Anamika Prasad

Anamika Prasad


Assistant Professor

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall



Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 214
Mechanical Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Massachusetts Institute of Technology,PhD, Materials Science & Mechanics (2007)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SM, Civil & Env. Engineering (2003)
Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi-India, B.Tech, Civil Engineering (1997)

Academic Responsibilities

ME 241: Engineering Materials
ME492/ME592: Mechanical Behavior of Biomaterials

Committee Activities

Lab review committee

Specialty Area

  • Materials Science, Biomaterials, Biomedical devices, Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Testing

Awards and Honors

- Gandhian Young Technological Innovation -Technical Edge Appreciation, 2015 (March 2015).
- First Place, Endovascular Research Competition (ICON 2011).
- MIT Schoettler Fellowship (2001).
- Gold Medal for overall excellence in undergraduate studies (1997).


2017: Surface Engineering Grant Summer 2017, Cellulose Nano-fibers as Novel and Affordable Tissue Scaffold Materials
2016-2017: Scholarly Excellence Seed Grant, Tissue Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab
2014-2017: Indo-US Grand Challenge award "Affordable Blood Pressure Measurement Technologies for Low-Resource Settings in India and the U.S”


A Novel Device for Measuring Pressure Pulses based on Applanation Tonometry Provisional Indian Patent Application No.: 201611027931 (Aug 2016)

Professional Memberships

ASEE: American Society of Engineering Education
MRS: Materials Research Society

Work Experience

2016-present : Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, Mechanical Engineering
2015-2016 : Visiting Asst. Prof, Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma
2013-2016 : Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Applied Mechanics
2011-2013 : Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Indian Institute of Technology‐Patna
2009-2011 : Post doctorate Scholar, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University
2007-2008 : Engineer, Exponent, Menlo Park, CA (Oct 2007‐Sept 2008)
1997-2001 : Engineer and Management Trainee, Engineers India Limited, India

Area(s) of Research

a) Biomechanics and Biomaterials: Structure and Mechanics of bone and cardiovascular tissue, Computational analysis of biomedical system and devices, Electrospinning tissue grafts
b) Biomedical Devices: Non-invasive Blood pressure monitoring, Sensor-based personalized health monitoring
c) Mechanical and Materials Testing: Tensile. Nanoindentation, Raman Spectroscopy, Optical/Electron/Laser microscopy

Applications of Research

- Biomedical Device Testing and Analysis (Stents, tissue grafts etc)
- Failure Analysis of engineering systems (material failure, mechanical failure)
- Mechanical testing for industry and research



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