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Dr. Geeta Durga

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

geeta.durga@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr. Geeta Durga is currently working as Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In addition to this she has recently been given the additional responsibilities of Chairperson, Career Counseling Centre of Sharda University. She has total experience of about  17 years of teaching chemistry and has been associated with Sharda group since the beginning. She has been the founder Head of Department and successfully completed her tenure till February 2019. 

Being a passionate teacher, she believes that teaching is not merely restricted to making the students understand the underlying concepts of a course but also to learn new techniques, develop critical thinking and evaluate alternate approaches for problem solving. She always try to be approachable to the students by being available outside the classroom for meaningful academic and personal discussions. She always put her efforts towards the overall developments of her students. She has convened/organizing more than 50 co-curricular/Extracurricular events for the benefit of students in the past 5 years.

Administratively, besides being the HOD for  a long time,  She has remained an active member of various committees such as ICC, anti ragging, flying squad, library committee, proctorial board and Coordinator of coding Committee, Coordinator of Time-  Committee, Coordinator of Cultural Committee etc. 

As a Researcher, She is keeps the interest in areas of polymer Chemistry, Biomaterials and florescent materials for various applications. She has published various papers in Journals and book chapters in books of international reputes. She has guided M.Sc. dissertations and B.Sc. projects. She is also guiding 3 Ph.D. students.

Cultural, flying squad, Anti-ragging,  time-table, proctorial board, examination etc. of the Institution.  from time to time..

Experience
  • 17 Years
Qualification
  • Ph.D.-Polymer Chemistry GGS Indraprastha University, 2013.
  • UGC-CSIR (NET) Qualified for lectureship in May 2000.
  • Post Graduate Diploma  in Computer Applications, 2004.
  • Bachelors of Education (B.Ed), 2001.
  • M.Sc.-Organic Chemistry, 2000.
  • B.Sc.-Botany, Chemistry, and Zoology, 1998.
Award & Recognition

  • Obtained half month salary as reward for good "PARS-F"(Performance Appraisal for faculty) for the session 2013-14 and 2014-2015.
  • Obtained a letter of appreciation from Sharda University for best teaching
  • Consistent good students feedback (Avg.>85)

Research

  • A. H. Mijinyawa, G. Durga and A. Mishra, A macroporous grafted copolymer/clay composite for excellent removal of hazrdous cationic dye from waste water by ultrasonic adsorption. (under preparation)
  • A. H. Mijinyawa, G. Durga and A. Mishra, Evaluation of thermal degradation and melt crystallization behavior of Taro mucilage and its graft copolymer with poly(lactide) (Communicated)
  •  A. H. Mijinyawa, G. Durga and A. Mishra, A sustainable process for adsorptive removal of methylene blue onto a food grade mucilage Kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium evaluation. International Journal of Phytoremediation, (Accepted). (I.F. 1.886)
  • Selenium bearing 24- and 28-membered macrocyclic schiff bases syntheses and electrochemical behavior, V.K. Verma, G. Durga, S.P Jagannath, R. Kumar and R.K.Verma, International Journal of Current Advanced Research, 8 (2019) 16943-16945.
  • A. H. Mijinyawa, G. Durga and A. Mishra, Isolation, Characterization, and microwave assisted surface modification of Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott mucilage by grafting polylactide. International Journal of  Biological Macromolecules, 119 (2018) 1090-1097. (I.F. 3.909)
  • G. Durga and A. K. Narula, Synthesis and Characterization of Diamide–Diimide–Diamines Based on p-Amino Benzoic Acid and Their Curing and Thermal Behavior with Epoxy Blends Containing Phosphorus/Silicon in the Main Chain, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 124 (2012) 3685–3694. (I.F. 1.900)
  • G. Durga and A. K. Narula, Curing and Thermal Behaviour of Diamide-Diimide-Diamines based on L-phenylalanine with Epoxy Blends Containing Phosphorus/Silicon in Main Chain, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 109 (2012) 345-353. (I.F. 2.209)
  • G. Durga and A. K. Narula, Curing kinetics and thermal stability of epoxy blends containing phosphorous-oxirane with aromatic amide-amine as curing agents, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, 2012, 30 (2012) 694-704. (I.F. 2.016)
  • G. Durga, P. Kukreja, and A. K. Narula, Studies on curing kinetics and thermal behavior of phosphorylated epoxy resin in the presence of aromatic amide-amines. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 118 (2010) 3612–3618. (I.F. 1.900)
  • G. Durga, D. Singh, P. Kukreja  & A. K. Narula, Synthesis, characterization, curing and thermal studies of phosphorylated epoxy resins, Indian Journal of Engineering & Materials Sciences, 16 (2009) 133-139.

BOOK/BOOK CHAPTERS PUBLISHED

  1. K. Wangdi, V. K. Verma, G. Durga, A. Mishra, Ionic Liquids A Promising Media for the Polymeric Reaction, In “Industrial Applications of Green Solvents” to be published by Materials Research Forum LLC. The USA (Communicated).
  2. Geeta Durga and Anuradha Mishra, "Ionic Liquids Industrial Applications" for the Sustainable Inorganic Chemistry volume, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,2016, pg. 221.
  3. Geeta Durga, Deepti Goyal and Anuradha Mishra, Applications of Ionic Liquids in Metal Extraction, In Green Materials for Sustainable Water Remediation and Treatment, Royal society of Chemistry, London, 2013,chapter 8, Pg. 155.
  4. Deepti Goyal, Geeta Durga and Anuradha Mishra, Nanomaterials for Water Remediation, In Green Materials for Sustainable Water Remediation and Treatment, Royal society of Chemistry, London, 2013, chapter 7, pg. 135.

RESEAERCH GUIDANCE

  • Abubakar Hamisu Mijinyawa,"Polymer nanomaterials for water remediation" (in Sharda University)
  • Supervisor Dr. Geeta Durga, Co-supervisor Prof. Anuradha Mishra (Dean, GBU)
  • John mohd. Dar, "Study of complexation behaviour of multicite hybrid towards certain metal ions" (in Sharda University)
  • Supervisor Dr. Vinay Verma, Co-supervisor Dr. Geeta Durga
  • Saigeeta Pridarshani, "Development and Characterization of E-glass Fiber Reinforced    
  • Epoxy Composites with Filler Materials" (Registered in IIT Dhanbad for Ph.D.)
  • Supervisor Dr. Dr. S.Soren, IIT Dhanbad, Co-supervisor Dr. Geeta Durga

M.Sc. Dissertation (3)

  • Study of perylene diimide derivative for detection of anions (2017-19)
  • Studies on fabrication and characterization of Glass Fibre reinforced Composites of epoxy resins containing nano SiO2. (2012-16)
  • Studies on fabrication and characterization of Glass Fibre and Epoxy Composites containing nano CaCO3. (Spring Batch, 2014-16)

B.Sc. Projects (2)

  • Synthesis of  polysacchriide grafted co-polymers and its applications in water remediation. (2016-19)
  • Removal of  Red M5B Dye from aqueous solution using Cashew Nut Husk as a new low cost adsorbent (2015-18)

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/SHORT TERM COURSES ATTENDED/ ORGANIZED

  • Attended 2 days International Conference On Advanced Materials (ICAM-2019) on March 6-7, 2019.
  • Convener of  DAE BRNS-IANCAS National Workshop “Radiochemistry and Applications of Radioisotopes” held on 4th to 8th February 2019
  • Attended 3-Day Workshop on various aspects in Education at Pragati Maidan organized by IDA connect DIDAC India 2018 from  October 04, 2018 to October 06, 2018.
  • Invited Talk on Biodegradable Polymers for Various Applications (One Week Faculty Development Programme on Ethics of Sustainable Technologies in Energy and Environment) on May 07th  – 11th, 2018 held in Galgotia College of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida.
  • Convener of  Two Days Workshop on ‘Outcome Based Education by SBSR on 23rd and 24th July 2018.
  • Convener of 1st Chemistry in-House Symposium (CiHS-2018) by on April 20, 2018.
  • Member of Organizing Committee of International Conference on Science and Engineering of materials (ICSEM2018) held on January 6-8, 2018.
  • Member of Organizing Committee of National Workshop on Thin film Deposition Technques (NWIFD-2017) held on 17th and 18th February 2017.
  • Co-convener of  2nd National Conference on Functional Materials (NCFM-2017)  held on  31st Mar - 1st April 2017.
  • Successfully completed one week GIAN workshop on "Recent Developments in Nano Materials for Energy and Health Care Applications" during 19th-24th December 2016.
  • Attended a 3 days INUP Familiarization Workshop on Nanofabrication Technologies held at IISC Bangalore during 28th-30th November 2016.
  • Successfully completed  5th- 3 week Summer Special School at UGC- Human Development Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia from 26th May to 15th June 2016.
  • Co-Convener of two days workshop on "Drug Discovery & Designing"on 8th and 9th April 2016.
  • Member organizing committee of International Conference on the occasion of silver jubilee of the International society of industrial and applied mathematics held on 29th -31st January 2016.
  • Attended national workshop on "Electron Microscopy and Allied Techniques during 21st to 23rd December 2015 in Dehli University.
  • Attended 5days "QIP on Fluorescence spectroscopy" on 23rd to 27 th November 2015 in IIT Kanpur.
  • Member Organizing committee of Workshop "Computer interfaced Physics Experiments" held on 17th September 2015.
  • Convener of one day National Conference on Functional Materials Synthesis, Application & Environmental Impact (NCFM-2015) on 28th August 2015.
  • Organized one day workshop on Workshop on "Patent, Intellectual Property Rights and Ethics" on 21st March 2015.
  • Organized two days workshop on "Drug Discovery & Designing"on 27th and 28th March 2015.
  • Passed an online course on “Composite Materials Overview for Engineers” offered by edx.org
  • Passed (96% scores) an online course on “medicinal chemistry” offered by edx.org.
  • Member organizing committee of an International Conference “International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials” held on 6th - 8th January 2014 in Sharda University.
  • Member organizing committee of an International Workshop on “Green initiatives in Energy, Environment and Health” to be held on 2nd & 3rd December 2103 sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry, London.
  • Presented a paper titled “Curing Kinetics And Thermal Stability of  P-Oxirane Blended With Diglycidyl Ether Of Bisphenol-A Cured In The Presence Of Amide-Amines Containing Non-  Toxic Phenylalanine” in a National Conference on Recent Trends in Exotic Materials being held during 26 - 28 August 2010 at Sharda University, Greater Noida.
  • A National Seminar on “POLYMER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-VISION & SCENARIO” on December 3, 2008.
  • A seminar on ‘NEW ADVANCES IN THERMAL ANALYSIS in D.U. on 25th July 2007.

Certifications

  • PGDCA

Area of Interest

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Handling and Synthesis of Organic Compounds.
  • Preparation of Epoxy blends, Curing of Epoxy Resins and Thermal Characterization of Epoxy Resins.
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Fibre Reinforced polymer matrix Composites
  • Synthesis of biomaterials and their applications in water remediation and as packaging materials.
  • Synthesis of organic materials and their potential applications in sensors.