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Leena Nebhani Surface and Macromolecular Chemistry Lab

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Surface and Macromolecular Chemistry Lab

Dr. Leena Nebhani studied Chemistry at the University of Rajasthan and Polymer Science & Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. She completed PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany after which she was working at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, USA as a Senior Scientist. Dr. Nebhani joined Indian Institute of Technology Delhi as an Assistant Professor in April 2015. Dr. Nebhani’s research interests include establishing range of highly innovative protocols for-

  1. Macromolecular surface engineering and functionalization of surfaces via combination of orthogonal and controlled radical polymerization techniques
  2. Synthetic 'grafting-to' and 'grafting-from' routes for conjugating macromolecules/elastomers to a variety of surfaces
  3. Preparation of organically modified mesoporous silica nanoparticles and its application in nanomedicine and as clean energy source.
  4. Synthesis of functionalized filler and elastomer
  5. Synthesis of anti-fouling and biocompatible surface
  6. Synthesis of antimicrobial hydrogels and cryogels for water disinfection
  • PhD in Polymer Chemistry from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik. Initiated PhD at Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design, University of New South , Sept 2007-July 2010
  • Master of Technology in Polymer Science and Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, July 2005-June 2007
  • Master of Science in Chemistry (Major Organic Chemistry) from Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, August 2001-Dec 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Honors (subsidiary subject-Industrial Microbiology) from Maharani College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, July 1998-June 2001
Visiting faculty May 2019-June 2019 University of New South Wales, Australia
Visiting faculty June-July 2018 University of Sydney, Australia
Visiting faculty May 2017-July 2017 University of New South Wales, Australia
Assistant Professor 2015-Present Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Honors and Awards

  • Third position in Industrial Microbiology first year examination, University of Rajasthan, India
  • Seventh position in Bachelor of Sciences (Honors), University of Rajasthan, India
  • Second position in Master of Sciences, University of Rajasthan, India
  • Qualified Junior Research Fellowship examination conducted jointly by CSIR and UGC
  • All India rank of 67th in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with percentile of 98.13
  • First position in Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • DAAD scholarship to complete Master of Technology final year project from Technical University Dresden, Germany
  • Postgraduate scholarship from Faculty of Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia which included annual stipend and remission of tuition fees
  • Development of innovative and scalable technologies-Successfully transferred technology from lab scale to pilot plant scale (500 gallon). Nine granted US patents and two US patent applications.
Polymer Characterization PTL705 (I Semester 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018).
  • Polymer Characterization PTL705 (I Semester 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018).)
  • Polymer Chemistry Lab PTP709 (I Semester 2017-2018).)
  • Polymer Processing Lab PTP720 (II Semester 2015-2016).)
  • Polymer Testing and Properties PTL706 (II Semester 2015-2016).)
  • Polymer Blends and Composites PTL712 (II Semester 2017-2018).)
  • Prof. Cheng-Yu Wang, NCTU, Taiwan
  • Prof. Leonie Barner (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Prof. Dirk Kuckling (University of Paderborn, Germany)
  • Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Dr. Edgar Wong (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Dr. Aditya Rawal and Dr. James Hook (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, USA
  • Macromolecular Surface Engineering via RAFT-HDA Chemistry, L. Nebhani, 2010, VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbrueken, ISBN 978-3-639-30383-4.
  • Chemical Analysis of Polymers, L. Nebhani, A. Jaisingh (Book chapter in Polymer Science and Innovative Applications, Edited by M. A. Al-Maadeed and D. Ponnamma, 2019Elsevier, accepted)