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 23 Apr 2019.

  • 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.

© 2019 Prof. Phanisri Pradeep Pratapa. Contact: ppratapa@iitm.ac.in