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Gupta Awarded Higher Doctorate from the University of Southampton

Gupta Awarded Higher Doctorate from the University of Southampton

Professor Ashwani Gupta
Professor Ashwani Gupta

Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Ashwani Gupta was awarded a Higher Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) from the University of Southampton during their commencement on July 22, 2013 in Southampton, United Kingdom.

The degree, the only one of it kind given by Southampton this year, was awarded to Gupta for his significant contributions to the application and advancement of knowledge in combustion, energy, fuels, and environmental pollution, and for being a leading authority in his field.

In the technical community, Gupta is known as "Mr. Green Flame" for his discovery of Green Flame, an environmentally benign flame that uses hydrocarbon fuel. The technology he went on to develop, known as High Temperature Air Combustion (HiTAC), reduces energy consumption and emissions while maintaining performance, and it is being used in industries worldwide.

A faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department since 1983, Dr. Gupta was appointed as a Distinguished University Professor in 2008. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work on combustion such as AIAA's Energy Systems Award and Propellants and Combustion Award, and ASME's George Westinghouse Gold Medal, James Harry Potter Gold Medal Award, James N. Landis Medal Award, Worcester Reed Warner Medal, The Holley Medal and the ASME-AIM Percy Nicholls Award.

He has been frequently recognized with Best Paper Awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) over the past 25 years. Dr. Gupta served as the Director of Propulsion and Energy at AAIA and served on AIAA's Board of Directors from 2007 to 2013.

For more information on Dr. Gupta and his research, visit his web page.

August 20, 2013


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