Rupak is currently a Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Engineering department at FIU working under Dr Sharan Ramaswamy. His current research focuses on the enhanced anchorage of tissue engineered cartilage with the native tissue.

He presented his work in 2013 ASME Global Congress on Nano Engineering for Medicine and Biology, which was held from Feb 4 – Feb  6, 2013 in Boston, MA. The conference was focused on the integration of Engineering, Materials Science, and Nanotechnology in addressing fundamental problems in Biology and Medicine and in developing devices, materials and methods for the early detection, imaging of pathological and physiological mechanisms, and treatment of disease.

At the conference, he won  an Outstanding Paper Award in the graduate student paper competition for his work and presentation.