Hari is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Swansea University. He did his undergraduate studies 2004-2008 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London, where he also later completed his PhD titled "Blast loading of fibre reinforced polymer composite structures". He worked in the Mechanics of Materials Section and Soft Solids Group 2011-2013 as a postdoctoral researcher, completing computational and experimental projects related to impact, nonlinear material behaviour and fracture.
In 2013, he was awarded a Research Fellowship funded by The Royal British Legion and Imperial College London to study Lung Mechanics in the Department of Bioengineering and The Centre for Blast Injury Studies. Here, he developed his research area focused on creating optimised protection strategies against injury, through characterisation of human body biomechanics in trauma.
He currently leads the Biomedical Engineering Simulation and Testing Lab at Swansea University where his research focusses on soft tissue and tissue phantom mechanics. Systems like the lung, cardiovascular and skin are studied in terms of their macro- and micro-scale behaviours across strain rates and disease/injury states. Techniques such as digital image correlation, particle image velocimetry, high-speed photography, mechanical testing and various manufacturing methods are used routinely. Hari is active in the experimental mechanics field and is the current Chair for the British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM), a national society focused on the advancement of experimental techniques and dissemination of best practice.