Dr Manikandan Manoharan completed his Ph.D in the area of Metal joining. Currently he is working as an professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at VIT University, Vellore, India. His research area are welding of superalloys, high temperature corrosion on weldments, Thermal spray coatings, wire arc additive manufacturing and laser shock peening. He has developed the arc welding technique to suppress the microsegregation in the different grades of superalloys like C-276, alloy 686, alloy 617, alloy 600, Nimonic 80A, Alloy X, alloy 20 and aluminium alloy 7475. He worked with different welding technique like TIG, Pulse TIG, MIG, EBW, Laser welding, and FSW. He has published more than 50 research articles in the top notched peer reviewed journals in the area of materials. He is currently working various projects funded by Government of India.