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Gupta, Ashwani K.

Gupta, Ashwani K.

Distinguished University Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
2159 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
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EDUCATION

  • D.Sc., 2013, Southampton University, UK
  • D.Sc., 1986, University of Sheffield, England
  • Ph.D., 1973, University of Sheffield, England

BACKGROUND

Professor Ashwani K. Gupta has been a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1983, following six years at MIT as a member of the research staff in the Energy Laboratory and Department of Chemical Engineering, and three years at Sheffield University as an independent research worker and research fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Fuel Technology.  He has over 40 years of experience in Combustion engineering since his graduation from Southampton University in 1970, and is the author of over 700 technical papers, three books, 12 edited books, and 12 book chapters. In 2016, Dr. Gupta was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), UK, the highest professional recognition bestowed by the RAeS.  He is currently Honorary Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). More about Dr. Gupta on Wikipedia. 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Honoris Causa Doctorate, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2014)
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate, King Mungkut University of Technology North Bangkok, Bestowed by the Princess of Thailand (2014)
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate, University of Derby, UK (2015)
  • Honorary Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Institute of Energy U.K., Royal Aeronautical Society, U.K., and American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • ASME George Westinghouse Gold Medal (1998)
  • ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal Award (2003)
  • University of Maryland President Kirwan Research Award (2003)
  • ASME James N. Landis Medal (2004)
  • University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Outstanding Research Award (2006)
  • ASME Worcester Reed Warner Medal (2008)
  • Distinguished University Professor (2008)
  • ASME Holly Medal (2010)
  • ASME-AIM Percey Nichols Award (2011)
  • AIAA Energy Systems Award (1990), Propellants and Combustion Award (1999), and Air Breathing Propulsion Award (2014)
  • ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award (2015)
  • ASME Honorary Member (2016)
  • AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award (2017)
  • ASME Soichiro Honda Medal (2018)
  • Seven Best Paper Awards by AIAA and ASME
  • Gave over 80 Plenary/Keynote/Invited presentations at international conferences and organizations during the past 15 years

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Editor in Chief of APEC Youth Scientist Journal
  • Editor of Journal of Applied Energy
  • Associate Editor of International Fuel Sprays and Combustion Dynamics
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environment
  • Editor, Energy and Engineering Science Series, CRC Press
  • Associate Editor, J. Prop. and Power;
  • Chair, Board of Boiler Rules, State of Maryland
  • Chair, ASME Fuels and Combustion Tech. Division (1998-2000)
  • Executive Committee Member, ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division (1999-2000)
  • Director of Propulsion and Energy, and Member of Board of Directors, AIAA (2006-2012)
  • Oversight Chair, International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies (IT3)

 

  • Swirl flows
  • Combustion
  • Sprays
  • High-temperature air combustion (HiTAC)
  • Biofuels / fuel reforming
  • Distributed combustion
  • Microcombustion
  • Alternative fuels
  • Pollution
  • Gas turbine combustion / Green combustion turbine
  • Nonintrusive diagnostics
  • Thermal destruction of solid and liquid wastes
  • Gasification and pyrolysis
  • Treatment of acid gases and sulfur chemistry
  • Sensors and laser diagnostics
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Fouling and deposition
  • Hypersonics

2019

  • Hussein, A. M. A., Burra, K. G., Bassioni, G., Hammouda, R. M. and Gupta A. K.: Production of CO from CO2 over mixed-metal oxides derived from layered-double-hydroxides, Applied Energy, Vol. 235, February 2019, pp. 1183-1191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.11.040 
  • Burra, K. and Gupta, A. K.: Modeling of Biomass Pyrolysis Kinetics Using Sequential Multi-Step Reaction Model, Fuel Journal, Vol. 237, 2019, pp. 1057-1067. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2018.09.097

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Singh, A., Yu, M., Bryden, K.M. and Gupta, A. K.: Investigation of Noise Radiation from a Swirl Stabilized Diffusion Flame with an Array of Microphones, J. Applied Energy, Vol. 112, pp. 313-324, December 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.06.034
  • Pang, C., Yu, M., Gupta, A. K. and Bryden, K. M.: Investigation of Smart Multifunctional Optical Sensor Platform and its Application in Optical Sensor Networks, Smart Structures and Systems, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2013, pp. 023-039, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sss.2013.12.1.023
  • Arghode, V. and Gupta, A.K.: Role of Thermal Intensity on Operational Characteristics of Ultra-Low Emission Colorless Distributed Combustion, J. Applied Energy, Vol. 111, November 2013, pp. 930-956.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.06.039

2012

2011

  • Abdelhafez, A. and Gupta, A. K., "Effect of Swirl on Mixing in Underexpanded Supersonic Airflow", J. Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, No. 1, January-February, 2011, pp. 117-131.
  • Ahmed, I. I., Nipattummakul, N., Gupta A. K., "Characteristics of Syngas from Co-Gasification of Polyethylene and Woodchips", J. Applied Energy, Vol. 88, 2011, pp. 165-174.

UMD Hosts the Premier Combustion Science Meeting in the U.S.

A record number of attendees made the 2017 meeting the most successful in its history.

Gupta Named 2016 AAAS Fellow

Department of Mechanical Engineering Distinguished University Professor Ashwani Gupta named AAAS Fellow.

Gupta Receives ASEE 2015 Ralph Coats Roe Award

Distinguished University Professor Ashwani Gupta receives 2015 Ralph Coats Roe Award at ASEE annual conference.

Gupta Receives AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award

Department of Mechanical Engineering Distinguished University Professor Ashwani Gupta receives 2014 AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award.

Solar Team Distills Most and Purest Water at International Competition

Students from civil, chemical engineering win awards in Environmental Design Contest.

Gupta Receives the Percy Nicholls Award

Mechanical engineering professor recognized for contributions to the field of solid fuels.

Clark School Sweeps OTC Awards

Thin battery, nano-velcro and key exchange system named top UM inventions.

ME Co-Hosts International Energy Conference

Event in Abu Dhabi will explore next 25 years of oil and gas issues.

Ashwani K. Gupta Elevated to SAE Fellow Status

Designation is highest grade of membership bestowed by SAE International.

Gupta Named Distinguished University Professor

ME professor honored for combustion research.

Clark School Leads NASA Project

Aerospace Chair Darryll Pines to lead $7.8M/year research project, 20 universities involved.

  • Honorary Fellow

  • Fellow

  • Fellow

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)