Welcome to the Gupta Lab Group


Our lab specializes in a wide variety of engineering disciplines. These topics include:
• Joint design and characterization
• Microelectronic packaging systems
• Structural analysis of nanoporous materials
• Pattern transfer in MEMS
• Biological film delamination/destruction
• Sports biomechanics
• Impact mitigation and testing
• Modeling of mechanical systems (elastic and viscoelastic)
• Microscopy: Light and Electron (SEM and TEM)
• Interferometry

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!


Group News
October 2014 Graduate student Brian Ramirez presents a poster at the SACNAS National Conference in Los Angeles. Brian won the graduate student poster presentation award. Congrats Brian!
Brian and his poster!
Brian announced the winner!
September 2014 USA Today releases article referencing Professor Gupta's work with the Axe-handle bat
Find article here.
April 2014 Professor Gupta releases a biomechanical study for a new baseball bat.
Find report here.
September 2013 Local radio station KCRW interviews Professor Gupta regarding his research to make safer helmets for football players
Find article here.
September 2013 Professor Gupta featured in LA Weekly article regarding his research to make a safer football helmet to reduce concussions
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September 2013 Gupta Group research on polymer found online on Gizmag
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September 2013 Gupta Group research on polymer liner included in UCLA's Daily Bruin
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Aug. 2013 Professor Gupta is featured on the UCLA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering website for research to make football helmets safer.
Find article here.