Suhasa Kodandaramaiah

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Suhasa Kodandaramaiah

Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Room 303
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Graduate Faculty, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Head of Biosensing and Biorobotics Laboratory, Minnesota Discovery Team (MDT) for Addiction
Co-Leader, Imaging Cells during Behavior Core, Minnesota Center for Addiction Research


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, India

Professional Background

Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2016-present
Post-Doctoral Associate, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013-2015

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience


Suhasa Kodandaramaiah works in the field of neural engineering and neurotechnology design. His research combines principles of precision machine design, micro and nanofabrication, optics and robotics to engineer better interfaces with the brain.

Biosensing and Biorobotics Laboratory (BSBRL) - ME 331

ME Impact Areas
Human Health
Robotics & Mobility

ME Research Areas
Biosystems and Bioengineering
Sensing and Controls

Research Interests
  • Neural Engineering
  • Neuromodulation
  • Optical Engineering
  • Neurotechnology and Instrumentation
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Precision Engineering
Teaching Subjects
ME 3221: Fundamentals of Design & Manufacturing
ME 3281: System Dynamics and Control
ME4054W: Design Projects

Honors and 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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