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Group Leader

Ritu Gupta

Dr. Ritu Gupta did her bachelor's from Miranda House and completed her MS-Ph.D. dual degree at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bangalore in November 2013, under the guidance of Professor Giridhar U. Kulkarni. Following her doctoral studies, she conducted postdoctoral research with Prof. Timothy S. Fisher at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Centre in the USA.

In 2015, she joined IIT Jodhpur as an Assistant Professor, becoming the youngest faculty member in the department. She served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur until June 2023. Currently, she holds the position of Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi.

Her research group focuses on advancing scalable synthesis methods and developing functional nanomaterials for use in devices, particularly in the fabrication of sensors for environmental monitoring and healthcare applications. She also works on developing electrocatalytic materials for electrochromic and energy storage applications. 




  •  INSA Young Scientist Medal - 2020

  • SERB Women Excellence Award - 2021

  • IIT Jodhpur Young Researcher Award-2021

  • NASI Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Award - 2022 

  • JNCASR Best Emerging Young Scientist Award - 2022.

  • Emerging Young Investigator, RSC, Journal of Materials Chemistry - A -2022

  • Best Reviewer Award (2018-2020), Bulletin of Materials Science, IAS

  • Member of the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS), 2021-2025

  • Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) 2021-2025

  • SERB-SIRE fellowship 2022 for 6 months visit to Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

  • Community Board Member RSC Materials Horizon 2020

  • Advisory Board Member of RSC Materials Horizon 2022-2024

  • American Chemical Society Member, 2023- 2026 (Number – 31016554)

  • Advisory board Member of ACS ENERGY and FUELS, Oct 2023-2025

Responsibilities at IIT Delhi (July 2023 onwards)

  • Central Research Facilities Committee member (department representative)

  • Undergraduate Curriculum and Program Designing for BS in Chemistry

  • Department Coordinator for Institute level Open House- 2023 

  • Department Research Committee (DRC), PhD Coordinator, Sept 2023 onwards

 Responsibilities at IIT Jodhpur (Aug 2015- June 2023)

  • Central Research Facilities Committee member (department representative) Aug 2021- June 2023

  • DST Vigyan Jyoti Coordinator for Navodhya Vidyalaya's of Jodhpur and Barmer (Dec 2019-June 2023)

  • Head of the Chemistry Department 2017-2020

  • MHRD Atal ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Coordinator (March 2019- Sept 2020)

  • Faculty Advisor, Student Elected Representative Society, Gymkhana, IIT Jodhpur (Jan 2017- Sept 2020)

  • MHRD Global Initiative of Academic Network, Local Coordinator Dec 2017- Sept 2020

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