Dr. N. Balashanmugam obtained his BE (Hons) and ME (Prod) degrees from P.S.G College of Technology, Coimbatore. He obtained PhD degree from National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal. For his PhD degree, he worked on polymer micro needles based electrodes for bio-potential measurement. He was a UNIDO fellow at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
Since 1986, he has been working in Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bangalore and had involved in development of more than fifty prototypes of machines and special purpose machines in CMTI. He had pioneered in introducing concepts of Group Technology (GT) in machine tool prototype manufacturing. He was also instrumental in development of technological process for manufacture of low pressure and high pressure filter head units for Light Compact Aircraft.
Dr. N. Balashanmugam has made vital contributions towards establishment of Nano Manufacturing Technology Centre, first of a kind mega project in India. Also, as a principle investigator, he had spearheaded translational research in indigenous development of Micro stereolithography system, Abrasive flow finishing machine, Magnetic abrasive finishing system and Micro needles for Bio-potential measurement.
He had provided consultancy to Tata Growth Shop., Jamshedpur, Kirloskar brothers Ltd., Sangli, and Adler Med equip Pvt. Ltd., Pune. He has two inventions (patent pending) to his credit and published many papers in Journals and Conferences. He is a member and Convener of Research Advisory Board of CMTI, member of research advisory committee of Atriya Institute of Technology, Bangalore and executive member of Metrology Society of India-Southern Region.