Ankur Gupta PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Dean, International Relations and Outreach

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Ankur Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India, and served as faculty at IIT Bhubaneswar afterwards for three years before joining IIT Jodhpur in 2019. 

He recently received the "Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS) Young Scientist Award 2022" and "Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) membership 2023" in "Engineering Sciences" category by INYAS, which is a recognized scientific body under the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). He has been selected for a "Scientific High Level Visiting Fellowship (SSHN)" to visit France 2023 by French embassy of India. He was selected as a “BRICS Young Scientist” by the Department of Science and Technology, India, to participate in the Second BRICS Young Scientist Conclave held at Zhejiang University, China, in 2017. He is also a recipient of the ISEES Young Scientist Award (2017), IEI Young Engineer Award (2019–20) from the Institution of Engineers (India) in the production division, and the SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) Fellowship Award (2022) for a research visit at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His research interest is to explore innovative and inexpensive fabrication methods for microsystems for a wide range of applications. Working in the interdisciplinary area, he has cultivated some basic understanding about sensor fabrication, small-scale characterization techniques, and, most importantly, the will to learn from other disciplines. 

He has supervised a PhD student and 14 M. Tech. projects, and is currently supervising eight PhD students and a few M. Tech. students. He has also developed the “Microtechnology Lab” in the ME department at IIT Jodhpur. In his previous teaching assignments at IIT, he has taught "Advanced Manufacturing Processes", "MEMS & Microsystems Technology", "Applied Ergonomics", "Sensing and Actuation" and other diversified courses like "Engineering Visualization", "Engineering Design" "Industrial Engineering", "Machining Science & Metrology,"  and "Precision & Micromanufacturing" to B. Tech., M. Tech. and PhD students of Mechanical Engineering. 


 E-mail :                     Phone: +91-291-280-1517                   

Office: 328, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Jodhpur, Karwar, 342030, Rajasthan, India 



Manufacturing courses | MEMS | Ergonomics 


I have been selected for the Short Research Trip to France (SRTF) 2023 funding programme of the French Institute in India (IFI) / the Embassy of France in India. Out of the 554 applications received, ~50 were selected based on the excellence of the research project proposed and its importance for bilateral scientific cooperation.  Result Link 

2. Received "ISSS Young Scientist Award 2022"

ISSS (Institute of Smart Structures and Systems) is a professional society located in IISc Bangalore, that helps to keep pace with the advances being made in Micro and Smart Systems Technologies in India. Link

3. Selected for the "Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) membership 2023" in "Engineering Sciences" category. Link

INYAS is a recognized scientist academy under Indian National Science Academy - INSA with a vision to promote Science education and networking.

4. Selected for the "SERB International Research Experience Award for the year  2022-2023" supported by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. 

5. Received "IEI Young Engineers Award-2019". (IEI : Institution of Engineers India)

  6. Received "ISEES Young Scientist Award-2017". 

7. Selected & participated as "BRICS Young Scientist" by DST in "BRICS Young Scientist Conclave", held from 11-15 July 2017 at  Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. (DST Link) 

8. JMM Emerging Leader 2023 by Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM).



1.  Online course "Applied Ergonomics" offered  via NPTEL platform from Jan 2022 - Apr 2022. Link

2Organized “International Conference on Recent Advanced in Mechanical Engineering (ICRAM) 2022” from 25-27 August 2022 at IIT Jodhpur. Link.

3.  Organized  GIAN short term course on "BioMEMS & Micro/nanosystems" with Prof. R. Saraf, University of Nabraska, Linkoln, USA in 11-16 May 2019. 

4. Selected from INDIA and attended Canada- DST sponsored  “Indo-Canada  R & D collaboration program” for participating and presenting work at National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT), University of Alberta, CANADA  in the area of Nanofabrication and Characterization, May 2013.

5. Won first prize in poster competition organized by Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) chapter in IIT Kanpur, 2013.

6. Won first prize in “Artistic Micrographic Contest” jointly organized by Materials Advantage and Institute of Metals in IIT Kanpur, March, 2014 .

7. Awarded DST (Department of Science and Technology) travel grant for Young Scientist/ Research scholar for presenting paper in Material Research Society, San Francisco, USA. 

8. Research cash award granted (two times) by IIT Kanpur for publishing work in reputed Journal in 2014 and 2015. 

9. Guest Editor of "Journal of Nanotechnology" 2019,  for the special issue on "Carbon based Nanostructures for Sensing and Remediation". Link

10. Guest Editor of “Sensors International" 2020 for the special issue "Advanced Materials and micro-, nano-structures for chemical and physical Sensors". Link.

11. Guest Editor for the special issue in Frontiers in Nanotechnology, 2022 under the Early Career Collection in Nanofabrication. Link.