Bharath Bhushan

Ohio State University, USA

B. Bhushan received an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass, USA, in 1971. He acquired an M.S. degree in mechanics and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colo, USA, in 1973 and 1976, respectively. He acquired an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, NY, USA, in 1980, Doctor Technicae from the University of Trondheim at Trondheim, Norway, in 1990, Doctor of technical sciences from the Warsaw University of Technology at Warsaw, Poland, in 1996, and a Doctor Honoris Causa from the National Academy of Sciences at Gomel, Belarus, in 2000. Bhushan is a registered professional engineer (mechanical). Currently, he serves as an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Research Faculty Advisor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Director of the Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage & MEMS/NEMS (NLIM) at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He is an internationally recognized expert of tribology and mechanics on the macro- to nanoscales, and is one of the most prolific authors. Bhushan is considered by some as a pioneer of the tribology and mechanics of magnetic storage devices and a leading researcher in the fields of nanotribology and nanomechanics using scanning probe microscopy and applications to micro/nanotechnology. He has authored 5 technical books, more than 70 handbook chapters, more than 600 technical papers in referred journals, and more than 60 technical reports. He edited more than 40 books, and holds 16 U.S. and foreign patents. He is Coeditor of Springer Nanoscience and Technology Series and Coeditor of Microsystem Technologies – Micro- & Nanosystems and Information Storage & Processing Systems (formerly called Journal of Information Storage and Processing Systems). He has given more than 400 invited presentations on five continents and more than 140 keynote/plenary addresses at major international conferences.

Biography Updated on 20 June 2012

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