Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor (tenured) (UMD- from Fall 2020)
  • Assistant Professor (UMD - Fall 2014 - Fall 2020)
  • Research Assistant Professor (Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, Villanova University, 2011-14)
  • Senior Research Associate (University of Cincinnati, 2009-11)
  • Research Associate (University of Maryland - College Park, 2008-09)
  • Project Specialist (Marine Computation Systems Inc., Houston TX, 2002-04)


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University (2004-2007, Dean's Graduate Fellow)
  • M.S.E., Johns Hopkins University (1999-2001)
  • M.Sc., University of Calgary (1996-99)
  • B.Tech., Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India (1992)

Subramanian (Subbu) Ramakrishnan

Our research group is engaged in analytical and computational studies of Dynamics and Control of nonlinear and stochastic phenomena from an engineering perspective. Our interests span a spectrum of areas where nonlinearity, randomness and the interactions between them play a critical role such as: Bio-inspired Swarm Robotics, Soft Robotics, Dynamics of Nano and Micro-Scale Electromechanical Systems (NEMS/MEMS), Vibration Energy Harvesting and Analysis of the human brain EEG signal. Please follow the links for more specific information and publications. Please contact Dr. Ramakrishnan if you are interested in exploring research opportunities within our group.