Dr. Asha Gupta

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Chemistry, IIT-BHU
Phone No(s): 6390363140
Email: asha.chy@iitbhu.ac.in
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

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

Dr.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 SSCU, IISc Banglore. She did her post-doctoral research work with Prof. John B. Goodenough, Noble Laureate Chemistry 2019, University of Texas at Austin,USA from 2011-2016.

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


  1. HIGH CAPACITANCE ELECTRODE FOR PSEUDOCAPACITORS AND A METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, Asha Gupta, Preetam Singh and Rajiv Prakash, 2017, Application No. 201711007782.


  1. Shraddha Jaiswal, Rakesh Mondal, Vishal Kushwaha, Asha Gupta*, and Preetam Singh*, ACS Applied Energy Materials, "Tuning of Redox Energy of Transition-Metal Ions through the Utilization of Interlayer Potentials in Layered Perovskites: Development of a Titanium-Based Superior HER Catalyst in an Acidic Medium", 2023, Impact Factor: 6.959

  2.  R Mondal, KG Nigam, NK Mishra, Asha Gupta,  P Singh, Journal of Energy Storage, 60, 106549, 2023Intercalative pseudocapacitive anhydrous NiC2O4 quantum dot electrode for the fabrication of supercapacitor using aqueous KOH and neutral Na2SO4 electrolyteImpact Factor8.907

  3. S Ansari, RB Choudhary,  Asha GuptaJournal of Energy Storage, 59, 106446, Nanoflower copper sulphide intercalated reduced graphene oxide integrated polypyrrole nano matrix as robust symmetric supercapacitor electrode material, 2023  Impact Factor8.907

  4. V Soni, R Mondal, AN Singh, P Singh, Asha GuptaACS Applied Energy MaterialsDumbbell Defect Containing Chromium-Rich Lithium-Vacant Layered LiyCr1–xFexO2 (y ≤ 1, 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2): An Unexplored and Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction, 2023  Impact Factor6.959

  5. AN Singh, KG Nigam, R Mondal, V Kushwaha, Asha Gupta, C Rath, P Singh, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 25 (1), 326-340, Effect of strontium doping on the electrochemical pseudocapacitance of Y 1− x Sr x MnO 3− δ perovskites, 2023  Impact Factor3.676

  6. V Kushwaha, Asha Gupta, RB Choudhary, KD Mandal, R Mondal, P Singh, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 25 (1), 555-569, Nanocrystalline β-NiS: a redox-mediated electrode in aqueous electrolyte for pseudocapacitor/supercapacitor applications, 2023  Impact Factor3.676

  7. S Singh, A Kumar, SK Pandey, DK Singh, V Kumar, MK Verma, Asha GuptaMaterials Technology 37 (9), 880-896, Facile synthesis of efficient heterogeneous photocatalytic and highly dielectric Bi4BaTi4O15 ceramic with remarkable applicability in the degradation of rhodamine B dye, 2023  

  8. R Mondal, H Ratnawat, S Mukherjee, Asha Gupta,P Singh, Energy & Fuels 36 (6), 3219-3228, Investigation of the Role of Sr and Development of Superior Sr-Doped Hexagonal BaCoO3−δ Perovskite Bifunctional OER/ORR Catalysts in Alkaline Media, 2023  Impact Factor: 4.654

  9. R Mondal, NK Mishra, M Singh, Asha Gupta,P Singh, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 24 (46), 28584-28598, Perovskite La 1− x K x CoO 3− δ (0≤ x≤ 0.5): a novel bifunctional OER/ORR electrocatalyst and supercapacitive charge storage electrode in a neutral Na 2 SO 4 electrolyte, 2023  Impact Factor3.676

  10. V Soni, AN Singh, P Singh, Asha GuptaRSC advances 12 (29), 18794-18805, Photocatalytic dye-degradation activity of nano-crystalline Ti 1− x M x O 2− δ (M= Ag, Pd, Fe, Ni and x= 0, 0.01) for water pollution abatement, 2023  Impact Factor4.036

  11. Asha Gupta, Vishal Kushwaha, Rakesh Mondal, Abhay Narayan Singh, Rajiv Prakash, KD Mandal, Preetam Singh, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 24 (18), 11066-11078, Photocatalytic dye-degradation activity of nano-crystalline Ti 1− x M x O 2− δ (M= Ag, Pd, Fe, Ni and x= 0, 0.01) for water pollution abatement, 2023  Impact Factor3.676

  12. Asha Gupta, Vishal Kushwaha, Rakesh Mondal, Abhay Narayan Singh, Rajiv Prakash, KD Mandal, Preetam Singh, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 24 (18), 11066-11078, SrFeO 3− δ: a novel Fe 4+↔ Fe 2+ redox mediated pseudocapacitive electrode in aqueous electrolyte, 2023  Impact Factor3.676

  13. Mondal, Rakesh, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, Thandavarayan Maiyalagan, Asha Gupta, and Preetam Singh. "La1–x K x FeO3− δ: An Anion Intercalative Pseudocapacitive Electrode for Supercapacitor Application." ACS omega 6, no. 45 (2021): 30488-30498. Impact Factor: 4.132

  14. Verma, Manish Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Tapas Das, Ravi Kumar Sonwani, Vishnu Shankar Rai, Dinesh Prajapati, Kedar Sahoo, Vishal Kumar Kushwaha, Asha Gupta, and Kamdeo Mandal. "Synthesis of Bi2Fe4O9 Crystalline Ceramic as Extremely Capable Photocatalyst via Proficient Chemical Route." Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering 9 (2021): 444-461.

  15. Singh, Shruti, Atendra Kumar, Suresh Kumar Pandey, Vinod Kumar, Manish Kumar Verma, Asha Gupta, and K. D. Mandal. "Synthesis of Bi4Ti3O12-BaTiO3 nanocomposite, manifesting high dielectric and unique magnetic nature applicable in heterogeneous photocatalytic activity for degradation of Rhodamine B dye." Materials Technology 36, no. 8 (2021): 476-491. Impact Factor: 3.297

  16. Chen, Siyuan, He Duan, Long Zhao, Yanming Zhao, Asha Gupta, Quan Kuang, Qinghua Fan, Xinxuan Zeng, Huangzhong Yu, and Youzhong Dong. "Electrochemical performance and Li+ insertion/extraction mechanism of carbon-coated cerium metavanadate as a novel anode for lithium-ion batteries." Journal of Power Sources 413 (2019): 250-258. Impact Factor: 9.719

  17. Asha, Gupta, Kumar Anil, U. V. Waghmare, and M. S. Hegde. "Activation of Oxygen in Ce2Zr2O7+ x across Pyrochlore to Fluorite Structural Transformation: First-Principles Analysis." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121 (3), (2017). Impact Factor: 4.177

  18. Gupta, Asha, Preetam Singh, C. Buddie Mullins, and J. B. Goodenough. "Investigation of reversible Li insertion into LiY (WO4) 2." Chemistry of Materials 28, no. 13 (2016): 4641-4645. Impact Factor: 10.508

  19. Gupta, Asha, William D. Chemelewski, C. Buddie Mullins, and John B. Goodenough. "High‐rate oxygen evolution reaction on Al‐doped LiNiO2." Advanced Materials 27, no. 39 (2015): 6063-6067. Impact Factor: 32.086

  20. Gupta, Asha, Preetam Singh, Hugo Celio, C. Buddie Mullins, and John B. Goodenough. "Conditions for TaIV–TaIV Bonding in Trirutile Li x M Ta2O6." Inorganic Chemistry 54, no. 4 (2015): 2009-2016.  Impact Factor: 5.436

  21. JAYARAM, Vishakantaiah, Asha GUPTA, and KPJ REDDY. "Investigation of strong shock wave interactions with CeO 2 ceramic." Journal of Advanced Ceramics 3, no. 4 (2014): 297-305. Impact Factor: 11.534

  22. Abel, Paul R., Yong-Mao Lin, Tania De Souza, Chia-Yun Chou, Asha Gupta, John B. Goodenough, Gyeong S. Hwang, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mullins. "Nanocolumnar germanium thin films as a high-rate sodium-ion battery anode material." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, no. 37 (2013): 18885-18890. Impact Factor: 4.177

  23. Lin, Yong-Mao, Paul R. Abel, Asha Gupta, John B. Goodenough, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mullins. "Sn–Cu nanocomposite anodes for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries." ACS applied materials & interfaces 5, no. 17 (2013): 8273-8277. Impact Factor: 10.383

  24. Asha Gupta, C Buddie Mullins, John B Goodenough, "Electrochemical probings of Li {sub 1+ x} VS {sub 2}", Electrochimica Acta, 2012Impact Factor: 7.336

  25. Gupta, Asha, C. Buddie Mullins, and John B. Goodenough. "Electrochemical probings of Li1+ xVS2." Electrochimica acta 78 (2012): 430-433. Impact Factor: 7.336

  26. Singh, Preetam, Monalisa Patel, Asha Gupta, Aninda J. Bhattacharyya, and M. S. Hegdea. "Sonochemical Synthesis of Pt Ion Substituted TiO2 (Ti0. 9Pt0. 1O2): A High Capacity Anode Material for Lithium Battery." Journal of The Electrochemical Society 159, no. 8 (2012): A1189-A1197. Impact Factor: 4.386

  27. Xie, H., Li, Y., Han, J., Dong, Y., Paranthaman, M.P., Wang, L., Xu, M., Gupta, A., Bi, Z., Bridges, C.A. and Nakanishi, M., 2012. Li6La3SnMO12 (M= Sb, Nb, Ta), a family of lithium garnets with high Li-ion conductivity. Journal of The Electrochemical Society159(8), p.A1148.  Impact Factor: 4.386

  28. Gupta, Asha, Ramaswamy Murugan, M. Parans Paranthaman, Zhonghe Bi, Craig A. Bridges, Masahiro Nakanishi, Alexei P. Sokolov et al. "Optimum lithium-ion conductivity in cubic Li7− xLa3Hf2− xTaxO12." Journal of Power Sources 209 (2012): 184-188. Impact Factor: 9.794

  29. Hui Xie, Yutao Li, Asha Gupta, John B Goodenough, "Li+ Conduction in the Garnet Framework", ECS Meeting Abstracts, 2012.

  30. Dutta, Gargi, Asha Gupta, Umesh V. Waghmare, and M. S. Hegde. "CO adsorption on ionic Pt, Pd and Cu sites in Ce 1-x M x O 2− δ (M= Pt 2+, Pd 2+, Cu 2+)." Journal of Chemical Sciences 123 (2011): 509-516. Impact Factor: 2.150

  31. Gupta, Asha, U. V. Waghmare, and M. S. Hegde. "Correlation of oxygen storage capacity and structural distortion in transition-metal-, noble-metal-, and rare-earth-ion-substituted CeO2 from first principles calculation." Chemistry of Materials 22, no. 18 (2010): 5184-5198. Impact Factor: 10.508

  32. Gupta, Asha, and M. S. Hegde. "Ce0. 78Sn0. 2Pt0. 02O2− δ: A new non-deactivating catalyst for hydrogen production via water–gas shift reaction." Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 99, no. 1-2 (2010): 279-288. Impact Factor: 24.319

  33. Gupta, Asha, Anil Kumar, M. S. Hegde, and U. V. Waghmare. "Structure of Ce 1− x Sn x O 2 and its relation to oxygen storage property from first-principles analysis." The Journal of chemical physics 132, no. 19 (2010): 194702. Impact Factor: 4.304

  34. Gupta, Asha, Preetam Singh, and C. Shivakumara. "Synthesis of BaSO4 nanoparticles by precipitation method using sodium hexa metaphosphate as a stabilizer." Solid State Communications 150, no. 9-10 (2010): 386-388. Impact Factor: 1.934

  35. Sudhanshu Sharma, Asha Gupta, MS Hegde, "[Pt. sup. 2+] dispersed in [Ce. sub. 0.83][Ti. sub. 0.15][O. sub. 2-[delta]]: significant improvement in PROX activity by Ti substitution in Ce [O. sub. 2] in hydrogen rich stream", Catalysis Letters, 2011Impact Factor: 2.936

  36. Sudhanshu Sharma, Asha Gupta, MS Hegde, "Pt²⁺ Dispersed in Ce₀. ₈₃Ti₀. ₁₅O₂− δ: Significant Improvement in PROX Activity by Ti Substitution in CeO₂ in Hydrogen Rich Stream", Catalysis Letters, 2010Impact Factor: 2.936

  37. Gupta, Asha, M. S. Hegde, K. R. Priolkar, U. V. Waghmare, P. R. Sarode, and S. Emura. "Structural investigation of activated lattice oxygen in Ce 1-x Sn x O 2 and Ce 1-xy Sn x Pd y O 2-δ by EXAFS and DFT calculation." Chemistry of Materials 21, no. 24 (2009): 5836-5847. Impact Factor: 10.508

  38. Gupta, Asha, Anil Kumar, Umesh V. Waghmare, and M. S. Hegde. "Origin of activation of lattice oxygen and synergistic interaction in bimetal-ionic Ce 0.89 Fe 0.1 Pd 0.01 O 2-δ catalyst." Chemistry of Materials 21, no. 20 (2009): 4880-4891. Impact Factor: 10.508

  39. Baidya, Tinku, Asha Gupta, Paraag A. Deshpandey, Giridhar Madras, and M. S. Hegde. "High Oxygen Storage Capacity and High Rates of CO Oxidation and NO Reduction Catalytic Properties of Ce1− x Sn x O2 and Ce0. 78Sn0. 2Pd0. 02O2-δ." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, no. 10 (2009): 4059-4068. Impact Factor: 4.177

  40. Shivkumara, C., Preetam Singh, Asha Gupta, and M. S. Hegde. "Synthesis of vaterite CaCO3 by direct precipitation using glycine and L-alanine as directing agents." Materials Research Bulletin 41, no. 8 (2006): 1455-1460. Impact Factor: 5.6

  41. Gupta, Asha, C. Buddie Mullins, and John B. Goodenough. "Na2Ni2TeO6: Evaluation as a cathode for sodium battery." Journal of power sources 243 (2013): 817-821. Impact Factor: 9.719

   P.hD Students 

S.N Name of Students Year of Registration Research Interest Contacts
1 Vishal Kumar Kushwaha Dec 2017 Energy Storage Device (Pseudocapacitor)

Mobile No. +917905422202

Email: vishalkkush.rs.chy17@itbhu.ac.in

2 Vaishali Soni July 2018 Photocatalyst and Electrocatalyst

Mobile No. +916386502162

Email: vaishalisoni.rs.chy18@itbhu.ac.in

3 Shraddha Jaiswal Dec 2018 Cathode Materials for metal-ion batteries

Mobile No: +918318124445

Email: shraddha.jaiswal.rs.chy18@itbhu.ac.in

Undergraduate students:

Shashank Kumar (co-supervisor, completed)
Bhavik Patel (supervisor)
Harish Chakravarthy (co-supervisor)
Siddharth Malani (co-supervisor)
Rinish Reddy (co-supervisor)

Event Organized 

  1. 3rd National Conference of Materials for energy conversion and storage (MECS-2018), in association with Energy Science Society Of India (ESSI) at IIT(BHU), Varanasi. (between 18 - 20 October, 2018).
  2. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS: The Future of Alternative Energy Technologies [B:FAT 2020], in association with Energy Science Society Of India (ESSI) and SRM Institute of Science & Technology, at IIT(BHU), Varanasi. (between 23 - 25 July, 2022).

Guest Lecture/Invited Talk/Session Chair

  • Invited Speaker- 2nd National Conference on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (MECS-2016)- Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. 11-13th March, 2016.   
  • Invited Talk, 2nd Conference on Heterogeneous Catalysis (ChemCatCon2.0), IIT Gandhinagar, 14-16 May 2022.