IISc Bangalore

D. Roy Mahapatra

Associate Professor
DRDO Chair at IISc
Email: droymahapatra[at]iisc.ac.in
Office Phone Number: +91-80-22932419/ 23609955/ 22933131 (Sec.)
Fax: +91-80-23600134
Office Room Number: 115
Lab Office Room Number : 116 (iMEMS-2)



  • PhD (Indian Institute of Science) 2004
  • BE (Jadavpur University) 1998


  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science (since 2014)
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science (2007-2013)
  • Canada Research Chair Postdoctoral Fellow, WLU, Waterloo Canada (2005-2006)
  • Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science (2004)

Research Interests

Applied Mechanics and Physics: Mechanics and dynamics of materials and structures; Multi-scale and multi-physics phenomena in materials, thermo-mechanical, electromagnetic and optoelectronic sensors and actuators; Impact dynamics and wave propagation; Computational framework, algorithms and machine learning for simulation of complex materials and structural performance.

Material Manufacturing: Advanced composite structures; Automated and additive manufacturing, process modelling and diagnostics; Non-destructive inspection; Systems life-cycle modelling and predictive analysis.

Systems Design: Bio-systems design with lab-on-chip; Energy harvesting systems; Structural health monitoring systems; Next generation aerospace structures for hypersonic flight and space science application.

Research Statement

Prof. Roy Mahapatra’s earlier research work lead to advancement of fast computational technique such as spectral finite element framework for solving wave propagation problems in solid and its applications including sensing and control of structural dynamic response. His current research encompasses broadly the developments of applied mathematical-physics based methodology supported by experimental studies to solve complex problems arising in advanced materials design, novel sensors and integrated systems with multifunctional characteristics. Specific applied problems of interests include design of energy-efficient and intelligent materials and structures; aerospace vehicles, structures and missions dealing with extreme environment; life-cycle design of systems health monitoring and intervention concepts to solve emerging problems in the fields of aerospace, bio-engineering, energy and environment.

Current Projects

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