Thornton Hall E-214
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Professor Gupta is currently a Langley Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas at the University of Virginia. Previously, he was Director of the Applied Research Center, Program Director for Materials Science and Engineering and a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University. He has worked at the Research Laboratories of Eastman Kodak Company for 17 years as a Senior Scientist and Group Leader. Before joining Kodak, he was Senior Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. His educational experience includes: Senior Research Fellow at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. (78-79), Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, (76-78) and Ph.D. in Physics from Washington State University, Pullman, Wash. (1973). Other professional activities includes: Materials Research Society Short Course Instructor for Optoelectronic Materials, Processes and devices course for over six years, Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University for over eight years, Conference Chair for 1996 SPIE Conference on Nonlinear Frequency Conversion. He is Editor-in-Chief for CRC Handbook of Photonics first and second edition. He has over 150 research publications and 26 patents and was inducted in Kodak’s Inventors Gallery. He has taught courses at Cornell University, University of Rochester, MRS and SPIE meetings. His research interest includes Photon Processing of Materials, photovoltaics, nanomaterials and devices and sensors. He has been National Research Council Panel Chair for the development of NASA materials/nanomaterials technology roadmap and as a Principal investigator for NSF, DARPA, AFOSR, Navy, NASA DOE etc.