Gupta Named Fellow by Society of Plastics Engineers

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Mahesh Gupta, a professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics at Michigan Technological University, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Fellows are selected based on outstanding achievements in the field of plastics engineering, science or technology or in the management of such activities.

Gupta, who joined the Michigan Tech faculty in 1994, is president of Plastic Flow. The company markets software to the plastics industry. Its polyXtrue software lets design engineers quickly determine the final shape of extruded plastic parts, eliminating much of the costly tool-and-die shop trial-and-error typically required.

His research focuses on computer simulation of polymer processing and design of plastic parts.

Gupta has authored or coauthored more than 80 papers and co-edited the book “Manufacturing Science and Engineering.” In addition, he has been a reviewer for multiple academic journals and has served as a program chair and board member for several Society of Plastics Engineers conferences and committees.

He will officially be honored at the society’s 71st Annual Technical Conference in Cincinnati, on April 21.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.