Dr. Vinay Gupta
Dr. vinay gupta Assistant Professor Physics

Contact Information
vinay.gupta@ku.ac.ae 023124474


Dr. Vinay Gupta obtained his Ph.D. at the MDS University (India). His thesis work led to the discovery Mott-Anderson metal-insulator transition in fluorinated carbon fibers, along with several other inventions, including stage-1 CxF carbon fibers. This opened up new domains of research. Based on this work he was awarded a JSPS fellowship at Kyoto University, Japan in 1998, where he extended his work until 2003. In 2003, he was awarded a Humboldt fellowship at Ilmenau Technical University, Germany. In 2004, he returned to Kyushu University, Japan as a visiting associated professor, until 2008. In 2008, he came back to India and joined the National Physical Laboratory as a scientist/Assistant professor, until 2018. In 2018, he came to Masdar Institute, KU, UAE, to work on the development of a rechargeable battery. He is currently an assistant professor at the Physics Department, KU since 2021. 

He has received several national and international awards. The most notables are 

1) Thomson Reuters Research Excellence India Citation Award 2015.

2) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar National Award 2017 (Physical Science)

     by honorable PM of India.

3) Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal 2019.

His research combines physics and chemistry with applications to functional device development, with an impact on energy and the environment, with a current emphasis on the battery and clean water.

  • PhD, Physics, MDS University (USA), 1997
  • MSc, Physics, MDS University (USA), 1992
  • BSc, Science, MDS University (USA), 1990

  • University Physics I (PHYS121)
  • University Physics II (PHYS122)


Research Interests
  • Development of advanced materials for sustainable energy and environment
  • Optoelectronics and photovoltaic
  • Energy storage devices
  • Membrane for water purification

Research Projects

5042 - Faculty-Start Up 2022 (2.0)

Development of novel 2D and 3D printed materials for advanced membrane technology