Bharat Bhushan Ph.D.

Bhushan, Bharat
Position Department / Business Unit
Professor, Design & Manufacturing Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage & MEMS/NEMS
Institution Disciplines
Ohio State University Engineering Tribology Electronics Nanostructures
City State / Provence
Columbus OH
Country Website
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Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, a Graduate Research Faculty Advisor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and the Director of the Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage & MEMS/NEMS (NLIM) at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Bhushan research interests are in nanotribology and nanomechanics and their applications to nano-magnetic storage devices (MEMS/NEMS and Nanotechnology). He is an internationally recognized expert of tribology on the macro- to nanoscales, and is one of the most prolific authors in the field. He is considered by some 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.


B.E. 1970, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India; MS 1971, Massachusetts Institute of Techology, Cambridge; MS 1973, University of Colorado, Boulder; PhD 1976, University of Colorado, Boulder

Career Highlights

Dr. Bhushan holds two M.S., a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering/mechanics, an MBA, and three semi-honorary and honorary doctorates. He received his Doctor Honouris Causa from Metal-Polymer Research Institute of National Acad. of Sci., Gomel, Belarus in 2000; and Doctor of Technical Sciences Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland in 1996. He has organized various international conferences and workshops.  He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and international fellowships.  He is a member of various professional societies, including the International Academy of Engineering (Russia).


Handbook of Micro & Nanotribology; This volume from CRC Press covers the range of relevant topics, including characterization of solid surfaces, measurement techniques and applications, and theoretical modeling of interfaces. Two parts divide this handbook: Part I covers basic studies, and Part II addresses design, construction, and applications to magnetic storage devices and MEMS

Important Articles

Dr. Bhushan has authored 5 technical books, more than 50 handbook chapters, more than 550 technical papers in referred journals, and more than 60 technical reports, edited more than 25 books, and holds 16 U.S. patents.

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