Vipul Gupta

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Vipul Gupta

Discovery Early Career Researcher & Lecturer

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Vipul Gupta is an ARC Discovery Early Career Research (DECRA) Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences (Chemistry). His research is focused on 3D printing, chromatography, microfluidics, and material science. In addition to research and teaching, he also enjoys the role of an entrepreneur (co-founder of 3DMADe, and a book author (lead author of 3D Printing in Chemical Sciences).


Vipul completed his B.Pharm from the University of Delhi (India), M.S from Brigham Young University (U.S.A), and PhD from the UTAS. He has received the 2020 ARC DECRA Fellowship. Previously, he has also received the 2015 Australian Academy of Science SIEF Fellowship and the 2012 Brigham Young University Roland K. Robins Fellowship.

The significance and impact of his work has been recognised through multiple distinguished awards and honours, including his selection as one of the top 13 young researchers in Australia by the Australian Academy of Science, Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Technology Dean’s Award, Commendation for Service Excellence to CoSE and one of the 600 young researchers internationally by the Lindau Noble Laureate Council to attend the Lindau Noble Laureate Meeting. He was also invited as one of the 200 young leaders and thinkers of Australia to present his work at a socio-economic conference (Junket) by the Junkee media group.

Career summary


Degree Thesis Title University Country Date of Award
PhD 3D Printed Miniaturised Analytical Devices University of TasmaniaAustraliaSeptember 2018
M.S Deposition and Characterisation of Hydrophobic CoatingsBrigham Young University USA December 2012
B.PharmPharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of DelhiIndiaMarch 2010

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Vipul’s research interest lies in the use of multiple interdisciplinary fields, such as 3D printing, analytical chemistry, materials engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, and computational modelling, to develop commercially viable products and technologies. Working at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and biology allows him to obtain a holistic approach towards addressing socio-economically important problems.


  • Selected as one of the top 13 young researchers from Australia for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Conference (March 2015).
  • Invited as one of the 200 young leaders and thinkers of Australia for a socio-economic meeting in Canberra, Australia (November 2015).
  • Commendation for Service Excellence to CoSE (November 2020).
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Technology Dean’s Award for exceptional performance by an HDR candidate, University of Tasmania (September 2016).
  • Roland K. Robins Graduate Research Fellowship for outstanding student (2014).
  • Science and Industry Endowment Fund – Australian Academy of Science (SIEF-AAS) Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings (June 2015).

Current projects

Specific research projects and objectives are developed based on students’ interests and available resources. Some of the currently open projects are listed below.

  1. 3D Printing of Glass.
  2. Multi-material High-resolution 3D Printing.
  3. 3D Printing of Microfluidic devices and systems.
  4. Point-of-care Analysis

Fields of Research

  • Separation science (340109)
  • Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods) (340105)
  • Electrochemistry (340604)
  • Microtechnology (401410)
  • Additive manufacturing (401401)
  • Sensor technology (incl. chemical aspects) (340108)
  • Analytical spectrometry (340101)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Manufacturing processes and technologies (excl. textiles) (401408)
  • Microfluidics and nanofluidics (401210)
  • Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave) (400608)
  • Colloid and surface chemistry (340603)
  • Flow analysis (340104)
  • Composite and hybrid materials (401602)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences (280105)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences (280103)
  • Structural glass and glass products (240306)
  • Industrial chemicals and related products (240999)
  • Technological and organisational innovation (150306)
  • Scientific instruments (241003)
  • Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water) (180306)
  • Other manufacturing (249999)
  • Coated metal and metal-coated products (240701)
  • Composite materials (240304)
  • Nutraceuticals and functional foods (241308)
  • Water services and utilities (110504)
  • Fine chemicals (240904)


Total publications


Journal Article

(15 outputs)
2021Dalvand K, Ghiasvand A, Gupta V, Paull B, 'Chemotaxis-based smart drug delivery of epirubicin using a 3D printed microfluidic chip', Journal of Chromatography B, 1162 Article 122456. ISSN 1570-0232 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2020.122456 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Ghiasvand A; Paull B


2021Gupta V, Paull B, 'PolyJet printed high aspect ratio three-dimensional bifurcating microfluidic flow distributor and its application in solid-phase extraction', Analytica Chimica Acta: International Journal Devoted to All Branches of Analytical Chemistry, 1168 Article 338624. ISSN 0003-2670 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2021.338624 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Paull B


2021Hemida MH, Ghiasvand A, Gupta V, Coates LJ, Gooley AA, et al., 'Small-footprint, field-deployable LC/MS system for on-site analysis of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in soil', Analytical Chemistry, 93, (35) pp. 12032-12040. ISSN 0003-2700 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02193 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Hemida MH; Ghiasvand A; Gooley AA; Wirth H; Haddad PR


2021Koreshkova AN, Gupta V, Peristyy A, Hasan CK, Nesterenko PN, et al., 'Recent advances and applications of synthetic diamonds in solid-phase extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography', Journal of Chromatography A, 1640 Article 461936. ISSN 0021-9673 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2021.461936 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Koreshkova AN; Peristyy A; Hasan CK; Nesterenko PN; Paull B


2020Hemida M, Coates LJ, Lam S, Gupta V, Macka M, et al., 'Miniature multiwavelength deep UV-LED-Based absorption detection system for capillary LC', Analytical Chemistry, 92 pp. 13688-13693. ISSN 0003-2700 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c03460 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Hemida M; Lam S; Macka M; Haddad PR


2020Lam SC, Coates LJ, Gupta V, Wirth H-J, Gooley AA, et al., 'Ultraviolet absorbance detector based on a high output power 235 nm surface mounted device-type light-emitting diode', Journal of Chromatography A, 1631 Article 461540. ISSN 0021-9673 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2020.461540 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Lam SC; Wirth H-J; Gooley AA; Haddad PR; Paull B


2020Lam SC, Coates LJ, Hemida MH, Gupta V, Haddad PR, et al., 'Miniature and fully portable gradient capillary liquid chromatograph', Analytica Chimica Acta: International Journal Devoted to All Branches of Analytical Chemistry, 1101 pp. 199-210. ISSN 0003-2670 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2019.12.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Lam SC; Hemida MH; Haddad PR; Macka M; Paull B


2019Islam MA, Koreshkova AN, Gupta V, Lewis T, Macka M, et al., 'Fast pulsed amperometric waveform for miniaturised flow-through electrochemical detection: Application in monitoring graphene oxide reduction', Electrochimica Acta, 328 Article 135087. ISSN 0013-4686 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135087 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Islam MA; Koreshkova AN; Lewis T; Macka M; Paull B; Mahbub P


2019Koreshkova AN, Gupta V, Peristyy A, Nesterenko PN, Rodemann T, et al., 'Ion chromatographic determination of hydrazine in excess ammonia for monitoring graphene oxide reduction reaction', Talanta, 205 Article 120081. ISSN 0039-9140 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2019.06.081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Koreshkova AN; Peristyy A; Nesterenko PN; Rodemann T; Paull B


2019Lam SC, Gupta V, Haddad PR, Paull B, '3D printed liquid cooling interface for a deep-UV-LED-based flow-through absorbance detector', Analytical Chemistry, 91, (14) pp. 8795−8800. ISSN 0003-2700 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b01335 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Lam SC; Haddad PR; Paull B


2018Gupta V, Beirne S, Nesterenko PN, Paull B, 'Investigating the effect of column geometry on separation efficiency using 3D printed liquid chromatographic columns containing polymer monolithic phases', Analytical Chemistry, 90, (2) pp. 1186-1194. ISSN 0003-2700 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b03778 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Nesterenko PN; Paull B


2018Gupta V, Kazarian AA, Gaskell B, Linford MR, Jensen DS, et al., 'Mixed-mode liquid chromatography on core shell stationary phases based on layer-by-layer nanodiamond/polyamine architecture', Current Chromatography, 5, (1) pp. 5-17. ISSN 2213-2414 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2174/2213240605666180226114029 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kazarian AA; Gaskell B; Paull B; Nesterenko PN


2018Gupta V, Mahbub P, Nesterenko PN, Paull B, 'A new 3D printed radial flow-cell for chemiluminescence detection: application in ion chromatographic determination of hydrogen peroxide in urine and coffee extracts', Analytica Chimica Acta, 1005 pp. 81-92. ISSN 0003-2670 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2017.12.039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Mahbub P; Nesterenko PN; Paull B


2016Gupta V, Talebi M, Deverell J, Sandron S, Nesterenko PN, et al., '3D printed titanium micro-bore columns containing polymer monoliths for reversed-phase liquid chromatography', Analytica Chimica Acta, 910 pp. 84-94. ISSN 0003-2670 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2016.01.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 55Web of Science - 55

Co-authors: Talebi M; Deverell J; Sandron S; Nesterenko PN; Heery B; Paull B


2014Sandron S, Heery B, Gupta V, Collins DA, Nesterenko EP, et al., '3D printed metal columns for capillary liquid chromatography', Analyst, 139, (24) pp. 6343-6347. ISSN 0003-2654 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c4an01476f [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 76Web of Science - 72

Co-authors: Sandron S; Nesterenko PN; Talebi M; Paull B


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Ultra-High Resolution 3D Printer to make micron-sized structures and voids (2023)$731,584
The Ultra-high Resolution 3D printing facility for making micron-sized structures and voids aims to positionAustralia as leader in prototyping and manufacturing of microfluidic devices. The facility will support research in material science and microfluidic design and manufacturing and will support applications of microfluidics in analytical chemistry, biomedical microdevices and energy. The proposed facility bridges a critical gap between manufacturing for laboratory research and manufacturing for commercialisation. The expected outcomes include advanced materials and enhanced capacity in microfluidic design and prototyping, providing research training and skills to underpin global leadership in the manufacturing of microfluidic devices.
Australian Research Council ($731,584)
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
Deakin University
Research Team
Guijt RM; Breadmore MC; Paull B; Maya Alejandro F; Gupta V; Thickett SCV; Li W; Shiddiky M; Baratchi S; Lei W; Mohsen S
Grant Reference
Portable and field-deployable analytical platforms for water monitoring (2022 - 2025)$563,855
This project sets out to tackle one of the costliest and most challenging environmental problems, namely, nutrientpollution in water systems. At present, nutrient pollutant monitoring is predominantly carried out using anantiquated manual approach with numerous shortcomings, inadequate to achieve truly effective water qualitymanagement. The in-situ analyser developed and deployed within this project will provide continuous real-timeobservations and will allow users to remotely monitor water quality; alerting them to pollutant levels, enablingimmediate action to be taken to prevent environmental damage. The system is low-cost, facilitating mass adoption, yet delivers an analytical performance comparable to leading laboratory analysers.
Australian Research Council ($413,855)
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Paull B; Gupta V; Cahoon SC; Murray E; Fearman J
2022 - 2025
Grant Reference
ARC Training Centre for Hyphenated Analytical Separation Technologies (2022 - 2026)$4,958,927
The toughest analytical science challenges typically require advanced analytical technologies to acquire the desired solutions. In the field of separation science this inevitably involves hyphenated separation technologies, specifically the combination of chromatography and mass spectrometry. Advancing this technology to its full capability requires the collaborative strength of academic, industry and end-user partnerships, providing the materials and inspiration for young researchers to apply novel hyphenated methods to complex environmental and industrial systems. This Centre will deliver fundamental developments in hyphenated technologies, new analytical capability, and applied outcomes across multiple end-user groups and interests.
Australian Research Council ($4,958,927)
Grant-Industrial Transformation Training Centres
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Paull B; Thomas K; Shellie RA; Rauert C; Sanz Rodriguez ES; Gupta V; Maya Alejandro F; Haddad PR; Bowie AR; Jadhav S; Keast R; O'Brien J
2022 - 2026
Grant Reference
3D printed microchemical devices and systems (2021 - 2024)$300,000
This project aims to address the barriers faced by 3D printing in chemistry. 3D printing can create bespoke 3Dstructures within a fraction of time and cost compared to traditional fabrication. However, its scope in chemistryhas been limited by the poor chemical robustness, biotoxicity and low resolution of the 3D printed components.Hence, this project will develop novel gold coating techniques and explore high-resolution 3D printing to overcomethese challenges. The project should generate commercially significant products (analytical platforms), technology(gold coating) and patents. The developed systems and technologies will address Australian research challengesin advanced manufacturing and enable on-site environmental monitoring.
Australian Research Council ($300,000)
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Breadmore MC; Gupta V
2021 - 2024
Grant Reference
3D printing of multi-level porosity glass (2020 - 2022)$400,661
This project aims to explore the fundamentals of 3D printing glass and multi-level porosity structures. 3D printing of plastics and metals fails to realise low-cost, robust, transparent, and biocompatible devices. The advent of glass and ceramic 3D printing can overcome these limitations. Moreover, multi-level porosity structures are becoming vital to the advancement of various fields, such as energy, health, and environmental. Expected outcomes of the project would include the development of more sustainable glass and ceramic manufacturing procedure and new high-performance multi-level porosity devices. The project should provide significant benefits by addressing four science and research priorities of Australia.
Australian Research Council ($400,661)
Fellowship-Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gupta V
2020 - 2022
Grant Reference

Research Supervision






PhD3D Printing of Multi-level Porosity Glass2021
PhD3D Printing High-resolution Micro Total Analysis Systems2021
PhDPortable and Field-Deployable Analytical Platforms for Water Monitoring - Remote Deployment2021
PhD3D printed analytical systems2022
PhDPortable and Field-Deployable Analytical Platforms for Water Monitoring - Analytical Development2022
PhDMicro-electrofluidic Platforms2022
PhDBiosolvents from Cellulose: Chemical characterisation of production processes2022
PhDPassive Samplers From 3D Printing2023


PhDDeveloping New Chemistry for High-resolution Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printing
Candidate: Atiyeah Ganjalinia
PhDInvestigations of Novel Carbon-Based Composite Substrates for Separation Science and Analytical Chemistry
Candidate: Aleksandra Koreshkova