Biomechanical aspects of nature

Venue: #301, Samgatha, Nila

Speaker: Prof. Navin Kumar, Professor in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Ropar


Mechanical fundamentals are integral part of various activity in the nature. Most of the living things are using these fundamentals for their day to day activities. I will present experiments and computational simulations, for various activities of insects where they use mechanical engineering principles. I will also discuss about the major work of my laboratory related to human bone and tissue mechanics. We have shown that how some of the pathological conditions alter the tissue strength and quality. Through such studies, I hope to highlight the need for interdisciplinary research to address complex problems at the interface of clinicians and engineers.

About the speaker

Dr. Navin Kumar is a Dean (R&D) in IIT Ropar. He is also a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at IIT Ropar. Prior to joining IIT Ropar, he was working as a Research Scientist at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA. He has completed masters in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi. Dr. Kumar’s research interests are related to Biomechanics of hard and soft tissue, vibration and noise, fault diagnosis and condition monitoring. He has published more than 120 peer reviewed high quality international journal papers. He has supervised 15 PhD students. He has project and consultancy funding more than Rs 6 crores.