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Garima Agrawal
Garima Agrawal DST INSPIRE Faculty garimafpt[at] +91-132-2714328
Areas of Interest
  • Functional polymers & colloids,polymer chemistry,nanoparticle synthesis,self-assembly,encapsulation, nanostructured materials,stimuli sensitive materials,biomaterials,drug delivery
Professional Background
20152016Postdoctoral ResearcherGhent University, Belgium
Honors and Awards
DST Inspire Faculty AwardIIT Roorkee2016
DAAD Master sandwich scholarship for IITs - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch DienstIIT Delhi and DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Germany2009
Council of scientific and Industrial Research Fellowship (JRF, CSIR)IIT Delhi2008
Educational Details
PhDPolymer ChemistryDWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, RWTH Aachen University, Germany2014
M.Tech.Polymer Science & TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology Delhi, India2010
M.Sc.ChemistryUniversity of Rajasthan2008
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Polychar 20 World Forum on Advanced MaterialsDubrovnik, CroatiaVolkswagenstiftung2012
Materials Science and Engineering-MSE 2012Darmstadt, GermanyVolkswagenstiftung2012
S-PolyMat Sustainability in Polymer MaterialsKerkrade, The NetherlandsVolkswagenstiftung2012
IUPAC 10th International Conference on Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular EngineeringDurham, UKVolkswagenstiftung2013
Bayreuth Polymer SymposiumBayreuth, GermanyVolkswagenstiftung2013
Asian Polymer Association ConferenceNew Delhi, IndiaVolkswagenstiftung2014
Materials Research Society Spring Meeting & ExhibitSan Francisco, CA, USAVolkswagenstiftung2014
2nd International Conference on Soft Materials ICSM-2016Jaipur, IndiaDST2016
International Conference on Polymer Science and Technology MACRO-2017Trivandrum, IndiaDST2017
  • The Society for Polymer Science, India, Life Member
  • Soft Materials Research Society, Life Member
  • Materials Research Society 2014-2015, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Polymer Product TechnologyPEN-301B.Tech 3rd Yr. PSTAutumn
Technical CommunicationPPN-391B.Tech 3rd Yr. PSTAutumn
Rubber Material & ChemistryPEN-302B.Tech 3rd Yr. PSTSpring
Elastomers Processing & EngineeringPEN-208B.Tech 2nd Yr. PSSpring
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
IIT KharagpurDelivered invited talk at 6th International Conference on Electroactive Ceramics & Polymers ICEP-20172017
Books Authored

1. G. Agrawal, A. Pich, Polymer Gels as EAPs: Materials, In Electromechanically Active Polymers: A Concise Reference, F. Carpi Ed., Springer, 2016, 27-52, DOI: 10.1007/978-3- 319-31767- 0_2-1. (Book chapter)

Refereed Journal Papers

9. S. Bishti, T. Tuna, G. Agrawal, A. Pich, S. Wolfart, Modified Glass Ionomer Cement with “Remove on Demand” Properties: An In Vitro Study, Dent. J. 2017, 5, 9.

8. K. Wiemer, K. Doermbach, I. Slabu, G. Agrawal, F. Schrader, T. Caumanns, S.D.M. Bourone, J. Mayer, J. Steitz, U. Simon, A. Pich, Hydrophobic Superparamagnetic FePt Nanoparticles in Hydrophilic Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) Microgels: A New Multifunctional Hybrid System, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 1284.

7. M.-N. Birkholz, G. Agrawal, C. Bergmann, R. Schroeder, S. J. Lechner, A. Pich, H. Fischer, Calcium Phosphate/Microgel Composites for 3D Powderbed Printing of Ceramic Materials, Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik2016, 61, 267.  

6. G. Agrawal, A. Uelpenich, X. Zhu, M. Moeller, A. Pich, Microgel-based Adaptive Hybrid Capsules with Tunable Shell permeability, Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 5882. 

5. K. Doermbach, G. Agrawal, M. Servos, S. Schipmann, S. Thies, U. Klemradt, A. Pich, Silica-Coating of Hematite Nanoparticles Using Reactive Water-Soluble Polyalkoxysiloxanes, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2014, 31, 365. 

4. H. Wang, G. Agrawal, L. Tsarkova, X. Zhu, M. Moeller, Self-Templating Amphiphilic Polymer Precursors for Fabricating Mesostructured Silica Particles: A Water-Based Facile and Universal Method, Adv. Mater. 201325, 1017. (Frontispiece) 

3. G. Agrawal, M. P. Schuerings, P. V. Rijn, A. Pich, Formation of Catalytically Active Gold-Polymer Microgel Hybrids via a Controlled in-situ Reductive Process, J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 13244.

2. G. Agrawal, J. Wang, B. Bruester, X. Zhu, M. Moeller, A. Pich, Degradable Microgels Synthesized using Reactive Polyvinylalkoxysiloxanes as Crosslinkers, Soft Matter 2013, 9, 5380. 

1. G. Agrawal, M. Schuerings, X. Zhu, A. Pich, Microgel/SiO2 Hybrid Colloids Prepared Using a Water Soluble Silica Precursor, Polymer 2012, 53, 1189. 

† indicates equal contributions to the manuscript.