Nilesh J. VASA


Doctorate of Engg, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
M.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
B.E, VJTI, University of Bombay

Email: njvasa[at]
Phone: 4706 (+91 44 2257 4706)
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Professional Experience

    • Crompton Greaves Ltd., R & D Electronics, Mumbai, India (1990)
    • Baroda Electro Engineering Products Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara, India (1990-1993)
    • Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (1997-2005)
    • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (10/2005 – till date)

Areas of Research

  • Laser technology, Remote sensing, Opto-mechatronics, Optoelectronic Devices,
    Precision Engineering and Instrumentation, MEMS Devices, High Voltage / Lightning

Courses Taught

  • Applied Mathematics (Undergraduate) (Kyushu University)
  • Lasers and Optoelectronics (Graduate) (Kyushu University)
  • Engineering Drawing (Undergraduate)
  • Applications of Microprocessors and Microcontrollers (Undergraduate)
  • Manufacturing Science (Undergraduate level)
  • Mechatronic System Design (Graduate)
  • Design of Monitoring and Diagnostic System (Graduate)
  • Lasers in measurements and micromanufacturing (Graduate)

Publications(Last 5 Years)

  • Debalina, B, Kamaraj, M, Chakravarthi, S.R., Vasa, N.J., Sarathi, R., (2013) ‘Understanding the Mechanism of Nanoparticle Formation in a Wire Explosion Process by Adopting the Optical Emission Technique’, Plasma Science & Technology, Vol. 15, No. 6, 2013, pp. 562-
    569. (IF=0.50)
  • G. Amutha, Iyamperumal Anand Palani, Nilesh Jayantilal Vasa, Makaram Singaperumal, and Tatsuo Okada (2013) ‘Investigations on Nano- and Pico-Second Laser Based Annealing Combined Texturing of Amorphous Silicon Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications’, Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering (JSME), Vol. 7, No. 2, 2013, pp. 206-216
  • V. Sathiesh Kumar, Nilesh J. Vasa, R. Sarathi, (2012) ‘Detecting salt deposition on a wind turbine blade using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy technique’, Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing, Vol. 112, 2013, pp. 149-153. DOI 10.1007/s00339-012- 7219-5 (IF=1.545)
  • Jobin K. Antony, Nilesh J. Vasa, VLN Sreedhar Raja, A. S. Laxmiprasad, (2013) ‘Dualwavelength laser induced breakdown spectroscopic technique for emission enhancement in vacuum’, Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing, Vol. 112, pp. 215-219. DOI 10.1007/s00339-012-7282-y (IF=1.545)
  • Jobin K. Antony, Nilesh J. Vasa, VLN Sreedhar Raja, A. S. Laxmiprasad, (2012) ‘Single laser based dual-wavelength ablation technique for emission enhancement during LIBS’, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Volume 45, 365401 (8pp) (IF=2.528)
  • K. Divya, K. Sulochana, N. J. Vasa, (2012) ‘Superluminescent Diode-Based Multiple-Gas Sensor for NH3 and H2O Vapor Monitoring’, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Volume 18, No. 5, pp. 1540-1545. (IF=4.078)
  • P. Sundarraman, S. K. Saha, N. J. Vasa, R. Baskaran, V. Sunilkumar, K. Raghavendra, (2012) ‘Modeling and Analysis of a Fuel-Injection Pump in Diesel Engines’, International Journal of Automotive Technology, Volume 13, No. 2, pp. 193−203. (IF=0.698)
  • Vasa N. J., Palani I. A., M. Singaperumal, T. Okada, (2011) ‘Nd3+:YAG Laser Assisted Doping and simultaneous texturization of amorphous Si film for tandem photovoltaic cell’, Optics and Precision Engineering, Volume: 19, pp. 2263-2270
  • Nilesh J. Vasa, Divya Kannan, (2011) ‘Application of a super-luminescent diode coupled with an interference filter for mixed gas sensing’, Physics Procedia, Volume 19, pp. 329-335
  • K.V. Dilip, Nilesh J. Vasa, Kopp Carsten, K.U. Ravindra, (2010) ‘Incineration of diesel particulate matter using induction heating technique’, Applied Energy, Volume: 88, pp. 938- 946. (IF=4.781)
  • Jobin K. Antony, Nilesh J. Vasa, S. R. Chakravarthy, and R. Sarathi, (2010) ‘Understanding the mechanism of nano-aluminum particle formation by wire explosion process using optical emission technique’, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Volume: 111, pp. 2509-2516. (IF=2.380)
  • Jobin K. Antony, Gurneesh Singh Jatana, Nilesh J. Vasa, V. L. N. Sridhar Raja and A. S. Laxmiprasad, (2010) ‘Modeling of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for very lowpressure conditions’, Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, Volume: 101, pp.
    161-165. (IF=1.545)
  • I. A. Palani, N. J. Vasa, M. Singaperumal, T. Okada, (2010) ‘Investigation on Laser-annealing and Subsequent Laser-nanotexturing of Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) Films for Photovoltaic Application’, Journal of Laser Micro/ Nanoengineering, Volume: 5, pp. 150-155, [DOI: 10.2961/jlmn.2010.02.0010] (IF=0.918)
  • I. A. Palani, N. J. Vasa, M. Singaperumal, T. Okada, (2010) ‘Influence of laser wavelength and beam-profile on Nd3+:YAG laser assisted formation of polycrystalline Si films’, Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, pp. 4183-4190. (IF=1.604)
  • Muralidhara, N. J. Vasa, M. Singaperumal, (2010) ‘Wear ratio based tool wear compensation for micro electro discharge machining of silicon through process simulation’, Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS (JM3) Vol. 9, pp. 013040-013046. (IF=1.148)
  • Rajasekar Varadhrajan, N. J. Vasa, Y. G. Srinivasa, (2010) ‘Reduced order state-space modeling of atwo-shaft turbofan engine for control and off-design performance analysis’, Int. J. Automation and Control, Vol. 4 (1), pp. 26-41. (IF=NIL)
  • N. J. Vasa, M. Singaperumal (2009) ‘Gas sensors based on superluminescent diodes for combustion monitoring’, Applied Optics, Vol. 48 (31), pp. G1-G5. (IF=1.689)
  • Muralidhara, N. J. Vasa, M. Singaperumal (2009) ‘Investigations on a Directly Coupled Piezoactuated Tool Feed System for Micro-Electro-Discharge Machine, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture,’ DOI information: 10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2009.08.004 (IF=2.262)

Awards & Patents


  • German-Indian STAR (Scholarship for Technology and Research) from DAAD Fellowship to visit Erlangen University, Germany: September 2011
  • JASSO (Japan Student Service Organization, Japanese Government) Research Fellowship (Kyushu University, Japan): September 2009 – December 2009


  • Device and methods for determining the elemental identity and analysis on moving target from a variable stand-off distance
    Inventors: V. Sathiesh Kumar, Niles J. Vasa, R. Sarathi
    Indian Patent Application: 4578/CHE/2013 (Provisional)