dr. V. Kalpathy Venkiteswaran (Venkat)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Venkatsubramanian Kalpathy Venkiteswaran is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomechanical Engineering at University of Twente. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Surgical Robotics Lab at University of Twente for two years. He received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA, working on design principles for compliant mechanisms. 


Venkat’s research interests include design of soft robots and flexible devices, with a focus on medical application. He is currently working on projects related to bio-inspired untethered magnetic soft robots, flexure-based design of continuum manipulators, magnetic catheters for percutaneous coronary interventions, geometrically-exact models for continuum devices and the use of magnetic actuation systems for minimally-invasive surgery. 


Siebenmorgen, C., Wang, C., Bosscher Navarro, L., Parisi, D. , Misra, S. , Kalpathy Venkiteswaran, V., & van Rijn, P. (2024). Minimally designed thermo-magnetic dual responsive soft robots for complex applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry B. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3TB02839A
Lloyd, P. , Thomas, T. L. , Kalpathy Venkiteswaran, V., Pittiglio, G., Chandler, J. H., Valdastri, P. , & Misra, S. (2023). A Magnetically-Actuated Coiling Soft Robot With Variable Stiffness. IEEE Robotics and automation letters, 8(6), 3262-3269. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2023.3264770
Thomas, T. L. (2023). Bending the Rules: Magnetically-Actuated Surgical Continuum Manipulators. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555913
Wang, C., Myzk, A., Schirhagl, R. , Misra, S. , & Kalpathy Venkiteswaran, V. (2023). Biocompatible Film-Coating of Magnetic Soft Robots for Mucoadhesive Locomotion. Advanced Materials Technologies, 8(12), Article 2201813. https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.202201813

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