Skip to main content

Gupta, Rakesh K.

Chairperson, Berry Chair Professor - Chemical Engineering; Constructed Facilities Center

B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1975 
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1980

Rakesh Gupta is Professor and George and Carolyn Berry Chair of Chemical Engineering at West Virginia University where he has been teaching since 1991. Before coming to WVU, he taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo for eleven years. He has also worked briefly for the Monsanto and DuPont Companies, and he serves at technical advisor to the Polymers Alliance Zone of West Virginia. His research is focused on polymer rheology, polymer processing and polymer composites. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization.

Research Focus Areas

Advanced Materials
Polymer and Polymer Composites

Research Interests

Polymer Processing: Extrusion Compounding and Injection Molding 
Polymer Rheology: Suspensions and Emulsions 
Polymer Composites: Nanocomposites and Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

Teaching Interests

Chemical Engineering 
Polymer Science

Professional Societies

American Institute of Chemical Engineers 
Canadian Society of Rheology 
Society of Plastics Engineers 
Society of Rheology