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Dr. Arakere Puttaswamy Harsha
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering,IIT (BHU)
apharsha.mec@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Tribology of Materials, Bio-Tribology, Machine Design

Dr. A.P.Harsha
Professor (HAG) & Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University)
Varanasi 221005
Mobile: 9415343426; 9839331157
E-mail : apharsha.mec@itbhu.ac.in ; harshaap@gmail.com

 
A.P.Harsha received his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore, India, in the year 1991.  Master of Technology (Industrial Tribology) and PhD (Tribology) from Indian Institute of Technology: Delhi in the year 1997 and 2004 respectively. Currently, he is a Professor (HAG) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India.  He has several years of teaching and research experience in Mechanical Engineering with particular research emphasis in Materials Tribology and Bio-Tribology. He has published more than 60 research papers in Journals and conferences.  He is a recipient of Royal Academy of Engineering Major Research Award by the UK in the year 2008-2009 on the project entitled “The development and validation of novel lubricants to be used in the testing of biomaterials employed in total joint replacement”. This award allowed to him to carry out research work on bio-tribology at Newcastle University, UK.  He had also worked as a Guest Scientist at the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany in the year 2011, 2014, and 2018 respectively.
 
FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Tribology, Material Tribology, and Machine Design
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Worked as graduate apprentice trainee engineer in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore, from 20.05.91 to 19.05.92.
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESEARCH AWARD
 
Royal Academy of Engineering Major Research Award by UK on the project entitled “the development and validation of novel lubricants to be used in the testing of biomaterials employed in total joint replacement”. Amount awarded £22000, 2008-2009.
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Life Member, Tribology Society of India (TSI)
Life Membership, Indian Society for Technical Education (MISTE) India
 
IMPORTANT PUBLICATIOINS IN JOURNALS
 
G.Theiler, A.P.Harsha, T.Gradt, On the sliding wear behavior of PAEK composites in vacuum environment, Transaction of ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol.141 (2019) 044502-1 -044507-1.
 
A.P.Harsha, and R.Wäsche, Influence of Temperature on Friction and Wear Characteristics of Polyaryletherketones and Their Composites Under Reciprocating Sliding Condition. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 27(10), (2018) 5438-5449.
 
S.S. Rawat, A.P.Harsha, A.P.Deepak, Tribological performance of paraffin grease with silica nanoparticles as an additive, Applied Nanoscience, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13204-018-0911-9 (2018, In press)
 
R.N.Gupta,  and A.P.Harsha,  Tribological study of castor oil with surface-modified CuO nanoparticles in boundary lubrication, Industrial Lubrication and Tribology 70 (4), (2018) 700-710.
 
R.N.Gupta,  and A.P.Harsha,  Friction and Wear of Nanoadditive-Based Biolubricants in Steel–Steel Sliding Contacts: A Comparative Study. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 27(2), (2018) 648-658.
 
R.N.Gupta, A.P.Harsha, Tribological evaluation of calcium‐copper‐titanate/cerium oxide‐based nanolubricants in sliding contact. Lubrication Science, 30(4) (2018)175-187.
 
 
R.N.Gupta, and A.P. Harsha Synthesis, characterization, and tribological studies of calcium–copper–titanate nanoparticles as a biolubricant additive. Transaction of ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol.139(2), (2017) 021801-1-021801-11
 
A.P.Harsha, P. K. Limaye, Rajnesh Tyagi, and Ankit Gupta. Effect of temperature on galling behavior of SS 316, 316 L and SS 416 under self-mated condition, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 25(11), (2016).4980-4987.
 
A.P.Harsha, P. K. Limaye, Rajnesh Tyagi, and Ankit Gupta. "Development of Tribological Test Equipment and Measurement of Galling Resistance of Various Grades of Stainless Steel." Transaction of ASME Journal of Tribology 138, no. 2 (2016): 024501.
 
A.P.Harsha, R.Wäsche, and M.Hartelt. "Tribological studies on polyetherketone composite under reciprocating sliding condition against steel cylinder." Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 229(7) (2015)795-806.
 
 
Kumar, Saurabh, A. P. Harsha, H. S. Goyal, A. Aazad Hussain, and S. B. Wesley. Three-body abrasive wear behaviour of aluminum alloys, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 227(4), (2013) 328-338.
 
A.P.Harsha, T.J.Joyce, Compartive wear tests of Ultra high molecular weight of polyethylene and cross-linked polyethylene, Proc. Instn Mech. Engrs, Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine, 227(5) (2013): 600-608.

 
A.Aazad Hussain, S.B.Wesely, H.S.Goyal, A.P.Harsha, Investigations on solid particle erosion behaviour of ferritic steels, austenitic steel and low carbon steel and correlation of erosion data with erosion model. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 227 (3) (2013) 234-245.
 
K.Raju,  A.P.Harsha,  S.N.Ojha, Evolution of microstructure and its effect on wear and mechanical properties of spray cast Al–12 Si alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528 ( 25-26) (2011) 7723-7728.
 
K.Raju,  A.P.Harsha,  S.N.Ojha, “Microstructural features, wear, and corrosion behaviour of spray cast Al-Si alloys, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 225 (3) (2011)151-160.
 
A.P.Harsha, T.J.Joyce, Challenges associated with using bovine serum in wear testing orthopaedic biopolymers,  Proc. Instn Mech. Engrs, Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine 225 (2011);  225: 948-
958.
 
 
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCES
G.Theiler, A.P.Harsha, T.Gradt, On the sliding behavior of PAEK composites in vacuum environment, World Tribology Congress 2017, Beijing, China, September 17-22, 2017 (Best Poster Award)
 
R.N.Gupta,  and A.P.Harsha Tribological evaluation of Calcium-copper-titanate and Cerium oxide nano-additives in paraffin oil, World Tribology Congress 2017, Beijing, China, September 17-22, 2017
 
A P Harsha, PK Limaye, Influence of temperature on galling resistance of SS 416, In Proceedings of Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2015, Nov 16, Malaysian Tribology Society, pp98-99.
 
Rajeev Nayan Gupta, A.P. Harsha, Experimental study on role of Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphate in castor oil, National Tribology Conference (NTC 2014), 15-17th December 2014, PES University, Bangalore.
 
T J Joyce, A P Harsha, “In vitro wear tests of cross-linked polyethylene and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene”, British Orthopedic Research Society, Annual meeting, 22nd and 23rd June 2009, Newcastle University, UK.
 
T J Joyce, A P Harsha, “Comparative in vitro wear tests of cross-linked polyethylene and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene”, ECOTRIB 2009, 2nd European conference on Tribology, University of Pisa, 7th -10th June 2009.
 
N.C.Murmu, D.K.Bhakta, A.P.Harsha, “Application of artificial neural network techniques for prediction of remaining life of bearings”,  9th International Tribology Conference, SAIT 2008, 2-4 April 2008, University of Pretoria, South Africa. 
 
Arjula Suresh, A.P. Harsha, M.K. Ghosh, “Wear of high-performance polymer composites by solid particle impact”, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Technology, 28th -31st January, 2008, IIT New Delhi.
 
K.Raju, A.P.Harsha, S.N.Ojha, “Investigation on spray processing of Al-Si alloys and their wear characteristics”, Proceedings of ISRS-08 on Metallurgy, Material Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology: Madras, Chennai, 10th -12th, December 2008, p.657-662.
 
A.P. Harsha, Avinash A. Thakre, “Influence of impact velocity on solid particle erosion behaviour of polyetherimide and its composites, Proceeding of International Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing (ICAMMP-2006) 3-5 February 2006, pp.91-100, IIT Khargpur, India.
 
P. A. Sreekumar, A. P. Harsha, G. Unnikrishnan, Sabu Thomas, “Solid particle erosion behaviour of sisal fibre reinforced polyester composites”, International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Institute of Technology: BHU, pp. 49 – 54, 17-19, December, 2004.
 
A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Tribological studies on glass fibre reinforced polyetherketone composites”, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2001), Singapore, July 1-6, 2001.
 
U. S. Tewari, A. P. Harsha, A. M. Häger, K. Friedrich, “Solid particle erosion of advanced polymer composites”, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2001), Singapore, July 1-6, 2001.
 
A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Abrasive wear behaviour of poly (aryl) ether ketone composites”, Third International Conference on Industrial Tribology, TATA Steels, Jamshedpur, pp.1-16 – 1-30, April 8-11, 2001.
 
A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Influence of fibre reinforcement on abrasive wear of polyethersulfone composites”, 12 th LAWPSP Symposium, IIT Bombay, pp. SOL- 01.1- 01.6, Feb. 1-3, 2001.
 
A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Influence of fibre reinforcement on abrasive wear of polysulfone composites”, MACRO 2000, National Symposium on Polymer and Composites, DMSRDE, Kanpur, pp.564-570, Dec.1-2, 2000.
 
U. S. Tewari, A. P. Harsha, “Erosive wear studies of unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composite”. Second International Conference on Industrial Tribology, Hyderabad, pp. 283-291, Dec. 1-4, 1999.
 
A. P. Harsha, U. S. Tewari, “Erosive wear and SEM studies of carbon fibre reinforced PEEK”, 12th National Convention of Mechanical Engineers, MNREC, Allahabad, Vol.1, pp. I-01-I-10, Jan 31- Feb 2, 1997.
 
BOOK CHAPTER
A. P. Harsha, “Solid particle erosion behaviour of polymers and their composites” Chapter 11, The handbook of polymer tribology, 391-434, 2018 (Editor: Dr S.K.Sinha, IIT Delhi ) World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224
 
 
 
PH.D GUIDANCE
Name of the Student
Title of the thesis
Year of award

Rajeev Nayan Gupta
Tribological studies of biolubricants and their admixtures with nano-additives”
2018

N.C. Murmu
Experimentation and modeling on fatigue and residual life estimation of ball bearings
2011

K Raju
Effect of processing techniques on the microstructure and wear characteristics of Al-Si alloys 
2010

Suresh Arjula 
Solid particle erosion studies on high performance thermoplastic polymers and their composites
2009

 
SHORT TERM COURSE / CONFERENCE ORGANIZED
Coordinator, Short term course on “Materials Tribology: Fundamentals and Recent Advances”, Quality Improvement Programme, Sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, India, 23-29 March 2017, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University).
Coordinator, Staff Development Programme for the course entitled “Fundamentals of Tribology and Materials for Tribological Applications”, Sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, India, 27th February - 11th March 2006. Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University).
Convener, National Tribology Conference 2016, jointly organized by Tribology Society of India and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), 08-10 December 2016.
 
RESEARCH PROJECT and CONSULTANCY WORK COMPLETED
Principal Investigator, BNRS project entitled “Development of tribological test method to measure galling resistance for various metal pairs under dry, lubricated and water lubricated environment”, DAE, Mumbai, Amount awarded Rs. 22,71,900/- Sept.2012- Dec .2015.
Principal Investigator, University Grants Commission grant for the Major Research Project entitled “Investigation on Three-body Abrasive Wear Behaviour of Various Polymer Matrices and their Composites” Amount awarded Rs.8,07,100/- June 2006 – Dec 2009
Principal Investigator, Institute R & D grant for project entitled “Effect of surface roughness and topography on galling resistance of different grades of steel”, Amount awarded Rs.15,00,000/-  2017– 2018
Principal Investigator “Study of Hoist Failure” Hindalco Industries Ltd, Renukoot, Dist. Sonebhadra, UP, Amount Rs.2,80,900/- (CC/AMC/12-13/149), 2013
Principal Investigator “Performance Characteristics of Radial Thrust Ball Bearing Related to Orientation: NR54F2 Main Fuel Pump (R-25 Engine)” by Ministry of Defence, R & D Organization, Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness, HAL, Lucknow. Amount Rs.270000/- (RCMA/LKO/312/Tech), 2006
 
 
 
 
 
FELLOWSHIP and TRAVEL GRANT
Royal Academy of Engineering Major Research Award by UK on the project entitled “the development and validation of novel lubricants to be used in the testing of biomaterials employed in total joint replacement”. Amount awarded £22000, 2008-2009.
Full travel grants supported by Director General for Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to present research papers at International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2001), at Singapore, 1-6, July 2001.
Institute Fellowship during Ph.D. programme
Ministry of Human Resource and Development fellowship during M.Tech programme
 
GUEST SCIENTIST / RESEARCH COLLOBRATION
Name of the Institute
Division
Advisor
Position
Duration

Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, Germany
“Wear and Wear Protection”
Dr.Rolf Wäeshe
Guest Scientist
13.05.2011 to 12.08.2011.

14.05.2014 to 31.07.2014.

15. 05.2018 to 31.07.2018.

The objective of the visit was to carryout research work on “Material Tribology”

 
SHORT TERM COURSES / WORKSHOP/ SYMPOSIUM ATTENDED
A short term course on “Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon in Nanotechnology”, IIT Kanpur, 22-26th February 2010.
A course on Introduction to Matlab, Newcastle University, UK, 16th January 2009.
A course on Biological safety training, Newcastle University, UK, 28th October 2008.
35th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Trinity and All saints college, Leeds, UK, 9th -12th September 2008.
A short term course on Modeling and Simulation using Matlab, 12th -16th March 2007, NITTTR, Chandigarh.
International workshop on Advances in Asbestos-Free Friction Composites –I, 05th and 6th January 2006, IIT Delhi.
SERC School on Processing of Advanced Polymeric Materials, 3rd – 7th May 2005, IIT Delhi
Materials for High Temperature Applications, (HIMAT 2005), 12th –15th March 2005, IIT Kanpur.
Condition Monitoring in Manufacturing Process, 14th to 26th July 1997, P.E.S.College of Engineering, Mandya, Karnataka.
Strategic Quality Management of Technical Education, 11th to 24th May 1997, P.S.G.College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
 
INVITED TALK / GUEST LECTURE /QIP SHORT-TERM COURSE /KEY NOTE ADDRESS
Delivered technical talk on “Solid particle erosion studies of polymers and their composites” at Newcastle University, UK on 26th November 2008.
Delivered technical talk on “Bio-Tribology” 4th Summer School on Tribology, 25-29th June 2012, Indian Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon. Sponsored by DST and organized by Tribology Society of India
Delivered technical talk on “Bio-Tribology” 5th Summer School on Tribology, 24-28th June 2013, Indian Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon. Sponsored by DST and organized by Tribology Society of India
Delivered technical talk on “wear behavior of polymers in artificial joints” at Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin, on 01st July 2014.
Delivered technical talk on “Bio-Tribology” 7th Summer School on Tribology, 8-12th June 2015, Indian Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon. Sponsored by DST and organized by Tribology Society of India
Key note address on Wear of Artificial Joints in “National conference on Product Design and Manufacturing”, 21-22 Nov. 2015, Motillal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahadbad
Delivered technical talk on “Bio-Tribology” 8th Summer School in Tribology, 25-29h July 2016, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Sponsored by DST and organized by Tribology Society of India
Delivered talk on Wear of Artificial Joints, Short-term course “Advances in Design and Manufacturing” (ADM-2016), 04-10 July 2016, Sponsored by TEQUIP –II, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, UP
Delivered talk on Challenges in Bio-Tribology research, Two-day National Workshop on “Tribology Frontiers IN Design and Manufacturing” October 24 - 25, 2016, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangaluru - 575 025
Delivered talk on Recent advances in Bio-Tribology Key note address at 3-day workshop on “Recent advances in tribology and surface engineering” 19-21 December 2016 at Saingits College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala, Sponsored by KSCSTE, Kerala
Delivered technical talk on “Bio-Tribology”, 9th Summer school on “Tribology” at “Indian oil Institute of Petroleum Management”, Gurgaon. 19-23 June 2017, Sponsored by DST and organized by Tribology Society of India
Delivered talk on Challenges associated with in vitro testing
of biopolymers used in total joint replacements, Workshop on “Tribology”, BITS Hyderabad,15-16 Nov 2018.
Delivered talk on Characterization of Material for bio-tribological applications, AICTE- QIP short-term course  on “Materials Characterization for Engineers” , 24-29, December 2018, School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology  (BHU), Varanasi.

 
DEPARTMENT /INSTITUTE LEVEL ADMINISTRIVTE EXPERINCE
Department t/ Centre’s Level:
In-Charge for Tribology Laboratory
Convener, Department Post Graduate Committee
Member, Research Programme Committee for various Ph.D. students
Member, Department Faculty Committee (DFAC) (Jan 2015 – Dec 2016)
Convener, Space Committee of the Department
Convener, Library Committee of the Department
Member, Department Purchase Committee, 2016-2017
 
Institutes Level:
Chairman, Senate Post Graduate Committee (2015-2016)
Chairman, Annual report committee (2015-2016)
Member, Senate Education Policy Committee (2013-2017)
Senate member, IIT (BHU)
Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, (August, 2018 onwards)
Chairman, Shortlisting Committee for Assistant Librarian (Adv. No.01/2017-18)
Member, Senate Election Committee
Vice-Chairman, GATE (2017-2018)
 
SERVICE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE
Executive Committee member – Tribology Society of India
EVC Expert member – All India for Technical Education
Expert member- Defense research organization
Expert member- Union Public Service Commission