Susanta Ghosh

Susanta Ghosh


  • Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Instructor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • PhD, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • MS, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore


Dr. Susanta Ghosh worked as an Associate in Research in the Pratt School of Engineering at the Duke University. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Departments of Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining University of Michigan he was a research fellow at the Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. His M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and BS degree from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur.

His research interest lies in the broad area of Multi-scale Solid Mechanics, Atomistic Modeling, Ultrasound Imaging, Inverse Problem and Computational Science.

  • Computational Inverse Problem:  Computational inverse problem for material characterization of soft biological tissues from ultrasound data. 
  • Phase Filed Crystal (PFC) modeling: PFC modeling to study elastic and inelastic deformation in a wide variety of non-equilibrium phenomena at microscopic length scales and on diffusive time scale.

Multi-scale modeling:

  • Graphene materials and carbon nanotubes:  Development of computationally efficient atomistic-continuum models for multilayer graphene materials and carbon nanotubes at engineering scales by combining nonlinear mechanics with homogenization and multiscale techniques.
  • Nonlocal elasticity of epoxy with atomistic kernel:  Nonlocal elasticity based length-scale coupling through molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of polymeric materials with the aim of improving composite performance for aerospace applications;
  • Computational solid mechanics:  Nonlocal elastic modeling. Efficient and objective finite-element implementations for Geometrically exact (nonlinear) beam and shell theory. Eigen analysis of transfer matrix for representative unit cell to characterize mechanics of repetitive structures.
  • Integration algorithms: Development of integration algorithms for strongly nonlinear oscillators by incorporating analytical techniques in numerical algorithms. Development of accurate integration algorithms for rotational dynamics with short-term quasi-stability properties.
  • Probabilistic methods: Probabilistic seismic risk assessment. Probabilistic modeling of microstructure evolution for polycrystals using orientation correlation function.

Links of Interest

Postdoctoral Research Experience

  • Duke University, Durham
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona

Research Interests

  • Multi-scale Solid Mechanics
  • Atomistic Modeling
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Inverse Problem and Computational Science

Recent Publications

  • S. Ghosh, Olalekan Babaniyi, M. Diaz, Z. Zou, M. Bayat, M. Fatemi and Wilkins Aquino, “Modified Error in Constitutive Equations (MECE) Approach for Ultrasound Elastography,” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Under Review.
  • S. Ghosh, "A Novel Technique to Obtain Analytical Direct Correlation Functions for use in Classical Density Functional Theory," Computational Materials Science, Volume 138, October 2017, Pages 384-391 Read More
  • S. Haldar, T. Sain, S. Ghosh, “A Novel High Symmetry Interlocking Micro-Architecture Design for Polymer Composites with Improved Mechanical Properties,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Available online 29 June 2017. Read More
  • S. Ghosh, Veera Sundararaghavan and A.M Waas. “Construction of Multi-dimensional Isotropic Kernels for Nonlocal Elasticity based on Phonon Dispersion Data,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51(2), 2014, pp 392–401. Read More
  • S. Ghosh, A. Kumar, A.M Waas and Veera Sundararaghavan. “Non-local Modeling of Epoxy using an Atomistically Informed Kernel,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50(19), 2013, pp 2837–2845. Read More
  • S. Ghosh and M. Arroyo, “An Atomistic-based 3D Foliation Model for Multilayer Graphene Materials and Nanotubes," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 61, 2013, pp. 235-253. Read More
  • H. Shima, S. Ghosh, M. Arroyo, K. Iiboshi and M. Sato, “Thin-shell Theory Based Analysis of Radially Pressurized Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes,” H. Shima, Computational Materials Science, 52(1), 2012, pp. 90-94. Read More
  • H. Shima, M. Sato, K. Iiboshi, S. Ghosh and M. Arroyo, “Diverse Corrugation Pattern in Radially Shrinking Carbon Nanotubes,” Physical Review B, 82(8), 085401, 2010. Read More