Nitya Nand Gosvami Nanoscale Tribology, Mechanics, and Microscopy of Materials (NTM3) Group


Nitya Nand Gosvami

Assistant Professor

Nanoscale Tribology, Mechanics, and Microscopy of Materials (NTM3) Group



Dr. Nitya Nand Gosvami completed his B. Tech. with honours, in Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), in India in 2003 and received his PhD from National University of Singapore in 2008. He joined the Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Germany as a Postdoctoral Scientist in March 2008 and was later awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. During April-March, 2008, he was a visiting scientist at Department of Physics at McGill University in Canada. In October 2010, he joined University College London in United Kingdom as a Research Associate and worked in collaboration with London Center for Nanotechnology. In september 2012, he moved on to work at University of Pennsylvania in the United States as a Research Project Manager. He joined the Department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Delhi in February 2016 and recently moved to the newly established Department of Materials Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi where he is working as an Assistant Professor since January 2018. Dr. Gosvami's research is focused upon understanding nanoscale mechanical and tribological behavior of engineering materials where he is investigating fundamental mechanisms of friction, wear and deformation of materials and processes occurring at the liquid-solid interfaces, relevant for understanding of the functionality of industrial lubricants and additives, corrosion in glasses, and tribological behaviour of lightweight alloys for structural applications.

  • Ph.D. (2008), National University of Singapore
  • B.Tech. (2003), Metallurgical Engineering, IIT-BHU
Assistant Professor 2018-Present Department of Materials Science & Engineering, IIT Delhi
Assistant Professor 2016 - 2017 Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Delhi
Research Project Manager 2012- 2016 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Research Associate 2010-2012 University College London, London, UK
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow 2008- 2010 Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbruecken, Germany

Honors and Awards

  • Early Career Research Award, Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, India (2016).
  • Session Vice-Chair, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Tribology Frontiers Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA (2015).
  • Invited speaker, Young Investigator Meeting at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • Grand poster prize, Gordon Research Conference on Tribology, Waltham, MA, USA (2014).
  • Discussion leader, Gordon Research Seminar on Tribology, Waltham, MA, USA (2014).
  • Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, Germany (2009).
  • Visiting scientist at the Department of Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2008).
  • Best poster award, MRS-S, Conference on Advanced Materials, Singapore (2008).
  • Best poster award, Nonosikkim-III, Mechanics and Friction at the Nanoscale, India (2008).
  • PhD research scholarship from the National University of Singapore (2004).
  • Ranked among top hundred students in India in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in metallurgical engineering (2003).
  • Department rank holder (Overall 2nd) in B.Tech. (2003).
  • Ranked among top 2% of the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE, 1999).