Suvranu De, Sc.D.

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Dean
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone Numbers
Office
B206
Educational History
Sc.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1995
B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, India, 1993
Research Interests
Multiscale modeling
Soft tissue thermo-mechanics
Scientific quantum computing
Virtual reality for healthcare
Noninvasive neuroimaging and neuromodulation
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Awards, Honors, and Memberships

2022 – Edwin F. Church Medal from the American Society for Mechanical Engineers

2021 – Outstanding Team Award, Rensselaer School of Engineering

2020 – Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2019 – J. Tinsley Oden Medal of the United States Association for Computational Mechanics for “pioneering contributions to meshfree methods, musicale modeling and real time computing”

2018 – Co-Chair (Computational Biological Sciences), Thirteenth World Congress on Computational Mechanics & Second Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics, New York City, NY

2017 – Co-chair of the inaugural ECCOMAS Thematic Conference in Multiscale Biomechanics and Mechanobiology (MultiBioMe), Vienna, Austria

2017 – Co-Chair, 14th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Montreal, Canada

2017 – Elected Fellow, United States Association for Computational Mechanics

2016 – Elected Fellow, International Association for Computational Mechanics

2016 – Elected Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

2012 – Co-chair of the inaugural USACM Thematic Conference on Multiscale Modeling and Validation in Medicine and Biology (MMVMB), San Francisco, USA

2012 – Outstanding Team Award, Rensselaer School of Engineering

2011 – Elected Senior Member of IEEE

2009 – James M. Tien ’66 Early Career Award for Faculty, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2008 – Rensselaer School of Engineering Excellence in Research Award

2005 – Young Investigator Award, Office of Naval Research

Life Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Member, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Member, US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)

Member, International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)

Member, Mechanical Engineering Department Heads Executive Committee of the ASME, 2018-2020

Chair, Extramural Funding Taskforce of the Research Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2021-present

Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) committee on the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), 2011-present

Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Technology Council, 2019-present

Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Fundamental use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) committee, 2010-2020

Workgroup leader, Theoretical and Computational Methods Workgroup of the Multiscale Modeling (MSM), 2010-2014

Chair, Committee on Computational Bioengineering of the US Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM), 2002-2015

Member of the Executive Committee, Vice-Chair for Awards and Public Relations, IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics (TCH), 2008-present