S Ganga Prasath

Robotics, Animal behavior and Smart materials

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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 phenomenon 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.

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