Professor Shrikant Joshi

Professor, University West, Sweden

Areas of Interest:

Surface Engineering, Additive Manufacturing.


Surface Modification, Coatings, Laser Materials Processing

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

My research in Surface Engineering has spanned varied coating technologies, namely conventional atmospheric & solution precursor plasma spraying, detonation spraying, cold gas dynamic spraying, electron beam physical vapour deposition and cathodic arc PVD. My research in the field of laser materials processing has included heat treatment and alloying/cladding. The work has led to many industrial applications, over a dozen patent applications and more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals. .

Professional Experience:

  • August 2015 – Present: Professor, Department of Engineering Science, University West, Trollhattan, Sweden.
  • June 2013 – July 2015: Additional Director, ARCI, Hyderabad, India.
  • April 2005 – May 2013: Associate Director, ARCI, Hyderabad, India.
  • August 2008 – July 2009: Dean, School of Engg. Sciences & Technology, Univ. of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
  • February 1999 – March 2005: Scientist, ARCI-Hyderabad, India & Head, Centre for Laser Processing of Materials.
  • December 1989 – January 1997: Scientist, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, India.


Surface engineering, laser processing, coatings, thermal spray, cold spray, PVD, thermal barrier.


Contact Information


University West
Department of Engineering Science
SE-461 86 Trollhättan. SWEDEN.
Phone: +46 (0)520 223336

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  • B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Osmania University, Hyderabad, India - 1982
  • M.S. (Chemical Engineering), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA - 1983
  • Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), University of Idaho, USA - 1987


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, The Institution of Engineers (India), 2015
  • Elected Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, 2014
  • 'MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize' for the year 2014
  • Elected Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2012
  • Vasvik Research Award – Materials Sciences and Technology, 2011
  • Metallurgist of the Year Award, Ministry of Steel & Indian Institute of Metals, 2009
  • Best Scientist Award, Federation of AP Chamber of Commerce & Industry, 2004-05
  • Elected Fellow, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Science, 2003
  • MRSI Medal, Materials Research Society of India, 2002

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2012

Year of Birth: June 24, 1960