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Surojit Gupta named Fellow for American Ceramic Society

Surojit GuptaSurojit Gupta, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of North Dakota, was recently elevated to Fellow status in the American Ceramic Society.

Gupta is one of the 20 top scientists in his field, globally, to receive the distinction this year.

The designation of Fellow recognizes Society members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, according to the American Ceramic Society.

The awards were presented during the Society’s annual banquet on Oct. 2, during the ACerS Annual Meeting.

Gupta is also a 2021 recipient of the Richard M. Fulrath Award given by the American Ceramic Society. Each year, five awards are given, but only one to an academic researcher based in the United States.

Similarly, the award recognizes individuals for their excellence in research and development of ceramic sciences and materials.

At UND, Gupta is an active researcher in sustainable materials, high temperature ceramics and alloys, nanotechnology, and additive and green manufacturing. He teaches fundamental and applied courses related to materials science and engineering and has received multiple distinctions from the University for his teaching and research.

Gupta is also a 2019 recipient of the Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award.