Avinava Roy


Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (2021).



I am trying to recapitulate tissue folding in vitro using hydrogel bilayers. By harnessing mechanical instability through modulating the elastic moduli and deformation extent of my chosen hydrogel system, I am able to generate different forms of folding. This enables me to probe into the cross-talk of cells encapsulated inside and atop the hydrogel system, in response to the generated folding patterns. Eventually, this should lead to a better understanding of the origin and progress of a wide range of diseases like fibrosis, asthma, and atherosclerosis among others.


MSE Graduate Student Council (GSC) Second Year PhD Representative (2022-2023)

NR-Benton, Dwight F. Fellow (2021-2022), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Short-Term Visiting Scholar Award (2020), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan.

GAABESU Undergraduate Research Awards (2019-2020 & 2020-2021), IIEST Shibpur