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. 126.Controlling the Potential of Affordable Quasi-Solid Composite Gel Polymer Electrolytes for High-Voltage Lithium-Ion Batteries; Govind Kumar Mishra, Manoj Gautam, K. Bhawana, Manisha Patro, Shishir Kumar Singh, and Sagar Mitra; accepted in Batteries & Supercaps; 2nd Feb 2024.
  2. 125.Unravelling Redox Phenomenon and Electrochemical Stability of Li1.6Al0.5Ge1.5P2.9Si0.1O12 Solid Electrolyte Against Li Metal and Silicon Anodes for Advanced Solid-State Batteries; Supriya Sau, Manas Ranjan Panda, Gayatree Barik, Manoj Gautam, Md. Adil, S.N. Jha, and Sagar Mitra; Materials Today Energy, accepted on 19th Oct 2023.
  3. 124.Endorsing Na+ Storage Mechanism in Low Tortuosity, High Plateau Capacity Hard Carbon Towards Development of High-Performance Sodium-ion Pouch Cells; K Bhawanaa, Manoj Gautama, Govind Kumar Mishra, Nilanjan Chakrabarty, S Wajhal, Dhruv Kumar, Dimple P. Dutta and Sagar Mitra; Carbon; 214, 118319, 2023.
  4. 123.Design of Low-Stress Robust Silicon and Silicon-Carbide Anode with High Areal Capacity and High Energy Density for Next-Generation Lithium-Ion Batteries; Manoj Gautam, Govind Kumar Mishra, Mohammad Furquan, K Bhawana, Dhruv Kumar and Sagar Mitra, Chemical Engineering Journal; Volume 472, 144916, 2023.
  5. 122.Energy Density Lithium-Ion Pouch Cell with Modified High Voltage Lithium Cobalt Oxide Cathode and Graphite Anode: Prototype Stabilization, Electrochemical and Thermal Study; Govind Mishra; Manoj Gautam; K Bhavana; Jit Ghosh; Sagar Mitra; J. Power Sources; Volume 580, 233395, 2023.
  6. 121. Transition Metal Nitrides: An Emerging Nanostructured Materials for Oxygen Electrocatalysis; Nadeema Ayesha, Aakash Ahuja and Sagar Mitra; Chemistry Selects, accepted June 2023.
  7. 120.Germanium-Free Dense Lithium Superionic Conductor and Interface Re-Engineering for All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries against High Voltage Cathode" Mishra, Govind; Gautam, Manoj; Bhawana, K; Chakrabarty, Nilanjan; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; 15, 8, 10629–10641, 2023.
  8. 119. Lower Diffusion-Induced Stress in Nano-crystallites of P2-Na2/3Ni1/3Mn1/2Ti1/6O2 Novel Cathode for High Energy Na-ion Batteries; Abhinanda Sengupta, Ajit Kumar, Gayatree Barik, Aakash Ahuja, Jit Ghosh, Harshita Lohani, Pratima Kumari, Tanmay K. Bhandakkar and Sagar Mitra; Small, Volume19, Issue12, 2206248, 2023.
  9. 118. Regulating Polysulfide Conversion Kinetics Using Tungsten Diboride as Additive For High-Performance Li–S Battery;Tuhin Subhra Sahu, Abhijitha V G, Ipsita Pal, Supriya Sau, Manoj Gautam, Birabar R. K. Nanda, Sagar Mitra; Small, Volume18, Issue41, 2203222, 2022.
  10. 117.Artificial Organo-Fluoro-Rich Anode Electrolyte Interface and Partially Sodiated Hard Carbon Anode for Improved Cycle Life and Practical Sodium-Ion Batteries; Harshita Lohani, Ajit Kumar, Pratima Kumari, Aakash Ahuja, Manoj Gautam, Abhinanda Sengupta, and Sagar Mitra; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14, 33, 37793-37803, 2022.
  11. 116. An Excellent and Fast Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries Based on 1T'–MoTe2 Phase Material" Authors: Panda, Manas; Sau, Supriya; Gangwar, Rashmi; Pandey, Dhanshree; Muthuraj, Divyamahalakshmi; Chen, Wanqing; Chakrabarti, Aparna; Banerjee, Arup; Sagdeo, Archna; Bao, Qiaoliang; Majumder, Mainak; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Applied Energy Materials; 5, 8, 9625-9640,2022.
  12. 115. Single‐Crystal Spinel Li1.08Mn1.92O4 octahedra cathode covered with Li-ion permeable robust NMC thin-layer protection for high voltage lithium‐ion batteries ; Aakash Ahuja, Ajit Kumar, Abhinanda Sengupta, Manoj Gautam, Harshita Lohani, Pratima Kumari and Sagar Mitra; Energy Storage Materials; accepted on 6 July 2022.
  13. 114. A comprehensive study of sodium copper hexacyanoferrate, as a sodium-rich low-cost positive electrode for sodium-ion batteries" Adil, Md; Sau, Supriya; Darmmala, Pradeep; Mitra, Sagar; Energy & Fuels, accepted on 30th June 2022.
  14. 113. Sodium-Ion Batteries: Chemistry of Biomass Derived Disordered Carbon in Carbonate and Ether-based electrolytes; K Bhawana, Amlan Roy, 1, Nilanjan Chakrabarty, 1, Manoj Gautam, Dimple P. Dutta* and Sagar Mitra*; Electrochimica Acta, accepted on 17 June 2022.
  15. 112. Non-Aqueous Rechargeable Calcium-ion Batteries Based on High Voltage Zirconium-doped Ammonium Vanadium Oxide Cathode; Md Adil; Ananta Sarkar; Supriya Sau; Divyamahalakshmi Muthuraj; Sagar Mitra; J. Power Sources, accepted on 23rd May 2022.
  16. 111. Water-in-salt electrolyte-based extended voltage range, safe, and long cycle life aqueous calcium-ion cells" by Adil, Md.; Ghosh, Arpita; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; accepted on 19th May 2022.
  17. 110. Direct Contact Prelithiation of Si-C Anode Study as a Function of Time, Pressure, Temperature and the Cell Ideal Time; Gautam, Manoj; Mishra, Govind; Ahuja, Aakash; Sau, Supriya; Furquan, Mohammad; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, accepted on 4th April 2022.
  18. 109. Enhanced electrochemical properties of W-doped Na3V2(PO4)2F3@C as cathode material in sodium ion batteries; Jeffry Nongkynrih;Abhinanda Sengupta; Brindaban Modak; Sagar Mitra; A.K.Tyagi; Dimple P.Dutta: Electrochimica Acta, accepted on 22 March 2022.
  19. 108. Electrocatalytic Activity of Polyaniline in Magnesium-Sulfur Batteries: Krishna, Murali; Ghosh, Arnab; Muthuraj, Divyamahalakshmi; Das, Sharmistha; Mitra, Sagar, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 13, 5, 1337–1343, 2022

Work Experience:

  • 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:

  • Akash; Abhinanda; Sau; Govind; Manoj; Harshita; Pratima; Zarrin; Aswin PV; Manisha Patro; Chottelal; Bhawana;
  • 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 (Best Thesis award);Manas, Arnab Ghosh (Best Thesis Award), Md. Adil, Amlan Roy