Dr. Surendra (Vinnie) Gupta holds the following degrees: BTech, Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester; MS, Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Notre Dame; MS, Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology; and PhD, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Rochester
Dr. Gupta teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Computational Methods. He is also on the faculty of graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering. Prior to joining RIT, he worked in industrial research and development for three years.
Dr. Gupta is a recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the Million Dollar Principal Investigator Award.
Dr. Gupta is also the Director of the Advanced Materials Lab, a recharge facility at RIT that helps students and faculty researchers with Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). He works with area industry and RIT faculty on several materials development and characterization projects.
Dr. Gupta is the Program Administrator for the NSF-funded ET2 and TiPi Scholar Programs at RIT that focus on recruiting transfer students from 2-year schools, and retaining and graduating them from our engineering and engineering technology BS degree programs. He has had numerous leadership assignments at all levels: department, college, and university. He served on the Academic Senate for six years, and chaired the Institute Effective Teaching Committee for two years. Currently, he is a member of the Institute General Education Committee, and the KGCOE Undergraduate Curriculum and Awards Committee.
Dr. Gupta has been the Campus Representative for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) since 1987, and has won numerous ASEE awards including the Zone I Outstanding Campus Representative Award and the St. Lawrence Section Outstanding Educator Award. He also received an ASME 1997 Curriculum Innovation Award.
More information about Dr. Gupta and his activities is available at http://people.rit.edu/~skgeme
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
S. K. Gupta, D. P. Johnson, J. Morelli, M. Eastman, and V. Amuso, Persistence, Cooperative Employment and Graduation Statistics of Transfer Scholars in Engineering & Engineering Technology Programs. Conference Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX (June 2012).
S. K. Gupta and S. Kosciol, Using a pair of iPods to Measure Angle of Twist in a Torsion Experiment. Conference Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX (June 2012).
Feiming Bai, H. Zhang, S. K. Gupta and S. Kurinec, Investigation of phase transitions in stacked GeTe/SnTe and Ge2Se3/SnTe chalcogenide films, Materials Science Forum, v687 (2011), p. 677-683.