Rakesh Gupta is the George & Carolyn Berry Professor and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) where he has been teaching since 1992. He holds B.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and the University of Delaware respectively. Before coming to WVU, he taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo for eleven years, and he has also worked briefly for the Monsanto and DuPont Companies. His research is focused on polymer rheology, polymer processing and polymer composites; he has published over 100 journal papers and 15 book chapters on these topics. He also holds three U.S. patents. He is the author of “Polymer and Composite Rheology”, the coauthor of “Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering” and the coeditor of “Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites” and “Graphite, Graphene and their Polymer Nanocomposites”.