Dr. Rahul Gupta is one of only 3,298 Fellows out of 90,972 members

Dr. Rahul Gupta, an expert in blast dynamic effect on structures and development of blast resistant/energy absorbing structures at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, was named a fellow with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers last week.

Gupta, a Hockessin resident, is one of only 3,298 Fellows out of 90,972 ASME members.

“I consider my promotion to the status of an ASME Fellow an honor for the ARL, for what we do protecting the lives of our soldiers in the battlefield,” Gupta said.

“ASME Fellows are an elite class of scientists and engineers who have made considerable advancements in the field of mechanical engineering through their pioneering original research,” said Dr. Shashi Karna, an Army senior scientist and recognized expert in nanotechnology research.  “These fellows have made professional services to the mission of the ASSME toward serving the nation and the world, and are recognized by the community as leaders in their fields.”

At the end of the month, Gupta will end a 12-month assignment as a technical assistant to the director of ARL’s Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, where he studied the organization’s business processes and functions as a key member of that section director’s cabinet.

Founded in 1880, ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods, according to its website.