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DR. PRASHANT GUPTA
Senior Assistant Professor

Dr. Gupta is currently serving as a Senior Assistant Professor in Plastic and Polymer Engineering at the School of Engineering, Plastindia International University. Prior to this role, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic and Polymer Engineering at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad for 7.5 years. He also held leadership and managerial positions in polymer compounding, processing, and composites for a period of 4 years. Dr. Gupta holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering and Technology, a Master’s in Plastics Engineering, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Technology Management (Gold Medallist) from the prestigious Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai. With a journey spanning over 21 years in polymers, his expertise encompasses research areas such as polymer composites, biomaterials, nanomaterials, and the use of ICT in teaching-learning. He has extensive experience in consultancy, teaching various aspects of polymer engineering, and industry roles, with a focus on R&D.

Dr. Gupta is a seasoned academician and a respected industry trainer in the Polymer domain. He has conducted 25+ virtual and on-site masterclass courses and corporate training programs for the Polymerupdate Academy, Mumbai, benefiting over 1000 industry personnel from different management levels. He has a significant research portfolio, with over 35 international publications in renowned peer-reviewed journals and books published by Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and Springer. He has presented technical papers at numerous international conferences and is recognized internationally as a content developer and mentor in engineering and technology education.

Graduation In : B Tech (Plastics and Polymer Engineering)

Graduation From : Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad

Graduation Year : 2008
 
Post Graduation In : M. E. (Plastics Engineering) and Post Graduate Diploma – Chemical Technology Management

Post Graduation From : Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Post Graduation Year : 2010 and 2013
 
Doctorate In : Ph.D. Tech (Polymer Engineering and Technology

Doctorate From : Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Doctorate Year : 2014

  • Assistant Professor, Plastics and Polymer Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India (19th Sep 2016 to 31st March 2024)
  • Head of Department and Manager – Research and Development / Quality Control, (1st Sep 2015 – 16th Sep 2016)
  • Assistant Manager, (R & D) Application Development, Crest Composites and Plastics Pvt. Ltd, Ahmedabad (21st April 2014 –31st Aug 2015)
  • Trainee-R & D, Crest Composites and Plastics Pvt. Ltd, Ahmedabad (1st Oct 2009 – 21st May 2010)

Journal Publication

  • Gupta, P., Toksha, B., & Rahaman, M. (2024). A Critical Review on Hydrogen Based Fuel Cell Technology and Applications. The Chemical Record, 24 (1) e202300295.
  • Rahaman, M., Gupta, P., Hossain, M., Periyasami, G., & Das, P. (2023). Effect of carbons’ structure and type on AC electrical properties of polymer composites: predicting the percolation threshold of permittivity through different models. Colloid and Polymer Science, 301(8), 1001-1019.
  • Gupta, P., Toksha, B., Patel, B., Rushiya, Y., Das, P., & Rahaman, M. (2022). Recent developments and research avenues for polymers in electric vehicles. The Chemical Record, 22(11), e202200186.
  • Gupta, P. Toksha, B. G., Rahaman, M. A. (2022) A Review on Biodegradable Packaging Films from Vegetative and Food Waste. The Chemical Record 2022, 22(7), e202100326.
  • Rahaman, M., Gupta, P., Hossain, M., & Aldalbahi, A. (2022) Predicting Percolation Threshold Value of EMI SE for Conducting Polymer Composite Systems Through Different Sigmoidal Models. Journal of Electronic Materials, 51(4), 1788-1803.
  • Islam, M., Rahaman, M., Aldalbahi, A., Paikaray, B., Moharana, J., Mondal, S., Das, C. N., P., and Giri, R. (2022) High density polyethylene and metal oxides-based nanocomposites for high voltage cable application. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 139(11), 51787.
  • Gupta, P., Bhayani, H., Pramanik, S.K., Rao, A.C. and Deshmukh, S.P. (2015) Cost effective approach of acrylic resin-based flooring applications. Construction and Building Materials. 79: pp 48-55.
  • Jagtap, R.N. and Gupta, P, “Eco Friendlier Plastics” published in September 2012, Chemical Industry Digest, Blockdale Publications, India
  • Gupta, P., “Fuels from Plastics Waste” published in February 2011, Popular Plastics and Packaging, Color Publications, India.

 

Edited/Authored Book

  • Bhandari S, Gupta P, Dey A, Eds. Industrial Applications of Polymer Composites. Bentham Science Publishers; 2023 Aug 22.

 

Book Chapter

  • Gupta, P., Dutta, A., & Rahaman, M. (2023). Miscellaneous Materials for Chemical Sensing. Materials for Chemical Sensors, 207.
  • Toksha, B. G., Gupta, P., & Shirsath, S. E. (2023). Graphene Based Chemical Sensors. Materials for Chemical Sensors, 56.
  • Rushiya, Y.; Toksha, B.; Gupta, P.; (2023) Processing of recycled & bio-based plastics. In Handbook of Sustainable Materials: Modelling, Characterization, and Optimization, CRC Press.
  • Patel, B.; Toksha, B.; Gupta, P.; (2023) Sustainable biodegradable and bio-based Polymers. In Handbook of Sustainable Materials: Modelling, Characterization, and Optimization, CRC Press.
  • Kulkarni, T.; Toksha, B.; Gupta, P.; (2023) Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Learning Assessment. In Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education (pp. 95-111). CRC Press.
  • Gupta, P.; Kulkarni, T.; Toksha, B.; (2023) AI-Based Predictive Models for Adaptive Learning Systems. In Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education (pp. 113-136). CRC Press.
  • Toksha, B.; Kulkarni, T.; Gupta, P.; (2023) Impact of AI on Teaching Pedagogy and its Integration for Enhancing Teaching-Learning. In Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education (pp. 137-152). CRC Press.
  • Kulkarni, T.; Toksha, B.; Gupta, P.; Shirsath, S.; Autee, A.; (2022) A Review of the Tribological and Thermal Effectiveness of Graphene-Based Nano-Lubricants. Novel Applications of Carbon Based Nano-Materials, (pp. 199-224), CRC
  • V., Sharma. S., and Gupta. P., (2022) The Increasing Inevitability of IoT in Remote Disaster Monitoring Applications. Geospatial Technology for Landscape and Environmental Management: Sustainable Assessment and Planning, pp. 227-246, Springer Nature.
  • Gupta, P., Toksha, B., Kulkarni, T., Rajaguru, B., & Mishra, A. (2021). Virtual Experimentation: An Advanced Tool for Educational Technology. In Technology and Tools in Engineering Education (pp. 1-27). CRC Press.
  • Gupta, P., Kulkarni, T., Barot, V., & Toksha, B. (2021). Applications of ICT: Pathway to Outcome-Based Education in Engineering and Technology Curriculum. In Technology and Tools in Engineering Education (pp. 109-142). CRC Press,
  • Gupta, P., Kulkarni, T., & Toksha, B. (2021). Tools and Technology Assisting Accreditation in Engineering Education. In Technology and Tools in Engineering Education (pp. 159-183). CRC Press.
  • Gupta, P., Kulkarni, T., & Toksha, B. (2021). Challenges and Futuristic Approach of Blended Learning in Higher Education. In Innovative Education Technologies for 21st Century Teaching and Learning (pp. 113-131). CRC Press.
  • Gupta, P., & Bhandari, S. (2022) Classification and sources of nanowastes. In Nanomaterials Recycling (pp. 37-60). Elsevier.
  • Bhandari, S., & Gupta, P. (2022). Dispersion of graphene in polymer matrices. In Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Graphene (pp. 275-298). Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier.
  • Gupta, P., & Toksha, B. G. (2022). Packaging applications of polymer-graphene composites. In Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Graphene (pp. 713-741). Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier.
  • Gupta, P., & Bhandari, S. (2022). Polymer-graphene composites as flame- and fire-retardant materials. In Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Graphene (pp. 743-776). Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier.
  • Gupta, P. (2022). Polymer-graphene composites as sensing materials. In Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Graphene (pp. 401-424). Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier.
  • Sengupta, S., Gupta, P., Sengupta, P., & Dey, A. (2021). Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Polymers. In Functionalized Polymers (pp. 33-63). CRC Press.
  • Gupta, P., & Bhandari, S. (2019). Chemical depolymerization of PET bottles via ammonolysis and aminolysis. In Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate Bottles (pp. 109-134). William Andrew Publishing, Elsevier.
  • Bhandari, S., & Gupta, P. (2018). Chemical depolymerization of polyurethane foam via ammonolysis and aminolysis. In Recycling of Polyurethane Foams (pp. 77-87). William Andrew Publishing,
  • Bhagabati, P. Rahaman, M. Bhandari, S. Roy, I. Dey, A. Gupta, P. Ansari, M. A. Dutta, A. Chattopadhyay, D. 2019). Synthesis/preparation of carbon materials. Carbon-Containing Polymer Composites, 1-64. Springer, Singapore.

 

Conference

  • Participated in RACE 7 conference on Recycling and Carbon Emissions organized by RACE Conferences on February 4th 2023 at Hotel The Lalit, New Delhi.
  • Participated in APC-Rangotsav, a national conference organized by the Department of Polymer and Surface Engineering, ICT, Mumbai on 6-7 March 2018.
  • Participated in Prakalp 2017 organized by MITAE Chemical Engineering Department and IIChE student chapter at MIT, Pune.
  • Presented paper titled “Nanomaterial for Oxo degradable Polyolefin Nanocomposite Packaging Films” in PPS 2013, Asia/Australia conference organized by IIT-P, IIT-D and PPS at Hotel Ramada Inn, Mumbai during 4-7, December 2013.
  • Presented paper titled “Nanomaterial for Oxo degradable Polyolefin Nanocomposite Packaging Films” in international conference on Advancements in polymeric materials (APM) organized by CIPET, Lucknow on 1- 3 March 2013.
  • Presented poster entitled “Functionalized clay filled linear low-density poly-ethylene nanocomposites for packaging applications” in International Conference of Polymers on the Frontiers of Science & Technology (APA-2013) during February 21-23 at Chandigarh.
  • Presented Solution to Industry defined problem “Economic way of FRP Recycling” during “RANGOTSAV 2010” at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
  • Presented paper entitled “Functionalized clay filled polyolefin nanocomposites for packaging applications” in ANTEC 2012 (International Conference at Hotel Renaissance Convention Center, Mumbai organized by Society of Plastics Engineers, USA. (6-7 December 2012)
  • Presented paper on “Oxo degradable polymers” in Polyxplore organized by MIT, Aurangabad. (March 2011)
  • Presented paper on “Polymers in Controlled Drug Delivery” in Polyxplore organized by MIT, A’bad (Mar 2011)
  • Presented paper on “Evolution of Acrylic based casting for floorings and comparing it with Epoxy based floorings” in National Conference on Recent Advances in Polymers organized by MIT, Aurangabad (Aug 2010).
  • Presented paper on “Polymer Recycling” during Rangotsav 2010 organized by department of Polymer and Surface Engineering, ICT, Mumbai. (Feb 2010)
  • Presented paper on “Fuels from Plastic Waste” at international paper presentation competition “Technomillenium 06” organized by MIT, Aurangabad.

  • Automatic mold detection system, from Sanjay Technoplast Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad undertaken under foreign collaboration course of Industry 4.0 at MIT, Aurangabad.
  • Improvements in process for reduction of parts rejection in plastic components, from Dhruvtara Wiretech Pvt. Ltd. Waluj, Aurangabad.
  • Electricity consumption by developing system to turn off machine automatically from Ekdant Plastics Pvt Ltd, Chikalthana, Aurangabad.

  • Invited talk delivered on “A global scenario of circular and sustainable approaches to Plastics Waste Management” during the two-day workshop on 26-27 May 2022 at CIPET Aurangabad.
  • Invited talk delivered on “Vegetative and food waste-derived packaging films: An alternative to fossil-based SUP” and “A global scenario of circular and sustainable approaches to Plastics Waste Management” during the two-day workshop on 27-28 May 2022 at CIPET Ahmedabad.
  • Invited talk delivered on “Challenges and opportunities in recycling of plastics” in five-day ATAL-FDP on “Recycling of plastics for sustainable growth” at IPT, CIPET Bhubaneshwar on 10 January 2022.
  • Invited talk delivered on “Vegetative/food waste derived packaging films: An alternative to fossil-based SUP” in two-day Workshop on “Implementation of Plastics Waste Management (PWM) Rule: 2021 (Amendment) in MSME Units” at CIPET CSTS, Aurangabad on 22 Dec 2021.
  • Guest talk delivered on “Importance and applications of VLabs in Computer Science” at SRTMU, Nanded nodal center training event (Online) organized by SRTMU, Nanded on 15th January 2021.
  • Expert Lecture delivered on “Teaching Learning Pedagogy in Virtual Laboratory” at Virtual Labs hands on workshop organized by Virtual Labs, IIT-Mumbai and JEC, Jabalpur on 23rd December 2020.
  • Guest Talk delivered on “Virtual Labs” at Ramkrishna Paramhans Mahavidhyalaya, Osmanabad (Online) organized by RPMV, Osmanabad on 5th December 2020.
  • Webinar delivered on “Best Practices at MIT Regional Nodal Centre” at nodal center faculty training event (Online) organized by Virtual Labs, IIT Bombay on 29th August 2020.
  • Webinar delivered on “Virtual Labs-Importance and Applications” at faculty event (Online) organized by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Lonere and Vlabs, IIT Bombay on 7th August 2020.
  • Webinar delivered on “Virtual Labs-Importance and Applications” at faculty event (Online) organized by Shree Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded on 29th June 2020.
  • Webinar delivered on training for Virtual Labs for faculties in Online Event organized by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, UP in co-ordination with Virtual Lab Cell, AKTU, UP and IIT-Bombay on 4th May 2020.
  • Delivered invited talk on “Applications of advanced instruments and test methodology to study environmental degradation of packaging polyolefinic films. In “Refresher course in Advanced Instrumentation (MD)” during 18 Nov 2019-30 Nov 2019 at UGC-HRDC, Dr. BAMU, Aurangabad.
  • Invited as Session Chairman for Technical Session and Oral Presentation Evaluation Committee member” at conference CPP 2019, 17-18 Sep 2019 at ICT, Mumbai.
  • Delivered Guest Lecture on “Current Trends in Polymers” Processing and Applications” on 31 Oct 2018 at Marathwada Institute of Technology, Aurangabad.
  • Invited as an expert for conducting faculties (on contract) for subject plastic and polymer at CIPET, Aurangabad on 23 August 2018.
  • Delivered talk on “New Generation Vinyl Ester resins for FRP piping in Chlor-alkali Industry” in the seminar on “New Developments in Piping and Valves for Alkali Industry” organized by Alkali Manufacturers Association of India, on 23-24 July 2015, Ahmedabad.
  • Delivered talk on “Styrene free vinyl ester and polyester resins” during ICERP, 2015 at Hyderabad, India, on 29-31 January 2015.
  • Delivered talk on “DCPD based polyester resins” during ICERP, 2015 at Hyderabad, India, on 29-31 January 2015.

  • Served as Innovation Ambassador and Convener, Institution’s Innovation Council at MIT, Aurangabad after being trained under Foundation Level (25 hrs) and advanced level (30 hrs) training program conducted by MoE’s Innovation Cell and AICTE during 2021-2022.
  • Mentored local chapter students of NPTEL course on Surface Engineering of nanomaterials, Manufacturing of Composites and Developing Soft Skills and Personality with 100% results at the Dept. of Plastic and Polymer Engineering., MIT, Aurangabad.
  • Awarded a silver category certificate for development of a virtual lab experiment during 1-week Bootcamp on “Virtual Labs” conducted by VLabs, IIT, Mumbai at MIT, Aurangabad on 6-11 Feb 2019.
  • Mentor at Virtual Labs Bootathon (24 Apr- 14 June 2020) -Online organized by Virtual Labs, IIT-Mumbai.
  • Mentor at Virtual Labs Bootathon (3-10 Nov 2019) at Rajkiya Engineering College, Banda UP organized by IIT-Mumbai, Kanpur and Delhi with REC, Banda.
  • Secured Runner’s up award in Staff category for Table Tennis (Doubles) during Kalavihangam 2018 (March 2018) organised at MIT, Aurangabad.
  • Secured second prize in APC-Rangotsav 2018 for paper entitled ‘Environmental Photo-oxidative Degradation of LLDPE by modification of natural materials” Bhagyesh Chavan, Akshay Pawar and Dr. Prashant Gupta during 6-7 March 2018 at ICT, Mumbai.
  • Received Award of Excellence for presenting poster entitled “Functionalized clay filled linear low-density poly-ethylene nanocomposites for packaging applications” in International Conference of Polymers on the Frontiers of Science and Technology (APA-2013) during February 21-23, 2013 at Chandigarh, India
  • Secured first prize in a national conference “RANGOTSAV 2010” for presenting the solution of Industry Defined Problem on “Economic way of FRP Recycling” during Rangotsav 2010 at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
  • Secured third prize in “Technomillenium 07” for oral presentation of a technical review paper “Plastic Money” at MIT, Aurangabad.
  • Secured first prize in national level project competition “DESIGN 07” on “Composite Sky Bus” held at MIT, Aurangabad.
  • Won Best Committee Member Award for Sponsorship Committee during Rangotsav 2012 at ICT, Mumbai.
  • Won Best Committee Member Award for Management Committee during Rangotsav 2012 at ICT, Mumbai.
  • Secured UGC-SAP fellowship during master’s degree and Ph. D. Tech. degree at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. (2008-2014)
  • Jayvee Organics Merit Award for Gold Medal for Post Graduate Diploma in Chemical Technology Management at Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (2014).
  • Secured fully funded air travel grant by DBT, New Delhi and 50% grant by CSIR, New Delhi for presenting paper entitled “Nanomaterial for oxodegradable polyolefin nanocomposite packaging films” in EUROTEC 2013, July 2013 at Lyon, France.
  • All India Rank 242 during GATE Examination in 2008.