B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Rochester
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 Ph.D., 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 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 TiPi Scholar Program at RIT that focuses 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.
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 Robert G. Quinn Award, 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.
In the News
March 4, 2020
CANCELLED: RIT hosts ASEE—St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference April 3-4
Registration is open for the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference. The event, taking place April 3 and 4 at RIT, will feature advances in the engineering field and trends in higher education.
December 12, 2022
Team publishes article on fuel cells
August 12, 2021
Gupta presents at ASEE conference
July 28, 2021
Gupta again honored by American Society for Engineering Education
June 2, 2021
Gupta presents at engineering education conference