S Ganga Prasath

Robotics + Animal behavior and Smart materials


Academic Profile



sgp.png I am currently a post-doc in the Applied Math group at SEAS, Harvard. I am interested in understanding collective animal behavior directed towards a function and mimicking it in artificial systems. I am also interested in designing smart materials that leverage geometry for predictive response. To this end I use experiments with animals, build laboratory scale physical models and develop mathematical models to gain insights into a particular phenomena.

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 projects.

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