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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Additive Manufacturing and Surface Engineering

Areas of expertise

Additive Manufacturing
Powder Bed Fusion (EBM, SLM)
Direct Energy Deposition
Processing of biomaterials
Surface and Coatings
Plasma Spray
Liquid Feedstock Processing


Ashish Ganvir was born in India (Amravati, Maharashtra) where he also finished his schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Amravati. He prides himself as an alumnus of this school and gives all the credit to his early childhood teachers for inculcating the importance of education and science for the betterment of mankind. After finishing his schooling, he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), in Materials Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. Soon after his B. Tech, Ashish came to Sweden to pursue higher education where he finished his MSc in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Production Technology with a specialization in Surface and Coatings from University West, Trollhättan, Sweden. Ashish continued his research after PhD during his short postdoc at University West before joining GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, where he worked for two and half years (2018-2021) as a full-time process engineer in the field of Additive Manufacturing. Ashish was also a visiting researcher in 2016 during his PhD studies at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany and Innovnano materials, Coimbra, Portugal. 


Ashish Ganvir is responsible for the following course in Digital Manufacturing Master’s Program at University of Turku:  

KTEK0035        Advanced Surface and Coating Technology

KTEK0034        Materials Engineering in Digital Manufacturing

Other courses that Ashish is involved at UTU: 

KTEK0033        Materials Processing Technologies in Digital Manufacturing

KTEK0012        3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 


During Ashish’s academic & industrial R&D career prior to joining University of Turku as Assistant Professor, he has worked on several interesting research topics and hence developed a keen interest to conduct deep scientific as well as applied research surrounding these topics. His main specialty lies in material science and process engineering. Therefore, the research questions that are typically addressed in several of his publications revolve around how various processing conditions influence the material microstructure, material properties and hence the performance. He has a vision that his research should not only be kept at basic technology/material readiness level but it should be extended to higher readiness level. Hence, he is a firm believer of converting those research ideas into reality and making use of his research in society by creating valuable real products. This is why he ensures keeping a close connection with industry and he enjoys keeping that balance between applied and basic research.

Some of the key research areas for Ashish are as follows:

• Additive manufacturing/3D printing of metals and ceramics 

• Liquid feedstock material processing technologies 

• Powder additive manufacturing technologies (Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Laser Metal Deposition powder (LMDp), Selective Laser Melting (SLM) etc.)

• Repair and refurbishing of industrial components using surface engineering and additive manufacturing technologies

• Surface and coatings: Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs), Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBCs), Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs), coatings for hydrogen production for clean and renewable energy, bio-ceramic coatings, coatings/films and materials for wear, erosion and corrosion applications etc. 

• High temperature advanced ceramic & metallic materials


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Laser welding of additively manufactured parts - A review (2023)

Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Parchegani Saeid, Piili Heidi, Ganvir Ashish, Salminen Antti
(Vertaisarvioitu artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa (A4))

Harmonizing sound and light: X-ray imaging unveils acoustic signatures of stochastic inter-regime instabilities during laser melting (2023)

Nature Communications
Hamidi Nasab Milad, Masinelli Giulio, de Formanoir Charlotte, Schlenger Lucas, Van Petegem Steven, Esmaeilzadeh Reza, Wasmer Kilian, Ganvir Ashish, Salminen Antti, Aymanns Florian, Marone Federica, Pandiyan Vigneashwara, Goel Sneha, Logé Roland
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))