Chetan Nikhare, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MMM Program
Office Phone: 814-898-7588
Office Location: 233 AMIC Building
Mailing Address:
ERIE, PA 16563

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Dr. Chetan Nikhare is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He earned a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, India in 2003, M.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India in 2006, and the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Deakin University, Australia in 2010.

Dr. Nikhare joined the Penn State Behrend faculty in August 2012. Prior to joining the faculty, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering Department at University of New Hampshire. To date, he has performed different aspects of numerical and analytical modeling for material undergoing mechanical processes. He learned constitutive modeling of mild steel and advanced high strength steels and microstructural modeling during his graduate and post-graduate studies. His research interest are, but not limited to, experiments and numerical simulation of sheet metal and bulk forming in various deformation mode, fatigue and fracture, hydroforming and analytical modeling of material mechanics and processes.


  • C. Nikhare, Die for reducing springback and process thereof, US 20150059427 A1 (application online; application number: US 14/465,920) (pending)

Professional Membership

  • Member of ASME
  • Member of Sheet Metal Forming Research Association (SMFRA), India
  • Member of the Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM)
  • Member of AutoCRC, Australia

Active Participation in Professional and Learned Societies

  • Session Chair/Co-Chair for ASME Conference, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Session Chair for IDDRG Conference 2015
  • Committee Chair for Recruitment and Retention
  • Committee Chair for ASME-Erie Chapter


  • International Journal of Material Forming
  • Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
  • ASME – Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Engineering Manufacture
  • British Journal of Applied Science and technology
  • Engineering Science and Technology An International Journal
  • Ingenieria e investigacion
  • Journal of Materials Design and Applications
  • Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Journal of Scientific Research and Reports
  • World Journal of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Internationa Deep Drawing Research Group  2012, 2015
  • ASME – International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • ASME – International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition 2013
Research Interests
Sustainable and Efficient Manufacturing Processes, Electrically Assisted Forming, Sheet Metal forming and Hydroforming, Micro-forming, Multi-scale modeling, Thermo-mechanical modeling, Analytical modeling, DRX modeling, Fatigue and fracture