Professor: May 2021 - present
Associate Professor: December 2016 - May 2021  
Assistant Professor: October 2011 - December 2016

E-mail: amartya_mukhopadhyay[at]
Tel: (+91-22) 2576 7612
Fax: (+91-22) 2572 6975 

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Academic Background:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (D Phil, 2009) in Materials Science, from University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Masters of Technology (M Tech, 2006) in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B E, 2003) in Metallurgical Engineering, from Regional Engineering College Durgapur (presently, NIT Durgapur), India

Positions held

  • Present Status: Professor, at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India
  • Associate Professor:( December 2016 - May 2021) , at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India
  • Assistant Professor: (October 2011 - December 2016), at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India
  • INAE Young Associate and Honorary Secretary of the IIM Mumbai Chapter,
  • Previous Employments: Post-doctoral Research Associate at School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, USA (February, 2010 - October, 2011)
  • Graduate Engineer Trainee at ESSAR STEEL Ltd, Hazira, Gujarat, India (June 2003 to May 2004); recruited through campus recruitment during final year of B E.

Research interests:

  • Materials for electrochemical energy storage:
  • Electrode materials and electrode/electrolyte interfaces for Li/Na/K-ion batteries
  • Electro-chemo-mechanical responses of electrode materials
  • Solid electrolytes and all-solid state Li-ion and Na-ion batteries
  • Electrochemical energy storage devices
  • Advanced structural ceramics/composites:
  • Development of bulk polycrystalline ‘ceramic alloys’
  • Carbon nanotube reinforced ceramic composites
  • Ultra-high temperature ceramics/composites

Awards and Recognition:

Notable/Scholastic recognitions (Awards and Honors):

  •  Awarded with the 'SwarnaJayanti Fellowship 2020-21'.
  • Has been selected as one of the 'SwarnaJayanti Fellowship Awardees 2020-21'.
  •  Some of the achievements with respect to the development of Na-ion battery system have been Listed as a 'Success Story' on Materials for Energy Storage by the Department of Science and Technology (DST); vide: 'Story on Green Energy Storage', article 13 ('Enabling the development of Na-ion batteries'), pp 64-68, 2021
  • Recognized by the Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom) journals as one of the ‘2019 Emerging Investigators’ (and invited to publish a review article in the prestigious J. Mater Chem. A)
  • Conferred with the ‘IIT Bombay Research Dissemination Award 2018’.
  • Awarded the 'INAE Young Engineer Award 2016'.
  • Awarded the ASM-IIM North America Visiting Lectureship Award 2016
  • Awarded the IIT Bombay Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016.
  • Identified by the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Editorial Boards for ‘exceptional contributions to the editorial review process’.
  • Awarded the 'IIT Bombay Young Investigator Award' for the year 2014.
  • Awarded the prestigious 'Dr. R. L. Thakur Memorial Award' (a National Award as Young Scientist) by the 'Indian Ceramic Society' in 2013, in recognition of his 'valuable contributions in the field of Materials Science and Engineering'.
  • Awarded ‘best oral presentation’ at NMD ATM 2011, Hyderabad, India on November, 2011.
  • Research report on vertically aligned graphene sheets, as published in Adv Mater 23 (2011) 508, has been reported in one of the electronic nano-related newsletters; InterNano: Resources for Manufacturing on Feb 16, 2011 :
  •  Awarded the travelling scholarship (2009) from The Worshipful Company of Founders, UK, for attending International Conference.
  • Adjudged by St. Catherine’s College (Oxford) as the best overseas student (2006-2007) and awarded him Overseas Student Award.
  •  Awarded the full Clarendon fund scholarship and Overseas Research student award (ORS) for funding the D. Phil studies at Oxford and providing a maintenance grant for staying in United Kingdom.
  •  One of his review papers, titled, 'Tribological properties and processing challenges of bulk structural ceramic nanomaterials' has been runner’s up in an all UK competition organized by the Institute for Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
  •  Received the IIM (Indian Institute of Metals) student’s prize in 2007.
  •  Awarded the Academic Excellence Prize for excellent academic performance in the year 2004-2005.

 Major awards received by research students:

  •  Farjana J Sonia received the 2020 Carbon Journal Prize for an 'an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in carbon materials science and technology'.
  • Manoj K Jangid received the ‘Best PhD thesis Award’, during IIT Bombay Convocation held in August, 2020.
  • Farjana J Sonia received the ‘Best PhD thesis Award’, during IIT Bombay Convocation held in August, 2019.
  • Farjana J Sonia (a PhD student) received the prestigious “Electrochemical Society India section S. K. Rangarajan Graduate Student Award” for the year 2018.
  • Farjana J Sonia (a PhD student) received the prestigious “Carl Storm International Diversity Fellowship” towards attending the Batteries Gordon Research Conference on batteries in the United States of America in February, 2018.
  • Hemshruti Bhardwaj (a M Tech student) received the “ASM India – Fluidtherm Masters Award by ASM India National council” in the year 2017.

Patents filed:

  1. Ishita Biswas, Bachu Sravan Kumar, Anagha Pradeep and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: "An O3-structured 'Layered' Sodium Transition Metal Oxide based Cathode Material for Na-ion batteries"; Indian Patent No.: 457657; dated: 09/10/2023 (Indian Patent Application No.: 202321016587, dated 13-03-2023)
  2. Anagha Pradeep, Bachu Sravan Kumar, T. Nandakumar and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: "Environmental and Health Friendly bi-phase Na-titanate based high-performance anode for Na-ion batteries"; Indian Patent No.: 454555; dated: 26/09/2023 (Indian Patent Application No.: 202321004250, dated 21-01-2023)
  3. Ashok Kushwaha, Ankur Sharma, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Dipti Gupta: "Modified Current Collectors using Printed Graphene for High Voltage Lithium-ion Battery"; Indian Patent Application No.: 202221049950, dated 01-09-2022 (Patent filed)
  4. Bachu Sravan Kumar, Anagha Pradeep, Amardeep and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: "High Sodium Containing P2-type Sodium Transition Metal Oxide based Cathode for Na-ion Batteries"; Indian Patent No.: 406595; dated: 14/09/2022 (Indian Patent Application No.: 202121053254, dated: 19/11/2021)
  5. Pranay Gandharapu, Rashmi Chandrabhan Shende, Amardeep and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: "Reduced Graphene Oxide Reinforced Antimony Composite (Sb-rGO), Process of Preparation, Phase Assemblage and Uses Thereof as Anode Material for Na-ion Batteries"; Indian Patent No.: 406543; dated: 14/09/2022 (Indian Patent Application No.: 202121053920, dated: 23/11/2021)
  6. Rashmi Tripathi, Vaishali Chauhan, D. S. Patil, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, R. O. Dusane: "A method for producing silicon nanowires having composite structure"; Indian Patent No.: 414337; dated: 13/12/2022 (Indian Patent Application No.: 202221011679, dated: 25/03/2022)
  7. Pranay Gandharapu, Rashmi Chandrabhan Shende, Manoj Kumar Jangid and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: "Cost-effective solution for oil recovery using graphitic carbon nitride"; Indian Patent No.: 403321; dated: 10/08/2022 (Indian Patent Application No.: 202021028731, dated: 06/07/2020).

 Recent publications:

Selected (more recent) publications in peer-reviewed journals:

  1. Bachu Sravan Kumar, Anagha Pradeep, Velaga Srihari, Himanshu K. Poswal, Rahul Kumar, Amardeep Amardeep, Abhijit Chatterjee and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: Cation-oxygen bond covalency: A common thread and a major influence towards air/water-stability and electrochemical behavior of 'layered' Na- transition metal oxide based cathode materials. Adv. Energy Mater. 13[19] (2023) 2204407: 1-15 (
  2. Sushobhan Kobi, Ankur Sharma and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: Low Interfacial Resistance and Superior Suppression to Li-dendrite Penetration Facilitated by Air-stable and Mechanically Robust Al/Mg co-doped Li-La-Zirconate as Electrolyte for Li-based Solid-State Cells; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 15[33] (2023) 39276–39290
  3. Ishita Biswas, Bachu Sravan Kumar, Anagha Pradeep, Arpita Das, Velaga Srihari, Himanshu K. Poswal and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: Development of high rate-capable O3-structured 'layered' Na transition metal oxide by tuning the cation-oxygen bond covalency. Chem. Commun. 59 (2023) 4332-4335 
  4. Anagha Pradeep, Bachu Sravan Kumar, Vaibhav Verma, Sushobhan Kobi, T Nandakumar and Amartya Mukhopadhyay; Features of carbon-based reinforcements influencing the electrochemical behavior of bi-phase Na-titanate based anode materials for Na-ion batteries; Carbon 201 (2023) 1–11
  5. Bachu Sravan Kumar, Rahul Kumar, Anagha Pradeep, Amardeep Amardeep, Velaga Srihari, Himanshu K. Poswal, Abhijit Chatterjee and Amartya Mukhopadhyay; Fundamental Principles toward Designing High Na-Containing P2- Structured "Layered" Na-Transition Metal Oxides as High-Performance Cathode Materials for Na-Ion Batteries; Chemistry of Materials 34[23] (2022) 10470-10483
  6. Luv Gurnani and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: Revealing a correlation between microstructure, stoichiometry, coherency strains and mechanical behavior of bulk polycrystalline oxide-based age hardened/toughened ceramic alloys; Materials Science & Engineering A 854 (2022) 143810
  7. Ankur Sharma, A. Rajkamal, Sushobhan Kobi, Bachu Sravan Kumar, Anil Kumar Paidi, Abhijit Chatterjee and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: Addressing the High Voltage Structural and Electrochemical Instability of Ni-containing Layered Transition Metal (TM) Oxide cathodes by blocking the TM-migration pathway in the Lattice; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 13[22] (2021) 25836–25849
  8. Bachu Sravan Kumar, Anagha Pradeep, Animesh Dutta and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: Water-stable O3-type layered Na transition metal oxides enabling environment-friendly 'aqueous processing' of electrodes with long-term electrochemical stability; J. Mater. Chem. A 8 (2020) 18064-18078
  9. Sushobhan Kobi, Amardeep, Akhilesh Vyas, Parag Bhargava and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: Al and Mg co-doping towards the development of air-stable and Li-ion conducting Li-La-zirconate based solid electrolyte exhibiting low electrode/electrolyte interfacial resistance; J. Electrochem. Soc. 167[12] (2020) 120519
  10. Farjana J. Sonia, Manoj K. Jangid, M. Aslam, Priya Johari and Amartya Mukhopadhyay: Enhanced and Faster Potassium Storage in Graphene with Respect to Graphite: A Comparative Study with Lithium Storage; ACS Nano 13[2] (2019) 2190-2204


  Text book:

  • "Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences: Concepts and Applications to Materials Science" by Ashutosh K. Dubey, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Bikramjit Basu; Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, FL, USA (2020); ISBN 9780367333935.

Other Remarks

  • Invited by the Science journal to contribute a perspective article related my area of research; published as ‘Amartya Mukhopadhyay and Manoj K. Jangid: Li metal battery, heal thyself; Science 359[6383] (2018) 1463’
  • Member of the editorial board of a new (regular) journal, 'Nanomaterials and Energy' (
  • Serving as the honorary secretary of the Mumbai Chapter of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM); as well as one of the Young Associates of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).
  • Coordinating the theme on ‘Materials Science and Renewable Energy’, on behalf of IIT Bombay, towards the DST (Govt. of India) - World Bank initiative towards strengthening of the African Centers of Excellence (ACEs).