Sagar Mitra

Sagar Mitra;

Academic Background:

  • Ph.D, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2004
  • Postdoc at Universite of Jules Verne and University of Paul Sabatier, France 2004-2006
  • Principal Electrochemist at Replisaurus Technologies AB, Kista, Sweden (2006-2009)

Contact Address:

Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Powai Mumbai 400 076, India Office: DESE-ESED Building (7th Floor, Room No 705)


Research Interest:

  • Lithium ion Battery, electrode materials, electrolyte, fabrication
  • Na-ion batteries, electrode materials, fabrication
  • Metal Sulphur Batteries for large scale storage
  • Solid-State Batteries; Hybrid Ionic electrolyte
  • Commercial scale battery research
  • Lithium ion battery analysis

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to Energy System Engineering
  • Renewable Technologies
  • Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemistry for Energy Science
  • Electrochemistry of Fuel cells
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

List of Publications:

  1. Surface Modified Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LiCoO2) with Enhanced Performance at higher rates through Li-vacancy Ordering in Monoclinic Phase" by Mishra, Govind; Gautam, Manoj; Sau, Supriya; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Applied Energy Materials, accepted on 17 Nov 2021.
  2. Zirconium-doped Vanadium oxide and Ammonium linked Layered cathode to construct a full-cell magnesium-ion battery: A Structural and Electrochemical Study; Divyamahalakshmi Muthuraj, Ananta Sarkar, Manas Ranjan Panda, Md. Adil, Archna Sagdeo, and Sagar Mitra, Accepted in Batteries & Supercaps; 12 August 2021.
  3. Sub-zero and room-temperature sodium–sulfur battery cell operations: A rational current collector, catalyst and sulphur-host design and study; Ajit Kumar, Arnab Ghosh, Arpita Ghosh, Aakash Ahuja, Abhinanda Sengupta, Maria Forsyth,*, Douglas R. MacFarlane,* and Sagar Mitra,*; accepted in Energy Storage Materials, 11 August 2021. (IF 17.789)
  4. Electrochemical properties of biomass-derived carbon and its composite along with Na 2 Ti 3 O 7 as potential high-performance anodes for Na-ion and Li-ion batteries; Manas Ranjan Panda, Anish Raj Kathribail, Brindaban Modak, Supriya Sau, Dimple P. Dutta*, Sagar Mitra*; Electrochimica Acta; accepted on 29th July 2021.
  5. Simple route to Lithium dendrite prevention for long cycle-life lithium metal batteries; Arnab Ghosh, Pavel Cherepanov, Cuong Nguyen, Arpita Ghosh, Ajit Kumar, Aakash Ahuja, Mega Kar, Douglas R. MacFarlane, Sagar Mitra; Applied Materials Today; Volume 23, 101062, 2021.
  6. Sodium-ion Battery full-cell study with Molybdenum selenide-porous carbon [NC@MoSe2@rGO] composite anode and intercalated sodium vanadium fluorophosphate [Na3(VO)2(PO4)2F] cathode; Amlan Roy, Ananta Sarkar, Md. Adil, Supriya Sau, N. Abharana and Sagar Mitra; Batteries&Supercaps; 4 (6), 978-988, 2021.
  7. Approach to increase the utilization of active material in a high sulfur-loaded cathode for high areal capacity room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries; Kumar, Ajit; Ghosh, Arnab; Ghosh, Arpita; Ahuja, Aakash; Forsyth, Maria; MacFarlane, Douglas; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 4(1), 384–393, 2021.
  8. Magnesium polysulfide catholyte (MgSx): Synthesis, electrochemical and computational study for magnesium-sulfur battery application; Divyamahalakshmi Muthuraj; Madhu Pandey; Murali Krishna; Raja Sen; Priya Johari; Arnab Ghosh and Sagar Mitra,; J. Power Sources, 486, 229326, 2021.
  9. Mechanical and the Electrochemical Stability Improvement of SiC-Reinforced Si-based Composite Anode for Li-ion Battery by Furquan, Mohammad; Jangid, Manoj; K, Anish Raj; Savithri, Vijayalakshmi; Mukhopadhyay, Amartya; Mitra, Sagar, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3(12), 12613–12626,2020.
  10. Unique Structure-induced Magnetic and Electrochemical Activity in Nanostructured Transition metal Tellurates Co1-xNixTeO4 (x = 0, 0.5, and 1); Patel, Akhilesh Kumar; Panda, Manas; Rani, Ekta; Singh, Harishchandra; Samatham , S. ; Nagendra, Abharana; Jha, Sambhu Nath; Bhattacharyya, Dibyendu; Suresh, Krishnawarrier; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 9, 9436–9448.
  11. Lewis acid-base interactions between polysulfides and boehmite enables stable room-temperature sodium–sulfur batteries; Arnab Ghosh, Ajit Kumar, Tisita Das, Arpita Ghosh, Sudip Chakraborty, Mega Kar, Douglas R. MacFarlane and Sagar Mitra*; Adv. Funct. Mater.;2005669,2020. (IF 16.836)
  12. High Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Layered 2H-MoTe2 as Anode; Manas Ranjan Panda, Rashmi Gangwar, Divyamahalakshmi Muthuraj, Supriya Sau, Dhanshree Pandey, Arup Banerjee, Aparna Chakrabarti, Archna Sagdeo, Matthew Weyland, Mainak Majumder, Qiaoliang Bao, Sagar Mitra*; Small; 16, 2002669,2020. (IF 11.459)
  13. Free-radical catalysis and the enhancement of the redox kinetics for room-temperature sodium-sulfur batteries: Kumar, Ajit; Ghosh, Arnab; Forsyth, Maria; Macfarlane, Douglas; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Energy Letters, 5, 6, 2112–2121 2020. (IF 19.00)
  14. "Ultrathin lithium aluminate nanoflakes inlaid sulfur as cathode material for lithium–sulfur batteries with high areal capacity"; Ghosh, Arnab; Kumar, Ajit; Roy, Amlan; Nguyen, Cuong ; Ahuja, Aakash; ADIL, MD; Chatti, Manjunath; Kar, Mega; MacFarlane, Douglas R.; Mitra, Sagar ; accepted in ACS applied Energy Materials; 3(6), 5637–5645, 2020.(IF-4.47)
  15. Halogen-free flame-retardant sulfur copolymers with stable Li-S battery performance; Monisha Monisha, Preetham P, Arnab Ghosh, Ajit Kumar, Saad Zafar, Sagar Mitra*, and Bimlesh Lochab: Energy Stoarge Materials; Volume 29, Pages 350-360, 2020. (IF-16.28)
  16. A novel chemical reduction/co-precipitation method to prepare sulfur functionalized reduced graphene oxide for lithium-sulfur batteries; Pravin Wadekar; Arnab Ghosh, Rahul Khose, Dattatray Pethsangave, ; Sagar Mitra, Surajit Some; Electrochimica Acta (2020), 344,136147.(IF-6.215)
  17. Practical Aqueous Calcium-ion Battery Full-cells for Future Stationary Storage; Adil, Md.; Sarkar, Ananta; Roy, Amlan; Panda, Manas; Nagendra, Abharana; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2020), 12(10), 11489-11503. (IF-8.75)
  18. A Simple Approach to Minimize the First Cycle Irreversible Loss of Sodium Titanate Anode towards the Development of Sodium-Ion Battery; Ananta Sarkar, C.V. Manohar and Sagar Mitra; Nano Energy (2020), 70, 104520. (IF-16.60)
  19. Chemically Sodiated Ammonium Vanadium Oxide as a New Generation High-Performance Sodium-ion Battery Cathode; Ananta Sarkar and Sagar Mitra; Journal of Power Sources (2020), 452, 227832. (IF-8.24)
  20. Atomic layer deposition of nitrogen incorporated molybdenum oxide: Unveiling carrier transport mechanism and its application in Li-​ion battery; Dhara, Arpan; Saha, Debabrata; Mitra, Sagar; Sarkar, Shaibal K.; Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films (2020), 38(2), 022409/1-022409/8.

Work Experiance:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay from March 2009
  • "Principal Electrochemist" at Replisaurus Technologies, Sweden (2006-2009)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow at UPS and UJV, France (2004-2006)

Current Students:

  • Adil, Amlan,Akash, Abhinanda, Sau, Govind, Manoj, Harshita, Pratima
  • Graduated: Alok, Uttam, Sudeep (Best Thesis Award), Sonal (co-guide), Pavan S. Veluri (Best Thesis Award), Shivani, Swoumiya,Manohar, Ananta Sarkar (Best Thesis Award),Arpan (co-guide), Md. Furquan (Best Thesis Award), Antara Chakraborty; Ajit Kumar (Best Thesis Award); Prasit Kumar Dutta; Divya;Manas, Arnab Ghosh (Best Thesis Award),