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Dr. Asha Gupta
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, IIT-BHU
Area of Interest: 
Energy Storage devices (Lithium-ion, Sodium Ion battery, Supercapacitors), Heterogeneous Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Photocatalysis, Catalyst for green and renewable energy, First-Principles Density Functional Calculations

1. Asha Gupta, W. D. Chemelewski, C. B. Mullins, J. B. Goodenough, Advanced Materials 27, 6063-6067, 2015, High-rate oxygen evolution reaction on Al doped LiNiO2, Times Cited: 6   Impact Factor: 19.791
2. Asha Gupta, P.Singh, C. B. Mullins, J. B. Goodenough, Chemistry of Materials 28, 4641-4645, Investigation of Reversible Li Insertion into LiY(WO4)2 (2016)  Impact Factor: 9.466
3. Asha Gupta, U. V. Waghmare, M. S. Hegde, (2010) Chemistry of Materials 22, 5184-5198, Correlation of Oxygen Storage Capacity and Structural distortion in transition metal, noble metal and rare-earth ions substituted CeO2 from first principles calculation Times Cited: 97  Impact Factor: 9.466
4. Asha Gupta, M. S. Hegde, K. R. Priolkar, U. V. Waghmare, P. R. Sarode, S. Emura, (2009) Chemistry of Materials 21 5836-5847, Structural Investigation of Activated Lattice Oxygen in Ce1–xSnxO2 and Ce1–x–ySnxPdyO2–δ by EXAFS and DFT calculation  Times Cited: 35  Impact Factor: 9.466
5. Asha Gupta, A. Kumar, U. V. Waghmare, M. S. Hegde, (2009) Chemistry of Materials 21 4880-4891, Origin of activation of Lattice Oxygen and Synergistic Interaction in Bimetal-Ionic Ce0.89Fe0.1Pd0.01O2–δ Catalyst Times Cited: 51  Impact Factor: 9.466
6. Asha Gupta, M. S. Hegde (2010) Applied Catalysis B 99 279-288, Ce0.78Sn0.2Pt0.02O2—δ: A new non-deactivating catalyst for hydrogen production via water–gas shift reaction Times Cited: 16 Impact Factor: 9.446
7. Asha Gupta, C. B. Mullins, J. B. Goodenough (2013) Journal of Power Sources 243 817-821, Na2Ni2TeO6: Evaluation as a Cathode for sodium battery Times Cited: 18  Impact Factor: 6.395
8. T. Baidya, Asha Gupta, P. A. Deshpandey, G. Madras, M. S. Hegde, (2009)  The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113 4059-4068, High Oxygen Storage Capacity and High Rates of CO Oxidation and NO Reduction Catalytic Properties of Ce1–xSnxO2 and Ce0.78Sn0.2Pd0.02O2–δ Times Cited: 95  Impact Factor: 4.536
9. Asha Gupta, P. Singh, H. Celio, C. B. Mullins, J. B. Goodenough, Inorganic Chemistry 54 2009-2016, 2015, Conditions for TaIV–TaIV Bonding in Trirutile LixMTa2O6, Times Cited: 0   Impact Factor: 4.857.
10. Asha Gupta, R. Murugan, M. P. Paranthaman, Z. Bi, C. A. Bridges, M. Nakanishi, A. P. Sokolov, K. Sung Han, E.W. Hagaman, Hui Xie, C. B. Mullins, J. B. Goodenough (2012) Journal of Power Sources 209 184-188, Optimum lithium-ion conductivity in cubic Li7xLa3Hf2xTaxO12  Times Cited: 25   Impact Factor: 6.395
11. Asha Gupta, A. Kumar, U. V Waghmare, M. S. Hegde (2017) The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121 (3), 1803-1808, Activation of Oxygen in Ce2Zr2O7+x Across Pyrochlore to Fluorite Structural Transformation: First-Principles Analysis Times Cited: 0   Impact Factor: 4.536
12. Y.-M. Lin, P. R. Abel, Asha Gupta, J. B. Goodenough, A. Heller, C. B. Mullins  (2013) ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 8273–8277, Sn-Cu Nanocomposite Anodes for rechargeable Sodium-Ion Batteries Times Cited: 72   Impact Factor: 7.504
13. Asha Gupta, P. Singh, C. Shivakumara (2010) Solid State Communication 150 386-388, Synthesis of BaSO4 nanoparticles by precipitation method using sodium hexa- metaphosphate as a stabilizer  Times Cited: 18  Impact Factor: 1.897
14. Asha Gupta, C. B. Mullins, J. B. Goodenough (2012) Electrochimica Acta 78 430– 433, Electrochemical probings of Li1+xVS2, Times Cited: 3   Impact Factor: 4.803
15. P. R. Abel, Y.-M. Lin, T. de Souza, C.-Y. Chou, Asha Gupta, J. B. Goodenough, G. S. Hwang, A. Heller, C. B. Mullins, (2013) The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 18885-18890, Nanocolumnar Germanium Thin Films as a High-Rate Sodium-Ion Battery Anode Material Times Cited: 66  Impact Factor: 4.536
16. P. Singh, M. Patel, Asha Gupta, A. J. Bhattacharyya, M. S. Hegde (2012) Journal of Electrochemical Society 159 (8) A1189-A1197, Sonochemical Synthesis of Pt Ion Substituted TiO2 (Ti0.9Pt0.1O2): A High Capacity Anode Material for Lithium battery, Times Cited: 1   Impact Factor: 3.266
17. Asha Gupta, A. Kumar, M. S. Hegde, U. V. Waghmare (2010) Journal of Chemical Physics 132 194702-(1-8) Structure of Ce1–xSnxO2 and its relation to oxygen storage property from first-principles analysis, Times Cited: 11  Impact Factor: 3.122
18. H. Xie, Y. Li, J. Han, Y. Dong, M. P. Paranthaman, L. Wang, M. Xu, Asha Gupta, Z. Bi, C. A. Bridges, M. Nakanishi, A. P. Sokolov, J. B. Goodenough (2012) Journal of Electrochemical Society 159 (8)  A1148-A1151, Li6La3SnMO­12 (M = Sb, Nb, Ta), a Family of Lithium Garnets with High Li-Ion Conductivity, Times Cited: 9   Impact Factor: 3.266
19. C. Shivkumara, P. Singh, Asha Gupta, M. S. Hegde (2006) Materials Research Bulletin 41 1455-1460, Synthesis of vaterite CaCO3 by direct precipitation using glycine and L-alanine as directing agents, Times Cited: 45  Impact Factor: 2.435
20. S. Sharma, Asha Gupta, M. S. Hegde (2010) Catalysis Letters 134 330-336, Pt2+ Dispersed in Ce0.83Ti0.15O2—δ: Significant Improvement in PROX Activity by Ti Substitution in CeO2 in Hydrogen Rich Stream, Times Cited: 4  Impact Factor: 2.307
21. G. Dutta, Asha Gupta, U. V. Waghmare, M. S. Hegde (2011) Journal of Chemical Science 123 509-516 (4)  CO Adsorption on Ionic Pt, Pd and Cu Sites in Ce1xMxO2δ (M = Pt2+, Pd2+, Cu2+) Times Cited: 17   Impact Factor: 1.224
22. V. Jayaram, Asha Gupta, K. P. J. Reddy (2014) Journal of Advanced Ceramics 3(4) 297-305, Investigation of strong shock wave interactions with CeO2 ceramic, Times Cited: 1   Impact Factor: 0.957

·                 Qualified for Integrated PhD Scholarship (MS + PhD), 2004 program in the premier institute of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The selection for procedure is very stringent; it is conducted though national level entrance exams. Also got selected in other premier research institutes like IIT Chennai, IIT Roorkee and BHU for postgraduate studies. 

·                 Received Best Poster Award in 2007 for poster entitled ‘Photocatalytic activity of solution combustion synthesized nano-Ti1–xMxO2–δ (M=Pd, Pt, Ag)’ in an in-house symposium conducted at Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU), IISc, Bangalore.

·                 Got a score of 1510 out of 1600 in GRE (790 out of 800 in Maths, 720 out of 800 in English), and was offered a PhD scholarship at Pennsylvania State University in 2007. 

·                 Invited Speaker- 2nd National Conference on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (MECS-2016)- Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. 11-13th March, 2016.

·                 Member of ESSI- Member of Energy Science Society of India, 13th March, 2016.

Dr. Asha Gupta
Assistant Professor
BSc: St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta,2004
MS: Indian Institute of Science, 2007
PhD: Indian Institute of Science, 2010
Post-Doctorate: University of Texas at Austin, from 2011-2016

Asha Gupta is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, IIT-BHU, Varanasi. She received her bachelor's degree in Chemistry Honours from St. Xavier's College (affiliated to University of Calcutta), thereafter she got selected for  Integrated Ph.D. scholarship offered  by IISc, Bangalore. She earned her PhD in solid state and materials chemistry from IISc. She did her post-doctoral research work with Prof. John B. Goodenough, University of Texas at Austin, USA. 


Research Students:
Vishal Kushwaha (supervisor, on-going)
Shruti Singh (co-supervisor, on-going)

Undergraduate students:
Shashank Kumar (co-supervisor, completed)
Bhavik Patel (supervisor, on-going)
Harish Chakravarthy (co-supervisor, on-going)
Siddharth Malani (co-supervisor, on going)
Rinish Reddy (co-supervisor, on-going)