Welcome to the Gupta Lab Group
Our lab specializes in a wide variety of engineering disciplines. These topics include:
- Laser generated Shockwaves and
Ultra-high Strain Rate in Materials
- Microelectronic Packaging
- Structural Analysis of
- Pattern transfer in MEMS
- Biological Film
- Sports Biomechanics
- Impact Mitigation and
- Modeling of Mechanical Systems
(Elastic and Viscoelastic)
- Nanofabrication: Focussed Ion
- Nanocharacterization: Electron
Microscopy(SEM, TEM, HRTEM)
- Applied Optics and
- Joint Design and
Interest into composite materials has grown exponentially over the past decade. Their light weight as well as superior mechanical properties are of interest in many military as well as industrial applications. These include navel ship hulls, personal body armor, and large vehicle retrofitting to name a few. Newer fields such as Biomedical Engineering have utilized composities in orthopedic implants, for example, titanium hip implants or prosthetics.
Development of submicron materials are also of great interest today. Characterizing those materials are highly important, and understanding their physical as well as mechanical properties are immense. In the near future, their usefuless in microelectro mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoscale hybrid-devices (NEMS) will increase dramatically, and conceptualization of newer materials will be significant.
These are just a few areas of research we are interested in. Please feel free to browse our laboratory website, and learn a little bit about what we do here at UCLA!