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Vijay Gupta

Vijay Gupta, Ph.D.
(MIT, 1990)

(310) 825-0223

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Areas of Interest
Experimental mechanics, fracture of engineering solids, mechanics of thin films and interfaces, failure mechanisms and characterization of composite materials, ice mechanics.
Professor Gupta’s interests in biomedical engineering include using high frequency laser-generated acoustic pulses for dissociation of intercellular and cell-to-Ti bonds for the treatment of arrhythmias and development of efficient titanium implants, respectively.

Selected Recent Publications:
Yoo, L., Gupta, V., Lee, C., Kavehpore, P., Demer, J.L. Viscoelastic Properties of Bovine Orbital Connective Tissue and Fat: Constitutive Models, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechano-biology, 10 (6), pp. 901-914, 2011.

A. Jain, V. Gupta, 2010. Construction and characterization of stainless steel/polyurea/e-glass composite joints. J. Mechanics of Materials, vol. 46, pp. 16-22, 2012.

H. Kim,  J. Citron, G. Youssef, A. Navarro, and V. Gupta, 2011. “Dynamic Fracture Energy of Polyurea-Bonded Steel/E-glass Composite Joints.” Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 45, 10-19, 2012.

Youssef, G., Gupta, V., 2011. Dynamic Response of Polyurea Subjected to Nanosecond Rise-Time Stress Waves. Mech. Time-Depend. Mater.  DOI 10.1007/s 11043-011-9164-7, 2012.

Yoo, L., Kim, H., Shin, A., Gupta, V., and Demer, J.L. , “Creep Behavior of Passive Bovine Extraocular Muscle,“ Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Vol. 526705, 2011.

Hitoshi Akamatsu, Manabu Satou, Takashi Sato, Amit Jain, Vijay Gupta, Akira
Hasegawa, Evaluation of bonding strength between yttria and vanadium alloys for development of self-cooled liquid blanket,” J. Nuclear Materials, vol. 417, pp. 1253-1256, 2011.

Jaewoo Shim, Hiromi Nakamura, Takahiro Ogawa, Vijay Gupta, “An understanding of the mechanism that promotes adhesion between roughened titanium implants and mineralized tissue,” ASME Journal of Biomechancial Engineering, 131(5), pp. 054503, 2009.

Xu Chen, Bradley L. Kirsch, Robert Senter, Sarah H. Tolbert, Vijay Gupta, “Tensile testing of thin films supported on compliant substrates,” Mechanics of Materials, 41, 2009, 839-848.

A. Jain, V. Gupta, 2010. Dynamic Tensile Strength of polyurea bonded steel/e-glass composite joints. J. of Adhesion Sci. & Tech.

Yoo, L., Kim, H., Gupta, V., and Demer, J. L., “Quasi-linear viscoelastic behavior of bovine extra-ocular muscle tissue.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci., 50(8), pp. 3721-3728, 2009.


  • Civil Engineering Silver Medal, Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay
  • Outstanding Young Scientist and Engineer Award, International Union of Materials Research Societies
  • Theodore Tromovich Award, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Junior Achievement Award, American Academy of Mechanics