The Srivastava Research Lab

Welcome

We conduct experimental and modeling research to study the role of solid mechanics in applications ranging from biomedical engineering to large-scale engineering structures. We are currently working on biomedical applications of hydrogels and shape memory polymer based biomedical devices, mechanics of cell motility, soft material mechanics, polymer failure under extreme environment, and improved flaw detection and failure modeling using machine learning.

Key Research Areas

  • Hydrogel Mechanics related image.

    Stimuli-responsive Soft Materials

  • Hydrogel Mechanics and Applications

    Material Deformation and Failure Response

  • Cell Mechanics related image.

    Cell Mechanics
  • Lab News

    • February, 2021 | Dr. Srivastava is awarded 2021 Brown Research Seed Award for research on hydrogel based cancer cell metastasis reduction.
    • February, 2021 | Congratulations Shailen for scoring 100% percentile in the MCAT!
    • November, 2020 | Congratulations Shailen Sampath for receiving the Barret Hazeltine Grant Award for ongoing research with shape memory materials.
    • September, 2020 | Dr. Srivastava is awarded his second federal research grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
    • September, 2020 | Welcome new graduate students Andrea Lu, Anna Rusnak, Gavin Mays, Ge Zhu, and Shruti Trivedi in the Srivastava Lab.
    • August, 2020 | A news article on Dr. Srivastava’s infectious disease modeling class ENGN 2911R : Analytical Modeling of Biomechanical and Biomedical Systems
    • July, 2020 | Dr. Srivastava is awarded a research grant award from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and Hitachi.
    • June, 2020 | Congratulations Luis Marquez ’20 for receiving Sc.M. from Brown’s School of Engineering! Luis’s quirkiness, work ethic, and rock climbing ability have left us with many happy memories. We will miss you and we wish you the best with your new job!
    • June, 2020 | Congratulations Savan Santoki ’20 for receiving Sc.M.! Savan’s meticulousness, passion, and curiosity is greatly appreciated and we wish you the best for your start-up endeavors!
    • June, 2020 | Congratulations Yifei Bai ’20 for receiving Sc.M. in Mechanics of Solids. You’re hard work and humor will be dearly missed and we wish you the best!
    • March, 2020 | Congratulations to William Back for receiving 2020 Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Research Award to conduct summer research in the Srivastava Research Lab.
    • March, 2020 | Congratulations to Roberto Castro for receiving 2020 Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Research Award to conduct summer research in the Srivastava Lab.
    • October, 2019 | Dr. Srivastava is awarded a federal research grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation
    • September, 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
    • September, 2019 | Congratulations to our very own Shailen Sampath for being selected as a recipient for the Research @ Brown grant
    • September, 2019 | Welcome, Zahra! Zahra Ahmed will be joining our research group as a Ph.D. student; she has completed her B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University
    • June, 2019 | Dr. Srivastava receives a research grant from Rhode Island State Commerce Corporation and Gliaview to study biopolymers
    • June, 2019 | Dr. Srivastava Leads A Seminar At Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
    • May, 2019 | Congratulations to Srivastava Lab postdoc Dr. Mrityunjay Kothari for receiving the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award from Brown University’s School of Engineering for his work with the Srivastava Research Lab
    • March, 2019 | Congratulations to Isaac Nathoo for receiving 2019 Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Research Award to conduct summer research in the Srivastava Lab
    • March, 2019 | Congratulations to Norbesida Bagabila for receiving 2019 Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Research Award to conduct summer research on hydrogel based drug delivery systems in the Srivastava Lab
    • June, 2019 | Dr. Srivastava was invited to speak at IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi.