University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Suhasa Kodandaramaiah
Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Office: ME 303
Phone: 612-626-6059

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2013-2015, Post-Doctoral Associate,
Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D. 2013, Mechanical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology

M.S. 2008, Mechanical Engineering,
University of Michigan

B.E. 2006, Mechanical Engineering,
Visvesvaraya Technological University

Research Interests

  • Neural Engineering
  • Neuromodulation
  • Optical Engineering
  • Neurotechnology and Instrumentation
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Precision Engineering



Selected Awards

  • Included in Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of “30 under 30 rising stars in science and medicine”
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (GTRIC) (2012)
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (GTRIC) (2011)
  • R.V. Jones Memorial Scholarship by the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE), awarded for the best student paper at the ASPE conference in Atlanta (2010)
  • ME Department International Student Fellowship: Awarded for research and academic achievements by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2008)

Selected Publications

1. L. Ghanbari*, M. L Rynes*, J. Hu, D. Sousa Schulman, G. W. Johnson, M. Laroque, G. M Shull, S B Kodandaramaiah, Craniobot: A computer numerical controlled robot for cranial microsurgeries, Scientific Reports 2019 *Equal Contribution

2. S. B. Kodandaramaiah*, F. J. Flores*, G. L. Holst, A. C. Singer, X. Han , E. N. Brown, Edward S. Boyden^, C. R. Forest^ Multi-neuron intracellular recording in vivo via interacting autopatching robots, Elife 2018, * Equal Contribution, ^ Co-corresponding authors

3. H. J. Suk, I. Van Welie, S. B. Kodandaramaiah, B. D. Allen, C. R. Forest, E. S. Boyden, Closed-Loop Real-Time Imaging Enables Fully Automated Cell-Targeted Patch-Clamp Neural Recording In Vivo, Neuron 2017

4. N. Grossman, D. Bono, N. Dedic, S. B. Kodandaramaiah, A. Rudenko, H. Suk, A. M. Cassara, E. Neufeld, N. Kuster, L. Tsai, A. Pascual-Leone, E. S. Boyden, Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Temporally Interfering Electric Fields, Cell 2017

5. S. B. Kodandaramaiah, I. R. Wickersham, G. B. Holst, A. C. Singer, G. Talei-Franzesi, C. R. Forest, E. S. Boyden, Assembly and operation of the autopatcher for automated intracellular neural recording in vivo, Nature Protocols 2016

6. S.B. Kodandaramaiah, G. Talei Franzesi, B.Y. Chow, E.S. Boyden, C.R. Forest, Automated whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology of neurons in vivo. Nature Methods 2012

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