S Ganga Prasath

Robotics, Animal behavior and Smart materials


Academic Profile



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sgp.png I am currently a post-doc in the Applied Math group at SEAS, Harvard. My interest lies in developing physical and mathematical understanding of animal and robot behavior. I have a continued interest in mechanics of materials, currently focused around material design. To this end I perform experiments with animals, build laboratory scale physical realizations and construct mathematical models to gain insights into the particular phenomena of interest.

My PhD work at ICTS - TIFR, Bengaluru was on problems around instabilities in thin elastic structures (filaments and sheets) and also on dynamics of rigid particles in fluid flows.

Research page has more details on my research projects.

You can contact me here: gangaprasath at seas dot harvard dot edu