Anupam Saxena

PhD (University of Pennsylvania)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2000
  • M. S., University of Toledo, USA ,1997
  • B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT, Bombay, 1995



  • Saxena, A., Valero-Cuevas, F., J., Lipson, H., 2012, "Functional inference of complex anatomical tendinousnetworks at a macroscopic scale via sparse experimentation," PLOS Computational Biology, 8(11): p.1-17.

  • Saxena A. and Sauer, R.A, 2012, "On combined Gradient-Stochastic Search for Topology Synthesis usingthe Material Mask Overlay Method," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, inpress.DOI: 10.1002/nme.4401

  • Reddy, BVS Nagendra, Sujitkumar V. Naik and Saxena, A., 2012, "Systematic Synthesis of Large DisplacementContact Aided Monolithic Compliant Mechanisms," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 134(1),pp.011007-1-12.

  • Shinde, V. R, Dutta, A., Saxena., A, 2013, "Experiments on multi-agent capture of a moving object usingprojective path planning," Robotica, 31(2),pp. 267-284

  • Saxena, A. and Ananthasuresh, G. K., 2000, On an Optimality Property of Compliant Topologies, Structuraland Multidisciplinary Optimization, 19 (1), pp. 36-49.


  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2010-

  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics 2011-

  • AICTE Career Award 2006

  • Procter and Gamble Best Professional Paper Award 1997

  • Silver Medal, Mathematics Talent Search Examination, Government. of INDIA 1991

  • VivekVir Award, Government of Madhya Pradesh, INDIA 1992



Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

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