Maneesh Gupta is a materials scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. His field of expertise is the processing and characterization of bio-inspired protein-based materials with specific emphasis on the ability to produce materials with tunable and graded properties. Previously, Gupta was a posdoctoral fellow with Michael McAlpine at Princeton University, where he developed additive manufacturing methods for the incorporation of controlled release capsules in 3-D printed tissue engineering matrices. He completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology working on responsive nanocomposites with tunable optical properties. He also holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.