Dr. Kedar Hardikar

New York

Qualification - Ph.D. Solid Mechanics Brown University


About -

Ph.D. Solid Mechanics Brown University

M.S Mechanical Engineering Syracuse University

B.E Mechanical Engineering Mumbai University


Professional with experience in Semiconductor capital equipment Industry, Solar Industry and Consumer Electronics Industry.

– Experienced researcher and organizational leader with structured problem solving as core strength.
– Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems with structured approach and lead projects in previously unfamiliar domains.
– Continued academic involvement as an adjunct faculty member pursuing teaching as passion and positively influencing student careers.
– Demonstrated contribution to product development, product design, product reliability and intellectual property in semiconductor capital equipment industry, solar industry and consumer electronics industry.
– Demonstrated contribution to product reliability, product improvement and process development through analysis, participation in task forces and consulting in the form of suggesting experiments and collaborating on them.
– Experience in development of new processes in R&D through collaboration and transitioning them to production.
– Demonstrated leadership in establishment and management of offshore team as well as management of outsourced projects.
– Expertise in computational modeling with significant experience in stress analysis, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics and applied mathematics.

Specialties: Bringing structure to seemingly unstructured complex problems, Establishing processes enabling operational and technical excellence in an organization, Exceptional teaching skills, Development of new test methodology for product reliability, Stress, Flow and Heat transfer modeling, Analysis of fracture and delamination in thin films, Feature-Scale modeling, Development and implementation of computational methods. Project management, Process development through collaboration.

Privious Mentoring Experience -


Postions Held:

  • Modules Reliability ME Manager, Consumer Hardware Google May 2017 – Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Member San Jose State University Aug 2013 – Present
  • Director of Reliability, Integration and Modeling Miasole Santa Clara, CA Jan 2015 – May 2017
  • Staff Scientist, Miasole Santa Clara, CA Aug 2013 – Jan 2015
  • Part time Faculty Member Santa Clara University Jan 2014 – 2016
  • Principal Reliability Engineer Microsoft Mountain View Jan 2013 – Jul 2013

Academic work:

  • Technical publications/talks
  • Graduate research in multi-scale modeling of material behavior (Quasi-continuum Method)
  • Offer graduate and undergraduate courses in San Jose State University in Mech Eng. As adjunct faculty.

Cultural Work:

  • Published unique Marathi poetry book (सामन)
  • Along with conventional Marathi poems the book has a unique experiment in poetry – Mathematical Poems (गणिती काव्य)