Dr Rahul Gupta

Position

Associate Dean - Associate Degrees

School /
Work Unit

School of Voc Eng, Health & Sciences

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 8347

rahul.gupta@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 57
Level: 5
Room: 17

City campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering and Health

Rahul Gupta

Qualifications

  • B. Tech. (Chem. Eng), Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India
  • M.Sc (Chem. Eng), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • PhD (Chem. Eng), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Employment history

2000 – current: Research Fellow in rheology and materials characterisation.

Affiliations / Professional memberships

  • Member, Australian Institute of Education in Engineering (AAEE) since 2003.
  • Member of the Australian Society of Rheology (ASR) since 1994.
  • Secretary of the Australian Society of Rheology since 2001.
  • Coordinator, Organising Committee, “Recent Developments and Applications in Polymer nanostructured-Materials” (June 1-3, 2009, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Joint Secretary, Technical Committee, PPS-19, (19th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society, Melbourne, July 2003).

Areas of research and consulting expertise

Rheology –Polymer, dispersion, multiphase Mixtures including emulsion/ nano-emulsion, Nanotechnology and Materials Engineering- Nanocomposites, Biodegradable composites, Polymers for biomedical applications, recycled plastics, Nanofibres, Rheology related to sludge, slurry transport

Research grants

  • ARC linkage grant (2008-2011) (LP0883527), “Modelling rheology and flow parameters of injection moulding of liquid crystal polymer materials” with Sati Bhattacharya of RMPC (46K, 47K and 46K).
  • DEST Funding (2007-2010) Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) “Processing of Smart Polymeric Biodegradable Composites” with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (18K-travel only).
  • ARC linkage grant (2006-2009), LP0561868 “Development of smart polymeric composite structures for Antenna Technologywith academics from aerospace, electrical and computer engineering of RMIT University (53K, 54K and 52K).
  • Application of Wool in bullet-proof Vest. Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) (Rajiv Padhye (Textile), Rahul Gupta and S.N. Bhattacharya) $460K (2005-2006).

Industry collaboration/Consultancies

  1. Composites Materials Engineering Pty. Ltd. (successful ARC Linkage Grant in 2006)
  2. Moldflow now AutoDesk (successful ARC Linkage -2008)
  3. SP-AusNet (ARC Linkage-application –outcome pending June 2010)
  4. Qenos (engineering Plastics)
  5. Plantic
  6. Visy Recycling as part of CRC for Polymer Program (2000-2007)
  7. Amcor Packaging (Research and Technology) (2002-2007)

Invited speaker

I have been invited to present several papers related to my research expertise at international and national level (a key note speaker at PPS-23 international meeting at Salvador, Brazil (2007) and invited speaker at the PPS-25 in Goa, India (2009).

Reviewer (Journals)

  • Polymer
  • Polymer Engineering and Science
  • IChemE Education for Chemical Engineers
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Science
  • Macromolecules
  • Applied Polymer Science
  • Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
  • Polymers for Advanced Technologies

Reviewer (Thesis)

Masters and PhD –Both national and International Universities including Monash, Univ. of Queensland, Swinburne, Univ. Of Adelaide, Curtin, IIT, Delhi (India), HBTI, Kanpur, India

Selected publications (from 2000 onwards)

Book

  • Bhattacharya, S.N., Gupta, Rahul K. and Kamal, M.R., Polymeric Nanocomposites-Theory and Practice, pp 383, ISBN 9783446402706, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich (September-2007).

Book chapter

  • Bhattacharya, S., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Rheology of polymeric Nanocomposites” in Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, ISBN: 978084939777-6, Taylor & Francis/CRC Press (July 2009).

Journal publications

  • Jollands, M.J. and Gupta, Rahul K., “Effect of mixing conditions on mechanical properties of Polylactide/montmorillonite clay nanocomposites”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science (accepted March 15, 2010- in press)
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Effect of Mixing on Shear Rheology of EVA Nanocomposites”, Korea-Australia Journal of Rheology, (accepted May 29, 2010 in press-2010).
  • Ko, S.W., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Choi, H.J., “Rheology and Physical Characteristics of Synthetic Biodegradable Aliphatic Polymer Blends Dispersed with MWNTs”, Journal Macromol. Mater. Eng., 295, 320–328 (2010)
  • Fang, F.F., Gupta, Rahul K., Choi, H.J. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Conducting nanostructured polymer materials and their electrorheological application”, Journal of Polymer Engineering, (accepted December 23, 2009-in press).
  • Singh, S., Gupta, Rahul K., Ghosh, Anup K, Maiti, S.N., and Bhattacharya, S.N, “Poly (L-lactic acid)/layered silicate nanocomposite blown film for packaging application: thermal, mechanical and barrier properties”, Journal of Polymer Engineering, (accepted Jan 27, 2010-in press).
  • Chaudhary, D.S. and Gupta, Rahul K., “Nano-morphological modification of Amylose biopolymer with hydrocolloids for low humidity and thin film applications”, Journal of Polymer Engineering, (accepted Jan 29, 2010-in press).
  • Bhattacharya, S., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Role of clay in compatibilization of immiscible high strength polypropylene and Ethylene vinyl acetate co-polymer (HMS-PP/EVA) blends”, Polymer Engineering and Science (accepted 21 December, 2009)
  • Bhatia, A., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Choi, H.J , “Effect of Clay on Thermal, Mechanical and Gas Barrier Properties of Biodegradable Poly (lactic acid)/ Poly (butylene succinate) (PLA/PBS) Nanocomposites”, International Polymer Processing, XXV, pp 5-14 (2010).
  • Bhatia, A., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Choi, H.J., “An investigation of melt rheology and thermal stability of Poly (lactic acid)/ Poly (butylene succinate) (PLA/PBS) Nanocomposites”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 114 (5), pp 2577 - 3342 (2009).
  • Ko, S.W., Hong, M.K.,Park, B.J, Gupta, Rahul K, Choi, H.J. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Morphological and Rheological Characterization of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube/PLA/PBAT Blend Nanocomposites”, Polymer Bulletin, Vol 63, pp 125-134 (2009).
  • Bhattacharya, S., Gupta, Rahul K., Jollands, M. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Foaming behavior of high melt strength polypropylene (HMS-PP)/Clay nanocomposites”, Polymer Engineering and Science, Volume 49 (10), pp 1879 - 2084 (2009).
  • Prasad, R., Gupta, Rahul K., Cser, F. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Investigation of Melt Extensional Deformation of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Nanocomposites Using Small-Angle Light Scattering (SALS)”, Polymer Engineering and Science, Volume 49 (5), pp 984-992 (2009).
  • Parmar, H.B., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N., “Rheological and molecular properties of organic peroxide induced long chain branching of recycled and virgin high density polyethylene resin”, Polymer Engineering and Science, Volume 49 (9), pp 1806-1813 (2009).
  • Reddy, M.M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Parthasarathy, R, “Biodegradation of Oxo-Biodegradable Polyethylene” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 111 (3), pp 1426-1432 (2009)
  • Reddy, M.M., Gupta, Rahul K., Gupta, Rakesh K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Parthasarathy, R, “Abiotic Oxidation Studies of Oxo-biodegradable Polyethylene” Journal of Polymers and the Environment Vol 16 (1), pp 27-34 (2008).
  • Parmar, H.B., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N., “Melt strength and thermal properties of organic peroxide modified virgin and recycled high density polyethylene”, International Polymer Processing, 23 (2), 2008.
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Polymer Nanocomposites-Current Status”, (invited review paper) Indian Chemical Engineer, Vol. 50, Issue 1, 243-267 (2008).
  • Daver, F., Gupta, Rahul K. and Kosior, E., “Rheological characterisation of recycled poly (ethylene terephthalate) modified by reactive extrusion”, Journal of Mater. Process. Tech., Volume 204, Issues 1-3, 397-402 (2008)
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “The effect of die geometries and extrusion rates on melt strength of high melt strength polypropylene”, Journal of Polymer Engineering, 27, 2, pp 89-106 (2007)
  • Lee, H.M., Park, B.J., Choi, H.J., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattachary, S.N., Preparation and rheological characteristics of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Copolymer/organoclay nanocomposites, Journal of Macromolecular Science: Part B: Physics, Vol 46, pp261–273 (2007)
  • Pannirselvam, M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Shanks, R.A., Intercalation of Montmorillonite by Interlayer Adsorption and complex formation, Advanced Materials Research, Vol 30, pp 295-298 (2007)
  • Reddy, M.M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Parthasarathy, R “Structure-Property Relationship of Melt Intercalated Maleated Polyethylene Nanocomposites”, Korea-Australia Journal of Rheology, Vol 19, No. 3, pp 133-139, Nov 2007.
  • Bhatia, A., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Choi, H.J., “Compatibility of Biodegradable Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) and Poly (butylene succinate) (PBS) Blends for Packaging Application”, Korea-Australia Journal of Rheology, Vol 19, No. 3, pp 125-131, Nov 2007.
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Prasad, R., Chaudary, D.S., Kamal M.R. and Bhattachaya, S.N, “Morphological and Mechanical Characterisation of HDPE-EVA Nanocomposites”, Journal of Polymer Engineering, Vol 26, 8-9, pp 805-819 (2006).
  • Prasad, R., Gupta, Rahul K., Cser, F. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Experimental Investigation of the Linear Viscoelastic Response of EVA-Based Nanocomposites, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol 101 (4), pp 2127-2135 (2006).
  • Forsythe, J.S., Cheah, K., Nisbet, D.R., Gupta, Rahul K., Lau, A., Donovan, A.R., O’Shea, M.S. , Moad, G., Rheological properties of high melt strength poly(ethylene terephthalate) formed by reactive extrusion, Journal Applied Polymer Science, 100, 5, PP 3646-3652.(2006)
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Pasanovic-Zujo, V. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Shear and Extensional Rheology of Eva/Layered Silicate-Nanocomposites, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics,128, 2-3, pp116-125 (2005).
  • Chaudhary, D., Prasad, R., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Clay Intercalation and Influence on Crystallinity of Eva Based Clay Nanocomposites, Thermochimica Acta, 433, 1-2, pp187-195, (2005).
  • Tung, J., Gupta, Rahul K., Simon, G.P., Edward, G.H. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Rheological and mechanical comparative study of in-situ polymerized and melt-blended nylon 6 nanocomposites, Polymer, Volume 46, Issue 23, Pages 10405-10418 (2005)
  • Chaudhary, D., Prasad, R., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Morphological Influence on Mechanical Characterization of EVA-clay Nanocomposites, Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol 45 (7), pp 889-897, (2005).
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Prasad, R. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Measurement and Analysis of the Extensional Flow Properties of Polyolefin Melts, Journal of Polymer Engineering, 25, 3, pp 261-275, (2005).
  • Prasad, R., Gupta, Rahul K., Cser, F. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Extensibility of EVA Based Nanocomposites, Journal of Polymer Engineering, 25, 4, pp 305-330, (2005).
  • Prasad R., Pasanovic Z.V., Gupta Rahul K., Cser F., Bhattacharya S.N., “Morphology of EVA based nanocomposites under shear and extensional flow”, PolymerEngineeringandScience, Vol 44, No 7, pp 1220 – 1230, (2004).
  • Pasanovic-Zujo V., Gupta Rahul K., Bhattacharya S.N. (2004), “A constitutive analysis of extensional flow of EVA-nanocomposites”, International Polymer Processing Journal Issue 4, pp 388-394, (2004).
  • Pasanovic-Zujo, V., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N. (2004), “Effect of Vinyl Acetate Content and Silicate Loading on EVA Nanocomposites Under Shear and Extensional Flow”, Rheologica Acta, vol. 43, pp 99-108, (2004).
  • Gupta, Rahul K, Nguyen, D.A. and Sridhar T. (2000), “Uniaxial Extension of Dilute Polystyrene Solution: The Effect of Concentration and molecular weight”, Physics of Fluids, 12, 6, pp 1296-1318, (2000).
  • Gupta Rahul K., Tam K.C., Ong S.H.and Jenkins R.D. (2000), "Interactions of Methylated -Cyclodextrin with Hydrophobically Modified Alkali-Soluble Associative Polymers (HASE): Effect of Varying Carbon Chain Length" Korea-Australia Rheology Journal, 12, pp 93-100, (2000).

Refereed conferences

  • Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Chaudhary,D., “Prediction of the gas permeability property of poly (lactic acid)/ poly (butylene succinate) (PLA/PBS) nanocomposites”, PPS-26 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.: G11-396, July 4-8, 2010, Banff, Canada, 2010.
  • Singh, S., Ghosh A.K., S.N., Maiti, Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, , S.N., “Rheological and Morphological Studies of Polylactide/Clay Nanocomposites Blown Film”, PPS-26 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.: G05-188, July 4-8, 2010, Banff, Canada, 2010.
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “: Rheology of Liquid Crystalline Polymers (LCPs)”, PPS-26 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.: G15-398, July 4-8, 2010, Banff, Canada, 2010.
  • Bhattacharya, S.N and Gupta, Rahul K., “Anomalous elastic properties of polymer nanocomposites”, PPS-26 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.: G03-395, July 4-8, 2010, Banff, Canada, 2010.
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Chryss, A. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Rheological issues related to Polymer nanocomposites”, PPS-25 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.: TLS: IL1, March 1-5, Goa, India, 2009.
  • Kumanayaka, T.O., Gupta, Rahul K., Jollands, M. and Parthasarathy, R., “Photo-oxidation of polyethylene/montmorillonite nanocomposites”, PPS-25 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.: GS-VII: OP12, March 1-5, Goa, India, 2009.
  • Bhatia, A., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Choi, H.J., “Modeling of gas permeability property of poly (lactic acid)/ poly (butylene succinate) (PLA/PBS) nanocomposites”, PPS-25 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.: GS-X: IL2, March 1-5, Goa, India, 2009.
  • Bhattacharya, S., Gupta, Rahul K., Jollands, M., Bhattacharya, S.N., Maiti, S.N., Ghosh, A., “The influence of polymer nanocomposite rheology on foam cell structure”, PPS-25 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.: TS-I : OP7, March 1-5, Goa, India, 2009
  • Kumanayaka, T. O., Gupta, Rahul K., Jollands, M. and Parthasarathy, R. “Photo-oxidation of polyethylene nanocomposites”, Chemeca 2008, Newcastle.
  • Pell, Brendan Rowe, Wayne Sulic, Edin Ghorbani, Kamran John, Sabu Gupta, RahulK., Zhang, Kefei Hughes, Brian, “Experimental Study of the Effect of Paint on Embedded Automotive Antennas”, Vehicular Technology Conference, Singapore, 2008. VTC Spring 2008. IEEE, 11-14 May, 2008. pp 3057-3061.
  • Bhattacharya, S., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Foaming behaviour of high melt strength polypropylene (HMS-PP)/clay nanocomposites”, PPS-24 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. : S15-492, Salerno, Italy, June 15-19, 2008.
  • Reddy, M.M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Parthasarathy, R., “Effect of Nanoclay on Oxo-Biodegradation of Polyethylene”, PPS-24 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. : S18-1391, Salerno, Italy, June 15-19, 2008.
  • Bhatia, A., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Gas barrier and thermomechanical properties of Poly (lactic acid) (PLA)/ Poly (butylene succinate) (PBS)/clay nanocomposites”, PPS-24 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. : S14-281, Salerno, Italy, June 15-19, 2008.
  • Parmar, H.B., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Shear and uniaxial melt rheological properties of organic modified induced recycled and virgin high density polyethylene”, PPS-24 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. : S14-491, Salerno, Italy, June 15-19, 2008.
  • Pannirselvam, M, Chryss, A. , Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Shanks, R.A., Linear viscoelastic properties of polypropylene – polyether treated clay nanocomposites", International conference of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN), Paper # 119, Melbourne (2008)
  • Pannirselvam, M, Chryss, A., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Thermal, mechanical, and gas barrier properties of polypropylene – polyether treated clay nanocomposite, International conference of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN), Paper # 120, Melbourne (2008).
  • Sulic, E. Pell, B. John, S. Gupta, R. K. Rowe, W. S. T. Ghorbani, K. Zhang, K.Lewis, M., “Parametric Evaluation of Communication Devices in Smart Composite Structures”, 5th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2007), 10-12 December, 2007, Brisbane, Australia (2007).
  • Pannirselvam, M, Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Shanks, R.A., Synthesis of a novel compatibilizer for Polypropylene Clay Nanocomposites, Chemeca, Paper # 0040, Melbourne (2007)
  • Pannirselvam, M, Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Shanks, R.A, Surfactant intercalated clay nanocomposites compatibilized using polypropylene-graft-maleic anhydride, International conference on Composite structures (ICCS), Paper # 142, Melbourne (2007)
  • Bhattacharya, S., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Modelling of Gas solubility in Polymer/clay nanocomposites”, Chemeca 2007, Paper No. 0073, Melbourne, Australia, September 23-26 (2007)
  • Bhatia, A., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Ultimate Properties Evaluation of Biodegradable Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) and Poly (butylene succinate) (PBS) Blends for Packaging Application”, Chemeca 2007, Paper No. 0161, Melbourne, Australia, September 23-26 (2007)
  • Padhye, R., Gupta, Rahul K., Momin, N. and Kanesalingam, S., “Techno-Commercial Importance of Polyethylene Naphthalate”, Chemeca 2007, Paper No. 0323, Melbourne, Australia, September 23-26 (2007).
  • Raha, S., Kao, N., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Effect of Phase Interface on the dynamic rheology of Ps/Sebs blends”, PPS-23 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. : P19-021, Salvador, Brazil - May 27 - 31, 2007.
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Effect of morphology on rheological properties of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) (containing 40 wt% EVA content) nanocomposites”, PPS-23 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. : P03-64, Salvador, Brazil - May 27 - 31, 2007.
  • Parmar, H.B., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Effect of long chain branching on properties of recycled high density polyethylene (R-HDPE) modified by peroxide”, PPS-23 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. : P18-03, Salvador, Brazil - May 27 - 31, 2007.
  • Pannirselvam, M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Shanks, R.A., “Polypropylene clay nanocomposites prepared with polyether intercalated clay”, PPS-23 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. : P03-087, Salvador, Brazil - May 27 - 31, 2007.
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Choi, H.J., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Shanks, R.A., “Evaluation of morphological and rheological properties of synthetic biodegradable polyester/clay nanocomposites, CD Rom, paper no. : P14-019, Salvador, Brazil - May 27 - 31, 2007.
  • Singh, S.P., Gupta, Rahul K., Padhye, R., “Techno-commercial analysis of polyester fibre dominance in textile Industry”, CHEMECA 2006, Paper No. 428, Auckland, NZ, September 17-20 (2006).
  • Reddy, M.M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Parthasarathy, R., “Evaluation of degradability of polyethylene nanocomposites.” CHEMECA 2006, Paper No. 260, Auckland, NZ, September 17-20 (2006).
  • Khan, A.A., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Investigation of the Influence of Extensional Rheology on the Blown Film Processing of Two Low Density Polyethylenes with Different Melt Indices”, CHEMECA 2006, Paper No. 416, Auckland, NZ, September 17-20 (2006).
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Prasad, R., Chaudary, D.S., Kamal M.R. and Bhattachaya, S.N, “Compatibility of HDPE-EVA Nanocomposites: Morphology and Mechanical Properties”, PPS-22 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. 270, page 325 (SP4.11), Yamagata, Japan, July 2-7 (2006).
  • Reddy, M.M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N., Gupta, Rakesh K. and Parthasarathy, R., “Thermo-oxidation studies of polyethylene nanocomposites”, 11th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering (APCChe) Congress 2006, Paper No. 338, August 27-30, 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Khan, A.A., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Relationships between extensional viscosities of LDPEs with different melt flow indices and the blown film tear strength properties”, PPS-22 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. 245, page 169 (G05.P14), Yamagata, Japan, July 2-7 (2006).
  • Reddy, M.M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Parthasarathy, R., “Accelerated Environmental Degradation Studies of Polyethylene Nanocomposites”, PPS-22 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. 266, page 190 (G06.P08), Yamagata, Japan, July 2-7 (2006).
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Lee, H.M., Choi, H.J. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Morphology and Rheology of Synthetic Biodegradable Polyester/Montmorillonite Nanocomposites”, PPS-22 Conference, CD Rom, paper no.271, page 181 (G06.09), Yamagata, Japan, July 2-7 (2006).
  • Pannirselvam, M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Shanks, R.A., Intercalation of Montmorillonite by Interlayer Adsorption and Complex Formation, Paper # 0076, International Conference of Advanced Materials and Processing (ICAMP-4), New Zealand (2006)
  • Pannirselvam, M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Shanks, R.A., "Synthesis of Polypropylene - graft – Polyoxyalkyleneamine Compatibilizer for formation of Layered Clay Nanocomposites", Paper # 132, International Conference of Advanced Materials and Processing (ICAMP-4), New Zealand (2006)
  • Chaudhary, D.S., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattachaya, S.N. and Kamal M.R., “Morphological Dependence of the Mechanical Properties of HDPE-EVA-Clay Blend Nanocomposites”, PPS-21 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. 3730/2, page 225, Leipzig, Germany, June 19-23 (2005).
  • Chaudhary, D.S., Prasad, R., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya S.N., “Influence of Morphology on the Mechanical properties of Ethylene Vinyl Acatate (EVA)-clay Nanocomposites”, PPS-21 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. 171/1, page 235, Leipzig, Germany, June 19-23 (2005).
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Tillekeratne, M., Prasad, R., Jollands, M., Parthasarathy,R. and Bhattacharya, S.N., “Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Co-Polymer (EVA) Nanocomposites for Barrier Film Applications”, Proceedings of CHEMCA 2005 conference, Brisbane, Australia, Sept 25-28 (2005).
  • Prasad, R., Gupta Rahul K., Cser, F. and Bhattacharya S.N., “Light Scattering of EVA Nanocomposites Undergoing Extensional Deformation”, PPS-21 Conference, CD Rom, paper no. 3730/1, page 222, Leipzig, Germany, June 19-23 (2005).
  • Reddy, M.M., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya and S.N., Parthasarathy, R., “Effect of Clay on the Degradability of Polyethylene Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of CHEMCA 2005 conference, Brisbane, Australia, Sept 25-28 (2005).
  • Tung, J., Gupta, Rahul K., Simon, G.P. and Edward G.H. (2004), “Weld lines behaviour in melt blended and in-situ polymerised nylon nanocomposites”, Paper # 445, Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers (2004) ANTEC, Conference Proceedings, Volume 1: Processing, pp 530-534, USA, (2004).
  • Pasanovic Zujo V., Gupta Rahul K., Bhattacharya S.N. (2004), “Effect of temperature on extensional rheology of EVA/clay nanocomposites”, Paper # 233, 20th Polymer Processing Society Meeting, Akron, Ohio, USA , June 20-24, (2004).
  • Prasad R., Gupta Rahul K., Cser, F. and Bhattacharya S.N. (2004), “Rheology and Morphology of EVA Based Nanocomposites”, Paper # 256, 20th Polymer Processing Society Meeting, Akron, Ohio, USA , June 20-24, (2004).
  • Gupta Rahul K., Tung, J., Bhattacharya S.N., Simon, G.P. and Edward, G.H. (2004), “Rheology and Mechanical property of Nylon 6-organoclay nanocomposites”, Paper # 255, 20th Polymer Processing Society Meeting, Akron, Ohio, USA, June 20-24, (2004).
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Prasad, R. and Bhattacharya, S.N. (2004), “Use of Clay Based Nanocomposites of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Co-Polymer (EVA) for Packaging Application”, Paper # 242, Chemica-2004, Sept 26-29, Sydney, Australia (2004).
  • Daver, F. Awaja, F., Kosior, E., Gupta, Rahul K. and Cser, F. (2004), “Characterisation of reactive extruded recycled poly (ethylene terephthalate)”, Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers (2004) ANTEC, Conference proceedings, 62nd (Vol. 1), 981-985, (2004).
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Characterization of EVA-Clay Nanocomposites for Packaging Application, Chemica-2003, Adelaide, Australia, September 29-Oct 1 (2003).
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N. and Simon, G.P. Rheology of Nylon 6 and its Nanocomposites, Polymer Processing Society, PPS-19 Conference, CD ROM, paper no. 385, July 7-10, Melbourne, Australia July 7-10 (2003).
  • Husin, A., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N., Lau, A. and O’Shea, M., Polypropylene Characteristics in Extrusion Foaming Process at Low Pressure, Polymer Processing Society, PPS-19 Conference, CD ROM, paper no. 1069, Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10 (2003).
  • Pasanovic-Zujo, V., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Rheology of EVA Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, Polymer Processing Society, PPS-19 Conference, CD ROM, paper no. 1044, Melbourne, Australia July 7-10 (2003).
  • Prasad, R., Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Influence of Layered Silicates on Shear Rheology of EVA Nanocomposites, Polymer Processing Society, PPS-19 Conference, CD ROM, paper no. 1063, Melbourne, Australia July 7-10 (2003).
  • Christopher, S., Gupta, Rahul K., Bhattacharya, S.N., Lau, A. and O’Shea, M. (2003), “Extrusion Foaming of High Melt Strength Polypropylene”, Polymer Processing Society, PPS-19 Conference, CD Rom, Paper no. 1060, Melbourne, Australia, (2003).
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Shukla, S.K. and Srivastava, D. (2003), “Ternary Blends of Polyethylenes: A Study on its Thermal and Mechanical Properties”, Polymer Processing Society, PPS-19 Conference, CD Rom, Paper no.1050, Melbourne, Australia, (2003).
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Srivastava, D. (2003) “Binary Blends of Polypropylene: A Study on its Rheological and Thermal Properties”, Processing Society, PPS-19 Conference, CD Rom, Paper no. 954, Melbourne, Australia, (2003).
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N. (2003), “Characterization of EVA-Clay Nanocomposites for packaging application”, Chemica-2003, Adelaide September 29-Oct 1 (2003), Australia (2003).
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Measurement of analysis of the extensional flow properties of polyolefin melts, Proceedings of 9th APCChE congress and CHEMECA 2002 conference, CD rom, paper no. 412, Christchurch, NZ, (2002).
  • Pasanovic-Zujo, V., Gupta, Rahul K., Cser, F. and Bhattacharya, S.N., Rheological and Morphological study of EVA-Nanocomposites, PPS-18 Polymer Processing Society Conference, Portugal, Paper No. 420, 16-20 June, (2002).
  • Lau H.C., Bhattacharya, S.N. Gupta, Rahul K. and.O’Shea (2001) M., “The Effect of Die Geometries and Extrusion Rates on Melt Strength of Polypropylene, “The Polymer Processing Society, Seventeenth Annual Meeting (PPS-17)”, Paper # 211, Montreal, Canada (2001).

Conferences (non Refereed)

  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Bhattacharya, S.N. (2003), “Estimation of Extensional Rheology of Low density Polyethylene Melts from Melt Strength Measurements”, Korea-Australia rheology conference (KARC), 24-26th September, 2003, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • Gupta, Rahul K. and Srivastava, D. (2001), “Ternary blended polyethylene films: a study on its mechanical and thermal properties”, Australian-Korean rheology conference, 20-21st September, 2001, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Ivanov, I., Chryss, A. and Bhattacharya, S.N. (2001), “Effect of macromolecular properties on shear rheology of low-density polyethylene (LDPE)”, Australian-Korean rheology conference, 20-21st September, 2001, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Roy, D., Bhattacharya, S.N., Gupta, Rahul K. Lau, H.C. and O’Shea, M. (2001), “Estimation of polydispersity index of branched polypropylene by rheological techniques”, Australian-Korean rheology conference, 20-21st September, 2001, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Lau, H.C., Bhattacharya, S.N., Gupta, Rahul K, and O’Shea, M. (2001), “The influence of die geometry and extrusion rate on the melt strength measurement of polypropylene”, Australian-Korean rheology conference, 20-21st September, 2001, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Gupta, Rahul K, Nguyen, D.A. and Sridhar T. (2000), “Elastic instability in filament stretching rheometer”, In Proc. 13th Int. Congr. Rheology., ed. DM Binding, NE Hudson, J. Mewis, J-M Piau, CJS Petrie, et al. 3:203-5. Cambridge, UK: Br. Soc. Rheology.
  • Gupta, Rahul K., Tam, K.C. and Jenkins, R.D. (2000), “Effect of Macromonomer and acid composition on HASE polymer solutions- a rheological study”, In Proc. 13th Int. Congr. Rheology., ed. DM Binding, NE Hudson, J. Mewis, J-M Piau, CJS Petrie, et al. 3:203-5. Cambridge, UK: Br. Soc. Rheology.