Venkatesh Balasubramanian

Professor

Ph.D., Louisiana Tech. University, USA
Grad Student, University of Pittsburgh, USA
B.E, University of Madras, Chennai,
Postdoc, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Email: chanakya[at]iitm.ac.in
Phone: Extn. 4117 (+91 44 2257 4117)
Page Link: http://ed.iitm.ac.in/~vb/

Areas of Research

  • Human Factors in product development and process improvement.
  • Medical device and development.
  • Technology Management.

Courses Taught

  • Engineering Aspects of Physiology (BT651)
  • Biomedical Instrumentation (BT657)
  • Biomechanics and Ergonomics (BT673)
  • Ethical Issues and Design of Clinical Trials (BT675)
  • Medical Biotechnology Laboratory II (BT661)
  • Biomaterials (BT310)
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics (ED301)
  • Engineering Mechanics (AM110)
  • Biomechanics (AM601
  • Fundamentals of Medical Instrumentation (AM302)
  • Ergonomics (AM600)
  • Quantitative Physiology (AM613)
  • Medical Physics (AM503)
  • Biomedical Systems and Control (AM507)
  • Biodynamics (AM515)
  • Biomechanics Lab (AM611)
  • Product Design Lab (ED 206)

Publications(Last 5 Years)

  • M. Jagannath and V. Balasubramanian, “Assessment of Early Onset of Driver Fatigue using Multimodal Fatigue Measures in a Static Simulator,” Applied Ergonomics. 2013 (Accepted).
  • V. S. Anand, and V. Balasubramanian, “Effect of resin chemistry on depth of cure and cytotoxicity of dental resin composites,” Material Science and Engineering: Part B. 2013 (Accepted).
  • V. Balasubramanian, M. Jagannath and K. Adalarasu, “Muscle Fatigue Based Evaluation of Bicycle Design,” Applied Ergonomics, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.04.013], 2013.
  • V. Balasubramanian, M. Jagannath and K. Adalarasu, “EEG based evaluation of viewer’s response towards TV commercials,” International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 13 (4), 480-495, 2012.
  • V. Balasubramanian, A. Dutt, S. Rai, “Analysis of muscle fatigue in helicopter pilots,” Applied Ergonomics, 42 (6), 913-918, 2011.
  • V. Balasubramanian, A. Dutt, S. Rai, “Analysis of muscle fatigue in helicopter pilots,” Applied Ergonomics, 42 (6), 913-918, 2011.
  • S. Shiba and V. Balasubramanian, “Breakthrough in Higher Education for Transforming Indian Manufacturing: VLFM Program,” Research in Higher Education – Daigaku Ronshu, 42 (3), 371-386, 2011.
  • V. Balasubramanian, K. Adalarasu and A. Gupta, “EEG based analysis of cognitive fatigue during simulated driving,” International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 7 (2), 135-149, 2011.
  • V. Balasubramanian, T. T. Narendran and V. Sai Praveen, “RBG Risk Scale – An Integrated Tool for Ergonomic Risk Assessments,” International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 8 (1), 104-116, 2011.
  • V. Balasubramanian, K. Adalarasu and A. Gupta, “EEG Based Analysis of Cognitive Fatigue during Simulated Driving,”International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 7 (2), 135-149, 2011.
  • V. Balasubramanian, K. Adalarasu and R. Regulapati, “Comparing Dynamic and Stationary Standing Postures in an Assembly Task,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 39 649-654, 2009.
  • V. Balasubramanian and S. Sharma, “Biomechanical Analysis of Main Gun Loader in an Armored Combat Vehicle,” International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 4 (1), 46-59, 2009.
  • V. Balasubramanian and J. Srinivasan, “Surface EMG based muscle activity analysis for aerobic cyclist,” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, clear13 (1), 34-42, 2009.
  • T. Aravindkrishna, V. Balasubramanian, and T. T. Narendran, “Ergonomic risk incorporated schedules (ERIS) – scheduling using genetic algorithm to reduce operator fatigue in flow-shop based cells,” International Journal. Enterprise Network Management, 3 (3), 184-200, 2009.

Awards & Patents

Awards

  • Endeavour Executive Award, Department of Education, Employment and workplace Relations, Australian Government, 2009.

Patents

  • V. Balasubramanian, “A seat assembly for monitoring and alerting a driver based on his/her fatigue and/or behavior,” Indian Patent Application No. 1921/CHE/2013 2013.
  • S. Guhathakurta and V. Balasubramanian, “A Bioreactor for Tissue Engineering,” Indian Patent Application No. 2062/CHE/2013.
  • V. S. Anand and V. Balasubramanian, “Polymeric biomaterial for dental applications,” Indian Patent Application No. 2709/CHE/2013.