Professor Srivastava’s group conducts experimental and computational modeling research to study the role of fundamental mechanics in applications ranging from the biomedical sciences to large scale engineering structures. Current areas of interest are:

  1. Hydrogel and polymer mechanics for novel drug delivery and tissue engineering
  2. Deformation and failure response of materials in severe environment
  3. Cell mechanics for early disease detection and healing
  4. Bioinspired hierarchical materials

Keywords: Hydrogels, Controlled Drug Delivery, Biomechanics, Cell Mechanics, Tissue Mechanics, Polymers, Composites, Solid Mechanics

News:

  • Oct. 2019: Professor Srivastava receives federal research grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation to Improve Non-Destructive Detection and Failure Prediction for Safer Pipelines
  • Sep. 2019: Our paper titled “A thermo-mechanically coupled finite strain model for phase-transitioning austenitic steels in ambient to cryogenic temperature range” is published in Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
  • Sep. 2019: Congratulations to Shailen Sampath for being awarded Research at Brown grant to conduct research on improving cure for malaria in the Srivastava Lab
  • Sep. 2019: Zahra Ahmed joins our research group as a Ph.D. student. Zahra completed her B.S. and M.S. in BME from Brown University
  • June 2019: Professor Srivastava receives a research grant from Rhode Island State Commerce Corporation and Gliaview to study Biopolymers
  • June 2019: Professor Srivastava gave an invited talk at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, RI
  • May 2019: Congratulations to Srivastava Lab postdoc Dr. Mrityunjay Kothari for receiving the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award from  Brown School of Engineering
  • March 2019: Congratulations to Isaac Nathoo for receiving 2019 Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Research Award to conduct summer research on novel shape memory polymer based drug eluting stents in the Srivastava Lab
  • March 2019: Congratulations to Norbsida Bagabila for receiving 2019 Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Research Award to conduct summer research on hydrogel based drug delivery systems in the Srivastava Lab
  • Jan. 2019: Professor Srivastava gave an invited seminar at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Jan. 2019: Professor Srivastava gave an invited seminar at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi