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Guha Manogharan

Assistant Professor


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

232 Reber Building


Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Design & Manufacturing; Manufacturing

Interest Areas:

Additive manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing, biomedical applications of additive manufacturing, hybrid manufacturing, CNC machining and post-processing of additive manufacturing.




  • B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, SASTRA University, 2007
  • MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2009
  • Ph D, Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2014


Book, Chapters

  • Maryam Tilton, Gregory Lewis and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2018, Additive Manufacturing of Orthopedic Implants, pp. 21-25

Journal Articles

  • Jiayi Wang, Santosh Reddy Sama, Paul Lynch and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2019, "Design and Topology Optimization of 3D-Printed Wax Patterns for Rapid Investment Casting", Procedia Manufacturing, 34, pp. 683-694
  • Jiayi Wang, Santosh Reddy Sama and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2019, "Case Studies on Integrating 3D Sand-Printing Technology into the Production Portfolio of a Sand-Casting Foundry", International Journal of Metalcasting, pp. 1-13
  • Jiayi Wang, Santosh Reddy Sama and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2019, "Re-thinking design methodology for castings: 3D sand-printing and topology optimization", International Journal of Metalcasting, 13, (1), pp. 2-17
  • Timothy Ayers, Santosh Reddy Sama, Sanjay Joshi and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2019, "Influence of Resin Infiltrants on Mechanical and Thermal Performance in Plaster Binder Jetting Additive Manufacturing", Additive Manufacturing
  • Danielle Strong, Michael Kay, Thomas Wakefield, Issariya Sirichakwal, Brett Conner and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2019, "Rethinking Reverse Logistics: Role of Additive Manufacturing Technology in Metal Remanufacturing", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
  • Travis Kneen, Christopher Barret, Guha Prasanna Manogharan, Patrick Carlson, Jason Dimon and Brett Conner, 2019, "Mechanical Behavior and High Strain Rate Deformation of Stainless Steel 316L Processed by Selective Laser Melting", International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing
  • Santosh Reddy Sama, Tony Badamo, Paul Lynch and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2018, "Novel sprue designs in metal casting via 3D sand-printing", Additive Manufacturing, 25, pp. 563-578
  • Daniel Strong, Michael Kay, Brett Conner, Thomas Wakfield and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2018, "Hybrid manufacturing—Locating AM hubs using a two-stage facility location approach", Additive Manufacturing, 25, pp. 469-476
  • Daniel Strong, Michael Kay, Thomas Wakfield, Issariya Sirichakwal, Brett Conner and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2018, "Adopting additive-hybrid manufacturing: the role of capacity in implementation decision", Additive Manufacturing, 7, (4), pp. 337-355
  • Santosh Reddy Sama, Jiayi Wang and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2018, "Non-conventional mold design for metal casting using 3D sand-printing", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 34, (B), pp. 765-775
  • Varad Tripathi, Andrew Armstrong, Xi Gong, Guha Prasanna Manogharan, Timothy Simpson and Edward DeMeter, 2018, "Milling of Inconel 718 block supports fabricated using laser powder bed fusion", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 34, (B), pp. 740-749
  • Daniel Strong, Michael Kay, Brett Conner, Thomas Wakfield and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2018, "Hybrid manufacturing–integrating traditional manufacturers with additive manufacturing (AM) supply chain", Additive Manufacturing, 21, pp. 159-173
  • Jae Ryu, Sanjay Shrestha, Guha Prasanna Manogharan and Jai Jung, 2018, "Sliding contact wear damage of EBM built Ti6Al4V: Influence of process induced anisotropic microstructure", Metals, 8, (2), pp. 131-137
  • Ashif Iquebal, Skander El Amri, Sanjay Shrestha, Zimo Wang, Guha Prasanna Manogharan and Satish Bukkapatnam, 2017, "Longitudinal Milling and Fine Abrasive Finishing Operations to Improve Surface Integrity of Metal AM Components", Procedia Manufacturing, 10, pp. 990-996
  • Daniel Strong, Issariya Sirichakwal, Guha Prasanna Manogharan and Thomas Wakfield, 2017, "Current state and potential of additive–hybrid manufacturing for metal parts", Rapid Prototyping Journal, 23, (2), pp. 577-588
  • Sanjay Shrestha and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2017, "Optimization of Binder Jetting Using Taguchi Method", The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) - JOM, 69, (3), pp. 491-497
  • Eyad Almaghariz, Brett Conner, Ram Gullapalli, Guha Prasanna Manogharan, Brandon Lamoncha and Maureen Fang, 2016, "Quantifying the Role of Part Design Complexity in Using 3D Sand Printing for Molds and Cores", International Journal of Metalcasting, 10, (3), pp. 240-252
  • Liseli Baich, Guha Prasanna Manogharan and Hazel Marie, 2016, "Study of infill print design on production cost-time of 3D printed ABS parts", International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 5, (3), pp. 308-318
  • Jason Trelewicz, Gary Halada, Olivia Donaldson and Guha Prasanna Manogharan, 2016, "Microstructure and Corrosion Resistance of Laser Additively Manufactured 316L Stainless Steel", The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) - JOM, 68, (3), pp. 850–859
  • Guha Prasanna Manogharan, Bharat Yelamanchi, Ronald Aman and Zaynab Mahbooba, 2016, "Experimental Study of Disruption of Columnar Grains During Rapid Solidification in Additive Manufacturing", The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) - JOM, 68, (3), pp. 842–849
  • Guha Prasanna Manogharan, Richard Wysk and Ola Harrysson, 2015, "Additive manufacturing–integrated hybrid manufacturing and subtractive processes: economic model and analysis", International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 29, (5), pp. 473–488
  • Guha Prasanna Manogharan, Richard Wysk, Ola Harrysson and Ronald Aman, 2015, "AIMS–a metal additive-hybrid manufacturing system: system architecture and attributes", Procedia Manufacturing, pp. 273-286
  • Brett Conner, Guha Prasanna Manogharan and Kerry Myers, 2015, "An assessment of implementation of entry-level 3D printers from the perspective of small businesses", Rapid Prototyping Journal, 21, (15), pp. 582-597
  • Guha Prasanna Manogharan, Meshack Kioko and Clovis Clovis Linkous, 2015, "Binder Jetting: A Novel Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell Fabrication Process and Evaluation", The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) - JOM, 67, (3), pp. 660-667
  • Brett Conner, Guha Prasanna Manogharan, Ashley Martof, Lauren Rodomsky, Caitlyn Rodomsky, Dakesha Jordan and James Limperos, 2014, "Making sense of 3-D printing: Creating a map of additive manufacturing products and services", Rapid Prototyping Journal, 1, pp. 64-76

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium under the aegis of the Advanced Manufacturing Center of The University of Texas at Austin, 2018 - 2018
  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2017 - 2017
  • Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Manufacturing and Design Division - Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2016 - 2016


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