Dr. Sreenath Balakrishnan

Designation : Assistant Professor

Broad Area of Expertise : Mechanical Engineering

Email : sreenath{at}iitgoa.ac.in

Contact Number : 0832-2490135

Address : Mining Building, F14

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Educational Qualifications

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

Areas of Research

Mechanical modelling of biological cells, Biomechanics, Design and fabrication of micro-compliant-mechanisms, and Micro robotics.

Courses Taught

  • ME626 - Mechanics of biological systems
  • ME311 - Mechanical Design
  • ME310 - Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
  • BIO101 - Introduction to Biology
  • IL331 -  Understanding Pandemics: Pathogens, Technology and Beyond

Professional Appointments

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

Recent Publications

  1. Balakrishnan, S., & Palathingal, S. (2023). An adaptive testing strategy for efficient utilization of healthcare resources during an epidemic. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 111555.
  2. Devulapally, A., Parekh, V., George, C. P., & Balakrishnan, S. (2022). On the variability in cell and nucleus shapes. Cells Tissues Organs.
  3. Balakrishnan, S., Raju, S. R., Barua, A., Pradeep, R. P., & Ananthasuresh, G. K. (2021). Two nondimensional parameters for characterizing the nuclear morphology. Biophysical Journal, 120(21), pp.4698–4709.
  4. Fartyal, N. S., Marwah, H., & Balakrishnan, S. (2021, August). A Compliant Micromechanism for Biaxially Stretching Biological Cells. In IDETC-CIE (Vol. 85444, p. V08AT08A009). ASME.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Gao, L., Balakrishnan, S., He, W., Yan, Z. and Muller, 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

  1. International Student Travel award 2018 from Biophysical Society

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