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. 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, accepted on 17th Dec 2022.
  2. 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, accepted on 12 Sept 2022
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 107.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 Appl. Energy Mater., 4, 12, 14260–14272, 2021.
  14. 106.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; 4(11), 1757-1770, 2021.
  15. 105.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, 42,608-617, 2021. (IF 17.789)
  16. 104.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; 392,139026, 2021.
  17. 103.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.
  18. 102.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.
  19. 101.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.
  20. 100. 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.

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