About Me

Having joined as a faculty in May 2011, I am currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi. I held the NTPC Chair Professorship from January 2019 till December 2023. Prior to my current appointment, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the GM/UM Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains (ABCD), University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor between 2009 and 2011. I received my M.S.and Ph.D.at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and B.Tech. from IIT Delhi in 2004.

As a Research Fellow at UM (May 2009-April 2011), I was a project leader for the work-stream on 'Micro to cell-based electrode modeling and optimization' and involved in collaboration with GM R&D and University of Colorado on aspects of Li-ion cell modeling and optimization. During this time I also began the development of lattice Boltzmann based solvers for analysis of unsteady aerodynamics of flapping wings towards design of Micro-Air Vehicles (MAV).

As a graduate research assistant at UCF (Sept 2004 - May 2009), I pursued the development of a framework to simulate multiphase flows using lattice Boltzmann method, in particular for droplet formation in T-junction microfluidic devices, and examined bubble rise and coalescence in high pressure systems. My Ph.D and M.S.thesis are titled "Droplet Flows in Microchannels using Lattice Boltzmann Method" and "Lattice Boltzmann Simulation to Study Single and Multi Bubble Dynamics" respectively. In April 2010, the University of Central Florida, FL, USA conferred me with "The College of Engineering and Computer Science Award for Outstanding Dissertation".

I have been a reviewer for the following journals: Physics of Fluids, Physical Review Fluids, Chaos, Physical Review E, Nature-Scientific Reports, Computers and Fluids, Journal of Heat Transfer,
Electrochimica Acta, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Chemical Engineering Science, Materials Research Bulletin, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Applied Surface Science, Ionics, Communications in Computational Physics and International Journal of Molecular Sciences. I am also a member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Electrochemical Society (ECS).

I have served in various administrative positions at IIT Delhi. I
was the Head of Educational Technology Services Centre (ETSC) from September 2019 till August 2022. I was the Vice-President of Board for Student Welfare (BSW) during 2012-2014, the convenor of Deparment Research Committee (DRC) from 2016-2018, and programme coordinator for Ph.D. and M.S.(R) from 2016-2018.

I was a recepient of the Mrs. Veena Arora Early Career Award given by IIT Delhi in February 2021.

My broad research interests are in
Lithium-based technologies, microfluidics and flapping wing aerodynamics.

A) We are looking for highly motivated post-doctoral fellow(s) with expertise in Lithium-ion batteries to engage with us. Candidates interested in joining our group are requested to email with an up-to-date CV.
B) Highly motivated and interested applicants wishing to pursue PhD in the folowing areas may wish to send their CV by email to agupta[at]mech[dot]iitd[dot]ac[dot]in:
   1) Thermochemical investigation on Lithium-ion batteries.
   2) Computational modeling/experiments on flapping wing aerodynamics.
Note that applicants will have to qualify through the department selection process to be eligible.