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Faculty

Dr. Amrita Tripathi Sheikh, M.Sc., Ph.D. (IIT-Kanpur) Physical Chemistry

Dr. Amrita Tripathi Sheikh did B.Sc. in 1976 from Isabella Thoburn College, University of Lucknow, Lucknow and completed her M.Sc. and Ph. D from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Her research area, in particular, is quantum chemistry and spectroscopy. She has been working at Miranda House, University of Delhi since 1984 and is a dedicated teacher with a keen interest in Green Chemistry and issues related to the environment and sustainable development. She has mentored the University of Delhi Star Innovation Project student mentees.

Dr. Mallika Pathak M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Delhi); Physical Chemistry

Dr. Mallika Pathak is an alumna of Miranda House. She has been a faculty at Miranda House since 2006. She is a recipient of awards like Most Promising Innovation in 2016 from University of Delhi; Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in 2015 from University of Delhi and Australian Leadership Award Fellow (ALAF) in 2013. A Computational Chemist by training she has many research papers in various peer reviewed International Journals, authored one book chapter for Elsevier Publishing House and has filed a patent in 2017. She is passionate about promoting Active Learning and working with students on innovative projects. Her research interests include Drug-molecular interactions, Nano-chemistry and its application to water purification etc. She has been a PI and Co-PI for three major research projects under DU Innovation and Star Innovation Projects. At present she is the Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Chemistry with effect from February 2019.

Dr. Sharda Mahilkar Sonkar, M.Sc., Ph.D.; Organic Chemistry

Dr Sharda Mahilkar Sonkar is an alumna of Miranda House during B.Sc. (2001) and M.Sc. (2003) with specialization in organic chemistry. She was awarded Ph.D. in the year 2009. She has several research publications, has been co-author of a chapter in a book and co-author of a book. She has been mentor and facilitator for different summer training projects at D S Kothari Centre for Research and Innovation in Science Education, Miranda House. She has been a co-investigator of the Innovation Project: More Miles on Yamuna (2013-2015) and Synthesis of Henna (Lawsonia inermis) based Scaffolds and Comparison of their Colour and Anti-microbial Activity (2015-2016). She has been working at Miranda House since 2006. Her academic interests are Green Chemistry, Chemical Education and Pedagogy of Science Teaching.


Dr. Kalawati Saini, M.Sc., Ph.D.; Physical Chemistry

Dr. Kalawati Saini is teaching in Miranda House, University of Delhi as Assistant Professor since 2009. She did her M.Sc. (2000) and Ph.D. (2005, with Dr. Rajayashree Pandey) from Chemistry Department, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. She is a recognized Ph.D. supervisor with 4 Ph.D. students. She received the IAAM Scientist Medal-2017 award from the International Association of Advanced Materials, USA. She worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics, University of Rajasthan (2005-2006) and in the Materials Chemistry Lab, Department of Chemistry, IIT-Delhi (2007-2009). She has published 23 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has two years and seven months of teaching experience of PG classes (IIT, Delhi and Kanoria PG. College, U.O.R, Jaipur). Her research focuses on synthesis and characterization of advanced functional materials (Nanostructures, Metal-Organic Frameworks) for different potential applications such as renewable energy harvesting, supercapacitor, water-purification, sensing and anticancer.

Ms Nutan Rani, M.Sc. Organic Chemistry

Ms Nutan Rani has been a student of Miranda House during B.Sc. (2005) and M.Sc. (2007). She did specialization in Organic Chemistry. She has been working in Miranda House as Assistant Professor since 2008. She is a dedicated teacher and has a keen interest in Green Chemistry. She is at present engaged in her doctoral research in Miranda House and also coordinates the Nanochemistry Add-on Course.


Dr. Malti Sharma, M.Sc., Ph.D.; Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Malti Sharma has been teaching in Miranda House since 2009. She has done M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) and Ph.D. from Rajasthan University, Jaipur under the guidance of Prof R.C. Mehrotra and Dr. A. Singh. During her research tenure she was selected as SRF and RA (CSIR) in Rajasthan University and RA (UGC) in the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi. She has published 25 papers and 4 reviews in National and International journals of repute. She has 12 years’ research experience in the field of Synthetic Inorganic and Metallo-organic Chemistry with special emphasis on heterometallic alkoxides. She has about 3 years’ teaching experience of PG classes in University of Delhi. She has participated as Mentor and Facilitator at the summer workshops organised by D. S. Kothari Centre of Research and Innovation in Science Education, Miranda House. She received Most Promising Innovation award for her innovation project in 2016.

Dr Smriti Sharma Bhatia, M.Sc., Ph.D; Physical Chemistry

Dr Smriti Sharma Bhatia is an alumna of University of Delhi attaining her graduation, Post-graduation and Ph.D. Degrees from University of Delhi. She has a teaching experience of more than 12 years. Along with a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, she also has a PG Diploma in Educational Technology and a Diploma in Applied Nanotechnology. She has undertaken six major research projects and has been a Faculty Research Fellow at IIT Delhi. A well published researcher, she is a member of various illustrious research bodies like the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Indian Women Scientists Association (IWSA), and Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). She regularly contributes as a resource person and consultant to NCERT, e-PG Pathshala –INFLIBINET. She is active in community service and is the secretary of the NGO Dadhichi Deh Daan Samiti (DDDS) working for organ and body donation.

Ms. Anita Kumari, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., M.Phil.; Organic Chemistry

Miss Anita Kumari did B.Sc. in 2004 from Swami Vivekanand Govt College, Ghumarwin, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. She did B. Ed. in 2005 from Govt College of Teacher Education Dharmshala, HP University. She did M.Sc. in 2007 and completed her M.Phil in 2008 from Himachal Pradesh University. She specialized in Organic Chemistry and her research area is Polymer Chemistry. She has been working at Miranda House, University of Delhi since 2009 as Assistant Professor and is a dedicated teacher. She is at present engaged in doctoral research. She has an interest in students’ quiz activities.

Dr Deepti Rawat, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.; Inorganic Chemistry

Dr Deepti Rawat received her Bachelor’s degree (2002)from Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi and M.Sc. (2004) from Jamia Millia Islamia. She was awarded M.Phil. (2007) and Ph.D. (2012, Inorganic Chemistry) from University of Delhi. She has teaching experience of over eight years. In the course of her research, she has been engaged in preparation and characterization of various inorganic-organic hybrid silica catalysts. Her research interests are related to Green Chemistry. She was project co-Investigator for the DU Innovation Project titled: Bio-inspired copper nanoparticles and its application as antibacterial agent. She has published six papers in international peer reviewed journals and has one book to her credit. She has participated and presented papers in various international and national conferences.

Dr Poonam M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Delhi); Organic Chemistry

Poonam pursued her B.Sc., M.Sc. and M. Phil. degrees from University of Delhi and eventually obtained her Doctorate degree in 2012 with research focus in Organic Chemistry. She joined the faculty in Miranda House as an Assistant Professor in July 2015. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Loyola University, Chicago, USA. She is also an Adjunct-Visiting Senior Researcher at Russia. She has been a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Investigator Award at the International Conference, ICBTM-2019. Currently, she is guiding two Ph.D. students. Her research interests include Medicinal, Bioorganic and Material Chemistry. She has contributed several publications in reputed international journals, two book chapters and one US Patent to her credit. She is engaged in national and international research projects to extend her concepts and implement new techniques and sustainable routes to solve the global issues. She has deep interest in students’ queries, issues related to sustainable development, cultural and sports activities.

Dr Anshika Lumb, M.Sc., Ph.D.; Organic Chemistry

Dr Anshika Lumb did her B.Sc. (2006) and M.Sc. (2008) from Miranda House, University of Delhi and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of Delhi. She was a rank holder and Gold Medallist in M.Sc. Organic Chemistry (2008). She has several research papers in international journals. She has been working in Miranda House since 2012. She has participated as mentor at summer workshops organized by D. S. Kothari Centre for Research and Innovation in Science Education, Miranda House.