Pinaki Bhattacharya

Pinaki is interested in understanding the mechanics of biomedically relevant processes.

In his PhD research (2012; Purdue University, USA) he investigated mechanical stress distributions arising from the fluid-structure interaction between the vocal chords and the air passing through the larynx during speech. Pinaki quantified the stresses and his research pointed to clinically measurable phonation modes that can lead to adverse voice health.From 2012 to 2015, at KU Leuven – University of Leuven (Belgium), Pinaki experimentally quantified the mechanical response of bone tissue using a novel reference-point-indentation instrument (BioDent, Active Life Scientific, US).

His work showed that bone tissue mechanical response differs with respect to location and mouse genetic strain, thus advancing the current understanding in predicting the bone fracture process.

Pinaki also characterised the mechanics of fibrillar hydrogels (such as fibrin and collagen) which is important for functions such as contact guidance to cells during angiogenesis – the process critical to tissue engineering problems.

He joined the MultiSim group as a research associate in multi-scale modelling, and aims to integrate through the multiple scales of the MultiSim project, focusing on data exchange across models.

Pinaki is a lecturer at the University of Sheffield and is the Leader on Work Package 9. Hypermodelling Integration and Framework Development.