Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Ankit Gupta is a Research Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines. He joined the department as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Garritt J. Tucker’s research group (Computational Materials Science and Design) in the Spring of 2018. Dr. Gupta earned his Ph.D and M.S from Carnegie Mellon University, PA, in 2017 and 2015, and his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 2011 in Materials Science and Engineering. Before starting graduate school, he worked at Tata Steel Ltd., India as Project Manager, Operations in Cold Rolling Mill for 2 years. He was awarded Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University and Steel Scholarship for best undergraduate thesis in the field of steelmaking at IIT Kanpur. Till now, his research has mostly focused on understanding fundamental behavior of materials, such as segregation and mechanical behavior, and uncovering key structure-property relationships, through simulations across multiple scales. Specifically, he has experience in modeling techniques at the atomic (molecular dynamics, Monte-Carlo), meso (coarse- grained MD, CAC) and continuum scale (phase-field/ finite element). He is also interested in building novel simulation approaches and numerical tools to better quantify the structure and behavior of materials. His systems of interest thus far have included nanostructured metals/alloys, nano-porous metallic foams, and carbon nanotube aerogels.
- Investigating Mechanistic Origins of Maximum Strength in Nanocrystalline Metals
- Decoupling Effects of Nanoscale Microstructure and Geometry on the Mechanics of Nanoporous Platinum
- Grain Boundary Specific Solute Segregation and its Effect on Nanocrystalline Stability
- Multi Scale Modeling of Mechanics of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Aerogels
- Xuyang Zhou, Ankit Gupta, Gregory B. Thompson, and Garritt J. Tucker, Manipulation of Solute Partitioning Mechanisms for Nanocrystalline Stability, Acta Materialia, vol. 208, 2021.
- Ankit Gupta, Satish S. Rajaram, Gregory Thompson, and Garritt Tucker, Improved Computational Method to Generate Properly Equilibrated Atomistic Microstructures, MethodsX, vol. 8, 2021.
- Ankit Gupta, Jacob Gruber, Satish S. Rajaram, Gregory B. Thompson, David L. McDowell, and Garritt J. Tucker, On the Mechanistic Origins of Maximum Strength in Nanocrystalline Metals, npj Computational Materials, vol. 6, 2020.
- Ankit Gupta, Xuyang Zhou, Gregory B. Thompson, and Garritt J. Tucker, Role of Grain Boundary Character and its Evolution on Interfacial Solute Segregation Behavior in Nanocrystalline Ni-P, Acta Materialia, vol. 190, 2020.
- Satish S. Rajaram, Ankit Gupta, Gregory B. Thompson, Jacob Gruber, Andrei Jablokow, and Garritt J. Tucker, Grain-Size-Dependent Grain Boundary Deformation during Yielding in Nanocrystalline Materials Using Atomistic Simulations, JOM, vol. 72, 2020, Journal Cover.
- Douglas E. Spearot, Garritt J. Tucker, Ankit Gupta, and Gregory B. Thompson, Mechanical properties of stabilized nanocrystalline FCC metals, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 126, 2019, Editor’s Pick.
Select Conference Presentations
- TMS 2021, Virtual, Mechanistic Origins of Maximum Strength in Nanocrystalline Materials.
- TMS 2020, San Diego, USA, Investigating Interfacial Solute Segregation Behavior in Nanocrystalline Ni-P Alloy.
- MS&T 2019, Portland, USA, Studying the Scaling Laws and Mechanical Properties of NanoPorous Metals.
- Gordon Physical Metallurgy Conference 2019, Manchester, USA, Investigating Interfacial Solute Segregation Behavior, and its Influence on Deformation Mechanisms in Nanocrystalline Ni (P) Alloy, Poster.
- Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling Conference 2017, Columbus, USA, Multiscale Modeling of Mechanics of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Aerogel