Lakshminath Kundanati

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., IISc - Biomechanics Lab, Mechanical Engineering Department (Mechanics of Insect-based Materials).

M.S. IISc - Materials Engineering Department.

B.E.,Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from NIT Tiruchirappalli.



 Areas of Interest

  • Explore and Examine Natural materials
  • Development and Fabrication of bioinspired materials/designs.
  • Development of Sustainable materials

 Office Location

   MSB 221A,
    Department of Applied Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering,
   Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai
   Phone :+91 44 22574088
   Email: lakshminath[at]iitm[.]ac[.].in

 Published Work

  • Our Latest work on Cactus hairs
  • Parasitic fig wasps bore unripe fruits with a zinc-mediated hardened drill bit
  • Brief overview of other articles

 Research Projects

  • Bioinspired Surface Textures for tuning friction
  • Development of Biodegradable packaging materials
  • Insect eyes

 Team Leader

  • Dr. Lakshminath Kundanati

 Doctoral Student

  • Vaibhav Gujar