Speaker: Madhusudhan Venkadesan – Yale University, Connecticut – United States

Check out the latest research of Prof. Venkadesan “Stiffness of the human foot and evolution of the transverse arch” published on the Nature and get a pick of what is expecting you in i-FAB 2021.

Also take a look at a demo video by the co-authors Ali Yawar, Carolyn Eng about this publication.

Read the article: https://go.nature.com/2YN12DM

Video: https://bit.ly/2YOKcEZ

Madhusudhan Venkadesan is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale University. He completed his Bachelor of Technology at IIT Madras in India, and his Masters and Ph.D. at Cornell University in the US. He then joined Harvard University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Mathematics and Human Evolutionary Biology. He studies the mechanics and control of how animals move. Problems being pursued include locomotion in animals, the geometry of joints, the topology of shape-changing skins, and the dynamics of muscle. The motivation for and application of his work include biomedical sciences, evolutionary biology, robotics, and plain curiosity about everyday observations.