Principal Investigator

  .............................Success is a Science; If you have the Conditions, you get the Result. by Oscar Wilde

Dr. Umaprasana Ojha
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae-Bareli     
(Institute of National Importance)        
UP-229316, India
From left: Subhankar, Suman, Niharika, Uma, Swapnajeet, & Ujjwal
Research Interests
      Synthesis and Characterization of nano-structured materials and networks for the following applications
  •    Enhanced oil recovery
  •   Gas separation and storage
  •   Implantable medical device
  •   Photo voltaics
Important: Looking for motivated PhD students with valid GATE/NET score to work in DST sponsored projects, background knowledge in organic/polymer chemistry is desirable.
Positions Held
  • 2014 March onward: Associate Professor, Chemistry, RGIPT, Raebareli
  • 2010 July to 2014 February: Asst. Professor, Chemistry, RGIPT, Raebareli
  • 2006-2010: Post doctoral associate, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

Academic Honors
  • 2010-11: Best Teacher Award (RGIPT, Raebareli)
  • 2002: Adani award for best teaching assistantship (IIT Bombay).
  • 2000: Qualified JRF, Joint entrance test (CSIR-UGC).
  • 1999: Qualified graduate aptitude test in engineering, GATE. 91.6 percentile (149 rank)
  • 1999: R. K. Nanda award for seminar presentation on “Metallomesogens” (Ravenshaw College).

Representative Publications
  • Self-Healable & Recyclable Dynamic Covalent Networks Based on Room Temperature Exchangeable Hydrazide Michael Adduct Linkages. Macromolecules, 2018.
  • Ionization-Induced Reversible Aggregation of Self-Assembled Polycarbonyl Hydrazide Nanoparticles: A Potential Candidate for Turn-On Base Sensor and pH-Switchable Materials ACS Appl Nano Mater, 2017
  • Dye Labelled Polyacryloyl Hydrazide−Ag Nanoparticle Fluorescent Probe for Ultra-sensitive and Selective Detection of Au Ion  ACS Omega2017. 
  • Recyclable Thermosets based on Dynamic Amidation and Aza-Michael Addition Chemistry Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 7814-7824.
  • A General Reagent Free Route to pH Responsive Polyacryloyl Hydrazide Capped Metal Nanogels for Synergistic Anticancer Therapeutic ACS Appl. Mater. Interface 2015, 7, 11497-11507.
  • Polyacryloyl Hydrazide Based Injectable & Stimulai Responsive Hydrogel with Tunable Properties J. Mater. Chem. B 2014.
  • Polyacryloyl Hydrazide: An Efficient, Simple and Cost Effective Precursor to a Range of Functional Materials through Hydrazide Based Click Reactions ACS Appl. Mater. Interface2014, 6, 1855-1865.
  • Thermoresponsive Semicrystalline Poly(ε-caprolactone) Networks: Exploiting Cross-linking with Cinnamoyl Moieties to Design Polymers with Tunable Shape Memory. ACS Appl. Mater. Interface2012, 4, 645-657.
  • “A novel approach to synthesis of different end-functionalized polyisobutylenes using nucleophilic substitution reactions” Macromolecules 2008, 41, 3832-3841.