Colloquium # 315

On the synthesis and characterization of novel composites for multifunctional applications

Dr. Surojit Gupta,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of North Dakota

Monday, July 25 2022 at 3:30 PM

There is a critical requirement structural material for damage resistant and functional applications. Ceramics based composites are riddled. with issues like low fracture toughness and brittleness. In addition, manufacturing of engineering ceramics is energy intensive thus there is a need for greening of ceramics. This talk will be divided into two parts. During part A, novel methods of manufacturing ceramics will be shown by incorporating sustainability and circular economy in the design matrix. During part B, we will showcase some of the recent studies in composite design by using ternary and quaternary solid like MAX and MAB phases. These composites have enhanced mechanical and tribological behavior. Detailed microstructural and thermal characterization of these composites will be presented. It is expected that these composites can be used for multifunctional applications.

   About the speaker

Dr. Gupta is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the University of North Dakota. Dr. Gupta has published over 50 technical papers, 5 patents, and has given over 20 invited/keynote talks and over 70 contributed presentations in several international, national and local conferences. Previously, Dr. Gupta was employed in The Rutgers University. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in The Pennsylvania State University. Earlier, Dr. Gupta finished his doctoral studies from Drexel University. Dr. Gupta also has a MBA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Gupta has won several awards like Dean’s Award for the Best Faculty (2016), Dean’s Teaching Professorship (2-18-20), Global Young Investigator (ECD, ACerS, 2016), ASM/IIM Lectureship (2016), Du Co Ceramics Award (2019), TMS Functional Materials Division Young Leaders Professional Development Award (2019) etc. Dr. Gupta is also a passionate educator and has supervised several graduate theses.