Dr. Neetu Singh


E-mail: sneetu@iitd.ac.in

Neetu Singh obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees from University of Mumbai, after which she moved to USA to perform doctoral work in chemistry with Prof. Andrew Lyon at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. At Georgia Tech, she worked on developing novel synthetic routes towards the design of multifunctional hydrogel nanoparticles. Following her PhD, she moved to Cambridge, MA to pursue her postdoctoral studies at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology with Prof. Sangeeta Bhatia. In the Bhatia laboratory, her research efforts were focused on developing nanomaterials for achieving and investigating RNAi therapy.

Neetu returned to India and joined as faculty in the Polymer Sciences and Engineering Division at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune in 2012.

Neetu joined as an Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBME), IIT-Delhi in April 2014. In her current program at IITD, she is establishing a research program that explores systematic probing into nanomaterials biological activity and formulates “design rules” for developing biosystem for specific bio-medical & technological applications.

Her important scientific contribution in developing strategies for managing cancer got her the Kiran Shaw-Mazumdar International Oncology Fellowship, for establishing cancer-based-research ties with MIT, USA. She is also a recipient of the “Innovative Young Biotechnologist award 2013” by DBT, India.

Office: Block II-388

Lab: MRNB Laboratory

Block II -98, 395, 396

Center for Bio-Medical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology,

Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India


Associate Professor March 2019- Present

Assistant Professor April 2014-March 2019

Center for Biomedical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

Senior Scientist (E1), February 2012-April 2014

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

Post-doctoral Associate, 2008-11

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA


Doctor of Philosophy (2008), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Master of Science, Organic Chemistry (2001) University of Mumbai, India

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (1999) University of Mumbai, India

Honors and Awards:

DBT’S Innovative Young Biotechnologists Award (IYBA)-2013

Mazumdar-Shaw International Oncology Fellow, MIT, USA (2012-2014)

Veena Arora Early Career Faculty Research Award 2019, IIT-Delhi, India.