Prof. Nikhil Gupta

Prof. Nikhil Gupta joined the NYU-Tandon School of Engineering faculty in 2004 and currently serves as Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is also affiliated with the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and Center for Cybersecurity.

Prof. Gupta is an elected Fellow of ASM International and American Society for Composites and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also an elected senior member of the National Academy of Inventors.

His other awards include the 2020 Brimacombe Medalist Award from TMS; 2013-ASM-International Silver Medal, 2013-TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award, 2007 and 2009 Visiting Lectureship Award from the American Society for Metals-Indian Institute of Metals, and the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship administered by the American Society of Engineering Education.

Prof. Gupta served as the Chair of the Composites Materials Committee of TMS (2016-2018) and Membership Secretary of American Society for Composites. He is serving on the editorial board of Materials Science and Engineering A and ASTM journal Materials Processing and Characterization and previously served on the editorial board of Composites Part B and Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials.

Research Interests
Cybersecurity in manufacturing. Additive manufacturing of complex and composite materials. Materials characterization methods under dynamic loading. Sensing of damage and structural health monitoring.

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 1996
Bachelor of Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering

Indian Institute of Science, 1998
Master of Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering

Louisiana State University, 2003
Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Professor (2019- )
Associate Professor (2010-2019)
Assistant Professor (2004-2010)

Harvard University
Visiting Fellow (Fall 2022)
(On sabbatical from NYU)

Louisiana State University
Research Associate (2003-2004)
Research/Teaching Assistant (1999-2003)

Punjab Engineering College
Lecturer (1998-1999)

Journal Articles

Detailed publication list is available on Google Scholar

  • Averardi, A., Cola, C., Zeltmann S. E. and Gupta, N. Effect of particle size distribution on the packing of powder beds: A critical discussion relevant to additive manufacturing. Materials Today Communications, 2020, 24, Paper # 100964.
  • Chen, F., Yu, J. H. and Gupta, N. Obfuscation of Embedded Codes in Additive Manufactured Components for Product Authentication, Advanced Engineering Materials, 2019, # 1900146.
  • Xu, X. and Gupta, N. Application of radial basis neural network to transform viscoelastic to elastic properties for materials with multiple thermal transitions. Journal of Materials Science, 2019, 54 (11), 8401–8413.
  • Xu, X. and Gupta, N. Artificial neural network approach to predict the elastic modulus from dynamic mechanical analysis results. Advanced Theory and Simulations, 2019, 2 (4), 1800131.

Authored/Edited Books

  • Poveda, R. L. and Gupta, N. Carbon Nanofiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Springer, September 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-23786-2.
  • Gupta, N., Pinisetty, D., Shunmugasamy, V. C. Reinforced Syntactic Foams: Effect of Nano and Micro-Scale Reinforcement, Springer, September 2013, ISBN 978-3-319-01242-1.
  • Gupta, N. and Rohatgi, P. K. (Editors) Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams: Processing, Microstructure, Properties and Applications, DesTech Publications (May 2014).

Other Publications

  • Rohatgi, P. K., Gupta, N. and Daoud, A. Synthesis and processing of cast metal matrix composites and their applications. ASM Handbook Vol. 15: Casting, 2008, pp. 1149-1164.
  • Rohatgi, P. K., Schultz, B. F., Gupta, N. and Daoud, A. Solidification during casting of metal matrix composites. ASM Handbook Vol. 15: Casting, 2008, pp. 390-397.


See research projects at composites lab site

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Cybersecurity methods in additive manufacturing cyber-physical systems.
  • Education of security in mechanical engineering curriculum.
  • Fiber-optic sensor for wind turbine blade health monitoring.
  • Machine learning methods in materials characterization.


  1. System and method for extruding composite filament. Nikhil Gupta, Ashish Singh, Brooks Salatonstall. US Patent #11,498,255 B2, Nov. 15, 2022.
  2. System and method for malware detection in additive manufactured parts. Michail Maniatakos, Nektarios Tsoutsos and Nikhil Gupta. US Patent #11,046,009 B2, 06/29/2021.
  3. Endoscope restraint, Nikhil Gupta, Farid Razavi. US Patent 11,013,395, Issued on 05/25/2021.
  4. Embedded security elements for digital models used in additive manufacturing. US Patent #10,872,177, Nikhil Gupta. 12/22/2020.
  5. Method to estimate strain rate dependent elastic modulus of materials using dynamic mechanical analysis data. US Patent #10,345,210, Nikhil Gupta, Steven Zeltmann. Issued on 07/09/2019.
  6. Nikhil Gupta, Nguyen Q. Nguyen, Fiber-optic extensometer. US Patent #8,428,400, April 23, 2013.
  7. Nikhil Gupta, Nguyen Q. Nguyen, Method for measuring the deformation of a specimen using a fiber optic extensometer. US Patent #8,649,638, February 11, 2014.
  8. Nikhil Gupta and Vasanth Chakravarthy Shunmugasamy, Multifunctional syntactic foams, US Patent US9676916, 2017.

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