Sir Harshad Bhadeshia
Harshad Kumar Dharamshi Hansraj Bhadeshia
27 November 1953
|Other names||Harry Bhadeshia|
|Awards||Armourers and Brasiers' Company Prize (1997)|
Knight Bachelor (2015)
|Institutions||University of Cambridge|
|Thesis||The significance of retained austenite in steels (1979)|
|Doctoral advisor||David V. Edmonds|
|Doctoral students||Rachel Thomson|
Education and early life
Born in Kenya to Indian parents, Harry Bhadeshia moved to the United Kingdom in the seventies and studied at the City of London Polytechnic where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976. He joined the University of Cambridge to work on the theory and significance of retained austenite in steels and obtained his PhD in 1980 supervised by David V. Edmonds.
Career and research
Following his PhD, he worked as a Science Research Council Research Fellow until 1981 and has been part of the academic staff at the University of Cambridge since then. He is the author of more than 650 published papers in the field of metallurgy and several books. 
In the 90s, he worked with British Steel plc on a carbide-free, silicon-rich bainitic steel that was used for rails in the Channel Tunnel and later on a high-performance armour steel for the British Ministry of Defence. In 2006, he was awarded the Bessemer Gold Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining for "outstanding services to the Steel Industry". In November 2008, he was appointed the first Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy and he established and took the lead of the new "SKF University Technology Centre", in May 2009 between SKF and the University of Cambridge to conduct research in the field of the physical metallurgy of bearing steels.
Bhadhesia has served as editor for the following journals:
- Materials Science and Engineering: A
- Materials Science and Technology
- Science and Technology of Welding and Joining
Awards and honours
- 1992: Hume Rothery Prize
- 1994: Rosenhain Medal & Prize
- 1997: Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers' Company Prize
- 1998: Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
- 2001: Reaumur Medal of the French Society of Metallurgy and Materials (SF2M)
- 2002: Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)
- 2004: Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering
- 2006: Bessemer Gold Medal
- 2008: Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy
- 2009: Director of the SKF University Technology Centre
- 2010: Honorary Member of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
- 2015: Knight Bachelor in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours
- 2017: Adolf Martens Medal, Germany
- 2017: Membre d'Honneur de la SF2M
- 2018: Foreign Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India
- Anon (2016). Bhadeshia, Sir Harshad (Kumar Dharamshi Hansraj). ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U7477. (subscription required)
- Harshad Bhadeshia publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H. (1980). The significance of retained austenite in steels. cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. doi:10.17863/CAM.14245. OCLC 843782039. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.541708.
- Thomson, Rachel Clare (1992). Carbide composition changes in power plant steels as a method of remanent creep life prediction. cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. doi:10.17863/CAM.14229. OCLC 557294046. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.358485.
- "Harry Bhadeshia's Steel Connects UK, France". Forbes India. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- Withers, P.J.; Bhadeshia, H.K.D.H. (2013). "Residual stress. Part 1 – Measurement techniques". Materials Science and Technology. 17 (4): 355–365. doi:10.1179/026708301101509980.
- Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H.; Honeycombe, Robert (2006). Steels: Microstructure and Properties. Butterworth–Heinemann. ISBN 978-0750680844.
- Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H. (2001). Bainite in steels. Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. ISBN 978-1861251121.
- Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H. (1987). Worked Examples in the Geometry of Crystals. Maney Publishing. ISBN 978-0904357943.
- Bhadeshia, Harshad (2015). Bainite in Steels: theory and practice. U. K.: Maney Publishing. pp. 1–600. ISBN 1909662747.
- Bhadeshia, Harshad (2017). Steels: Microstructure and Properties, 4th edition. U. K.: Elsevier. pp. 1–462. ISBN 9780081002704.
- "British Steel alloy makes tough tracks". EPSRC. 19 June 1996. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- "New armour steel showcased at DSEi". Ministry of Defence. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- "Professor Harry Bhadeshia Receives Bessemer Gold Medal". Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. 10 July 2006. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- "Tata Steel group endows professorship in metallurgy at University of Cambridge". Tata Steel. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- "SKF University Technology Centre opens up research into new bearing steels at University of Cambridge". SKF. May 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- "Awards archive". Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- "Awards". Times Higher Education. September 1997. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- "Sir Harshad Bhadeshia FREng FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:
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- "List of Fellows". Royal Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- "Fellowship". Indian National Academy of Engineering. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- "Honorary Member of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan". Retrieved 2017-01-27.
- "No. 61256". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 2015. p. B2.
- "Adolf Martens Award" (PDF). 2 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
- "Membre d'Honneur del la SF2M". 2 October 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-16.