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  • Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 201 W 19th Ave
    E528 Scott Lab
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-6367


  • January, 2015

    Best Conference Paper in Symposium on Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems.

  • March, 2007

    Best Student Paper award.



  • Sundaresan, VB, Sarles, SA, Leo, DJ. 2012. "Bioderived Smart Materials." Springer.
  • Sundaresan, VB, Leo DJ, Cuppoletti, J. 2012. "lants and Mechanical Motion: A Synthetic Approach to Nastic Materials and Structures." DEStech.

Journal Articles


  • Venkatesh, V.; Northcutt, R.; Heinemann, C.; Sundaresan, V.B., 2018, "A structural model of ultra-microelectrodes for shear-force based scanning electrochemical microscopy." Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures


  • Northcutt,Robert,G; Sundaresan,Vishnu-Baba, 2015, "Mechanoelectrochemistry of PPy(DBS) from correlated characterization of electrochemical response and extensional strain.." Physical chemistry chemical physics 17, no. 48, 32268-32275 - 32268-32275.




  • Sundaresan VB, Northcutt R, "Mechanoelectrochemistry*." Physical Chemistry Chemical PHysics

Papers in Proceedings


  • Vijayaraghavan, P.; Sundaresan, V.B. "Investigating the effect of thermoelectric processing on ionic aggregation in thermoplastic ionomers." (1 2017).
  • Marino, C.; Hery, T.M.; Sundaresan, V.B. "Redox transistor battery - An emerging architecture for electrochemical energy storage." (1 2017).
  • Sundaresan, V.B.; Krishnan, S. "Structural health monitoring of elastomeric composites using mechanoluminescence." (1 2017).
  • Sundaresan, V.B.; Northcutt, R.; Venkatesh, V.; Evans, J.P. "Mechanoelectrochemistry of soft electroactive materials via surface-tracked scanning electrochemical microscopy." (1 2017).


  • Venugopal, V.; Venkatesh, V.; Sundaresan, V.B. "Investigation of ion transport in polypyrrole modified ultra-microelectrodes during scanning electrochemical microscopy." (1 2016).
  • Hery, T.M.; Sundaresan, V.B. "Pore-spanning PPy(DBS) as a voltage-gated synthetic membrane ion channel." (1 2016).
  • Vijayaraghavan, P.; Sundaresan, V.B. "Investigating secondary equilibration in thermoplastic ionomers under a thermo-electric field." (1 2016).
  • Northcutt, R.; Maddox, J.; Sundaresan, V.B. "Electrode fabrication for scanning electrochemical microscopy and shear force imaging." (1 2016).


  • Gilmore, P.; Sundaresan, V.B. "Surface synthetic jet actuators for flow control applications in internal combustion engines." (1 2014).
  • Northcutt, RG, THornton, JM, Sundaresan, VB "An Investigation of Morphology Dependent Charge Storage in Polypyrrole Membranes." in ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. (9 2014).
  • Gilmore, PG, Sundaresan, VB "Surface Synthetic Jet Actuators for Flow Control Applications in Internal Combustion Engines." in ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. (9 2014).



  • Zhang, H, Salinas, S, Northcutt, R, Sundaresan, VB "Electrochemical Analysis of Alamethicin Reconstituted Planar Bilayer Lipid Membranes Supported on Polypyrrole Membranes." in ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. (9 2011).
  • Northcutt, R.; Sundaresan, V.B.; Salinas, S.; Zhang, H. "Polypyrrole bridge as a support for alamethicin-reconstituted planar bilayer lipid membranes." (12 2011).
  • Sundaresan, V.B.; Carr, J.P. "Active nanoporous membranes for desalination." (12 2011).
  • Zhang, H.; Sundaresan, V.B.; Salinas, S.; Northcutt, R. "Electrochemical analysis of alamethicin reconstituted planar bilayer lipid membranes supported on polypyrrole membranes." (12 2011).
  • Clarke, J.; Sundaresan, V.B. "Design and fabrication of a microscale magnetoelectric surgical tool." (6 2011).


  • Zhang, H, Sundaresan, VB "Chemomechanical Transduction in Hybrid Bio-Derived Conducting Polymer Actuator." in ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. (9 2010).
  • Clarke, J, Sundaresan, VB "Dynamic Characterization of a Magnetoelectric Cantilever for Actuation and Sensing." in ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems. (9 2010).
  • Sundaresan, V.B.; Zhang, H. "Chemomechanical transduction in hybrid bio-derived conducting polymer actuator." (12 2010).


  • Duenas, TA, Enke, A, Castellucci, M, Sundaresan, VB "Smart Self-Healing Material Systems Using Inductive and Resistive Heating." in Smart Coatings 2009. (2 2009).


  • Sarles, SA, Sundaresan, VB, Leo, DJ "Electrical Impedance Analysis of Phospholipid Bilayer Membranes for Enabling Engineering Design of Bio-based Devices." in 2007 MRS Fall Meeting. (8 2008).
  • Sarles, S.A.; Sundaresan, V.B.; Leo, D.J. "Electrical impedance analysis of phospholipid bilayer membranes for enabling engineering design of bio-based devices." (12 2008).


  • Sundaresan, VB, Sarles, SA, Leo, DJ "Stack of BioCells Converting ATP to Electrical Power and Possible Applications." in 2006 MRS Fall Meeting. (10 2007).
  • Sundaresan, VB, Sarles, SA, Goode, BJ, Leo, DJ "Chemo-electrical energy conversion of Adenosine triphosphate in a Biological Ion Transporter." in 2007 MRS Fall Meeting. (7 2007).
  • Sarles, S.A.; Sundaresan, V.B.; Leo, D.J. "Study of supported bilayer lipid membranes for use in chemo-electric energy conversion via active proton transport." (12 2007).


  • Sundaresan, V.B.; Leo, D.J. "Actuation using protein transporters driven by proton gradients." (1 2006).
  • Sundaresan, VB, Leo, DJ "Actuation Using Protein Transporters Driven by Proton Gradient." in ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (11 2006).
  • Sundaresan, V.B.; Sarles, S.A.; Goode, B.J.; Leo, D.J. "Chemo-electrical energy conversion of adenosine triphosphate in a biological ion transporter." (12 2006).
  • Sundaresan, V.B.; Leo, D.J. "Microhydraulic actuation using biological ion transporters reconstituted on artificial BLM." (12 2006).
  • De Vita, R.; Hopkinson, D.; Sundaresan, V.B.; Leo, D.J. "Continuum modeling of bilayer lipid membranes." (12 2006).
  • Sundaresan, V.B.; Sarles, S.A.; Leo, D.J. "Stack of BioCells converting ATP to electrical power and possible applications." (12 2006).
  • De Vita, R, Hopkinson, D, Sundaresan, VB, Leo, DJ "Continuum Modeling of Bilayer Lipid Membranes." in MRS Proceedings. (10 2006).


  • Sundaresan, VB. "Simulcure Technique - Fabrication and Preparation of structural composites for distributed sensing and structural optimization."
  • Sundaresan, VB, Gilmore, P, Grotewald, E, Bisaro, D. "Controlled Vector Delivery Device for Transgenic Modification of Plants."
  • Sundaresan, VB, Hery, T, Northcutt, RG, Venugopal, V. "Active Nanoporous Membrane with Controlled-Ion Transport."
  • Sundaresan, VB, Otero, JJ. "Real-Time Regulation of the Electrical State of a Cell using Redox Active Polymers."
  • Sundaresan, VB, Atulasimha, J, Clarke, J. "Magnetoelectric Surgical Tools for Minimally Invasive Surgery." Patent number: US 8,602,034 B2