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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


Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Faculty Advisor, Founding Faculty Advisor, YSU Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2015 - 2016
  • Committee Member, Core Committee: Siemens 360 Relationship Progam with YSU, 2014 - 2016
  • Organizer, Planning and development of "Launch Lab", and inter-disciplinary collaborative ideation-fabrication space on-campus, 2014 - 2016
  • Committee Member, Admissions Committee: PhD - Material Science and Engineering, 2015 - 2016
  • Demonstrator and ParticipantSTEM Explore Summer Camp, Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (CIAM), June 2014 - June 2015
  • Demonstrator and ParticipantSTEM Crash Day, Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (CIAM), March 2014 - March 2015
  • Reviewer, Project Management Reviewer, America Makes, September 2014 - April 2015
  • Participant, NSF-CAREER Award Proposal Workshop, April 2015
  • Organizer, Siemens PLM training workshop, 2014 - 2015
  • Demonstrator and ParticipantGuest lecture, Hack YSU, April 2015
  • Organizer, ASME, IMECE 2015, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Process Optimization, May 2015
  • Session Chair and Proceedings RefereeISERC 2015, Manufacturing Process Engineering, May 2015
  • Participant, New Students Welcome to YSU, August 2014 - August 2015
  • Speaker, STEM Education: India, USA and STEM at YSU, Poland High School, May 2015
  • Instructor, 3D modeling and printing, Summer Honors Institute for High School Students, Youngstown State University, June 2014 - June 2015
  • Organizer, TMS Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing Symposium, MS&T, October 2015
  • Judge, Best Student Paper, IIE, Manufacturing and Design Track, February 2015
  • Judge, QUEST, 2014 - 2015
  • Moderator, Sustainable Energy Forum, June 2015
  • Advisor, SAE Baja Car Team, 2014
  • Contributor, ISE advisory board meetings and ABET response reports, February 2014
  • Committee Member, Youngstown State University Faculty Search Committee, 2014
  • Committee Member, Youngstown State University Faculty Search Committee, 2014
  • Speaker, America Makes and the exploding field of additive manufacturing, Believe in Ohio Series, Hudson High School, October 2014
  • Speaker, Launch and Learn, Youngstown Business Incubator, September 2014
  • Speaker, Introduction to 3D printing, Oh!Wow! Children's Museum, July 2014
  • Speaker, Additive manufacturing: An introduction and applications, DesignWorks - College of Creative Arts and Communication, July 2014
  • Participant, NE Ohio Maker Faire, May 2014
  • Contributor, Drafting of WCSSEE grants report, April 2014
  • Demonstrator and Participant3D Printing in 12th STEM Career Fair, Goodyear, April 2014
  • Participant, STEM showcase: Siemens PLM software and media content, April 2014
  • Participant, IIE Great Lakes Regional Conference, Career fair and college recruitments, February 2014
  • Advisor, University of Akron: NSF I-Corps Program, October 2014 - November 2014
  • Organizer, TMS Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing Symposium, MS&T, October 2014
  • Organizer, Roadmap Workshops, America Makes, August 2014 - December 2014
  • Session Chair and Proceedings RefereeISERC 2013, Materials Processing-Manufacturing, May 2013
  • Session Chair and Proceedings RefereeISERC 2012, Bio-Manufacturing II, May 2012
  • Session Chair and Proceedings RefereeISERC 2011, Bio-Manufacturing I, May 2011
  • OfficerManufacturing and Design Track - External Relations, Institute of Industrial Engineers, June 2015



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