Archives—February 2004

Professor Mahesh Gupta’s Research Garners NSF Award

Mahesh Gupta’s fledgling enterprise has just received a $100,000 vote of confidence in the form of a Small Business Innovative Research Grant.

A number of federal agencies award SBIR grants, but this is the first from the National Science Foundation to be given to an Upper Peninsula business.

Gupta, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, started Plastic Flow, LLC, in 2002 to provide consulting services to plastics manufacturers. The firm, located in the Michigan Tech SmartZone, markets Gupta’s PELDOM software, which helps take the guesswork out of making extruded plastic products.

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