Dr. Rohini Gupta (Résumé, Citations and LinkedIn profile) is a chemical engineer with expertise in thin films, soft matter, wetting & adhesion, and micro-/nanoscale, colloidal, & interfacial phenomena, who has spearheaded projects to further the mechanistic understanding of phenomena that can be leveraged for innovative commercial applications. She is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Chemical Society (ACS), Adhesion Society, and Society of Rheology (SoR). She is currently employed as a Process Engineer at Intel Corporation.
Prior to joining Intel, she worked at the Dow Chemical Company‘s Formulation Science division where she leveraged her expertise in colloid and interface science for R&D of specialty formulations leading to new business opportunities in collaboration with Oil & Gas and Packaging & Performance Plastics. She did her postdoctoral research fellowship with Profs. Kathleen J. Stebe and Daeyeon Lee at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her postdoctoral research in collaboration with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was focused on designing an experimental apparatus to investigate the influence of surface structure and chemistry on wetting of cryogenic fluids, an issue that is fundamental to production of specialty gases. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, USA under the guidance of Prof. Joelle Frechette for her work on molecular and nanoscale electrowetting as well as biomimetic adhesives. Her dissertation delves into the fundamentals of phenomena that govern a variety of applications such as digital microfluidics, variable-focus liquid lenses, electronic displays, robots that can traverse flooded terrains, tire tread designs and oil recovery. She received her Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India.
She participated in an “experiential education program for highly-talented, scientifically-trained individuals in technology transfer” hosted by University of Pennsylvania as a Penn Center for Innovation fellow during her postdoctoral tenure. The purpose of the Fellowship was to gain an exposure to the intellectual and legal aspects of inventions and technology transfer. During Ph.D., she received the Langmuir Student Paper Award during the 86th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, as well as the Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research and Alan Gent Distinguished Student Paper Award conferred by the Adhesion Society during the 34th Annual Meeting. As an undergraduate, she received the Young Engineering Fellowship in 2006 and pursued research under the guidance of Prof. Santhanam Venogopal at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India.