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Dasgupta, Abhijit

Dasgupta, Abhijit

Jeong H. Kim Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Center for Advanced Lifecycle Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Center for Risk and Reliability
2106B Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1989


Abhijit Dasgupta conducts his research on the mechanics of engineered, heterogeneous, active materials, with special emphasis on the micromechanics of constitutive and damage behavior.  He applies his expertise to several multifunctional material systems. His research contributions include solution techniques for coupled boundary value problems in multifunctional particulate and laminated composites, micromechanics approaches for constitutive properties of advanced 3-D composites, dynamic behavior and failure of thick composites, micromechanics of fatigue damage in viscoplastic eutectic-alloy composites and in short-fiber polymeric composites, and self-health monitoring in “smart” systems.  He applies these principles for developing effective virtual qualification tools, for optimizing manufacturing process windows, for real-time health monitoring and for devising quantitative accelerated testing strategies used in qualification and quality assurance of complex electronic, electromechanical and structural systems.  He has published over 150 journal articles and conference papers on these topics, presented over 20 short workshops nationally and internationally, served on the editorial boards of three different international journals, organized several national and international conferences, and received six awards for his contributions in materials engineering research and education.


Villanova University's Carl Humphrey Memorial Award, 2002


  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 93-96
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 1994-97

Mechanics of electronic packaging materials and “smart” composite materials Research focused on nanomechanics, micromechanics, damage mechanics and computational mechanics


  • Darbha, K., and A. Dasgupta, “A Nested Finite Element Methodology for Stress Analysis of Electronic Products,” ASME Transactions in Electronic Packaging, Vol. 123, No. 2; Part I: Theory and Formulation, pp. 141-146; Part II: Durability Analysis of Flip Chip and Chip Scale Interconnects, pp. 147-155, 2001.
  • Dasgupta, A., P. Sharma, and K. Upadhyayula, “Micro-Mechanics of Fatigue Damage in Pb-Sn Solder Due to Vibration and Thermal Cycling,” International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 101-132, 2001.
  • Shetty, S., V. Lehtinen, A. Dasgupta, V. Halkola, and T. Reinikainen, “Fatigue of Chip-Scale Package Interconnects due to Cyclic Bending,” ASME Transactions in Electronic Packaging, Vol. 123, No. 3, pp. 302-308, 2001.


  • Darbha, K., J. Okura, and A. Dasgupta, “Thermo-mechanical Durability of Flip Chip Interconnects,” ASME Transactions in Electronic Packaging, Vol. 121, Part I: Without Underfill, pp. 231-236; Part II: With Underfill, pp. 237-242, 2000.
  • Alghamdi, A., and A. Dasgupta, “Eigenstrain Techniques for Modeling Adaptive Structures: Part I: Active Stiffening; Part II: Active Damping,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp. 631-641, 2000.

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Ph.D. Student Abhishek Deshpande Awarded IEEE EPS Fellowship

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Mechanical Engineering Graduate Office Celebrates Student Achievements

Online event highlighted awards and honors for 2020 graduates.

Alumnus Receives 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Pradeep Sharma (Ph.D. ’00) Named 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient.

Alumna Appointed Director Arizona State University Polytechnic School

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ASME Awards Prof. Dasgupta InterPACK Achievement Award

Prof Abhijit Dasgupta receives InterPACK Achievement Award

Eight mechanical engineering students accepted to Future Faculty Program

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Prof. Dasgupta Named ME Director of Graduate Studies

Prof. Abhijit Dasgupta named Mechanical Engineering Director of Graduate Studies

CALCE, ME Student, Hao Huang, Receives Outstanding Poster Award

Hao Huang received the Outstanding Poster Award at the 19th EureoSimE Conference in Toulouse, France.

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Kim Receives USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

University System of Maryland award recognizes Kim for his contributions to teaching.

Han Receives ASME Mechanics Award

Professor Bongtae Han named 2016 recipient of ASME's Electronic & Photonic Packaging Division Mechanics Award.

Li Awarded Society of Engineering Science Young Investigator Medal

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Teng Li receives 2016 SES Young Investigator Medal.

Desai Named ASME Fellow

Mechanical Engineering Professor Jaydev Desai named ASME Fellow.

Dasgupta Receives 2015 USM Regents' Faculty Award

University System of Maryland recognizes mechanical engineering faculty for excellence in scholarship.

Dasgupta, Fourney and Hwang Named ASME Fellows

Three Mechanical Engineering faculty named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellows

Dasgupta Awarded Jeong H. Kim Professorship

Department of Mechanical Engineering professor Abhijit Dasgupta awarded Jeong H. Kim Professorship.

Faculty Honors Barker

Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty celebrate the service of Professor Donald Barker at annual emeritus luncheon.

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins First Prize at GRID

Subhasis Mukherjee won in the Modeling and Simulation category at UMD’s Graduate Research Interaction Day.

Three ME Graduate Students Receive Irwin Centennial Research Award

Meng, Sun, and Mahan receive award funding to support summer travel to technical conferences.

Pradeep Sharma (Ph.D '00) Appointed Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston

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Gilbert Haddad Receives Best Paper Award

CALCE professors and students have strong showing at 2011 IEEE PHM Conference.

Abhijit Dasgupta Wins 2010 Evans/McElroy Best Paper Award

ME professor recognized by IEEE and AIAA for contributions to reliability research.

Abhijit Dasgupta Wins 2010 ASME EPPD Mechanics Award

ASME Electronic Packaging and Photonics Division honors ME professor.

ME Alumnus Receives Prestigious ASME Award

Dr. Pradeep Sharma receives the Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award

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ME Alumni News

Maryland ME alumni join prestigious law firms, other ME departments.

Pi Tau Sigma Honors Faculty, Teaching Assistants

The Tau Mu Chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, honors Abhijit Dasgupta and Victor Ovchinnikov on December 13th.

Bruck Presents Nanotech Course at ASME Nanotech Bootcamp

ASME Nano Training Bootcamp held July 12-15.

Product-Realization based on Nanoscale Particles, Tubes, Fibers, Rods & Ribbons (PTFRR)

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Maryland's Tau Mu Chapter hosts 82nd National Pi Tau Sigma Convention

UMD's Tau Mu Chapter hosted the 82nd National Pi Tau Sigma Convention on the weekend of February 21-23, 2003.

Dasgupta Honored by Alma Mater

Abhijit Dasgupta is the recipient of the Carl Humphrey Memorial Award.

Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center Honored

The award will consist of a gold medal, a certificate, and an honorarium

Other professional society fellows

  • Society of Engineering Sciences

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)