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Pratik began his academic career as a mechanical engineering student at Loughborough College (1999) and moved on to Coventry University where he obtained his BEng (Hons) sandwich degree in Manufacturing Systems and Engineering with a year out in the industry as a research engineer in laser-materials processing (2006). He then completed his MSc by research degree in shot/shock processing of advance ceramics in 2007 and worked as a manufacturing engineer in aerospace/industrial turbine blade manufacturing. Pratik then obtained his Ph.D. in laser processing at Loughborough University in 2011. Since then he has held international academic positions as a lecturer in Tongji University, China and at Sharda University, Delhi (India), followed by a research fellowship at the University of Lincoln (U.K.). His research interests are in laser materials processing and engineering ceramics. He has presented and published widely in this area, including a book and up to 25 journal/conference papers relating to laser-material interaction with technical grade ceramics in particular.


Postgraduate Certification in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Coventry University, 2017 - Present

​Ph.D. in Laser Surface Engineering of Ceramics      

Loughborough University, 2007- 2011

MSc by Research in Engineering

Coventry University, 2006 - 2009

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Coventry University, 2001 - 2006

BTEC – GNVQ Advanced Engineering            

Loughborough College,1999 - 2001


Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering

Coventry University, 2017 - Present

Senior Researcher/Lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering          

University of Chester, 2014 - 2016

Research Fellow in Lasers Material Processing                    

University of Lincoln (UK), 2013 - 2014


Guest Lecturer                

Sharda University (School of Mech. Engineering, New Delhi, India, 2012

Assistant Professor                      

Tongji University, Shanghai, China,  2011 - 2012

Research Engineer   

Advance Joining Research Centre (ERDF (LAMP Project, Coventry and Warwick University), 2004 – 2005


Manufacturing/Production Engineer        


AETC Turbines Ltd. (PCC Group of Companies Ltd), 2007 – 2008

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