G. K. Ananthasuresh

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Gondi Kondaiah Ananthasuresh
Born (1967-05-30) 30 May 1967 (age 51)
Singanamala, Andhra Pradesh, India
AwardsShanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology
Scientific career
FieldsMechanical Engineering.
Doctoral advisorSridhar Kota

Gondi Kondaiah Ananthasuresh is an Indian mechanical engineer and Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India.[1] He is best known for his work in the areas of Topology optimization, Compliant mechanism and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).

He is also currently serving as the chairman of Centre of Biosystems Sciences and Engineering (CBSE) at Indian Institute of Science.[2]

He is the recipient of prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 2010 for Engineering Sciences.[3]


Ananthasuresh did his B.Tech in Mechanical engineering from IIT Madras and obtained MS in Mechanical engineering from University of Toledo in the years 1989 and 1991, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical engineering in 1994 from University of Michigan. He was a Post-doc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before moving to India he was faculty at University of Pennsylvania from 1996 to 2004.

Currently he heads the Multidisciplinary and Multi-scale Device and Design Lab (M2D2) [4] at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.[5] He has advised 18 PhD students and 30 master’s students so far.

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  1. ^ "G. K. Ananthasuresh | Department of Mechanical Engineering". Mecheng.iisc.ernet.in. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  2. ^ http://www.be.iisc.ernet.in/people.html
  3. ^ "Bhatnagar award for 3 B'lore scientists". Deccanherald.com. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  4. ^ "M2D2 lab, IISc Bangalore". Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  5. ^ "Ananthasuresh". Mecheng.iisc.ernet.in. Retrieved 2015-07-25.