Kantesh Balani

PhD (Florida International University)

Professor, Department of MSE

Research Interest



  • PhD: Florida International University (2007)
  • M.S.: University of Kentucky (2002)
  • M.Tech.: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2001)
  • B.E.: PSG College of Technology (1999)



  • Bikramjit Basu and Kantesh Balani, "Advanced Structural Ceramics", John Wiley and Sons Inc., Aug. 2011, ISBN 9780470497111. (Book).

  • K. Herkendell, V.R. Shukla, A.K. Patel, Kantesh Balani, "Domination of Volumetric Toughening by Silver Nanoparticles over Interfacial strengthening of Carbon Nanotubes in Bactericidal Hydroxyapatite Biocomposite". Materials Science and Engineering C., Vol. 34 (1) (2014) pp. 455-467.

  • Md A.F. Afzal, S. Kalmodia, P. Kesarwani, B. Basu, Kantesh Balani, "Bactericidal effect of silver reinforced carbon-nanotube and hydroxyapatite composites". Journal of Biomaterials Applications, Vol. 27 (8) (2013)pp 967-978.

  • V. Kumar, A. Gupta, D. Lahiri, Kantesh Balani, "Serrated Yielding During Nanoindentation of Thermomechanically rocessed Novel Mg- i-7Al- Sn and Mg- i- 5Al-3Sn- Zn Alloys". Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics,Vol.46 (2013) 145304 (8pp).

  • S. Kalmodia, S. Goenka, T. Laha, D. Lahiri, B. Basu, Kantesh Balani, "Microstructure, mechanical properties, and in vitro biocompatibility of spark plasma sintered hydroxyapatite-aluminum oxide-carbon nanotube composite".Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 30, (2010) 1162-1169.


  • Kantesh Balani received P. K. Kelkar Research Fellowship 2013 towards excellent publication record, teaching skills, and performing administrative duties at IIT Kanpur.

  • Kantesh Balani was given "2012 TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Young Leader Professional Development Award" during TMS 2012 Annual Meeting Mar. 11-15, 2012 at Orlando, FL, USA.

  • Kantesh Balani was awarded Materials Science and Engineering C Young Researcher Award2011by Elsevier for exceptional research efforts involving materials for biological applications on Nov. 29, 2011, Boston, USA.

  • Kantesh Balani was bestowed with INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) Young Engineer Award 2010on Dec. 10th 2010, Visakhapatnam, India.

  • Kantesh Balani was chosen for National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award 2010, which was presented on Dec. 4th 2010, Jaipur, India.

  • Kantesh Balani received "Young Metallurgist of the Year" award 2010 instituted by Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, on Nov. 14th 2010 during National Metallurgist Day celebration, Bangalore, India.



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