Dr Ruchi Gupta is a Senior Lecturer at University of Birmingham. She is the recipient of an EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge award and a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Tom West Fellowship. Dr Gupta is a permanent steering committee member of the Europtrode conferences, Associate Editor of the open-access journal, RSC Advances, appointed member of the RSC’s Analytical Division Council, and elected member of the Institute of Physics' Instrument Science and Technology Group. She is keen to showcase the varied facets of analytical science to a wide variety of audiences and inspire the next generation to consider a career in STEM.
She completed her undergraduate and Master's degrees at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and McMaster University, Canada in 2005 and 2007 respectively. In 2011 she obtained a PhD from the University of Manchester where she stayed as a postdoctoral research fellow and then a RAEng Enterprise Fellow. She was Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Hull from 2014 to 2016.
Dr Gupta and her team are developing chemical and biological sensors with applications in medical diagnostics and environmental monitoring.