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. 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
Polymer and Polymer Composites
Polymer Processing: Extrusion Compounding, Calendering and Injection Molding
Polymer Rheology: Suspensions and Emulsions
Polymer Composites: Nanocomposites and Fiber-Reinforced Plastics
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Canadian Society of Rheology
Society of Plastics Engineers
Society of Rheology
S.Agarwal, T.X. Phuoc, Y. Soong, D. Martello and R.K. Gupta, Nanoparticle-stabilized
Invert Emulsion Drilling Fluids for Deep-hole Drilling of Oil and Gas, Can. J.
Chem. Eng., 91, 1641-1649 (2013).
E.A. Roth, S. Agarwal, and R.K. Gupta, Nanoclay-based Solid Sorbents for CO2 Capture,
Energy & Fuels, 27, 4129-4136 (2013).
L.A. Utracki, P. Mukhopadhyay, R.K. Gupta, Polymer Blends: Introduction, in L.A.
Utracki and C. A. Wilkie (Eds.),
Polymer Blends Handbook, 2nd ed., vol 1, Springer, New York, 2014, pp. 3-170.
S. Agarwal and R.K. Gupta, Improving the mechanical properties of wood plastic composites
in F.D. Alsewailem (Ed.),
Applied Researches in Polysaccharides, Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India,
2015, pp. 103-124
A. Finniss, S. Agarwal and R.K. Gupta, Retarding hydrolytic degradation of polylactic
acid: Effect of induced crystallinity and graphene addition, J. Appl. Polym. Sci.,
133, 44166 (8 pages), November 2016.
S. Agarwal and R.K. Gupta, Plastics in building and construction, in M. Kutz(Ed.),
Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook, 2nd ed, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2017,
A. Wagner, R. Eldawud, A. White, S. Agarwal, T.A. Stueckle, K.A. Sierros, Y. Rojanasakul,
R.K. Gupta and C.Z. Dinu, Toxicity evaluations of nanoclays and thermally degraded
byproducts through spectroscopical and microscopical approaches, Biochimica et
Biophysica Acta, 1861, 3406-3415 (2017).
J.F. Cordonier, D. Bhattacharyya, M.A. Torres Arango, K.A. Sierros and R.K. Gupta,
Modelling and validation of a direct-write 3D printed track, Proc. Society of Plastics
Engineers ANTEC Anaheim, CA, 2017 (six pages).
M.C. Tang, S. Agarwal, F.D. Alsewailem, H.J. Choi and R.K. Gupta, A model for permeability
reduction in polymer nanocomposites, Proc. Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC
Anaheim, CA 2017 (six pages).
A. Al-Mulla and R.K. Gupta, Glass-fiber reinforcement as a means of recycling polymers
from post-consumer applications, J. Polym. Environ., DOI: 10.1007/s10924-017-0935-3.
Published online: 25 January 2017.
R.K. Gupta, J. Casasnovas, S. Agarwal, M. Padmanabhan and D. Song, Extensional
Flow Mixing System, US Non-Provisional (utility) patent application filed by
WVU in US Patent and Trademark Office on 12/4/2014.