Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Anju R. Gupta, PhD

Anju GuptaAssistant Professor 

Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Nitschke Hall 4055
Phone: (419) 530-8213 
Fax: (419) 530-8206

 Interfacial Thermal and Transport Lab




Dr. Gupta received her B.E. from the University of Mumbai, India, her M.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and her Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island, all in Chemical Engineering. Prior to joining The University of Toledo, Dr. Gupta was an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department with affiliations in Institute of Sustainability and Microsystems Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Research Grants

  • National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant
  • American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Grant
  • Ward Ford Foundation Grant

Award Nominations

  • Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into the Chemical Sciences, Dreyfus Foundation/ACS National Award
  • National Fellowships Program Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)    
  • NATAS Mettler Award North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS)


Mission: To conduct high quality innovative collaborative research for the development of sustainable products and to provide educate next-generation scientists with the highest quality of technical competence

Vision: To be regarded as a leading laboratory in interfacial research, dedicated to generating new knowledge and products with lasting impact

Goal: To exploit phase transition at interfaces to design sustainable systems

Purpose: To create a diverse and welcoming environment for the future generation of scientists from multidisciplinary backgrounds and foster critical thinking, problem-solving, safe laboratory practices, ethical, and professional skills.


  • Coatings for heat transfer applications
  • Cell membrane interaction and transport
  • Self-assemblies and Emulsions


  • Self-assemblies for drug carriers, model cells
  • Emulsions based formulations (drug carriers, battery slurries, printing ink) and oil spill mitigation
  • Graphene-based composite coatings for heat transfer applications
  • Polymer/nanoparticle-based substrates for enhanced optical measurements


Google Scholar Profile


  • MIME 2000 Measurements Laboratory
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Mass Transfer Operations
  • Multiscale Process Analysis
  • Chemical Engineering Principles Laboratory: Thermodynamics module
  • Programming and Computation for Chemical Engineers
  • Introduction to Design
  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE exam) Review
  • General Chemistry I and II


  • American Chemical Society SEED Mentor
  • Science coach for AACT/ACS Science Coaches program
  • Session Chair, Judge, Panelists at  American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conferences
  • Ad- Hoc Reviewer for Journals and Proposals
Last Updated: 4/8/24