Alok Sutradhar is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University. Sutradhar obtained his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering with a Minor in Computational Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His current research interests are in the areas of topology optimization, additive manufacturing, bio-inspired designs, implant design, and biomedical modeling. His research employs computer modeling and simulation for the design, analysis, and synthesis of mechanical and biological structures.

He has authored a graduate-level textbook titled ‘Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method,’ published by Springer-Verlag. Using his novel topology optimization approach, Sutradhar has designed craniofacial bone replacements of intricate facial bones. His research has been featured in The EconomistDe Spiegel, and NSF Discoveries. He has a patent pending on additive manufacturing of implants and implant components.  His research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, Veteran Affairs. Institute for Materials ResearchAFOSR, and AFRL.


  • Multi-physics Topology Optimization, Electromagnetics Materials
  • Architected Materials, Meta-materials, Additive Manufacturing, Hypersonic Structure
  • Laser Damage Mechanics 
  • Mechanical Design (Functional Graded Material systems, Implant, Medical Devices),
  • Biomechanics, Biomedical Modeling, Prosthesis Design
  • Boundary Element Method