Raju Kumar Gupta


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    +91-512-259-6972 (Office)
    +91-512-259-6579 (Lab)

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    Faculty Building 486 (Office)
    NL-II-303 (Lab)

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Research Interest

  • Photocatalysis
  • Green synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Surface chemistry
  • High dielectric constant materials
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Supercapacitors
  • Electrospinning of functional polymers and nanocomposites for environmental and energy applications.


  • B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, 2005
  • Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2010

Research Overview

Energy and water are two world's major challenges with increasing population. Our research focuses on the development of multifunctional hybrid nanostructures for energy and environmental applications. Our thrust is on synthesizing nanomaterials utilizing a greener route. We investigate the charge transport in the semiconducting materials to develop efficient photocatalysts for the treatment of wastewater. We develop nanostructured metal oxides using simple and cost-effective methods and look into their utilization as electrode materials for high energy/power density energy storage applications. Perovskite materials are arising as a new generation of solution processable inorganic-organic hybrid photovoltaic materials. Various questions remain unanswered with regards to understanding of these materials. Our research on perovskite solar cell is to understand film formation of the perovskite materials, composition/interface engineering and in-house synthesis of new hole-transporting materials. Emphasis is to understand degradation of devices through measuring their performance under various stress conditions.


  • P K Kelkar fellowship
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award 2021 of IIT Roorkee
  • Advisory board member of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal ‘Molecular Systems Design & Engineering’
  • Editorial board member for journal IET Nanodielectrics
  • P.K. Kelkar Young Faculty Research Fellowship 2018 by IIT Kanpur
  • Young Scientist Award 2014 at International Smart Materials and Surfaces Conference (SMS 2014), Thailand.
  • Young Engineer Award (2014-15).
  • DST Inspire Faculty Award 2013.


  • M Dinachandra Singh, Deepak Kumar Gorai, Kumar Brajesh, Pragati Singh, Vishal Ranawade, Ajay Vijay Shinde, M Jareer, Raju Gupta, Ashish Garg, Vishal Agarwal, Kanwar S Nalwa, Ruthenium doping of NASICON electrolyte augments the performance of solid-state sodium-ion batteries, Chemical Engineering Journal, 489, 151330 (2024).
  • Saikat Mandal, Debdipta Banik, Shreyasi Banik, Devki Nandan, R Ramapanicker, Raju K Gupta, K Mondal, From trash to treasure: Cattle manure as a potent green corrosion inhibitor, Bioresource Technology Reports, 101841 (2024).
  • P Kumar, RK Gupta, VC Srivastava, ID Mall, UL Štangar, Agricultural waste for the production of biobased products for remediation of hydroquinone from wastewater, Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, 101, 3, 101131 (2024).
  • M Saraf, Prateek, R Ranjan, B Balasubramaniam, VK Thakur, RK Gupta, Polydopamine‐Enabled Biomimetic Surface Engineering of Materials: New Insights and Promising Applications, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 11, 6, 2300670 (2024).
  • Surbhi Sharma, Shagun Gupta, Adesh K Saini, Sasanka Chakrabarti, Sant Ram, Raju Kumar Gupta, Komal Shukla, Reena V Saini, Ankur Kaushal, Portable graphene oxide modified immunosensor for the detection of Vitamin D3, Microchemical Journal, 197, 109745 (2024).
  • VK Tripathi, M Srivastava, J Dwivedi, RK Gupta, LK Jangir, KM Tripathi, Biomass-Based Graphene Aerogel for the Removal of Emerging Pollutants from Wastewater, React. Chem. Eng., 9, 753-776 (2024).
  • Prachi Vaid, Adesh K Saini, Raju Kumar Gupta, Eshu Singhal Sinha, Deepak Sharma, Walaa F Alsanie, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Reena V Saini, Sustainable Nanoparticles from Stephania glabra and Analysis of Their Anticancer Potential on 2D and 3D Models of Prostate Cancer, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 1-23 (2023).
  • Zongpeng Zou, Tao Zhang, Li Lv, Wenxiang Tang, Guoquan Zhang, Raju Kumar Gupta, Yan Wang, Shengwei Tang, Preparation adjacent Ni-Co bimetallic nano catalyst for dry reforming of methane, Fuel,343, 128013 (2023).
  • Shashikant Gupta, Chandrachur Chatterjee, Bushara Fatma, Kumar Brajesh, Ritamay Bhunia, N Shara Sowmya, Soumyabrata Roy, Ajit Kulkarni, Raju Kumar Gupta, Rajeev Gupta, Pulickel M Ajayan, Ashish Garg, Functionality Tuning in Hierarchically Engineered Magnetoelectric Nanocomposites for Energy-Harvesting Applications, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15 (22), 26563–26575 (2023).
  • Zongpeng Zou, Tao Zhang, Li Lv, Wenxiang Tang, Guoquan Zhang, Raju Kumar Gupta, Yan Wang, Shengwei Tang, Preparing a Zr-Doped CeO2 Nanorod to Improve the Catalytic Performance of the Ni-Based Catalyst for Dry Reforming of Methane by Enhancing Oxygen Supply, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 11(19),7443-7453 (2023).
  • M Dinachandra Singh, Chiranjeev Kaushik, Joseph Nishanth, Ajay Vijay Shinde, Raju Gupta, Naveen Tiwari, Kanwar S Nalwa, Enroute to sub-300° C operating Sn–Zn|| Pb–Bi liquid metal battery by compositional engineering, Journal of Power Sources,564, 232855 (2023).
  • Zongpeng Zou, Tao Zhang, Li Lv, Wenxiang Tang, Guoquan Zhang, Raju Kumar Gupta, Yan Wang, Shengwei Tang, Controllable Preparation of Nano-Ni to Eliminate Step Edges of Carbon Deposition on Ni-Based Catalysts for Methane Dry Reforming, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,62 (15), 6039-6051 (2023).
  • Samriti, Komal Shukla, Rajeev Gupta, Raju Kumar Gupta, Jai Prakash, Highly efficient visible light active doped metal oxide photocatalyst and SERS substrate for water treatment, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30 (12), 34054-34068 (2023).
  • Vijayendra Kumar Tripathi, Gouri Sankar Das, Raju Kumar Gupta, Manish Srivastava, Kumud Malika Tripathi, N-Doped Graphene Nanosheets-based Optical Nano Switch for The Selective Detection of Guanine and Pb2+, RSC Sustainability, (2023).
  • Sourav Das, Pratibha Sharma, Mohit Kumar, Raju Kumar Gupta, Himanshu Sharma, A Review on Clay Exfoliation Methods and Modifications for CO2 Capture Application, Materials Today Sustainability, 23, 100427 (2023).
  • Prateek, R. Bhunia, S. Gupta, A. Garg, R. K. Gupta, In-situ fabrication of BaTiO3@PVP in PVDF polymer nanocomposites for dielectric capacitor applications, Journal of Polymer Science, 60, 961 (2022).
  • P. Kar, K. Shukla, P. Jain, R. K. Gupta, Activated Carbon Fiber Supported Fe2O3@Bismuth Carbonate Heterojunction for Enhanced Visible Light Degradation of Emerging Pharmaceutical Pollutant, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 6, 2029 (2021).
  • R. Ranjan, B. Usmani, S. Pali, S. Ranjan, A. Singh, A. Garg and R. K. Gupta, Role of PC60BM in defect passivation and improving degradation behaviour in planar perovskite solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 207, 110335 (2020).
  • A. Tyagi, M. C. Joshi, K. Agarwal, B. Balasubramaniam and R. K. Gupta, Three-dimensional Nickel Vanadium layered double hydroxide nanostructures grown carbon cloth for high-performance flexible supercapacitor applications, Nanoscale Advances, 1, 2400 – 2407 (2019).