Prof. Phanisri Pradeep Pratapa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras.

Our research group is interested in designing futuristic

  • structures and

  • materials

drawing from the ideas of

  • lattice mechanics

  • meta-materials

  • origami engineering and

  • high-performance computing

Using these concepts, we hope to create structural/material systems with superior mechanical performance and multi-functionality that will have applications across many engineering disciplines and at multiple length scales ranging from atomic systems to space structures.

NEWS UPDATES

Last updated 06 Aug 2020.

  • Jun 2020: PhD research scholar Siva Poornan Vasudevan was selected as the Winner of the ASCE EMI 2020 Elasticity Student Paper Competition held virtually on 27 May 2020, for his work on "Scissor-Hinge Lattice Structure with Programmable Poisson's Ratio over Large Strain". 
    ASCE news article link: Click Here

  • Jun 2020: PhD research scholar Anandaroop Lahiri was selected as one of the four finalists of the ASCE EMI 2020 Elasticity Student Paper Competition held virtually on 27 May 2020, for his work on "Bloch wave analysis of 1D rigid triangulated Miura-ori lattice".

  • Feb 2019: Morphing origami work accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters (PRL). We created a new origami-based pattern that can exhibit extremely tunable Poisson's ratio going theoretically from negative infinity to positive infinity as it folds and that can morph into a hybrid material system with re-programmable combination of contrasting metamaterials. Link to the journal article.

  • Jan 2019: Dr. Phanisri Pradeep Pratapa joins as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, India.

© 2020 Prof. Phanisri Pradeep Pratapa. Contact: ppratapa@iitm.ac.in