Arnab Chanda, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office TBD
Phone TBD
chandaa@miamioh.edu

Education and Training

  • Post-doc, University of Pittsburgh (Dec 2017-Aug 2019)
    Department of Bioengineering, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama (Aug 2014-Jul 2017)
    Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

  • M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology (Feb 2012-Feb 2014
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rochester, NY, USA

  • B.S., Punjab Engineering College (Aug 2007-May 2011)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chandigarh, India

Patents

  1. Chanda, A., Flynn, Z., and Unnikrishnan, V., "Biofidelic Skin Simulant", 2018, US Patent No. 10,049,601 B2
  2. Chanda, A., et al., "Biofidelic Conductive Skin Simulant", 2017, US Patent App. No. 16/106,934
  3. Chanda, A., and Unnikrishnan, V., "Customized Insoles for Diabetic and Pressure Ulcers", 2016, US Patent App. No. 15/646,046
  4. Chanda, A., and Robbins, T., "3D Printed Custom Orthotic Insole Assembly", 2017, US Patent App. No. 62/472,408
  5. Chanda, A., Flynn, Z., and Unnikrishnan, V., "Vaginal Tissue Surrogate", 2016, US Patent App. No. 62/263,942
  6. Chanda, A., Griffin, D.J., and Egnoto, M.J., "Smart Olfactory Warning Localized Systems (OWLS)", 2016, US Patent App. No. 62/389,223
  7. Chanda, A., et al., "Biofidelic Coronary Artery Surrogates", 2015, US Patent App. No. 62/326,643

Funding and Grants

  1. Biofidelic Skin Simulant, PI: Arnab Chanda, Co-PI: Trey Robbins, Grant: Silicon Sciences LLC, Florida, USA, Funding Amount: 55,000 USD, Grantee: Biofit Technologies LLC, Alabama, USA, Dates: 09/2017-09/2018

Honors and Awards

  1. Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Alabama, 2017
  2. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Scholarship, 2017-2019
  3. Graduate Council Fellowship Award, University of Alabama, 2015-2017
  4. American Society for Composites (ASC) Ph.D. Scholarship, 2017
  5. First Place, Aldag Business Plan Competition, Culverhouse College of Commerce, University of Alabama, 2016
  6. Best Paper Award, Society of Engineering Science (SES), Texas A&M University, 2015

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Chanda, A., T. Ruchti, and V. Unnikrishnan, Computational modeling of wound suture: a review. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 2018.
  2. Chanda, A. and C. Callaway, Tissue Anisotropy Modeling Using Soft Composite Materials. Applied bionics and biomechanics, 2018. ID 4838157.
  3. Chanda, A., Biomechanical modeling of human skin tissue surrogates. Biomimetics, 2018. 3(3): p. 18.
  4. Chanda, A. and V. Unnikrishnan, Novel insole design for diabetic foot ulcer management. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2018. (Accepted Manuscript)
  5. Chanda, A. and K. Curry, Patient-Specific Biofidelic Human Coronary Artery Surrogates. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 2018. 18.
  6. Chanda, A. and C. Callaway, Computational modeling of blast induced whole-body injury: a review. Journal of medical engineering & technology, 2018: p. 1-17.
  7. Chanda, A., T. Jones, and K. Beschorner, Generalizability of Footwear Traction Performance across Flooring and Contaminant Conditions. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2018. 6.
  8. Chanda, A., Z. Flynn, and V. Unnikrishnan, Biomechanical characterization of normal and prolapsed vaginal tissue surrogates. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 2018. 18(03): p. 1750100.
  9. Chanda, A. and W. Upchurch, Modeling of Stress and Strain Effects in Wounded Skin. Journal of Applied Physics, 2018. (Accepted Manuscript).
  10. Chanda, A., T. Ruchti, and W. Upchurch, Biomechanical Modeling of Prosthetic Mesh and Human Tissue Surrogate Interaction. Biomimetics, 2018. 3(3): p. 27.
  11. Chanda, A. and S. McClain, Mechanical Modeling of Healthy and Diseased Calcaneal Fat Pad Surrogates. Biomimetics, 2018. 3.
  12. Chanda, A., V. Unnikrishnan, and K. Lackey, Biofidelic Conductive Soft Tissue Surrogates. International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 2018. (In Minor Revision)
  13. Chanda, A., et al., Vaginal changes due to varying degrees of rectocele prolapse: A computational study. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2017. 139(10): p. 101001.
  14. Chanda, A. and V. Unnikrishnan, Effect of bladder and rectal loads on the vaginal canal and levator ani in varying pelvic floor conditions. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2017.
  15. Chanda, A., et al., Experimental study on tissue phantoms to understand the effect of injury and suturing on human skin mechanical properties. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2017. 231(1): p. 80-91.
  16. Chanda, A. and V. Unnikrishnan, A realistic 3D computational model of the closure of skin wound with interrupted sutures. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 2017. 17(01): p. 1750025.
  17. Chanda, A., et al., A biofidelic computational model of the female pelvic system to understand effect of bladder fill and progressive vaginal tissue stiffening due to prolapse on anterior vaginal wall. International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering, 2016. 32(11): p. e02767.
  18. Chanda, A., et al., Biofidelic human brain tissue surrogates. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2016.
  19. Chanda, A., R. Graeter, and V. Unnikrishnan, Effect of blasts on subject-specific computational models of skin and bone sections at various locations on the human body. AIMS Mater. Sci, 2015. 2(4): p. 425-447.
  20. Chanda, A. and H. Ghoneim, Pumping potential of a two-layer left-ventricle-like flexible-matrix-composite structure. Composite Structures, 2015. 122: p. 570-575.
  21. Chanda, A., et al., Computational modeling of the female pelvic support structures and organs to understand the mechanism of pelvic organ prolapse: a review. ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews, 2015. 67(4): p. 040801.

Conference Papers

  1. A. Chanda, and V. Unnikrishnan, "Anisotropic Soft Composite Based Hyperelastic Model" Proceedings of the American Society for Composites (ASC): Thirty-Third Technical Conference, Seattle USA, 2018.
  2. Chanda, A. and W. Upchurch, Review of Recent Advances in Vaginal Mesh Tissue Interaction, Research & Development in Material Science, New York USA, 2018.
  3. A. Chanda, K. Lackey, and V. Unnikrishnan, "Biofidelic Conductive Synthetic Skin Composites" Proceedings of the American Society for Composites (ASC): Thirty-Second Technical Conference, West Lafayette USA, 2017.
  4. A. Chanda, and V. Unnikrishnan, "Human Tissue Simulants for Study of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)." Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirty-First Technical Conference, Williamsburg USA, 2016
  5. A. Chanda, et al. "Computational Modeling of Anterior and Posterior Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)." ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Phoenix USA, 2016.
  6. A. Chanda, Z. Flynn, and V. Unnikrishnan, "Customizable Human Skin Simulants." American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), NASA, Huntsville USA, 2015.
  7. . Ghoneim, H. and A. Chanda. Pumping potential of a left-ventricle-like flexiblematrix-composite structure. in eProceedings of the 19th international conference on composite materials (ICCM19), Montreal Canada, 2013.

Invited Talks and Conference Presentations

  1. A. Chanda, and V. Unnikrishnan, "Biofidelic Anisotropic Soft Tissue Modeling" International Conference on Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (ICMAMS), Politecnico di Torino University, Torino, Italy, 2018.
  2. A. Chanda, and V. Unnikrishnan, "Multi-fiber Anisotropic Characterization of Soft Bio-Composite Systems" International Conference on Composite Materials and Structures (ICCMS), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, India, 2017.
  3. A. Chanda, K. Lackey, and V. Unnikrishnan, "Biofidelic Conductive Synthetic Skin Composites" Proceedings of the American Society for Composites (ASC): Thirty-Second Technical Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, 2017.
  4. A. Chanda, and V.U. Unnikrishnan, "Mechanics of interaction of the pelvic organs and muscles in pelvic organ prolapse (POP)" Society of Engineering Science 53rd Annual Technical Meeting, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2016.
  5. A. Chanda, and V.U. Unnikrishnan, "Interrupted Suture Force Estimation for Skin Wound Closure: A Computational Approach" Society of Engineering Science 52nd Annual Technical Meeting, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA, 2015.
  6. A. Chanda, and V.U. Unnikrishnan, "Subject-Specific Computational Study of Blast Induced Traumatic Injuries" Society of Engineering Science 52nd Annual Technical Meeting, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA, 2015.
  7. A. Chanda, and V.U. Unnikrishnan, "Numerical Modeling of Skin Wound Closure with Interrupted Sutures," NanoBio Summit, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, USA, 2015.
  8. A. Chanda, W. Upchurch, and V.U. Unnikrishnan, "Human Skin-Like Biofidelic Sutures," NanoBio Summit, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, USA, 2015.
  9. A. Chanda, V. Unnikrishnan, S. Roy, H. E. Richter and M. E Lockhart, “Computational Modeling of the Mechanics of Progression of Anterior Vaginal Prolapse (AVP)” 13th U.S. National Congress for Computational Mechanics (USNCCM 13), San Diego, USA, 2015.
  10. A. Chanda and H. Ghoneim, “Pumping potential of Two-Layer-Left-Ventricle-Like Flexible Matrix Composite (FMC) Structure,” Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP 2014), Stony Brook University, New York, USA, 2014.
  11. A. Chanda and P. Prajapati, “Finite Element Modeling and Cost Effective Analysis of Formula SAE Impact Attenuator Design,” 21st International Conference, SAE, University of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2009.

Professional Experience

  • Founder, Biofit Technologies LLC, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA (Jan 2016-Jan 2018)
  • Research and Development Engineer, LP Amina, Beijing, China (Feb 2014-Aug 2014)
  • Lighting Design Engineer, Phillips Electronics Ltd, Gurgaon, India (May 2011-Dec 2011)
  • Product Development Intern, TATA Motors Ltd, Lucknow, India (Jan 2010-Aug 2010)

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Alabama, USA (Aug 2015-Dec 2017)
    • Statics (AEM 201), Mechanics of Materials (AEM 250), and Dynamics (AEM 264)
    • Course material, Lectures, Exams, and Projects
  • Teaching Assistant, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Alabama, USA (Aug 2014-Aug 2015)
    • Algorithm Development (AEM 249), Structural Design and Testing (AEM 451)

Service

  • Reviewer: BioMedical Engineering OnLine (BMEO), Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (MBEC), Jove
  • Vice President, Outreach: Black Warrior Makers (Student Organization), University of Alabama, USA