Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2020
Professional Honors
  • Best Poster Award at the Mach Conference (2023)
  • Hap Arnold Scholar (2022)
  • Graduate Student Poster Award at the Society for Engineering Sciences (2021)
  • JHU Departmental Fellowship (2018)
  • Blue Ribbon Poster Award at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Student Poster Symposium (2017)

Dr. Gupta is a trained mechanical engineer. He has expertise in solid mechanics and materials science, with a specialization in analytical and computational modeling to understand the mechanical response of materials across various length and time scales. He has applied his expertise in a myriad of applications, ranging from munitions design to the additive manufacturing of metals.

Dr. Gupta is proficient in employing computational methods, such as Molecular Dynamics (MD), Discrete Element Modeling (DEM), and the Finite Element Method (FEM) to predict material behavior and response. Additionally, he integrates experimental characterization techniques, including Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), high-speed X-Ray Phase Contrast Imaging (XPCI), and X-Ray Computer Tomography (XRCT), with computational models to make informed predictions of material response.

Dr. Gupta pursued his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), where he was a member of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI). His doctoral research focused on developing experimental and micromechanical modeling techniques for granular media (e.g. soils and sands) to link particle packing and morphology to continuum response under different loading conditions. Dr. Gupta also taught classes at JHU in continuum mechanics and micromechanics.