Principal Investigator

  ...............Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. by O. Mandino

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
  • 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.
  • “Design, synthesis and characterization of main chain aromatic polyesters based on 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene” J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym Chem. 2006, 44, 3479-3486.