Discovery by Professor Nikhil Gupta lands on the cover of noted journal
Nikhil Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NYU Tandon.
In April, the cover of Advanced Engineering Materials featured an image illustrating Gupta's method for proving the provenance of a 3D-printed part by employing QR (Quick Response) codes in an innovative way for unique device identification. The background image shows a 3‐dimensional reconstruction of a micro‐computed tomography (micro‐CT) image of a QR code embedded in an additive manufactured part. The QR code is segmented in numerous pieces and only one viewing angle provides the correct code image as shown in four overlay images. The research has enormous potential to significantly reduce that risk and improve safety in vital fields like aerospace and medicine.