Doctoral Student

Prem Nandan Pandey

Research Topic: Green synthesis of metal nano-particles for biomedical applications

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Mr Prem Pandey is junior research fellow with SCNN since October 2018. He received his M.Sc. (2005) in biotechnology from Department of Biotechnology,University of Pune. He was among top 30 students selected through All India combined entrance exam for Biotechnology and was recipient of prestigious JNU-DBT scholarship for biotechnology master’s programme. Prior to his Ph.D. pursuit, he worked with industry for more than 10 years (2005-2015) in different disciplines before adventuring with entrepreneurial Journey (2015-18).

At SCNN, he is involved in unravelling the chemistry of green synthesis of metal nanoparticles and its possible role as antimicrobial and antiviral agent against infectious organism. He will also explore the role of these nanoparticles as therapeutic and chemo-preventive agent for ER/PR+ breast cancer.

Neha Saini

Research Topic: Electrochemical biosensors for prognosis of somatic cancer

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Ms. Neha Saini is a CSIR/ UGC – JRF with SCNN since September 2019. She completed her M.Sc. (2017) in Zoology from Department of Zoology, Kurukshetra University, Haryana and received National DST Scholarship (INSIRE-SHE) for Bachelor’s and Master’s program. 

At SCNN, she is involved in synthesis of nano-materials and their application for prognosis of somatic cancer using Biosensors. Her research interests include application of nano-materials for contraceptive implants/ depots, Efficacy of organic anti-oxidants against pesticides induced reproductive damages in mammals etc.

 She will also be involved in advanced drug-delivery mechanism via “nasal to brain / pulmonary routes” using Nano-materials dispersion.

Rajashree Deokar

Research Topic: Complex metal nano oxides for biomedical applications

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Miss. Rajashree S. Deokar obtained her M.Phil. (Physics-2019) from the Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune under the guidance of Dr. Arun G.Banpurkar and M.Sc. (Physics-2014) from Fergusson College ,Pune.

Prior to her M.Phil pursuit, she worked on Synthesis and Characterisation of Nanomaterials under the guidance of Dr. Bharat B. Kale , Centre For Materials for Electronic Technology, Pune. Her research interests ranges from Experimental study of pattern formation, Wetting, Spreading and mainly Breath Figures and also Synthesis of Metal oxide nanoparticles to application. Miss.Deokar is associated with SCNN since January 2019.

Brief CV:

  • Project Assistant, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  • M.Phil. Physics (2019) Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
    Thesis: Breath Figures on Polystyrene Surfaces for Non-wetting and Cell Culture Platform

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