Dr. Nikhil Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He is the director of the Composite Materials and Mechanics Laboratory. His research is focused on developing lightweight advanced composite materials with high damage tolerance and energy absorption under dynamic loading conditions. In addition, his group is also studying bones and soft tissues for understanding injuries sustained under dynamic loading. His research has been supported by the Office of Naval Research, Army Research Laboratory and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Gupta has authored over 80 journal and book chapter publications and over 125 conference and invited presentations. He is the recipient of the TMS Young Professional Development Award 2013. He is serving as the Membership Secretary of the American Society for Composites (ASC) and previously served as the Chairman of the Composites Manufacturing Division of ASC from 2006-2012. He is the recipient of the American Society for Materials (ASM-International) Visiting Lectureship Award-2009 and the Summer Faculty Fellowship Award-2009 from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. His research has been extensively covered in news media including videos produced by Discovery Channel, Scientific American, Reuters and articles published by National Geographic, Scientific American, American Ceramic Society, Wards Auto, and numerous popular news outlets.
Biography Updated on 3 September 2013