design
Areas of Research
Mechanical modelling of biological cells, Biomechanics, Design and fabrication of micro-compliant-mechanisms, and Inverse problems
Educational Qualifications

  • Phd in BioSystems Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Science. March 2018. Advisors: Prof. G.K. Ananthasuresh and Prof. Saumitra Das
  • M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. December 2010. Advisor: Prof. Rolf Mueller
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut. May 2006

Professional Appointments

  • Research Associate at Indian Institute of Science from April 2018 - June 2019. Advisor: Prof. G.K. Ananthasuresh
  • Research Assistant at Indian Institute of Science from August 2011 - July 2012. Advisor: Prof. G.K. Ananthasuresh
  • Executive Engineer at Larsen & Toubro from August 2006 - November 2008

Representative Publications
  • Balakrishnan, S., Mathad, S.S., Sharma, G., Raju, S.R., Reddy, U.B., Das, S. and Ananthasuresh, G.K., 2019. A Nondimensional Model Reveals Alterations in Nuclear Mechanics upon Hepatitis C Virus Replication. Biophysical journal, 116(7), pp.1328-1339.
  • Kollimada, S., Balakrishnan, S., Malhi, C.K., Raju, S.R., Suma, M.S., Das, S. and Ananthasuresh, G.K., 2017. A micro-mechanical device for in-situ stretching of single cells cultured on it. Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics, 13(1-4), pp.27-37.
  • Balakrishnan, S. , Suma, M.S., Raju, S.R., Bhargav, S.D., Arunima, S., Das, S. and Ananthasuresh, G.K., 2015. A scalable perfusion culture system with miniature peristaltic pumps for live-cell imaging assays with provision for microfabricated scaffolds. BioResearch open access, 4(1), pp.343-357.
  • Balakrishnan, S., Deshpande, K. and Ananthasuresh, G.K., 2014. A note on modelling of directionality in piezoresistivity. J ISSS, 3(1), pp.1-8.
  • Gao, L., Balakrishnan, S., He, W., Yan, Z. and Mller, R., 2011. Ear deformations give bats a physical mechanism for fast adaptation of ultrasonic beam patterns. Physical review letters, 107(21), p.214301.
  • Recognition and Awards

    • International Student Travel award 2018 from Biophysical Society