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Krysti L. Knoche Gupta, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry

Teaching Interests

CHEM 109: General Chemistry II + Lab
CHEM 213: Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEM 344: Modern Applied Separations and Spectrometry
CHEM 438: Physical Analysis Laboratory


Faculty Advisor for the UW-Eau Claire Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society
Faculty Advisor for the Chemistry Student Safety Team

Research and Creative Activities

Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Bioelectrochemistry, Catalysis
Electrochemistry is the study of chemical reactions that involve electron transfer. Most chemical reactions that are relevant to our society’s modern energy issues involve electron transfer, including reactions in batteries, solar panels, fuel cells for hydrogen-powered cars, and carbon fixation technologies. 
Students in the Knoche Gupta group use electrochemical techniques to study catalysts for these important electrochemical reactions.


Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Iowa, 2015
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Tulsa, 2010

Honors and Recognitions

2021 WiSys Spark Grant
2020 Undergraduate Analytical Research Program Award from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP UARP)
2014 Innovation and Leadership Award for Women of Innovation from the Technology Association of Iowa

Previous Professional Experience

Visiting Research Faculty studying Bipolar Electrodes under Dr. Robbyn Anand, Iowa State University, 2017-2018
Lecturer of Chemistry, Grand View University, 2017-2018
Postdoctoral Fellow studying Bioelectrochemistry under Dr. Shelley Minteer, University of Utah, 2015-2017
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant under Dr. Johna Leddy, University of Iowa, 2011-2015
Radiochemistry Technician, Analytical Laboratory Services, Fort Collins, CO, 2010-2011