G. K. Ananthasuresh is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Dean of Mechanical Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, master’s from the University of Toledo, and PhD from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, all in mechanical engineering. His research interests are compliant mechanisms and topology optimization with applications in microelectromechanical systems, mechanics of biological cells, biomedical devices, and microrobotics. In addition to research output of more than 300 journal and conference publications and 16 patents, his research group has spun off four startups. His work is recognized with 15 best paper awards, 10 design prizes, and National Science Foundation (USA) Early Career Award, Society of Automotive Engineers Ralph R. Teeter Educational Award as well as Swarnajayanthi Fellowship, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, and Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship in India. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineers, India.