Nikhil Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He is also affiliated with Center for Cybersecurity and the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering. His current research projects are focused on cybersecurity in 3D printing and use of machine learning methods in materials characterization. As a materials scientist, he has been interested in developing lightweight advanced composites of metals and polymers for dynamic loading conditions. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Laboratory and industry. Dr. Gupta has four issued and eight pending patents. He has published over 185 journal papers and book chapters.