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I am an incoming Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.

In my past life, I was postdoc at MIT in Prof. Tal Cohen's Nonlinear Solid Mechanics group. I have a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from Brown University. I was born and brought up in India. A certified mechanical engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), I am a cricket fan and like to keep myself updated on the bleeding edge of technology. When not working on mechanics problems, I often indulge in solving mathematical puzzles. Overview of my research, including the publications, are available on this site.


Brown University

Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics, 2019

Advisor: Prof. Kyung-Suk Kim


Mrityunjay Kothari

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

University of New Hampshire,

Durham, NH 03824

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, 2013

Email: <firstname>.<lastname> at

Others: Google Scholar, LinkedIn


  • We are organizing a symposium at IMECE 2022 and welcome you to come join us in Columbus, Ohio!

  • Join us for the New.MECH 2022 at MIT
    on May 6th!

  • Our latest pre-print "The crucial role of elasticity in regulating liquid-liquid phase separation in cells" is up on arxiv!

  • How does a growing body takes its shape and form when it is embedded inside another body? We attempt to answer this question in our latest JMPS paper.

Morphogenesis and cell ordering in confined bacterial biofilms

  • Our collaborative work on the mechanics-driven morphogenesis in embedded bacterial biofilms is now online on PNAS! Check it out.

  • Check out our research on the effects of elasticity on liquid-liquid phase separation through a short and fun video.

    See the paper here.

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  • Our work on the peeling of soft adhesive layers featured on the front cover of Soft Matter.

    See the paper here.

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