Dr. Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay

Assistant Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, PIN 208016

E-mail: tanmoy@iitk.ac.in

Mechanical metamaterials
Advanced multi-functional composites
2D Materials and nano-heterostructures
Artificial intelligence and machine learning for multi-scale mechanics
Stochastic analysis and uncertainty quantification


Welcome to my website. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Aerospace Engineering Department of IIT Kanpur (2019 - present). Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Engineering Science Department of the University of Oxford, UK (2017 - 2019). I completed my PhD from the College of Engineering of Swansea University, UK (2014 - 2017). My research interests and expertise broadly lie in the field of mechanics and multi-physics analysis focusing on mechanical metamaterials and advanced functional composites at multiple length-scales covering forward and inverse problems in engineering that warrant frequent excursions among the boundaries of applied mathematics, physics, probability theory and nanotechnology. The research findings and developments originating from our investigations are regularly published in reputed journals (with publishers like Nature, RSC, IOP, APS, Elsevier, Wiley and Springer), conferences and books. This website is intended to serve as a medium for sharing my research findings as well as for interaction with interested researchers. I would be delighted to share the source codes I have developed during the course of my research for further scientific development in relevant fields. Please do not hesitate to contact me.


I am passionate about high quality research and teaching that matters to the society and mankind. I am a recipient of the Zienkiewicz Scholarship from Swansea University, UK covering full tuition fees at international rate and generous living expenses for pursuing doctoral study. My research work was recognized as the best PhD in engineering among all the departments and colleges of the university. Before moving to UK for pursuing PhD, I received Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. I was awarded the MHRD Scholarship for completing masters study at the same institute (2011-2013). My master's thesis in the field of inverse problems was recognized as the best thesis in structures with highest grade.  The present focus of my research is on mechanical metamaterials and advanced multi-functional composites encompassing different critical aspects related to solid mechanics, materials and structures. Please refer to different sections of this website for further details.

  Research highlights

  • Media coverage on our research activities by the leading daily newspaper Hindustan Times: IIT-K experts use origami to make lightweight resilient materials (February, 2020)

  • Joined the Aerospace Engineering Department of IIT Kanpur as an assistant professor, May 2019

  • Crossed the H-index of 25 before completing five years after publication of the first research paper, February 2019

  • Received the award for Best PhD Student in Engineering (£1000 and a citation in Higher Education Achievement Record, UK), July 2018

  • Nature Publishing group certified our research as ''your science is of real value to the research community'', April 2018

  • Successfully defended my PhD thesis titled ''Mechanics of quasi-periodic lattices'' on the 19th May, 2017.

  • Started working in the field of origami and kirigami inspired deployable metamaterials at the University of Oxford, March 2017

  • The paper accounting generalized form of random irregularity can be read in this LINK. This is a generalization of our previous work concerning spatially random variation of cell angles only.

Direction for prospective students and PostDocs

Current openings (regularly updated)

Our research group is constantly looking for bright and motivated students for carrying out funded research in the broad fields mentioned below. Students from the background of Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil and Materials Science can find suitable opportunities in our research group. Please contact me directly for prospective opportunities in PhD (including direct PhD after having a Bachelor's degree), MTech, MS, Dual degree (BT-MT), BTech and research internships. Postdoctoral fellowships can be made available from the institute and other sources .
1. MS/ PhD / Short term JRF (Funded by ISRO) - 2 Positions
2. PhD / Short term JRF (Funded by SERB) - 1 Position
3. MS (Funded by IG, Institute) - 1 Position
4. PhD (Funded by IA, Institute) - 3 Positions
5. M.Tech./B.Tech. thesis (depending on mutual interest)

Research Interests: Mechanical metamaterials, Advanced multi-functional composites, Deployable materials and structures, 2D materials and heterostructures, Multi-scale mechanics, Nano-mechanics, Stochastic analysis, Uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis, Surrogate modelling, Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, Computational additive manufacturing, Structural mechanics, Optimization, Homogenization



Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any relevant issue using one of the means indicated below. I would love to discuss about my published works and any prospective research project in the areas broadly related to my research.

Department of Aerospace Engineering

IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, UP 208016, India

Email: tanmoy@iitk.ac.in

Alternate email: mukhopadhyay.mail@gmail.com


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