Naresh Bhatnagar completed his Ph.D. in 1992 from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and worked in Industry before joining academia. He pioneered the research in the area of machining of composites at IITB in the early 1990s, which is still relevant today. He worked extensively over the years to produce innovative and reliable products from fiber-reinforced polymer composites with applications spanning diverse fields from defence to aerospace to automotive. At Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Prof. Bhatnagar has pursued multidisciplinary research in areas of polymer material processing, biomaterials and biomedical implants, nano-composites, microcellular extrusion and injection molding, manufacturing of bullet and blast-resistant materials and novel characterization methods for polymeric composites. He has also supervised 25 doctoral theses with 15 still ongoing and 75 masters dissertations in various areas related to materials, manufacturing and product realization. He has published in 130+ international peer-reviewed journals and in 145+ in international/national conferences. Design and development of bullet-resistant personal body armor is his current research interest.

Areas of Interest: Biomedical Implants, Biomaterials Processing, Polymeric Composites and Nanocomposites, Micro and Nano Cellular Thermoplastic Composites, Machining of Composites, Tissue Engineering - Scaffolds, Injection Molding and Mold Design, High Impact Composites – Ballistics, Bullet proof material development.

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