New Book on Syntactic Foams Co-Edited by Nikhil Gupta

Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams: Processing, Microstructure, Properties and Applications
Edited by Nikhil Gupta and Pradeep K. Rohatgi
DEStech Publications, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 978-1-932078-83-1

Focusing on a specialized type of composite foam material, Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams: Processing, Microstructure, Properties and Applications investigates the elements, synthesis, and practical applications of metal matrix syntactic foams. The book comprehensively covers all aspects of metal matrix syntactic foams, including manufacturing and properties of hollow ceramic particles, applications of syntactic foams, and potential of weight saving in engineering applications by using syntactic foams. Five chapters written by leading authorities in their fields discuss synthesis and properties of aluminum, magnesium, zinc, titanium, and iron matrix syntactic foams. The chapters include original experimental results and modeling methodologies. The authors explain how metal matrix syntactic foams can be used for lighter weight components in applications like vehicles, armors, and cast components. Each chapter provides a comprehensive list of references.

Nikhil Gupta is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2013-ASM Silver Medal and the 2013 TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award. His research focuses on processing and structure property correlation for particulate composites and sandwich structures. He has authored more than 75 journal articles related to metal and polymer matrix syntactic foams and has made significant contributions to the science and technology of these materials.

Gupta co-edited the book with Pradeep K. Rohatgi, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.