Manufacturing engineering and material sciences




  • PhD (Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science)
  • M.E. (Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)

Experience: Total Experience 1.4 years

  • M/s. Pipavav Shipyard Limited, Designation – Shipbuilding engineer SKIL House, 209, Bank Street Cross Lane, Fort, Mumbai – 400 023. (Responsibility – Offshore business development, project management and procurement)

Teaching Interests:

  • Advanced manufacturing process
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Advanced material science
  • Engineering mechanics

Research Interest:

  • Microstructure design for obtaining desired physical properties
  • Non ferrous materials
  • Nano Composites
  • Electron Microscopy (EBSD, SEM, TEM)


  • N. Harshavardhana, N. R. Gorhe, J. Freudenberger, M. P. Gururajan , P. Pant, "Comparison of room temperature and cryo-deformation effects on mechanical properties and microstructure of copper” published in Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals (2015) 68 (Suppl 2):S131–S135
  • N. Harshavardhana, M. P. Gururajan, and P. Pant, “Obtaining high strength and high conductivity copper during Low percentage deformation followed by annealing" (manuscript under preparation)
  • N. Harshavardhana, M. P. Gururajan, and P. Pant, "Effect of annealing time on microstructure and properties of pure copper" (manuscript under preparation)
  • N. Harshavardhana, J. Freudenberger, M. P. Gururajan, and P. Pant, "Effect of cryo wire drawing on the microstructure and mechanical properties and electrical conductivity of pure copper" (manuscript under preparation)

Achievement, Awards and Recognitions:

  • Selected for Industrial project funded by from M/s Crompton Greaves Limited, Mumbai to solve the industrial problem of enhancing strength and conductivity in pure Copper.
  • Awarded ‘DAAD Research Grants for doctoral candidates’ for a period of six months (May 2014 - October 2014) to perform part of my PhD research at Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden (IFW Dresden), Germany.
  • Received ‘Best Oral Presentation Award’ in 7th Materials research Scholar MR15 Symposium at IIT Bombay

Message to Students & Community

  • My field of research is on material science and metal forming process. M.Tech student who are interested in the field of materials can approach me for their final thesis work.