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Gautam Gupta

Gautam Gupta

Phone (505) 606-0852


  • Biosciences
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemical Science
  • Biological chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Energetic materials
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Materials chemistry
  • Photovoltaics
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Nanostructured quantum confined materials
  • Colloids
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Systems of networked sensors
  • Materials
  • Functional materials
  • Polymer production and fabrication processes
  • Polymer characterization techniques
  • Polymer science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Interface engineering
  • Control atomic arrangements on the nanoscale
  • Integrate inorganic and organic nanomaterials into functional nanosystems
  • Photovoltaics
  • Soft and biological materials
  • Synthetic and biological polymers
  • Self-assembled organic thin films and solids
  • Colloids
  • Biological assemblies
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)


  • Preparation of an artificial myelin sheath
  • 3-D immobilization of cells, enzymes and fragile  architectures into a porous silica matrix
  • Immobilization of enzymes on electrodes for biofuel cell applications
  • High efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Devices on nanoporous metal films
  • All carbon solar cells
  • Interfaces of 2D materials
  • Preparation of fluorescent single walled carbon nanotube/silica composite materials
  • Formation, electrochemical characterization, and stabilization of lipid bilayers on nanoporous metal surfaces


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of New Mexico, 2009

M.S., Chemical Engineering, The University of New Mexico, 2003

B.S., Chemical & Biological Engineering, National Institute of Technology, 2000


LANL Positions

Staff Scientist, Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices (MPA-11), September 2013 -  Present

Staff Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT), October 2011 - August 2013

Postdoc, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, April 2009 - October 2011



Fluorescent composites of single-walled carbon nanotubes. G. Gupta, J. G. Duque, S. K. Doorn, C. Hamilton, K.A.D. Obrey, and A. M. Dattelbaum. Just Published

Artificial Diatom Feed Supplements: Controlled Release for Commercial Mariculture. G P López, R. Durvasula, I. Hurwitz, G. Gupta. U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/335,601 was filed on January 8, 2010

Bio-Compatible Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Gels: Vapor Phase Synthesis. G. Gupta, P. Atanassov, G. P López. Pub. no. 12/134,874, PCT/US08/66168.

Disposable electrochemical cells. G. Gupta, D. Morris, A.M. Dattelbaum. US 8529740 B2

Robust Hybrid Thin Films that Incorporate Lamellar Phospholipid Bilayer Assemblies and Transmembrane Proteins. G. Gupta, P. Atanasov, G. P López. Pub. No. US 2007/0269662 A1.



Selected Publications

Wanyi Nie*, Gautam Gupta, Brian K. Crone, Feilong Liu, Darryl L. Smith, P. Paul Ruden, Cheng-Yu Kuo, Hsinhan Tsai, Hsing-Lin Wang, Hao Li, Sergei Tretiak and Aditya D. Mohite* "Interface Design Principles for High-Performance Organic Semiconductor Devices" *corresponding authors Advanced Science (2015). DOI: 10.1002/advs.201500024

Wanyi Nie, Hsinhan Tsai, Reza Asadpour, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Amanda J. Neukirch, Gautam Gupta, Jared J. Crochet, Manish Chhowalla, Sergei Tretiak, Muhammad A. Alam, Hsing-Lin Wang* and Aditya D. Mohite* "High Efficiency Millimeter-Scale Crystalline Perovskite Solar Cells" , equal contributions *corresponding authors Science 347, 522 (2015). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa0472 - featured in Los Alamos National Laboratory official YouTube video entitled "Los Alamos Discovers Super Efficient Solar Using Perovskite Crystals" & News release entitled "Los Alamos develops new technique for growing high-efficiency perovskite solar cells"

Hisato Yamaguchi, Jean-Christophe Blancon, Rajesh Kappera, Sidong Lei, Sina Najmaei, Benjamin D. Mangum, Gautam Gupta, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Jun Lou, Manish Chhowalla, Jared J. Crochet, and Aditya D. Mohite* "Spatially Resolved Photoexcited Charge-Carrier Dynamics in Phase-Engineered Monolayer MoS2" equal contributions *corresponding author ACS Nano 9, 840 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/nn506469v

Sibel Ebru Yalcin*, Charudatta Galande, Rajesh Kappera, Hisato Yamaguchi, Ulises Martinez, Kirill A. Velizhanin, Stephen K. Doorn, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, Manish Chhowalla, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Gautam Gupta, and Aditya D. Mohite* "Direct Imaging of Charge Transport in Progressively Reduced Graphene Oxide Using Electrostatic Force Microscopy" *corresponding authors ACS Nano 9, 2981(2015). DOI: 10.1021/nn507150q

Rajesh Kappera, Damien Voiry, Sibel Ebru Yalcin, Brittany Branch, Gautam Gupta, Aditya D. Mohite*, and Manish Chhowalla* "Phase-engineered low-resistance contacts for ultrathin ​MoS2 transistors" *corresponding authors Nature Materials 13, 1128 (2014). doi:10.1038/nmat4080 - featured in Editorial news of Nature Materials "Chalcogenides fill the gap" doi:10.1038/nmat4163

Rajesh Kappera, Damien Voiry, Sibel Ebru Yalcin, Wesley Jen, Muharrem Acerce, Sol Torrel, Brittany Branch, Sidong Lei, Weibing Chen, Sina Najmaei, Jun Lou, Pulickel M. Ajayan, Gautam Gupta, Aditya D. Mohite, Manish Chhowalla "Metallic 1T phase source/drain electrodes for field effect transistors from chemical vapor deposited MoS2" APL Mater. 2, 092516 (2014).

S. Lei, A. Sobhani, F. Wen, A. George, Q. Wang, Y. Huang, P. Dong, B. Li, S. Najmaei, J. Bellah, G. Gupta, A.D. Mohite, L. Ge, J. Lou, N.J. Halas, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan "Ternary CuIn7Se11: Towards Ultra-Thin Layered Photodetectors and Photovoltaic Devices" Advanced Materials, 26, 7666, (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403342

H.Yamaguchi*, Jimmy Granstrom, Wanyi Nie, Hossein Sojoudi, Takeshi Fujita, Damien Voiry, Mingwei Chen, Gautam Gupta, Aditya D. Mohite, Samuel Graham, and Manish Chhowalla* "Reduced Graphene Oxide Thin Films as Ultrabarriers for Organic Electronics" *corresponding authors Adv. Energy Mater. 4, 1300986 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201300986

S.Lei , L.Ge , S.Najmaei , A.George , R.Kappera , J.Lou , M.Chhowalla , H.Yamaguchi , G.Gupta , R.Vajtai , A.D. Mohite, and P.M. Ajayan "Evolution of the Electronic Band Structure and Efficient Photo-Detection in Atomic Layers of InSe" ACS Nano 8, pp.1263-1272 (2014).

Yongqian Gao, Oleksiy Roslyak, Enkeleda Dervishi, Niladri S. Karan, Yagnaseni Ghosh, Chris J. Sheehan, Feng Wang, Gautam Gupta, Aditya Mohite, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, Stephen K. Doorn, Jennifer A. Hollingsworth, Andrei Piryatinski and Han Htoon "Hybrid Graphene–Giant Nanocrystal Quantum Dot Assemblies with Highly Efficient Biexciton Emission" Adv. Opt. Mater. (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400362

Nathan Sharp, Alan Kuntz, Cole Brubaker, Stephanie Amos, Wei Gao, Gautam Gupta, Aditya Mohite, Chuck Farrar and David Mascareñas "Crack detection sensor layout and bus configuration analysis" Smart Mater. Struct. 23, 055021 (2014).

Hung-Ju Yen, Hsinhan Tsai, Cheng-Yu Kuo, Wanyi Nie, Aditya D. Mohite, Gautam Gupta, Jian Wang, Jia-Hao Wu, Guey-Sheng Lioud, and Hsing-Lin Wang "Flexible memory devices with tunable electrical bistability via controlled energetics in donor-donor and donor-acceptor conjugated polymers" J. Mater. Chem. C 2, 4374 (2014).

Cheng-Yu Kuo, Wanyi Nie, Hsinhan Tsai, Hung-Ju Yen, Aditya D. Mohite, Gautam Gupta, Andrew M. Dattelbaum, Darrick J. William, Kitty C. Cha, Yang Yang, Leeyih Wang, and Hsing-Lin Wang "Structural Design of Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b’]dithiophene-Based 2D Conjugated Polymers with Bithienyl and Terthienyl Substituents toward Photovoltaic Applications" Macromolecules 47, 1008 (2014).

G.Gupta, S.Iyer, K.Leasure, N.Virdone, A.M.Dattelbaum, P.B.Atanassov, and G.P.López "Stable and Fluid Multilayer Phospholipid–Silica Thin Films: Mimicking Active Multi-lamellar Biological Assemblies" ACS Nano 7, 5300 (2013).

G. Gupta*, J.C. Thorp*, A.M. Dattelbaum, A. Misra, and S.T. Picraux (*Equal contribution) "Morphology and Porosity of Nanoporous Au Thin Films Formed by Dealloying of AuxSi1-x" J. Appl. Phys. 112, 094320 (2012).

J.G. Duque, C.E. Hamilton, G. Gupta, S.A. Crooker, J. Crochet, A. Mohite, H. Htoon, K.A. DeFriend Obrey, A.M. Dattelbaum, and S.K. Doorn  "Fluorescent Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Aerogels in Surfactant-Free Environments" ACS Nano 5, 8 (2011).

J.G. Duque,* G. Gupta,* L. Cognet, B. Lounis, S.K. Doorn and A.M. Dattelbaum (*Equal contribution) "New Route to Fluorescent Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Silica Nanocomposites: Balancing Fluorescence Intensity and Environmental Sensitivity" J. Phys. Chem. 115, 31 (2011).

G. Gupta and Plamen Atanassov "Enzyme-labeled DNA hybridization assay: electrochemical detection of a mutation in p53 gene" Electroanalysis 23, 1615 (2011).

G. Gupta, C. Lau, B. Branch, V. Rajendran, D. Ivnitski and P. Atanassov "Direct Bio-electrocatalysis by Multi-copper Oxidases: Gas-diffusion Laccase-catalyzed Cathodes for Biofuel Cells" Electrochem. Acta, 56, 10767 (2011).

G. Gupta, C. Lau, V. Rajendran, F. Colon, B. Branch, D. Ivnitski and P. Atanassov. "Direct electron transfer catalyzed by bilirubin oxidase for air breathing gas-diffusion electrodes" Electrochem. Comm. 13, 247 (2011).

H.R. Luckarift, S. Sizemorea, J. Roy, C. Lau, G. Gupta, P. Atanassov, G.R. Johnson "Standardized microbial fuel cell anodes of silica-immobilized Shewanella oneidensis" Chem. Comm. 7, 6048 (2010).

G. Gupta, S.B. Rathod, K.W. Staggs, L.K. Ista, K.A.Oucherif, P.B. Atanassov, M.S. Tartis, G.A. Montano, and G.P. López "CVD for the Facile Synthesis of Hybrid Nanobiomaterials Integrating Functional Supramolecular Assemblies" Langmuir 25, 13322 (2009).

G. Gupta, P. Atanassov, G.P. López "Robust Hybrid Thin Films that Incorporate Lamellar Phospholipid Bilayer Assemblies and Transmembrane Proteins" Biointerphases 1, 1 (2006).