Dr. Suhas Joshi is currently the Director, IIT Indore. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), the National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI), and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Prior to joining IIT Indore as the Director in Jan 2022, at IIT Bombay, Dr. Joshi was Rahul Bajaj Chair Professor (2014-22). He also served as the Dean of Alumni and Corporate Relations (2018-22) and the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department (2014-17). Dr. Joshi obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Bombay in 1997 and worked with Engineering Research Centre of Tata Motors, Pune before joining IIT Bombay as a faculty member in 1999.
Dr. Joshi was a Research Affiliate at Georgia Tech, USA while pursuing post-doctoral research supported by BOYSCAST Fellowship of Govt. of India in 2002. He was a Visiting Faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA during 2005-06.
During 2009-14, he spearheaded establishment of ‘National Centre for Aerospace Innovation and Research (NCAIR)’, at IIT Bombay as its founding Principal Investigator. The centre was an industrial consortium mainly supported by Govt. of India and The Boeing Company.
As a Dean of Alumni and Corporate Relations of IIT Bombay, Dr Joshi invigorated the Development and Relations Foundation (DRF), a professional development office at IIT Bombay. The DRF strives to connect alumni and corporates making them partners in the growth of the Institute. It has helped the Institute evolve multiple Centres of Excellence in advanced technology domains, such as Applied Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health Care, Financial Technology, Insurance, Alumni Education and so on.
Dr. Joshi’s research work involves improving the productivity and quality of multi-scale machining processes through physics-based modelling. He has undertaken over 35 research, consultancy, and infrastructure development projects sponsored by aerospace, nuclear, defence organizations and industries. He developed excellent research infrastructure for micromachining, titanium machining and laser-based materials processing. His research helped develop technologies mainly for strategic applications.
Dr. Joshi has several editorial assignments; Associate Editor, Transactions of ASME, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2007-14); Associate Technical Editor, Machining Science and Technology (Taylor and Francis) (2010-); Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (Elsevier) (2013-18), Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences, CSIR-NISCAIR, (India) (2015 -).
Dr Joshi received Dr. P. K. Patwardhan Technology Development award (2008) and Best Faculty award of Mechanical Engineering Department (2007) at IIT Bombay.
Dr. Joshi has supervised 4 post-doctoral and 19 doctoral students. He is currently guiding 4 Ph.D. students. He also has supervised more than 115 masters dissertations. Dr. Joshi has over 300 publications including over 180 in refereed international journals.