Dr. Manoj Gupta National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Gupta is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He did his Ph.D. (Materials Science) from University of California, Irvine, USA (1992), and postdoctoral research at University of Alberta, Canada. He was a former Head of Materials Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Director designate of Materials Science and Engineering Initiative at NUS, Singapore.
His core research areas are ‘Synthesis and Characterization of Advanced Light Materials’. To his credit are: (i) ‘Disintegrated Melt Deposition’ technique, a unique liquid-state processing method, and (ii) ‘Microwave Sintering’ technique, an energy efficient solid-state processing method, to synthesize Al and Mg light-metal alloys/micro/nano-composites.
‘Processing-Structure-Property’ relationship of light-metals and metal matrix composites are his prime focus in research. He has delivered 20 Invited Talks on his works which include the topics on design, development and characterization of advanced light-materials (Al, Mg alloys/nano composites), functionally-graded materials, metastable composites and recycling.
His accomplishments include, (i) Principle/Co-Investigator for 15 national/international projects, (ii) Supervisor for 10 Ph.D. and 25 Master’s students, (iii) 365 International publications , 135 International Conferences, (iv) 2 US Patents, (v) Authored 6 Books, 3 Book Chapters, Edited 3 Books, and (vi) Reviewer for 30+ International Journals. In August 2017 he was highlighted among Top 1% Scientist of the World Position by The Universal Scientific Education and Research Network. His current hâ€index is 56, RG index is 46 and citations are greater than 12500. A multiple award winner, he actively collaborate/visit Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, USA and India. Prof Gupta is an excellent teacher who won 14 teaching awards at departmental, faculty and university level while at National University of Singapore. He had won the World Academic Championship – 2018 in Biomedical Sciences.
Synthesis, development and characterization of light weight metal based materials and their composites for weight and energy saving applications.