Adwait Mane

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Graduate Researcher, Masters Student

Adwait Mane was pursuing an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Virginia in 2013, graduating as a Jefferson Scholar and a Rodman Scholar. His undergraduate research experience led him to pursue graduate research in applied biomechanics. During his time at CAB as a masters student he was investigating the injury mechanism of high ankle sprains using the GHBMC foot finite element model. This approach combined multibody dynamics and finite element modeling. The challenge was validation of the model at the bone kinematics level. His experience with computational approaches for solving nonlinear engineering problems also led Adwait to an interest in theoretical approaches in dynamical systems modeling.

Adwait graduated from UVa in June 2016 after defending his Master’s thesis entitled “Representing Sub-failure Quasi-static Ligament Mechanics and Bone Kinematics in a Human Ankle Finite Element Model.”




  • MS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – University of Virginia
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering – University of Virginia


Research Interests

  • Solid mechanics and finite element modeling of the human body
  • Biomechanics of sports injury (high ankle sprains)
  • Dynamical systems and control
  • Nonlinear dynamics and chaos


Affiliations & Awards

  • 4TH place poster presentation – UVA Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS) 2015
  • Jefferson Scholar, University of Virginia (Class of 2013)
  • Rodman Scholar, University of Virginia (Class of 2013)


Selected Publications

  • Human Ankle Ligament Toe Region Identification through Inverse Finite Element Approach. Proceedings, 13th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Montreal, Canada. (in press)
  • Kinetics and kinematics of the ankle during foot external rotation. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Columbus, USA. (in press)
  • A framework for parametric modelling of ankle ligaments to determine the in situ response under gross foot motion. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. (in review)


Other Interests

  • Soccer, squash