|Prof. Rudra Pratap
Professor & Ex- Chairperson, Centre for Nano Science & Engineering (CeNSE)
Associate Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
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Dr. Rudra Pratap is a Professor and Ex- Chairperson of the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), and an associate faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Dr. Rudra Pratap specializes in MEMS and NEMS design. He is currently involved in several MEMS device developments that include MEMS microphones, ultrasound transducers and inertial systems. His research group has carried out extensive studies of energy dissipation in dynamic MEMS devices and developed comprehensive models of damping in such devices. He is keenly interested in MEMS based energy harvesting technologies. Apart from MEMS and NEMS, his research interests include nonlinear dynamics, mechano-biology, and computational mechanics.
Dr. Rudra Pratap holds a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, USA, a Masters degree from the University of Arizona, USA, and a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Prior to joining IISc in 1996, he taught at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, for two and a half years. He was also an ‘Invited Professor’ at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland during 2004-2005. He has been at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, since 1996. He is a member of the Vision Group on Nanotechnology of Karnataka State. He has served on the editorial board of various journals. Dr. Pratap has published over 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings and has three books to his credit. He is also the Chairman of i2n Technolgies Pvt Ltd, a company that he co-founded in 2010 for making nanotech hardware products. Dr. Pratap is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences.