Dr. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala and Prof. G. K. Ananthasuresh


Teaching Assistant

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Department: BioSystems Science and Engineering

Semester: Jan - May

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Brief description of the course

This course covers essentials of biomaterials and mechanics. It caters to those who want to get first exposure to the topics that lay the foundation for advanced courses in these two topics. Biomaterials: Basics of polymer science, polymeric materials in the body; non-polymeric implantable materials; biological responses to implants; an introduction to drug delivery systems; principles of tissue engineering. Biomechanics: Rigid-body mechanics in the context of motion of limbs and locomotion; elastic-body mechanics of living matter; stress, strain, constitutive relationships, and balance laws; introduction to viscoelasticity; a brief overview of mechanics of muscles and mechanotransduction in cells



Course eligibility

The course is open to doctoral and master’s students from all disciplines; and undergraduate students who have completed their second year.

Grading policy

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Course outcomes


  1. Biomaterials Science, B.D. Ratner et. al., 3rd Edition, Academic Press, 2012
  2. A Textbook of Biomechanics, S. Pal, Viva Books, New Delhi, India, 2009
  3. An Introduction to Biomechanics, J. D. Humphrey and S. L. O’Rourke, Springer, 2015
  4. Viscoelastic Solids, R. S. Lakes, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 1998
  5. Muscles, Reflexes, and Locomotion, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA, 1984