Nilesh Badwe, Assistant Professor

  • Specialization: Mechanical properties of materials, Microelectronics packaging
  • Areas of Interest: Nanoporous metals, Electrodeposition of nanocrystalline alloys, Interconnect materials
  • Email: nbadwe@iitk.ac.in
  • Office: Faculty Building 412 B
  • Phone: +91 512 259 2205
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Doctor of Philosophy


Arizona State University, USA

Bachelor of Technology


Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay


  • TMG Excellence Award, Intel Corporation (2018)
  • ATTD and CQN Department Recognition Awards, Intel Corporation (2017, 2019, 2019, 2021, 2021)
  • University Graduate Fellowship - Arizona State University (2008, 2012)
  • Among top 3 students (out of 560) selected from IIT Bombay for Tata steel scholarship (2007 - 08)
  • Among top 3 students from Maharashtra selected for Hinduja merit cum means scholarship (2001 - 08)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor

Feb 2021 - Present

Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Staff Packaging R&D Engineer & Materials Technologist

Mar 2020 - Feb 2021

Intel Corporation

Packaging R&D Engineer

Jul 2015 - Mar 2020

Intel Corporation

Post-Doctoral Research Scholar

Dec 2014 - Jul 2015

Arizona State University (ASU)


Our research focuses on the development of novel metals and alloys for advanced applications. We aim is to identify the failure mechanisms for different materials under the use conditions through structure-property correlation. This knowledge is then used to improve the performance through material design viz. alloy development, microstructure engineering, coatings, etc. while ensuring a viable manufacturing process.

Nanoporous Metals

  • Typically synthesized through the dissolution of a less noble metal from a binary alloy
    • Possesses extremely high specific surface area
  • Research focus: Fracture mechanisms in nanoporous metals
    • Applications in actuation, catalysis, biosensing, and super-capacitors

Strain field measured through DIC and high-speed camera 4.34┬Ás/frame

Nanocrystalline alloys

  • High strength owing to small grain size
  • Research focus: Thermally stable, high conductivity, and fatigue resistant nanocrystalline alloy development through electrodeposition
    • Anti Hume-Rothery rules to develop binary immiscible alloy systems with the alloying element(s) segregating at the grain boundaries to provide grain stability
    • Applications in infrastructure as coatings and MEMS devices

Interconnect materials

  • Inherent part of electronic devices; critical properties include conductivity, electromigration, thermal fatigue, and high strain rate fracture
  • Research Focus: High reliability manufacturing friendly interconnect alloy development including Sn-Bi based low temperature solders, Ag sintering, Cu-Cu bonding etc.
    • Applications in electronic devices


Spring 2022

Fall 2021

  • MSE 658: Dislocations and Plasticity
  • TA201: Manufacturing Processes (Tutor)

Summer 2021

  • TA201: Manufacturing Processes (Tutor)


Ph.D. Students

Abhishek Kumar Verma

Gulnaz Parween

Ankush Kumar

Alka Jangid
(Co-supervisor: Prof. S. S. Singh)

BT-MT Dual Degree/M.Tech. Student

Swastika Paul

Akshay Kumar Prasad


Dr. Chiranjit Poddar

Post Doctoral Fellow
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Rohan Verma

BT-MT Student
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Deepanshu Rathi

B.Tech. (SURGE) Student
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Faculty Building (FB) 412 B, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur, UP - 208016, INDIA




+91 512 259 2205