Founder & Vision

MoolDr. Mool C. Gupta  //  Chairman and Technical Adviser


Dr. Gupta has been the owner of Laser & Plasma Technologies since its inception in 2002.  He currently holds the Langley Distinguished Professorship at the University of Virginia and is Director of the National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing.  His research interests include photon processing of materials, photovoltaics, nanomaterials and devices and sensors. He is Editor-in-Chief for the CRC Handbook of Photonics first and second editions and has over 150 research publications, 26 patents, and was inducted into Kodak’s Inventors Gallery.

Dr. Gupta is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He has taught courses at Cornell University, University of Rochester, MRS and SPIE meetings. He has been National Research Council Panel Chair for the development of NASA materials/nanomaterials technology roadmap and as a Principal investigator for NSF, DARPA, AFOSR, Navy, NASA, DOE and multiple industries.