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.
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/nanocomposites), 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) 345 International publications (Citations: 2640+, H-index: 26), 135 International Conferences, (iv) 4 Patents, (v) Authored 2 Books, 3 Book Chapters, Edited 3 Books, and (vi) Reviewer for 26 International Journals. He is also in the list of Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science published by Thomson Reuters in 2012.
Prof Gupta was former Head of Materials Division (2006-2011) of Mechanical Engineering Department and an excellent teacher who won 14 teaching awards at departmental, faculty and university level while at National University of Singapore.
Synthesis, development and characterization of light weight metal based materials and their composites for weight and energy saving applications.