Dr. Deepti Gupta is Professor in the Department of Textile Technology at IIT Delhi since 2012. She completed her PhD from the same department in 1995 and joined the Department as an Assistant Professor in 1997. She has more than thirty five years of teaching and research experience and has published more than 100 papers in national and international journals of repute. She works in the areas of Surface Functionalization of textiles, Eco-friendly Finishing of textiles, Processing of natural fibres, Textile-Microbe interactions, Functional Clothing, Anthropometry and Garment Sizing. Dr Gupta is currently engaged in development of Assistive products for healthcare applications. She is also mentoring a startup company involved in development of AI enabled smart clothing. Dr Gupta engages actively with other departments in IIT Delhi,  is a founding member of the Department of Design and member of the Professorial Committee of School of Information Technology at IIT Delhi.

Dr. Gupta has the rare honour of featuring on the list of 2% most cited scientists worldwide in the field of Materials, published by Stanford University in 2020 and 2021.  Her team was awarded the “Biotech Product Development and Commercialisation Award 2020” by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India for development and commercialization of their product Mamma Pod. In recognition of her achievements, Dr. Gupta was conferred the prestigious “Outstanding Alumna Award” by her alma mater in 2018. 



Eco friendly Finishing of Textiles, Processing of Natural fibres, Garment Sizing, Textile- microbe interactions, Assistive garments, Product development.

Textile processing is considered to be one of the most polluting sectors of  industrial production. My research work in the last 3 decades has focused on development of textile processing technologies using natural products that happen to be waste by- products of another industry. These are sustainable technologies in that they make use of products obtained from natural sources and only mild chemical processes are involved in their production and application to textiles.  The collection and processing of these raw materials creates livelihoods for rural populations while at the same time protecting the environment.

The variety of chemicals used to dye, print and finish textile fabrics wash out into the waterways causing major ecological issues. I started my research career by conducting theoretical studies on dyeing of textiles with natural dyes. The process of producing the ecofriendly natural dyes at commercial scale was optimized and transferred to an industry in UP. Workshops were conducted in the carpet belts of Kashmir, Sikkim, Bhadohi and Jaipur to train carpet weavers in the use of natural dyes in traditional carpets. 
In the second phase of my research with natural dyes, we explored the multifunctional properties of natural dyes and for the first time reported the antimicrobial and anti UV properties of natural dyes. Some of my most highly cited papers are related to this work. Subsequently I went on to study other natural products such as chitosan- a waste by product of the sea food processing industry- as an antimicrobial finishing agent for textiles. We also developed multifunctional finishes having anti oxidant and UV protective properties using sericin- a waste by product of the silk processing units.
Currently our group is studying and characterizing non-conventional sources of cellulose fibre, obtained from agro waste or forest products. The possibility of using these fibres as a substitute for the highly polluting and expensive cotton fibre for various industrial applications is being explored. Studies have been conducted with Pearl millet straw, and work on Himalayan Nettle fibre has been recently initiated.

In addition to the above, our group also works on development of functional fabrics for special applications such as army uniforms, at leisure, pressure garments and sportswear.  Design of protective garments such as motorcycle riders clothing is another project. The group also works on collecting of anthropometric data and developing garment sizing systems.

In addition to teaching and research activities, Professor Gupta is actively involved in administrative activities. She is currently Associate Dean of Student Affairs at IIT Delhi. Prof Gupta is engaged with corporate governance matters too and sits as an Independent Director on the Board of 3 multinational companies. She has travelled widely and lectured extensively in institutes within India and abroad.



  • Dec.2012 : Professor, Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
  • Oct. 2006 - Dec.2012 : Associate Professor, Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi
  • May 1997- Oct. 2006 : Assistant Professor, Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi
  • June 1995 - June 1997 : Visiting Scientist, CIMAP, CSIR, Lucknow
  • April 1993 - June 1995 : Lecturer, Technological Institute of Textiles and Sciences, Bhiwani
  • Aug 1990 - Sept 1993 : Research Associate, Department of Textile Technology, IIT Delhi



  • 2020: Associate Dean, Student Affairs (Hostel Management)
  • 2016-2019:Associate Dean, Infrastructure, IIT Delhi
  • 2012-2015:President, Board of Recreational and Creative Activities, IIT Delhi
  • 2010-2012:Vice President, Board of Recreational and Creative Activities, IIT Delhi
  • 2005-2010:President Music Club, BRCA, IIT Delhi



  • I have been involved in teaching courses on Textile Dyeing, Printing, Preparatory Processes and Finishing at UG and PG level
  • I have developed a PG course on Functional Clothing which I have been teaching 
  • I also developed and taught courses on Textile Product and Process Development.



My research activities in various areas are briefly discussed below:

A) Research on natural fibres extracted from agrowaste/biomass

The objective of this project is to identify and study indigenous agro waste and biowaste products that can be used as a source of cellulose fibres for value added industrial applications.  

  • Studies with Pearl Millet Straw

Cellulose fibre has been extracted from Pearl Millet straw (Pennisetum glaucum) and characterised. The potential of using the extracted fibre for production of sanitary napkins and as an adsorbent for textile dyes has been explored. Since there is a dearth of literature and standards on properties and performance requirements of sanitary napkins, a variety of commercially available sanitary napkins were tested and characterised in terms of physical properties as well as absorbancy characteristics. Method for testing and comparing the absorbancy of sanitary napkins has been standardised. Results show that PMS fibres can be used as an effective absorbent for sanitary napkins. The fibres can also be used as an adsorbant  for removing textile dyes from waste waters.

Students: Manisha Yadav, Research Scholar, Kunwarjeet Singh, MTech. Student

  • Studies with Himalayan Nettle fibre

Himalayan nettle (Girardinia diversifolia) is abundant in habitats of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim. The fibre has high tenacity and several other properties. However, the technology for large scale extraction and processing of fibres is not available in the country. This project aims to develop scientific method of extraction and processing  of  Nettle fibre and develop value added products from the same.

Students: Vishwajeet, Research Scholar


B) Eco friendly finishing of textiles

  • Surface functionalization and multifunctional finishes using natural materials 

In general it’s a challenge to bind any chemical, particularly a natural polymer on textiles. Surface functionalization using physical methods such as irradiation with plasma or UV excimer lamp brings about physico chemical modifications in the textile at nano level, without affecting the bulk properties. A variety of finishes have been developed using natural materials which have been attached durably on cotton, wool, silk and polyester to create multifunctional effects.

  • Sericin for finishing of textiles 

The project is aimed at reducing heavy water pollution caused by discharging of silk degumming liquor containing large quantities of sericin, soap and alkali into the waste waters. Sericin- also a protein, has excellent oxygen permeability, cell protecting and antioxidant action, moisture regulating ability, protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and wound healing properties. Thus the product can be used to create value added multifunctional textiles. This will provide an additional source of income to the poor silk reelers and higher profits to silk processors. While conventional methods of sericin extraction make use of soap and alkali, in our lab., a greener and cleaner method was developed for extraction of sericin using Infra red laboratory dyeing machine and water. Higher yield of sericin was obtained at lower temperature and time of treatment. A protocol was proposed for characterization of extracted sericin in terms of physical and thermal properties, morphology, protein quality, structure and molecular weight. Polyester fabric could be imparted properties such as enhanced wicking, moisture regain, antistat, anti ultraviolet as well as anti oxidant ( anti ageing). Wool fabric was rendered shrink proof by imparting a sericin coating on UV irradiated fabric. Scaling up of the technology for commercialization is going on.

  • Antimicrobial finishes using chitosan 

Chitosan is another highly bioactive waste by product of the shell fish processing industry. Being polycationic in nature, chitosan exhibits strong antimicrobial properties. Application of a high molecular weight polymer on textiles poses several challenges. Studies were conducted to produce low molecular weight derivatives of chitosan and modification of chitosan was carried out to develop durable finish for cotton.

  • Studies on natural dyes 

In situ coloration of wool in a range of durable shades was carried out using potato juice and catechol. Curcumin could be durably attached to polyester textiles that were pretreated with UV radiation of 172 nm to create medical fabrics. Natural dyes were extracted from various plant sources and shade optimization done on natural and synthetic fibres. 

Mechanism of dyeing of textiles with plant dyes was established through theoretical studies. Technology for dyeing coir fibre with natural dyes was transferred to Coir Board. Series of workshops was conducted to train carpet weavers of India in the technology of dyeing carpet wool in deep and consistent shades.


C) Studies on Textile - Microbe interactions

Hospital textiles are known vectors of infections in a healthcare facility, yet very little is known about their role in spread of infections. In a series of studies, surveillance data for the number and nature of microbes present on nurses’ white coats has been generated and correlated with fabric properties. Understanding the mechanism of microbe- textile interactions can lead to design and selection of hospital fabrics which can minimise the adhesion, growth and transfer of microbes through textiles. This can work as an effective and affordable infection control strategy for India.

Student: Priyanka Gupta, PhD; Swati Varshney, Research scholar, Dewali Mallick, M.Tech. 


D) Design of Functional Clothing

  • Design of Protective Gear for Indian motorcyclists 

Motorcycling as a sport as well as a means of commuting is growing at a rapid pace in India. With the growing use of motorcycles, the number of accidents involving the same is also increasing at an alarming rate. Protective clothing use worldwide has been shown to reduce the incidence of injuries in motorcyclists. Indian weather and use conditions pose a unique challenge for clothing designers. Very little data is available on the ergonomic, physiological and social needs of Indian motorcyclists. This study addresses the subject in a holistic manner and adopts the “user oriented approach” for design of motorcyclists’ clothing. A detail survey of motorcycle riders across the country has been conducted to assess their habits, preferences and requirements from clothing. Kinematic analysis was employed to study the typical body postures of a motorcycle rider. It is well established that a static 2D anthropometry fails to accurately capture the dimensions of complex 3D human form and conventional patterns produced by 2D flat pattern methods fail to factor in the change in body shape and size during extreme postures. Hence patterns designed by these methods yield poorly fitting garments. Therefore in this study, virtual, 3D human body models were developed in selected dynamic poses using 3D body scanners. Kinematic patterns for jacket and trousers were designed and fit assessment was also carried on the 3D form using 3D softwares. Garment prototypes will be developed and evaluated by users for comfort, performance and aesthetics. Finally, the study will propose a step-by-step protocol that meets the triad of requirements namely protection, comfort and aesthetics for design of motorcyclists’ clothing using advanced technologies. The proposed approach can subsequently be applied to design any type of functional clothing for specific requirements.

This work is being carried out in collaboration with Prof Sybille Kryzwinski of TU Dresden.

Student:Kanika Jolly, Research Scholar


E)  Design of Assistive clothing 

There is a huge unmet need in the form of therapeutic clothing, designed especially for the Indian population. Products that are suitable for hot weather conditions, are comfortable and affordable are generally not available. I have been working in this area for the past four years mainly through design projects given to B.Tech. students. Some projects have been awarded under SURA or DISA grants. Several products have been developed and are in various stages of development- trials, prototyping or commercialization.

  • Mamma Pod 

Assistive device for Kangaroo mother care jacket for low birth weight babies. Indian Patent filed -3948/DEL/2015. Technology Transferred for commercialisation to M/s Vista Furnishing Pvt. Ltd., Noida in November, 2018.

  • Wearables for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

The project amalgamates design and technology to provide innovative solutions for children suffering with Autism Spectrum Disorder through wearable products. It explores the various possibilities in the areas of textiles, medicine and technology with design interventions that can provide future directions with regard to autism in the Indian context. Some of the products developed are as follows: Weighted compression vest

The vest provides controlled proprioceptive input (body awareness) to the kid with deep pressure and balanced weight. Clinical trials show that the effect helps to calm and reassure the oversensitive child and decreases their hyper-responsiveness and has a therapeutic effect. Clinical trials completed by AIIMS.

Student- Nishtha Gupta, B.Tech.

  • Physiogaming glove 

An electronic Glove for rehabilitative compliance of autistic kids was designed. It was aimed to improve the motor coordination in kids aged 7-14 years suffering from cerebral palsy and similar conditions. We developed touch sensors using conductive silver fabric, which detected the finger pinching exercise. Later connected the glove as a controller to a self-developed game and embedded a seamless flexible waterproof circuit inside the glove by using e-textiles and Arduino Lilypad. The Project was awarded Summer Undergraduate Research Award (SURA), 2017 by Industrial Research and Development Unit, IIT Delhi.

Student: Sahil Kargwal, B.Tech.


F) Design of functional fabrics

  • Fabrics for Indian Army Uniforms 

Under the project, fabrics have been developed for summer wear uniforms of Indian Army soldiers. By selective yarn and weave combinations, it has been possible to achieve an improved balance between mechanical and comfort properties required for army uniforms. Project carried out in collaboration with Shingora Industries Ludhiana. 

Student: Shivam Gupta , MTech. (2017-2019)

  • Fabrics for Athleisure Apparel

 Investigation of fibre, yarn and fabric structural parameters for development of fabrics having high-wicking property, moisture management property, thermal conductivity and insulation. 

Student: Shashank Chauhan, MTech. (2017-2019)

Studies on elastic knitted fabrics for pressure garments 

Pressure garments generate pressure on human limb. The amount of exerted pressure ranges in between 10-46 mmHg. The present study includes, the effect of different parameters affecting pressure generation behavior of the pressure garment on body. Single jersey circular knitted fabrics with inlay elastic yarn were prepared in varying input tension and linear density of inlay yarn. The effect of both the parameters on pressure generation was reported. The garment fit was varied at different levels and pressure generation on body was reported. The effect of body curvature and compressibility was also studied. The comfort characteristics of the fabrics at relaxed as well as extended state were investigated. A model has been proposed considering all the parameters to predict the pressure generation on human limb. The study is useful in engineering pressure garments.

Student : Moumita Bera, Phd.

  • Studies on plated knit fabrics for sportswear 

Student: Yamini Jhanji, PhD

G) Anthropometry and garment sizing

 The problem of quantifying and classifying human body shape, for size chart development, in a country as large as India, is highly complex. The group has been researching the problem of body size chart development for Indian ready made garment industry. A large data base of body measurements of Indian men, women and children has been generated and analysed using various mathematical methods to understand the dimensions of Indian men and women.

Sizing Up India project is currently being conducted to collect data of Indian men in the age group of 25-45 years using the Mirrorsize App. Size charts for this group of population are being prepared.



Conferences/ Workshops  organised as PI

  • Conference Chair, International Conference on Functional Textiles and Clothing, FTC2020, 7th-9th Feb.2020, IIT Delhi.
  • Industry training for executives of Big Phi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, 15th to 19th July 2019, IIT Delhi, sponsored by Big Phi Company.
  • Conference Chair, International Conference on Functional textiles and Clothing,  FTC2018, Feb.2018, IIT Delhi
  • Chair, Technical Committee, Meditex 2015 Conclave, 6th Dec. 2015, PHD Chamber, New Delhi
  • QIP- CEP on  Sizing, Fit and Design of Functional Clothing, 17th-21st of  Dec.  2014, IIT  Delhi.
  • QIP- CEP  Program  on  Engineering  of  Functional  Clothing,  8-12th  of  Dec. 2009,  IIT  Delhi.
  • Institute  –  Industry  Workshop  on  Garment  sizing,  10th  of  March, 2007. 
  • Asia  Link,  Industry  Institute  interaction  workshop,  Nov.  10th, 2006,  IITD.
  • Dyeing  of  carpet  wool  with  natural  dyes,  3-day  UN workshop,  Nov.  2003, Bhadohi,   UP.
  • Product  development  and  technology  of  dyeing  with  natural  dyes,  Nov. 2003, Namchi (Sikkim) .
  • Dyeing  of  carpet  wool  and  silk  with  natural  dyes,  Aug. 2003, Gangtok  (Sikkim) .
  • Dyeing  of  carpet  wool  and  silk  with  natural  dyes,  3-day  workshop  at  Srinagar  (J&K),  June  2003.
  • Dyeing  of  carpet  wool  and  silk  with  natural  dyes,  3-day  workshop  at  Jaipur,  June  2003.
  • NCUTE  Workshop  on  dyeing  and  printing  with  natural  dyes,  IIT  Delhi,  Sept.  2002.    
  • Dyeing  of  carpet  wool  and  silk  with  natural  dyes,  3-day  workshop  at  Bhadohi,  Aug.  2002.

Membership of professional organisations

  • Member, Textile Institute Manchester, UK
  • Life member, Textile Association of India
  • Life member, Asian Polymer Association



  • 2020, 2021: Featured on the Stanford list of top 2% scientists in the world (Material Science) 
  • 2020: Biotech Product and Process Development and Commercialisation Award 2020, by DBT, Government of India
  • 2018: Outstanding Alumna Award, GB Pant Univ. of Ag. & Tech., Pantnagar


  • 2021: PhD examiner, University of Boras, Sweden and University of Lille, France
  • 2021: PhD examiner, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • 2019:- PhD examiner, University of Boras, Sweden and University of Lille, France.
  • 2019: Expert, Board of Studies, Anna University, Chennai.
  • 2018: Expert, Board of Studies, PSG Tech. Coimbatore.
  • 2017: Phd examiner, Deakin University, Australia
  • 2017: Expert, Board of Studies, KCT, Coimbatore.
  • 2015: PhD Thesis examiner for several Indian universities (Anna University, Chennai, Delhi University, Delhi, GB Pant University, UP, IIT Guwahati, PSG Tech. Coimbatore) 
  • 2014: Invited Expert, ASTM International Committee Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2013: Invited Expert, Korean agency for Technology and Standards, Seoul, S Korea.
  • 2012: Invited Expert at Origin Africa conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa.
  • 2011 - 2016: Member Research Advisory Committee, Central Silk Board, Bangalore.
  • 2010: Invited Guest Editor, Special Issue, IJFTR, on ‘Functional Clothing’.
  • 2006: Visiting Professor, ENSAIT, France under Asia Link Program.
  • 2006-now: Co-opted Member, BIS Committee for Made Up textiles, TX 20 
  • 1984: Silver medal for securing second position in UG.




  • 2021- 2022, Development of size charts for Indian males, Co-PI- Prof A Majumdar,  O Industries, Rs 7 lacs.  
  • 2001-2003, Technology development for dyeing and printing of coir with natural dyes, Coir board, Kerala, Rs 12 lacs. 

Sponsored R&D projects undertaken as PI :

  • 2019-2021: Multifunctional finishes for textiles, Co-PI Dr Wazed Ali, Sponsored by M/s Big Phi technologies Pvt. Ltd., Rs 27 Lacs. 
  • 2017-2019: Studies on Bacteria- Textile interactions, FIRP, Rs 10 lacs, IITD.
  • 2011-2015: Sericin based value added finishes for medical garments and sportswear, DBT, Rs 34 lacs.
  • 2005-2008: An IT Based Model for Developing Optimised Body Measurement Charts from Anthropometric Data, Co-PI Prof Naveen Garg,  Ministry of Information Technology, Rs. 15.39 lacs.
  • 2004-2007: Investigations On Protective Properties Of Selected Natural Dyes And Chitosan Derivatives For Development Of Multifunctional Textiles, DBT, Rs 30 lacs. 
  • 2004-2006: Modernisation of Textile Chemistry Laboratory, MHRD, Rs 20 lacs. 

Sponsored Projects completed as Co-PI

  • 2018-2020: Rapid diagnostic solutions to conduct antimicrobial resistance, PI Prof V Perumal, Co-PI Dr Shalini Gupta, Dr RK Elangovan, Dr S KAr, Neetu Singh, SK Khare, Shilpi Sharma, Deepti Gupta, (Under IITD Grand Challenges Project )MI 01798) sponsored by MHRD and IRD, Rs 4 crores
  • 2006-2008: Standardization of Process of Extraction of Odour-free Shikonin from Ratanjot by Supercritical Carbon-dioxide, DBT, Rs 31,57,000
  • 2000-2003: Skill and technology upgradation in dyeing of natural dyes among the weavers of Sikkim, DST, Rs 12 lacs.
  • 2001- 2003: High Performance Clothing and Specialty Textiles, PI  P. K. Banerjee, Co-PI- Deepti Gupta, FIST of DST. 



  • Advice on Discoloration of PVC Coated Cotton Fabric

    Consultant Incharge: Deepti Gupta
    Co. Consultants:
    Sponsoring Agency: Shri Durga Polycot Industries
    Start Year:2007
    End Year: 2007

  • Advice on Plant Layout and Material Flow in the Finishing Unit

    Consultant Incharge:Deepti Gupta
    Co. Consultants:
    Sponsoring Agency:
    Start Year:2007
    End Year: 2007

  • Setting up of a Pilot Scale Plant for Manufacture of Natural Dyes

    Consultant Incharge:M.L. Gulrajani
    Co. Consultants: Deepti Gupta
    Sponsoring Agency: Coir Board, Alleppey
    Start Year:2007
    End Year: 2009

  • Material and Chemical Analysis of Sisal for Comparative Benchmarking

    Consultant Incharge:V. K. Kothari
    Co. Consultants: Deepti Gupta
    Sponsoring Agency: Uttaranchal Bamboo and Fibre Development Board
    Start Year:2005
    End Year: 2005

  • Training programme on Dyeing of Carpet Wool and Silk with Natural Dyes

    Consultant Incharge:M.L. Gulrajani
    Co. Consultants: Deepti Gupta
    Sponsoring Agency: UNDP
    Start Year:2003
    End Year: 2004

  • Proposal to set up a Centre for Imparting Training in Modern Methods of Dyeing Cotton and Silk Yarns in AP

    Consultant Incharge:M.L. Gulrajani
    Co. Consultants: Deepti Gupta
    Sponsoring Agency: NHDC Limited
    Start Year:1998
    End Year: 1999


Corporate Governance Experience

2020-2025: Independent Director, Board of Voith Paper Fabrics Ltd., Faridabad
2019-2022: Independent Director, Board of Global Logic India Pvt. Ltd., NOIDA
2019-2022: Independent Director, Board of Global Logic Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad 




  • Sept. 2020: An electrical extension port assembly, Ankit Ratan, Ankit Gupta, Deepti Gupta and R Chattopadhyay, Patent No. 346311, Application no. 1163/DEL/2011. 


  • 2020: Ripstop Weave For Enhanced Tearing Strength And Breathability, Deepti Gupta, Abhijit Majumdar, Shivam Gupta and Unsanhame Mawkhlieng, jointly with Ms Shingora Textiles Ltd. Vide Appl no.202011029276, filed on 09/07/2020, 
  • 2019: E Ribbon system for motion capture clothing, MovTrack Biomedical Pvt. Ltd., 201911043720.
  • 2015:  Mamma Pod- Assistive Garment Facilitating Kangaroo Mother Care,  Deepti Gupta, U Khan, K Kaur, R Agarwal, LL Murry, M J Shankar and S Gupta,  3948/DEL/2015 

Technology Transferred

  • 2018: Mamma Pod- Assistive Garment Facilitating Kangaroo Mother Care to  M/s Vista Furnishing Pvt.  Ltd. Noida.
  • 2003: Dyeing and printing of coir with natural dyes to Coir board, Alleppey, Kerala.



Startup Company Founded

  • 2018: Co-Founder and Mentor, Movtrack Biomedical Pvt. Ltd, virtually incubated at IIT Delhi. Developing AI enabled motion sensing garments.

Assistive Devices developed

  • 2015: Mamma Pod- Assistive Garment Facilitating Kangaroo Mother Care, Indian Patent filed- 3948/DEL/2015. Technology Transferred for commercialisation to M/s Vista Furnishing Pvt. Ltd., Noida in November, 2018.  
  • 2016: Weighted Compression vest for children with Autism. Clinical trials completed by AIIMS.
  • 2017:  Physiogaming Glove for children suffering from cerebral palsy
  • 2017: Compression jacket with pressure control for children with Autism

List of Publications

International Refereed Journals

  1. Dewali Mallick, Deepti Gupta, Shilpi Sharma,Transfer of bacteria between fabric and surrogate skin, American Journal of Infection Control, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2021.10.040.IF-2.918
  2. Swati Varshney, Shilpi Sharma & Deepti Gupta (2021) Surveillance of bacterial load and multi-drug resistant bacteria on bedsheets in a primary health care unit, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, published online June2021, DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2021.1935780  IF-1.9
  3. S. Varshney, P Pandey, D. Gupta and  S. Sharma, (2020)  Role of fabric properties, moisture, and friction in transfer of bacteria from fabric to fabric, Textile Research Journal, Vol. 90(3-4), page 478-485  https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0040517519866956IF-1.54.
  4. Jolly, K., Krzywinski, S., Rao, PVM. & Gupta, D. (2019). Kinematic modeling and design of CAD patterns for motorcycle rider. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 10.1108/IJCST-02-2019-0020.
  5. S. Varshney, S. Sharma, D. Gupta, (2019) Factors affecting bacterial load on nurses’ white coats, Journal of Hospital Infection,  102 (4),470-471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.02.014IF-3.354
  6. Manisha Yadav, R.S. Rengasamy, Deepti Gupta (2019), Characterization of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum) waste, Carbohydrate Polymers, 212, 160-168, doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2019.02.034., IF-5.158.
  7. Srikrishna Natarajan & Deepti Gupta (2018): Launderometer based test method for determining shrinkage of wool, The Journal of The Textile Institute, https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2017.1422962, IF – 1.128
  8. Yamini Jhanji, Deepti Gupta & Vijay Kumar Kothari (2017): Thermal and mass transport properties of polyester–cotton plated fabrics in relation to back layer fibre profiles and face layer yarn types, The Journal of The Textile Institute, DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2017.1363948, IF – 1.128
  9. SriKrishna Natarajan & Deepti Gupta (2017) In situ colouration of wool, The Journal of The Textile Institute, 108:10, 1822-1827, DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2017.1292648 IF – 1.128
  10. Yamini Jhanji; Vijay Kumar Kothari,(2016), Deepti Gupta Development and comparison of artificial neural network and statistical model for prediction of thermo-physiological properties of polyester-cotton plated fabrics", Fashion and Textiles3: 19. doi:10.1186/s40691-016-0071-z
  11. Gupta P, Bairagi N, Priyadarshini R, Singh A, Chauhan D, Gupta D, Bacterial contamination of nurses' white coats made from polyester and blend fabric, Journal of Hospital Infections (2016), Vol- 94, 92-94, doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.05.016. IF - 2.544
  12. Gupta P, Bairagi N, Priyadarshini R, Singh A, Chauhan D, Gupta D,  Bacterial contamination of nurses' white coats after 1st and 2nd shift, American Journal of Infection Control, 2016. IF-1.995 , doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.07.014.
  13. Harshita Chaudhary, Deepti Gupta & Charu Gupta (2016): Multifunctional dyeing and finishing of polyester with Sericin and Basic dyes, The Journal of The Textile Institute, DOI: 10.1080/00405000.2016.1165401 IF – 1.128
  14. Deepti Gupta & Srikrishna Natarajan (2016): Cleaner process for shrink proofing of wool using ultraviolet radiation and sericin, The Journal of The Textile Institute.                                                      DOI - 10.1080/00405000.2016.1160757. IF – 1.128
  15. S. Periyasamy, M. L. Gulrajani, Deepti Gupta, and M. Parvathi, Surface Analysis of VUV Irradiated Mulberry Silk through Carbonyl Group Estimation, Fibers and Polymers 2015, Vol.16, No.2, 413-420. DOI 10.1007/s12221-015-0413-2IF – 0.531.
  16. Y. Jhanji, D. Gupta & V.K. Kothari, Moisture management properties of plated knit structures with varying fiber types, The Journal of The Textile Institute,Vol 106, issue 6 (2015) 663-673.                  DOI- 10.1080/00405000.2014.934044  IF – 1.128
  17. Deepti Gupta, Harshita Chaudhary & Charu Gupta Topographical changes in polyester after chemical, physical and enzymatic hydrolysis, The Journal of The Textile Institute, 2015, Vol.106, issue 7,690-698 , IF – 1.128, http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Jw3FKA2Pg3YdgKtKCHcv/full 
  18. Y. Jhanji, D. Gupta and V.K. Kothari, Effect of loop length and filament  fineness on thermo-physiological properties of polyester-cotton plated knit structures, The Journal of The Textile Institute, Vol.106 issue 4, 2015, 383-394. DOI  10.1080/00405000.2014.923594 IF – 1.128
  19. Deepti Gupta, Harshita Chaudhary  & Charu Gupta,  Sericin - based polyester textile for medical applications, The Journal of the Textile Institute, 2015,Vol.106, issue 4, 366-376.IF– 1.128  ,http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2014.922244  
  20. M Bera, R Chattopadhyay, Deepti Gupta, Effect of linear density of inlay yarns on the structural characteristics of knitted fabric tube and pressure generation on cylinder, J. Textile Institute, 2015, Vol.106, issue 1, 39-46. IF – 1.128  doi=10.1080/00405000.2014.902166
  21. Deepti Gupta, Amrit Das, Vasu Jain, Tanvi Soneja, Payal Dang & Prateeksha Srivastava , Design of ergonomic garment for elderly Indian women, Res.J.Text.App., 2013,Vol. 17(3) 118-126 doi- 10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.03.016.
  22. Anjali Arora, Deepali Rastogi, ML Gulrajani and Deepti Gupta, Naphthoquinone colourants from Arnebia nobilis Rech.f., Coloration  Technology, 128 (5), 2012, 350–355October 2012 IF – 1.127  doi: 10.1111/j.1478-4408.2012.00383.x
  23. Anjali Arora, Deepti Gupta, Deepali Rastogi, ML Gulrajani, Antimicrobial activity of naphthoquinones extracted from Arnebia nobilis, Journal of Natural Products, Vol. 5(2012):168-178. IF – 1.265  
  24. Ahmed Kerkeni, Nemeshwaree Behary, Anne Perwuelz and Deepti Gupta, Dyeing of woven polyester fabric with curcumin: effect of dye concentrations and surface pre-activation using air atmospheric plasma and ultraviolet excimer treatment, 2012, Color.Tech., 128, 223-229. IF – 1.127  
  25. R. Chattopadhyay, D. Gupta & M. Bera, Effect of input tension of inlay yarn on the characteristics of circular knitted stretch fabrics and pressure generation, J.Text. Inst., 2012, IF – 1.128 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2012.665237
  26. Kerkeni, D. Gupta, A. Perwuelz, N. Behary, Chemical Grafting of Curcumin at Polyethylene Terephthalate Woven Fabric Surface Using a Prior Surface Activation with Ultraviolet Excimer Lamp, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 120, 1583–1590 (2011).IF – 1.6  
  27. Deepti Gupta, Anthropometric Study of Young Indian Men for Garment sizing, Research Journal of Textile and Apparel,  Vol. 14 (1),  2010, 82-89.
  28. Deepti Gupta, Shantanu Basak, Surface Functionalisation of Wool Using 172 nm UV Excimer lamp, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 117, Issue 6, 2010, 3448–3453, DOI 10.1002/app.32245. ). IF – 1.6  
  29. Deepti Gupta, Avik Banerjee, Protective clothing - Body armour - A historical perspective, Industria Textila, Vol.59 (6), (2008), 262-272.
  30. M. L. Gulrajani, Deepti Gupta, S. Periyasamy, S. G. Muthu, Preparation and application of silver nanoparticles on silk for imparting antimicrobial properties, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 108 (1), (2008) 614 – 623. ). IF – 1.6  
  31. S. Periyasamy, M.L. Gulrajani and  Deepti Gupta,  Modification of one side of mulberry silk fabric by monochromatic VUV excimer lamp, European Polymer Journal, 43 (2007) 4573-4581. IF – 1.6 doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2007.07.014
  32. Deepti Gupta, Periyasamy Sidhan and Abhishek Banerjee, Basic dyeable polyester- a new approach using 172 nm UV excimer lamp, Coloration Technology 2007, Coloration  Technology, 123 (2007) 248–251. IF – 1.127  doi: 10.1111/j.1478-4408.2007.00091.x
  33. S. Periyasamy, M.L. Gulrajani and  Deepti Gupta, Preparation of a multifunctional mulberry silk fabric having hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces using VUV excimer lamp , Surface & Coatings Technology,  201 (2007) 7286–7291, IF – 2.139  doi: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2007.01.03
  34. Deepti Gupta  and Adane Haile, Multifunctional Properties of Cotton Fabric Treated with Chitosan and Carboxymethyl Chitosan, Carbohydrate Polymers,  69 (2007) 164–171. IF – 4.219  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2006.09.023
  35. S.Periyasamy, Deepti Gupta and M.L.Gulrajani, Nanoscale Surface Roughening of Mulberry Silk by Monochromatic VUV Excimer Lamp, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 103 (2007), 4102-4106, IF – 1.6  DOI 10.1002/app.25558
  36. Deepti Gupta, Naveen Garg, Komal  Arora and Neha  Priyadarshini, Body measurement  charts for garment manufacture  based on  a linear programming approach, Journal of Textile and Technology Management, Vol.5 (1) 2006.
  37. Rajni Singh, Astha Jain, Shikha Panwar, Deepti Gupta and SK Khare, Antimicrobial activity of some natural dyes, Dyes and Pigments, Vol. 66 (2) Aug. 2005, 99-102. IF- 4.055
  38. Deepti Gupta, Sudhir K Khare and Ankur Laha, Antimicrobial properties of natural dyes against Gram-negative bacteria, Coloration Technology, 120, 2004, 167-171.
  39. Gupta D  and Gangadhar B R, A Statistical Model For Developing Body Size Charts For Garments,  Int. Jour. Clothing Science and Technology, Vol.16 (5) 2004, 458-469. IF- 0.418
  40. Deepti Gupta, ML Gulrajani and Shipra Kumari, Light fastness of naturally occurring anthraquinone dyes on nylon, Coloration Technology , 120 (2004), 205-212. IF- 1.127
  41. Deepti Gupta, Shipra Kumari and M. L. Gulrajani, Dyeing studies with hydroxy anthraquinones extracted from Indian madder (Rubia cordifolia) Part 1. Dyeing of nylon with Purpurin (1, 2, 4-trihydroxy anthraquinone), Coloration Technology, 117 (2001), 328-332. IF- 1.127
  42. Deepti Gupta, Shipra Kumari and M. L. Gulrajani, Dyeing studies with hydroxy anthraquinones extracted from Indian madder (Rubia cordifolia) Part 2. Dyeing of nylon and polyester with nordamncanthal (1,3 - dihydroxy-2 – formyl anthraquinone), Coloration Technology , 117 (2001), 333-336. IF- 1.1.27
  43. Deepti Bahl Gupta & M.L. Gulrajani , The light fading mechanism of dyes derived from rhubarb extract, Journal of  Society of Dyers and Colourists, Volume 112, Oct.1996, 269-272.
  44. Deepti Bahl Gupta & M.L. Gulrajani , Kinetic & thermodynamic studies on 2-Hydroxy, 1,4-naphthoquinone (lawsone), Journal of  Society of Dyers and Colourists, Volume 110, March 1994, p112-115 .

Indian refereed journals

  1. S Natarajan, D Gupta (2020),   Novel method for biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using melanin and its application on wool to impart antimicrobial activity, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research (IJFTR), 5 (2),
  2. S. Varshney, A. Sain, G. Anand, D. Gupta, S. Sharma (2019), A robust method for nucleic acid extraction from fabrics to study bacterial diversity, Journal of Biosciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12038-019-9935-x
  3. Yamini Jhanji, Deepti Gupta & Vijay Kumar Kothari (2018), Prediction of thermo-physiological properties of plated knits by different neural network architectures, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research Vol. 43, pp. 44-52.
  4. Yamini Jhanji, Deepti Gupta & Vijay Kumar Kothari (2017), Effect of fibre, yarn and fabric variables on heat and moisture transport properties of plated knit, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research Vol. 42, June 2017, pp. 255-263.
  5. Yamini Jhanji, Deepti Gupta & V K Kothari (2017), Moisture management and wicking properties of polyester- cotton plated knits, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research Vol. 42, June 2017, pp. 183-188 .
  6. SriKrishna Natarajan & Deepti Gupta, Bio mimetic coloration of wool using plant juice, IJFTR Vol.41 ,September  2016,306-311.
  7. Y Jhanji, D Gupta, & V K Kothari, Liquid transfer properties and drying behavior of plated knitted fabrics with varying fibre types, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research,  IJFTR Vol.40 , June  2015,162-169.
  8. Deepti Gupta, Harshita Chaudhary and Charu Gupta,  Sericin based bioactive coating for polyester fabric, IJFTR, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, IJFTR Vol.40 , March 2015,70-80.
  9. Deepti Gupta,  Anjali Agrawal and Abhilasha Rangi, Extraction and characterisation of silk sericin, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, IJFTR Vol.39 (4),December  2014,364-372. http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/30099
  10. Deepti Gupta, ML Gulrajani, Ashish N thakur and Anjali Agrawal, Optimization of parameters for application of sericin on cotton knits, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, IJFTR Vol.39(3),September 2014,260-267. http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/29393
  11. Moumita Bera,  R Chattopadhyay and Deepti Gupta, The effect of fibre blend on comfort characteristics of elastic knitted fabrics used for pressure garments", Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series E Chemical and Textile Engineering, 2014, ISSN 2250-2483, Volume 95, Number 1, 41-47 . DOI 10.1007/s40034-014-0029-x
  12. Deepti Gupta, Ashish Srivastava and Sunil Kale, Thermal  properties of single and double layer fabric assemblies , Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, Vol. 38, December 2013, pp. 387-394.
  13. Anjali Arora, Deepti Gupta, Deepali Rastogi and M L Gulrajani, Dyeing parameters of the hydroxynaphthoquinones extracted from Arnebia nobilis Rech.f., Ind.J. Fib. Text. Res., Vol.37, 2012, 91-97.
  14. Anjali Arora, Deepti Gupta, Deepali Rastogi and M L Gulrajani, Kinetics and thermodynamics of dye extracted from Arnebia nobilis Rech.f. on wool, Ind.J. Fib. Text. Res., Vol. 37, 2012, 178-182.
  15. Deepti Gupta, Design and Engineering of Functional clothing, Ind.J. Fib. Text. Res, Vol.36, 2011,327-335.
  16. Deepti Gupta, Functional Clothing - Definition and Classification, Ind.J. Fib. Text. Res., Vol.36, 2011,321-326.
  17. ML Gulrajani, Deepti Gupta, Emerging Techniques for functional finishing of textiles, Ind.J. Fib. Text. Res., Vol.36, 2011, 388-397.
  18. Deepti Gupta, R Chattopadhyay and Moumita Bera, Comfort Properties of Pressure Graments in extended state, Ind.J. Fib. Text. Res., Vol.36,2011,415-421.
  19. Anjali Arora, ML Gulrajani and Deepti Gupta, Identification and characterization of Ratanjot (Arnebia nobilis), Natural Product Radiance, Vol.8 (2) 2009, 142-145.
  20. Deepti Gupta and Somes Bhaumik, Antimicrobial treatment for Textiles, Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research, Vol. 32, June (2007) 254-263.
  21. Deepti Gupta and Ankur Laha,  Antimicrobial Activity of Cotton Fabric Treated with Quercus infectoria extract, Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research, Vol.32, March 2007, 88-92.
  22. Deepti Gupta, Astha Jain and Shikha Panwar, Anti UV And Anti Microbial  Properties Of some Natural Dyes on cotton, Indian Journal of Fibre Science and Technology, Vol.30, June 2005, 190-195.
  23. ML Gulrajani, Deepti Gupta and Priyanka Gupta, Application of natural dyes on bleached coir yarn, Indian Journal of Fibre Science and Technology, Vol.28, Dec.2003, pp 466-470.
  24. Deepti Gupta, Biotechnology applications in textiles, Indian Journal of Fibre Science and Technology , Vol.26, March-June 2001,p206-213
  25. M.L.Gulrajani, Deepti Gupta & S.R. Maulik, Studies on dyeing with natural dyes: Part-III- Dyeing of Ratanjot dye on nylon & polyester, Indian Journal of Fibre Science and Technology, Vol.24, Dec.1999,p 294-296
  26. M.L.Gulrajani, Deepti Gupta & S.R. Maulik, Studies on dyeing with natural dyes: Part-II- Dyeing of berberine on acrylic Fibre, Indian Journal of Fibre Science and Technology , Vol.24, Sept.1999, p223-225.
  27. M.L.Gulrajani, Deepti Gupta & S.R. Maulik, Studies on dyeing with natural dyes: Part I-Dyeing  of annato on nylon & polyester, Indian Journal of Fibre Science and Technology, Vol.24, June 1999,p131- 135
  28. Deepti Bahl Gupta & M. L. Gulrajani, Studies on dyeing with natural dye Juglone ( 5-Hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone), Indian Journal of Fibre Science and Technology, Vol.18, December 1993, p 202-206


Popular Articles


  1. Y Jhanji, D Gupta and V K Kothari, (2015), Thermo‑physiological properties of polyester–cotton plated fabrics in relation to fibre linear density and yarn type, Fashion and Textiles  2:16 DOI 10.1186/s40691-015-0041-x (Open access)
  2. Deepti Gupta, Functional Clothing- Definition and Classification, Cotton Africa Magazine, Aug. 2012, published by ACTIF, Kenya.
  3. Sanjay Gupta and Deepti Gupta, Creatively engineered sportswear fabrics, ATA Journal, Aug-Sep. 2003, pp 82-83.
  4. Sanjay Gupta and Deepti Gupta, Convergence-keyword for CAD/CAM”, ATA -Journal, 2002, 13(2). 53-54.
  5. Sanjay Gupta and Deepti Gupta, Finishing the microbial attack, ATA Journal, Hong Kong, Aug-Sept. 2001. 92-95
  6. Deepti Gupta & Sanjay Gupta, Non conventional applications of biotechnology in textile industry, ATA Journal, Feb/Mar 2001,p46-48
  7. Sanjay Gupta & Deepti Gupta, Green concept: Natural dyes, ATA  Journal ,Oct/Nov.1999, p18-22
  8. Sanjay Gupta & Deepti Gupta, Fusing developments in pressing & finishing, ATA  Journal Apr/May 1999,p
  9. Sanjay Gupta & Deepti Gupta, Fabric Performance Testing- a Design Tool, ATA Journal , Apr/May 1998,p
  10. Sanjay Gupta & Deepti Gupta., From workstation to thread, ATA Journal, Jun/Jul 1997, p
  11. Sanjay Gupta & Deepti Gupta., The Final Finish, ATA Journal, Oct/Nov 1997,p
  12. Sanjay Gupta &  Deepti Gupta, Pressing , steaming, wrinkle-free, ATA Journal Oct/Nov. 1996,p 54-57


  1. Basak, SGupta, D, Advanced processing of woollen textile pretreated with UV excimer radiation, Man-Made Textiles in India, Volume 41, Issue 6, June 2013, Pages 204-209
  2. Deepti Gupta, Nitish Mondal, Shrink Resist Treatment of Wool using UV Excimer Radiation, Colourage, Jan. 2013, 33-39.
  3. Deepti Gupta, VK Kothari and Yamini Jhanji, Thermal comfort properties of innerwear fabrics, Asian  Textile Journal, July 2012, 62-67.
  4. Deepti Gupta, R Chattopadhyay and M Bera,Compression Stockings- structure property analysis”, Asian Technical Textiles, Jan 2011, 39-45.
  5. Deepti Gupta, Sarvesh, Kirtika Sharma, Prachi Deedwania, Janmejay Pratap Singh,Cooling pad for laptop ComputerAsian Technical Textiles, Feb.2011, 51-54.
  6. Roli Singh and Deepti Gupta, Moisture Management in synthetic textiles, Asian Technical Textiles, Vol. 4(2), June 2010, 47-51.
  7. Deepti Gupta, TA Amera and R Chattopadhyay, Electrically conducting textiles, Asian Technical Textiles, Vol. 4(1) , March 2010, 47-50.
  8. Deepti Gupta and Teshale Fille, Preparation of low molecular weight chitosan (LMWC) derivatives using cellulases, Asian Dyer, Vol 5 (6),December, 2008, pp25-30.
  9. Deepti Gupta and Komal Saini, Low molecular weight chitosan derivatives for antimicrobial treatment of cotton, Colourage, Vol.  55(4), April 2008, 42- 48.
  10. Deepti Gupta and Ruchi, UPF characteristics of natural Dyes and textiles dyed with them, Colourage, Vol. 54(4),April 2007,pp75-80
  11. Deepti Gupta, Mass customization: the way forward for the Indian Garment Industry, Clothesline, July 2002, pp 85-90
  12. Deepti Gupta , Mechanism of dyeing synthetic fibres with natural dyes, Colourage, March 2000, p23-26
  13. Deepti Gupta, Review of light fading mechanism of dyed materials, Colourage, Oct1999, p17-20
  14. Deepti Gupta , Fastness properties of natural dyes, Part II : Effect of chemical structure on light fastness, Colourage, August 1999,p41-46
  15. Deepti Gupta , Fastness properties of natural dyes, Part I: Introduction & review of literature, Colourage, July1999,p35-38
  16. Deepti Gupta & Bhawana Goswami, Processing technology for cotton garments- a Review, Clothesline, February 1994,p85-90.
  17. M.L. Gulrajani, Deepti B. Gupta, Anita Kumari & Manoj Jain,  Dyeing with Red Natural Dyes, Indian Textile Journal, May (1993) p90
  18. M.L. Gulrajani, Deepti B. Gupta, Varsha Aggarwal & Manoj Jain, Some Studies on Natural Yellow Dyes, Part – V: Harshingar, Safflower and Barberry, Indian Textile Journal, 102 (11) (1992) p86
  19. M.L. Gulrajani, Deepti B. Gupta, Varsha Aggarwal & Manoj Jain, Some Studies on Natural Yellow Dyes, Part IV: Tannins: Terminalia Chebula and Punica Granatum, Indian Textile Journal, (1992) p78-83 
  20. M.L. Gulrajani, Deepti B. Gupta, Varsha Aggarwal & Manoj Jain, Some Studies on Natural Yellow Dyes, Part III: Quinones: Henna, Dolu, Indian Textile Journal, March (1992) p76
  21. M.L. Gulrajani, Deepti B. Gupta, Varsha Aggarwal & Manoj Jain, Some Studies on Natural Yellow Dyes : Part II : Flavonoids – Kapila/Onion/Tesu, Indian Textile Journal, Feb. (1992) 78
  22. M.L. Gulrajani, Deepti B. Gupta, Varsha Aggarwal & Manoj Jain, Some Studies on Natural Yellow Dyes : Part I: CI Natural Yellow 3 : Turmeric, Indian Textile Journal, Jan. (1992) 50
  23. Deepti Bahl & KC Gupta, Development of dyeing process of silk with natural dye-cutch, Colourage, Nov.16-30,1988, p22-24
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