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Dr. Manu Vashishtha

Lecturer (Chemistry)



QualificationName of the InstituteUniversityYear of Passing
Ph.DDharmsinh Desai University, Gujarat, IndiaDharmsinh Desai University, Gujarat, India2015
M.Phil.Department of Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, ShimlaHimachal Pradesh University, Shimla2008
M.Sc.School of Chemical Science, Devi Ahilya University, IndoreDevi Ahilya University, Indore2006
B.Sc.D.N.P.G. College MeerutC.C.S.University, Meerut2004
Experience TypeInstitute/ Company NameDesignationFromTo
TeachingDr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair Lecturer (UPSC selected)24 Nov. 2016Till Date
Research Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay)Institute Post Doctoral Fellow23 June 201518 Nov. 2016
TeachingB.I.T. MeerutAssistant Professor24 Jan. 200818 Oct. 2010
ResearchIndian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT- Delhi)Faculty summer research fellowMay 2010June 2010
ResearchNational Chemical Laboratory, Pune (NCL-Pune)Project InternFeb 2006April 2006
ResearchIndian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay)Summer research Fellow selected by Indian Academy of Science, BangaloreMay 2005June 2005



1. Development of novel hydrogels by modification of sterculia gum through radiation cross-linking polymerization for use in drug delivery. Baljit Singh, Manu Vashishtha, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 266 9 (2008) 2009-2020.                                                                                                                                  (Impact factor: 2.1)


2. Ornidazole containing sterculia gum based hydrogels for use in drug delivery Baljit Singh, Manu VashishthaMaterials Science and Technology, 30 (2014) 340-348.                             (Impact factor: 1.2)


3. 3. Crystallite Size Dependence on Structural Parameters and Photocatalytic Activity of Microemulsion Mediated Synthesized Zno Nanoparticles Annealed at Different Temperatures. Jyoti Sharma, Manu Vashishtha, D.O.Shah GJSFR (2014) Volume 14 Issue 5: 19-31.                                                                                                                                                                           (Impact factor: 1.4)


4. A novel approach for selective cross aldol condensation using reusable NaOH-cationic micellar systems. Manu Vashishtha, Manish Mishra, Dinesh O. Shah, Applied Catalysis A: General 466 (2013) 38– 44.

Highly downloaded articles in few months -212 downloads (Congratulation email from Elsevier) (Impact factor: 4.5)


5. Application of aqueous NaOH-cationic premicellar catalytic system– Premicellar catalysis; factor influencing selectivity of Flavanone & Chalcones Manu Vashishtha, Manish Mishra, Dinesh O. Shah, Journal of Molecular Liquids (2015) 151-159.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Impact factor: 2.8)


6. Molecular mechanism of micellar catalysis of cross aldol reaction: Effect of factant chain length and surfactant cocentrationManu VashishthaManish Mishra, Dinesh O. Shah, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical (2015) 143–154.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Impact factor: 4.4)


7. Organobase catalysis using 1-(2-pyrimidyl) piperazine in micellar medium: an approach for better performance and reusability of organobase.Manu VashishthaManish Mishra, Dinesh O. Shah Green Chemistry, (2016) Advance article.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Impact factor: 9.1)



  • Study of Langmuir Blodgett Monolayers of Napthenic Acids at Air/Water Interface: Effect of pH Part-I. Manu Vashishtha, Laksh Agarwal, Abusaif Khan, Vinay A. Juvekar, Rochish Thaokar, Complex Fluid Conference, 2016, 2-4 January, 2016, at IISER Pune.
  • Study of Langmuir Blodgett Monolayers of Napthenic Acids at Air/Water Interface: Effect of nature of Salt Part-II. Manu Vashishtha, Laksh Agarwal, Abusaif Khan, Vinay A. Juvekar, Rochish Thaokar, Research Scholar Symposium , 13 Feb. 2016, at Department of Chemical Engineering,IIT Bombay.
  • Characterization of Interfacial Films Prepared by Interfacial Poly-Condensation Using Spinning Drop Rheometer. Manu Vashishtha, Sonali Kulkarni, Vinay A. Juvekar. International conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, Properties and Applications (ICM-2016) 13, 14 and 15 May 2016 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  • Application of reuseable aqueous NaOH-mixed micellar catalytic system for green and selective cross aldol condensation reaction. Manu Vashishtha, Manish Kumar Mishra, Dinesh O. Shah, 22nd National Symposium on Catalysis (CATSYMP 22) Catalysis for better tomorrow, Janurary 7-9, 2015.
  •  Micellar Catalysis for green and selective synthesis in water, 20th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS 2014), June 22nd -27th Coimbra, Portugal, Manu Vashishtha, Manish Kumar Mishra, Dinesh O. Shah.
  • Oral presentation at International Union of Material Research Society; IUMRS-ICA 2014, 24-31 August 2014, University of Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Poster presentation at International Union of Material Research Society; IUMRS-ICA  2014, 24-31 August 2014, University of Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Is kinetics of micelles related to micellar catalysis, 19th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS 2012), June 24th to 28th University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Manu Vashishtha, Manish Kumar Mishra, Dinesh O. Shah.
  • Poster presented at 2nd Indo-German symposium Green Chemistry and Catalysis for Sustainable Development. 29 - 31 October, 2012, ICT, Mumbai.
  • Oral presentation in Polymer Congress (APA-2009) on 'Polymer Science and Technology: Vision & Scenario' December 17-20, 2009 at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi.


Book Publication

  1. Maung Win, Paul Lang, Manu Vashishtha, and D.O. Shah, Part V. Formulation and Application of Surfactant Aggregates, Pharmaceutical Microemulsions and Drug Delivery, Surfactant Science and Technology: Retrospects and Prospects Laurence S. Romsted (Editor) 2014, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, UK.
  1. Colloid and Interfacial Science
  2. Nanotechnology
  3. Metal oxide and Organic Nanoparticles synthesis,
  4. Micellar catalysis (Nano-reactors for  Catalysis)
  5. Green Chemistry,
  6. Enzyme catalysis,
  7. Langmuir-Blodgett films,
  8. Interfacial rheology of crude oil,
  9. Asphaltene & Napthenic acid Chemistry
  1. Prof. Dinesh O. Shah Research Excellence Award 2012-13.
  2. Endeavour Research Fellowship Award 2016, Australian Government.
  3. TU Chemnitz, Germany DAAD-Summer-Academy for “Structure Formation – From a Cloud of   Atoms to a Crystal from September 13-26, 2009. (Sponsored by DAAD)
  4. International Summer School on “Innovative Approaches in Regenerative Medicine” in Berlin,Gemany from 18 July to 02 August 2009.(sponsored by DAAD).
  5. Secured 3rd rank in M.Sc. merit list of D.A.V.V. University Campus, Indore
  6. Secured 19th rank in B.Sc. merit list among all affiliated colleges C. C. S. University, Meerut
  7. Winner of inter college Debate competition.
  8. 2 years 240 hours camp certificate participation at National Service Scheme (N.S.S.).
  9. Winner of National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Interface Badminton tournament, 2006
TopicName of College/ InstituteDuration and Dates
Outcome based educationNITTTR Kolkatta2 weeks (1 May 2017- 11 May 2017)

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