Project RAISE Seminar Series
Emerging Trends in the Aerospace Industry
4:30 p.m. Fullerton College Room 410
Refreshments will be served
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Neil Gupta has worked in aerospace and composites for 18 years. He began his career working on the A160 Hummingbird at Frontier Systems in Irvine. There he worked with a senior designer to draft and create a 500 hp aero diesel engine from scratch. He transitioned to composite structures design and analysis when he moved to a small DARPA funded startup. Following that, he served as the Director of Structures at Karem Aircraft for 6 years leading a team in the development of aircraft structures, for both the Army JHL and JMR programs as well as Karem’s Tilt-rotor Aircraft.
After a short time in the solar industry Neil served as AAAS Science policy fellow for the Defense Department in Washington DC. There he helped develop the departments strategy for basic research investment, this included creating a variety of workshops around emerging areas of basic research and a joint scientist/warfighter conference that sought to build mutual understanding of the goals and needs of warfighters and the scientists who support them. Later Neil worked as the Chief Engineer for the DARPA iFAB program helping create a digitally based manufacturing facility.
Neil first became an entrepreneur Co-Founding Green Dynamics which aimed to improve manufacturing of composite wind turbine blades. He received two Small Business Innovative Research grants and developed several prototypes. In parallel he created Kinetic Analytics, his current company which designs, analyzes and manufactures composite structures for a variety of aerospace automotive and emerging market companies. Kinetic Analytics also pursues its own rotorcraft prototype development projects in house. https://kineticanalytics.com