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Dr. Aayush Gupta

Dr. Aayush Gupta

  • Assistant Professor
    Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Department

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Contact Details:

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    Contact Number :9876704739

  • Experience

    1 years 3 Months

  • Qualifications

    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. 2019)in Synthesis and photocatalytic study of NbC-C nanocomposites from Thapar Institute of Eng. & Technology, Patiala (INDIA) Supervisor: Prof. O.P. Pandey
    • Master of Technology (M.Tech. 9.9 CGPA; 2015)in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering from Thapar University, Patiala (INDIA)
    • Graduate aptitude test in engineering (GATE) - 2013
    • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech. 74.2%; 2012), Aeronautical Engineering from Gautam Buddha Technical University, Lucknow, (INDIA)
  • Ph.D

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-


  • Postgraduate

    Thesis Supervised

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  • Dry sliding wear behavior of tempered (T4 and T6) hypereutectic aluminum alloy-based composites, Silicon (2022); doi: 10.1007/s12633-022-02061-3; V. Singhal, A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • A review of hydrogen production processes by photocatalytic water splitting – From atomistic catalysis design to optimal reactor engineering, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2022); A. Gupta, B. Likozar, R. Jana, W.C. Chanu, M.K. Singh
  • Comparative structural and optical studies of Al/Sn- doped ZnO textured films for optoelectronic application, Journal of Materials Science materials in electronics (2022); S. Bhardwaj, A. Gupta, G. Kumar, P. Sharma, R. Kant, O.P. Pandey, K. Sharma
  • Single step synthesis of thiourea derived NbCpNq or NbOxNy embedded niobium nitride (NbN) nanoparticles at elevated temperature, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 107, 105896 (2022); A. Gupta, V. Singhal, O.P. Pandey


  • Influence of anatase-brookite composition on photocatalytic degradation of diethyl phthalate, Ceramics International 47 (21) 30702 (2021); P. Singla, A. Gupta, K. Singh, O.P. Pandey
  • Group V elements (V, Nb and Ta) doped CeO2 particles for efficient photooxidation of methylene blue dye, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 31(2), 636-647 (2021); W.C. Chanu, A. Gupta, M.K. Singh, O.P. Pandey
  • CeO2 supported Zn1-xMnxS (x: 0.025, 0.05, 0.075 and 0.10) photocatalyst for catalytic removal of rhodamine B dye, Solar Energy 225, 773 (2021); G. Kaur, A. Gupta, L. Wolski, O.P. Pandey 2020
  • Influence of cationic doping at different sites in NaNbO3 on the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye, J. of Sol-Gel Sci. & Tech. 96, 405 (2020); R. Jana, A. Gupta, R. Choudhary, O.P. Pandey
  • Reduced graphene oxide (RGO) induced modification of optical and magnetic properties of M-type nickel doped barium hexaferrite, J. of Sol-Gel Sci. & Tech. 93, 579–586 (2020); S. Shah, O. P. Pandey, J. Mohammed, A. K. Srivastava, A. Gupta, D. Basandrai


  • NbC/C heterojunction for efficient photodegradation of methylene blue under visible irradiation, Solar Energy 183, 398 (2019); A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • Influence of laboratory and waste grade cellulose acetate on photo and electrocatalytic properties of NbCxOy/C and NbC/C nanocomposites, Solar energy 189, 120 (2019); A. Gupta, L.K. Brar, O.P. Pandey
  • Facile sono-chemical synthesis of nanocrystalline MnO2 for catalytic and capacitive applications, Physica B: Condensed Matter 564, 179 (2019); K. Rajrana, A. Gupta, R.A. Mir, O.P. Pandey
  • Effect of Zr doping and aging on optical and photocatalytic properties of ZnS nanopowder, Ceramics International 45, 13671 (2019); J. Sharma, A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • Influence of Ca-doped NaNbO3 and its heterojunction with g-C3N4 on the photoredox performance, Solar Energy 185, 469 (2019); A.S. Vig, N. Rani, A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • Facile synthesis of carbon nanospheres from saccharides for photocatalytic applications, SN Applied Sciences 1, 1169 (2019); A. Gupta, R. Kour, L.K. Brar
  • Zero-power consumed intruder identification system by enhanced piezoelectricity of K0.5Na0.5NbO3 using substitutional doping of BTO NPs, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7, 7563 (2019); V. Vivekananthan, N.R. Alluri, A. Chandrasekhar, Y. Purusothaman, A. Gupta, S.J. Kim


  • Low temperature synthesis of NbC-C nanocomposites as visible light photoactive catalyst, Scientific Reports 8, 13597 (2018); A. Gupta, M. Mittal, M.K. Singh, S.L. Suib, O.P. Pandey
  • Influence of carbon content of nano-TaC powders on the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic properties, Catalysis Today 325, 98 (2018); L.K Brar, A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • Efficient photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) under solar radiation by ZrC nanoparticles, Advanced Powder Technology 29, 2231 (2018); A.S. Vig, A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • Visible irradiation induced photodegradation by NbC/C nanocomposite derived from smoked cigarette litter (filters), Solar Energy 163, 167 (2018); A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • Role of oxygen vacancies in Ag/Au doped CeO2 nanoparticles for fast photocatalysis, Solar Energy 165, 206 (2018); M. Mittal, A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • Photocatalytic study of ZnS-Ag2S nanocomposites-effect of thioglycerol, Solar Energy 176, 678 (2018); J. Kaur, A. Gupta, O.P. Pandey
  • Facile in-situ synthesis of NbB2 nanoparticles at low temperature, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 736, 306 (2018); A. Gupta, V. Singhal, O.P. Pandey


  • Antibacterial and anticancerous drug loading kinetics for (10-x)CuO-xZnO-20CaO-60SiO2-10P2O5 (2 ≤ x ≤ 8) mesoporous bioactive glasses, J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. Med. 28, 11 (2017); S. Garg, S. Thakur, A. Gupta, G. Kaur, O.P. Pandey
  • Aluminum and chromium substituted Z-type hexaferrite for antenna and microwave absorber applications, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technology, 85, 59 (2017); D. Basandrai, R.K. Bedi, A. Dhami, J. Sharma, S.B. Narang, K. Pubby, A. Gupta, A.K. Srivastav


  • Effect of synthesis parameters on structural and thermal properties of NbC/C nano composite synthesized via in-situ carburization reduction route at low temperature, Ceramics International 42, 13024 (2016); A. Gupta, G. Singla, O.P. Pandey

Reviewer In Sci-indexed Journals

  • 01 Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • 02 Solar Energy
  • 03 IOP Nanotechnology
  • 04 Scientific Reports
  • 05 Journal of Nanoparticle Research
  • 06 Optical Materials
  • 07 Materials Letters


  • 01 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland
  • 02 University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
  • 03 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • 04 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India
  • 05 Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India
  • 01 A. Gupta and O.P. Pandey, Carrot grass derived NbC/g-C heterojunction: an efficient photocatalyst for degradation of methylene blue dye under household CFL radiation, 9th International Colloids Conference, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain on Jun. 16-19, 2019.
  • 02 Gupta, R. Mir and O.P. Pandey, Synthesis and photo-catalytic behavior of NbC/C nanocomposite, 9th International Symposium on Group Five Elements, New Delhi on Nov. 22- 24, 2017.
  • 03 Gupta and O.P. Pandey, Effect of synthesis parameters on photocatalytic properties of Nano Niobium Carbide (NbC), National seminar on Advances of Functional Materials, All Saints College, Trivandrum, Kerala on Sep. 19-20, 2017.
  • 04 Gupta and O.P. Pandey, Optimization of synthesis parameters to obtain Nano Niobium Carbide (NbC) from Nb2O5 through carbo-thermal route at low temperature, International Conference on role of microscopy and allied techniques in the development of multifunctional nanomaterials, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Orissa on Nov. 25-27, 2016


  • 01 Online ACS science talk on Alternative Solvents for Sustainable Development on Mar. 19, 2021.
  • 02 Online workshop on XRD Theory, Applications and Data Analysis on Aug. 6-7, 2020 by Malvern Panalytical & Kumaraguru College of Engineering, India.
  • 03 National workshop on Advanced Techniques for Surface Characterization held on Oct. 28-30, 2015 at Thapar University, Patiala.
  • 01 Member of American Chemical Society
  • 02 Lifetime Member of Electron Microscope Society of India
  • 03 Affiliate member of Royal Society of Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Photocatalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Water splitting
  • Gas sensing
  • Nanoparticles
  • 2D materials
  • Hybrid nanostructures
  • Composite materials

Teaching experience – 3.5+ years

  • Assistant professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering, GLA University, Mathura (INDIA), 07/2021 – till date
  • Teaching associate (TA) - Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (INDIA), 08/2017 – 12/2019 (2.5 years)
  • Teaching Associate (TA) - Thapar University, Patiala (INDIA), 01/2016 – 06/2016 (6 months)

Research Experience – 6+ years