Professor K.M. Gupta was born at Allahabad, India on July 23, 1948. Dr. K.M. Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Applied Mechanics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. He has over 38 years of teaching, research and consultancy experience. He obtained Diploma (with Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Gr. I.E., AMIE) in Mechanical Engineering, Postgraduation (M.E. with Honours) in 1977, and completed his Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree from University of Allahabad. Although a Mechanical Engineer but he has also specialised in Automobile Engineering discipline. He has authored 28 books and edited 2 books on Engineering subjects, and a chapter in Scrivener Wiley published ‘Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications’. He has also authored 110 research papers in reputed International and National Journals and Conferences to his credit. Professor K.M. Gupta has presented his research papers in 16 International conferences abroad at USA, UK, Japan, China, France, Muscat, Bangkok, South Africa, Hongkong etc. He has also chaired 8 International Conferences in China, Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok etc. He has acted as Editor-in-Chief of ‘The International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing (IJMMM) Singapore, has edited many International Journals and Conferences. He has worked as reviewer for various International and National Journals, and has acted as Member of several Editorial Boards also. In recognition of his academic contributions at International level, Marquis Publication (USA) has included him in the list of ‘World Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2007' and ‘Who’s Who in the World 2008'. The International Biographical Centre, a leading research institute (Great Britain) has also selected him as one of the ‘2000 Outstanding Scientists 2009’ from across the world; and Rifacimento International Publisher has included his biographical-note in ‘Reference Asia: Asia’s Who’s Who of Men and Women of Achievement’.
Recipient of many Gold Medals and Prizes for his outstanding career from Diploma to Doctorate (a rare achievement in this country); he had served as Head of Automobile Engineering Department at the Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology, Allahabad. He masterminded the development of several laboratories viz. Automobile related Labs, Materials Science Lab., Strength of Materials Lab., Hydraulics Lab. etc. at different Institutes/colleges. He was the trail brazier in establishing an Auto Garage and a Repairing Workshop also.
Dr. K.M. Gupta has undergone several Industrial Trainings at many reputed Industries and Workshops. He is endowed with vast experience in Curriculum Development activities and consultancy. Earlier, he has served as Dean of Research & Consultancy, Head of the Applied Mechanics Department at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad. He has acted as Chairman of various Research Selection Committees, of Research Project Monitoring Committees and other Administrative Committees of his Institute and other Universities. He has also served as Chairperson, Community Development Cell (CDC) of MNNIT for several years.
Presently, Dr. Gupta is teaching Materials Science, Engineering Mechanics, Thermodynamics of Materials, Electrical and Electronic Materials etc. His research interests are in the fields of Materials Science, Composite Materials, Stress Analysis, Solid Mechanics etc.