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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
EditorSciFed Journal of Polymerscience2017
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
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Designing Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical ApplicationsDepartment of Science & Technology, Govt. of India2016
Development of polymer/biopolymer viscosifier for temperature stability upto 250 degreeOil & Natural Gas Corporation, Dehradun, India2018
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
Packaging MaterialsPPN-543M.Tech. 1st yr.Autumn
Sustainable Packaging & Life Cycle AnalysisPPN-564M.Tech. 1st yr.Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
High Performance PolymersMadhuparna RayO2018
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
IIT KharagpurDelivered invited talk at 6th International Conference on Electroactive Ceramics & Polymers ICEP-20172017
Functional Nanomaterials for Biomedical ApplicationsUniversity of RajasthanI2018
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Fundamentals of Colloid & Interface ScienceVolkswagen Stiftung2013
Functional Coatings: State of the Art in IndustryVolkswagen Stiftung2013
Particle CharacterizationVolkswagen Stiftung2012
Nanotechnology and NanomaterialsVolkswagen Stiftung2012
Books Authored

1. G. Agrawal,* R. Agrawal, Food packaging: Polymer composites, In Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications, M. Mishra Ed., Taylor & Francis Group, Expected publication December 2018, Accepted. (Book chapter)

2. G. Agrawal, Y. S. Negi, S. Pradhan, M. Dash, S. K. Samal, Wettability and Contact Angle of Polymeric Biomaterials, Maria Cristina Tanzi and Silvia Farè Ed., Woodhead publishing, Elsevier, United Kingdom, 2017, p. 57-81. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100737-2.00003-0. (Book chapter)

3. S. Pradhan, S. Rajamani, G. Agrawal, M. Dash, S. K. Samal, NMR, FT-IR and Raman Characterization of Biomaterials, Maria Cristina Tanzi and Silvia Farè Ed., Woodhead publishing, Elsevier, United Kingdom, 2017, p. 147-173. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100737-2.00007-8(Book chapter)

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



Refereed Journal Papers

1. G. Agrawal,* R. Agrawal, Stimuli-Responsive Microgels and Microgel-Based Systems: Advances in the Exploitation of Microgel Colloidal Properties and Their Interfacial Activity, Polymers MDPI 2018, Accepted. Invited review. (Impact factor 3.36)

2. G. Agrawal,* S. K. Samal, Raman Spectroscopy for Advanced Polymeric Biomaterials, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2018, Accepted DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b00258. (Impact factor 3.23)

3. G. Agrawal,* R. Agrawal, A. Pich, Dual responsive poly (N-vinylcaprolactam) based degradable microgels for drug delivery, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2017, DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201700132. (Impact factor 4.47)

4. G. Agrawal,* X. Zhu, M. Moeller, V. Choudhary, Development of Complete Silica Thin Films Based on Functional Hyperbranched Polyalkoxysiloxanes, Polymer 2017, 133, 40. (Impact factor 3.68)

5. 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. (Impact factor 4.54)

6. 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. (Impact factor 2.72)

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 Technik. 2016, 61, 267. (Impact factor 1.46)

8. G. Agrawal, A. Uelpenich, X. Zhu, M. Moeller, A. Pich, Microgel-based Adaptive Hybrid Capsules with Tunable Shell Permeability, Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 5882. (Impact factor 9.46)

9. 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. (Impact factor 4.47)

10. 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. 2013, 25, 1017. (Frontispiece) (Impact factor 19.79)

11. 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. (Impact factor 8.86)

12. 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. (Impact factor 3.88)

13. G. Agrawal, M. Schuerings, X. Zhu, A. Pich, Microgel/SiO2 Hybrid Colloids Prepared Using a Water Soluble Silica Precursor, Polymer 2012, 53, 1189. (Impact factor 3.68)

indicates equal contributions to the manuscript

* indicates corresponding author