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Surendra Gupta

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

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Surendra Gupta

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology (India); MS, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Rochester

Bio

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.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Gupta, S. K. and F. Foltz. "A Scholarship Program for Students Transferring from Two-Year Colleges." Proceedings of the 2020 ASEE St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference. Ed. ASEE St. Lawrence Section. Rochester, NY: ASEE, 2020. Web.
Gupta, S. K., et al. "Phase One Research Results from a Project on Vertical Transfer Students in Engineering and Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. ASEE. Montreal, Canada: ASEE, 2020. Web.
Gupta, S. K., et al. "An Orientation Program for Vertical Transfers in Engineering and Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. American Society for Engineering Education. Tampa, FL: American Society for Engineering Education, 2019. Web.
Gupta, S. K., et al. "Scholarship Programs for Vertical Transfers in Engineering and Engineering Technology." Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference, June 24-27, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT. Ed. ASEE. Salt Lake City, UT: ASEE, Web.
Gupta, S. K., et al. "Performance of Engineering and Engineering Technology Scholars in the Transfer Pipeline Program." Proceedings of the ASEE 123rd Annual Conference. Ed. American Society for Engineering Education. New Orleans, LA: American Society for Engineering Education, 2016. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K., et al. "Performance of Scholars in the Transfer Pipeline (TiPi) Program." Proceedings of the ASEE St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference. Ed. Tomislav Bujanovic. Syracuse, NY: ASEE St. Lawrence Section, 2015. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K. and Patricia Iglesias Victoria. "Atomic Force Microscopy of Annealed Plain Carbon Steels." Proceedings of the 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Ed. Americal Society of Mechanical Engineers. Houston, TX: Americal Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015. Web.
Gupta, S. K., et al. "Transfer Student Pipeline to Engineering & Engineering Technology Programs." Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. American Society for Engineering Education. Indianapolis, IN: American Society for Engineering Education, 2014. Web.
Victoria, Patricia Iglesias, et al. "Microstructural Characterization of Sm-Co Magnets." Proceedings of the 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Ed. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Montreal, Canada: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2014. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K., et al. "TiPi Scholars Program for Transfer Students from Two-Year Colleges." Proceedings of the ASEE St. Lawrence Section Conference. Ed. ASEE St. Lawrence Section. Buffalo, NY: n.p., 2013. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K. "Supplementing Instruction with Pencasts Created with a SmartPen." Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. Materials Division. Atlanta, GA: www.asee.org, 2013. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K, et al. "Persistence, Cooperative Employment and Graduation Statistics of Transfer Scholars in Engineering & Engineering Technology Programs." Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. ASEE. San Antonio, TX: American Society for Engineering Education, 2012. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K and Steven Kosciol. "Using a Pair of iPods to Measure Angle of Twist in a Torsion Experiment." Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. ASEE. San Antonio, TX: American Society for Engineering Education, 2012. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K., et al. "Helping Transfer Students Succeed in Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs." Proceedings of the ASEE St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference. Ed. Jane LeClair. Albany, NY: ASEE St. Lawrence Section, 2011. Web.
Gupta, Surendra K. and Steven Kosciol. "Measuring Angle of Twist in a Torsion Experiment." Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. ASEE. Vancouver, BC: ASEE, 2011. Web.
Journal Paper
Shedden, D., et al. "UV Photo-oxidation of Polybenzimidazole (PBI)." Technologies 2020 8. 52 (2020): 1-10. Web.
Lutondo, S., et al. "Surface Modification of Polyethersolfone (PES) with Ozone." Ozone: Science & Engineering 41. 5 (2019): 448-453. Print.
Mahajan, C. G., et al. "Formation of Copper Nickel Bimetallic Nanoalloy Film Using Precusrsor Inks." Materials Sciences and Applucations 10. 4 (2019): 349-363. Print.
Lutondo, S., et al. "Surface Modification of Polyethersulphone (PES) with Ozone." Ozone: Science & Engineering. (2018): ISSN: 0191-9512. Web.
Omar, O., et al. "Reaction of Ozone with Polybenzimidazole (PBI)." Ozone: Science & Engineering 40. 5 (2018): 7 pages. Web.
Li, X., et al. "Surface Modification of Polystyrene with O Atoms Produced Downstream from an Ar/O2 Microwave Plasma." Technologies 2018 6. 21 (2018): 8 pages. Web.
Gupta, S.K., et al. "Vacuum UV Photo-Oxidation of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate)." Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 31. 23 (2017): 2542-2554. Print.
Abdulal, E. A., et al. "Surface Modification of PEN Treated with Ozone and UV Photooxidation." Surface Innovations 4. 1 (2016): 39-47. Print.
Li, Xinyun, et al. "Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation of Polystyrene." Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 30. 20 (2016): 2212-2223. Web.
Abdulal, Entesar Al, et al. "Surface Modification of PEN Treated with Ozone and UV Photooxidation." Surface Innovations 4. SI1 (2015): 1-10. Web.
Bai, Feiming, et al. "Investigation of Phase Transitions in Stacked GeTe/SnTe and Ge2Se3/SnTe Chalcogenide Films." Materials Science Forum 687. (2011): 677-683. Print.
Book Chapter
Takacs, G. A., et al. "Enhancing the wettability of Polybenzimidazole (PBI) to Improve Fuel Cell Performance." Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion. Ed. K. L. Mittal. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2019. 179-192. Print.

Currently Teaching

MECE-317
3 Credits
This course entails the study of numerical methods as utilized to model and solve engineering problems on a computing device. Students learn to implement, analyze and interpret numerical solutions to a variety of mathematical problems commonly encountered in engineering applications. Topics include roots of algebraic and transcendental equations, linear systems, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, and ordinary differential equations. Applications are taken from student's background in engineering, science and mathematics courses.
MECE-306
1 Credits
A required laboratory course taken concurrently with MECE-304 Fundamentals of Materials Science or MECE-305 Materials Science with Applications. Students investigate the effects of the structure, alloying, and processing of materials on their mechanical properties. Students are also introduced to standardized testing methods and effective, professional, report writing.

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