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Guha Manogharan

Assistant Professor


  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • 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


Journal Articles

  • E. S. Almaghariz, B. P. Conner, L. Lenner, R. Gullapalli, Guhaprasanna Manogharan, B. Lamoncha and M. 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
  • Guhaprasanna Manogharan, B. Yelamanchi, R. Aman and Z. Mahbooba, 2016, "Experimental study of disruption of columnar grains during rapid solidification in additive manufacturing", JOM, 68, (3), pp. 842-849
  • Guhaprasanna Manogharan, R. A. Wysk and O. L. A. Harrysson, 2016, "Additive manufacturing-integrated hybrid manufacturing and subtractive processes: Economic model and analysis", International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 29, (5), pp. 473-488
  • L. Baich, Guhaprasanna Manogharan and H. Marie, 2015, "Study of infill print design on production cost-time of 3D printed ABS parts", International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 5, (3-4), pp. 308-319
  • B. P. Conner, Guhaprasanna Manogharan and K. Meyers, 2015, "A qualitative assessment of implementation of entry-level 3D printers from the perspective of small businesses", Rapid Prototyping Journal, 21, (5), pp. 582-597
  • Guhaprasanna Manogharan, M. Kioko and C. Linkous, 2015, "Binder jetting: A novel solid oxide fuel cell fabrication process and evaluation", JOM, 67, (3), pp. 660-667
  • Guhaprasanna Manogharan, R. Wysk, O. L. Harrysson and R. Aman, 2015, "AIMS – A metal additive-hybrid manufacturing system: System architecture and attributes", Procedia Manufacturing, 1, pp. 273-286
  • B. P. Conner, Guhaprasanna Manogharan, A. N. Martof, L. M. Rodomsky, C. M. Rodomsky, D. C. Jordan and J. W. Limperos, 2014, "Making sense of 3-D printing: Creating a map of additive manufacturing products and services", Additive Manufacturing, 1-4, pp. 64-76

Conference Proceedings

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • 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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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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