Principal Investigator

Dr. Prachi Thareja

Early Career Fellow

Dr. Mayank Garg

Dr. Mayank Garg has joined IIT Gandhinagar as an Early Career Fellow after completing his Ph.D. from Academy of Scientififc and Innovative Research (AcSIR at CSIR, Chandigarh). He was recipient of SRF (GATE) from CSIR-HRDG, New Delhi, India. During his Ph.D., he was awarded Newton-Bhabha Ph.D. placement fellowship 2018-19 for which he worked at the University of Hull, UK in the area of microfluids. He has also secured International Travel funding from SERB to attend International conference on Microfluidics in Switzerland. His research interests are the development of low-cost point-of-care biosensors and wearable biosensors. He has published his work in well reputed SCI journals of high impact factor and book chapters. 

Doctoral Candidates

Panchami Patel

Panchami has received her B.Tech degree from Nirma University, Ahmedabad in Chemical Engineering and M.Tech degree from PDPU, Gandhinagar. She finished her M.Tech dissertation work at RIL R&D, Vadodara. She is currently working on synthesizing thermoresponsive K-Carregeenan hydrogels for different applications such as 3D Bioprinting and  Bioremediation.

Sanchari Swarupa

Sanchari completed Bachelors (BSc.) in Chemistry from Calcutta University (Lady Brabourne College) and Masters (MSc.) in Biochemistry from Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has qualified GATE (2020, 2021), DBT (LS) (2020), JGEEBILS (2021) and received the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Fellowship (2018-19) for merit in the National Level Chemsitry Entrance Examination jointly conducted by CSIR-NCL and Department of Chemistry, SPPU. Apart from spending time in the lab, she loves to go on walks on campus, devour books and sip on some late-night caffeine. 

Research Interests: Biopolymers and Hydrogels

M.Tech. Students

Manjot Singh pursued his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar. He is currently working on chitosan films and their characterization as a part of his M.Tech thesis. 

Ratnika Gupta

Ratnika finished her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Vellore Institute of technology, Vellore campus. She is a second rank holder in B.Tech. In her M.Tech project she is working on nanocomposite chitosan hydrogels. She is trying to enhance the mechanical strength of chitosan by physical modification and also by adding nanofillers to chitosan.


Junior Research Fellow

Group Alumni


Dr. Vighnesh Prasad

Dr. Sai Geetha

Dr. Saket Kumar

Dr. Abhijeet Ojha

Dr. Siddharth Kulkarni


Rachana Singhal

Krushan Patel

Utkarsh Saxena

Charu Oberoi

Prashant Lavania

Goverdhan Singh

Bhawna Panjwani

Shrikant Modak

Ankita Verma

Nidhi Mishra

Satyajit Mukherjee

Hemant Gite

Amit Singh

Mohit Verma


Pratibha Gangwar

Yug Chandra Saraswat

Neerav Gadhvi

Shriprakash Gupta

Rajat Inderiya

Mayank Jhalaria

S Venkata Kashyap

Gamini Singh

Manish Thakker

Ameya Shende

Group Position

Ph.D. (2022)

Ph.D. (2022)

Ph.D. (2020)

Ph.D. (2020)

Ph.D. (2017)


M.Tech (2021)

M.Tech (2020)

M.Tech (2019)

M.Tech (2018)

M.Tech (2018)

M.Tech (2018)

M.Tech (2017)

M.Tech (2016)

M.Tech (2016)

M.Tech (2015)

M.Tech (2014)

M.Tech (2013)

M.Tech (2013)

M.Tech (2013)


JRF (2021)

JRF (2019)

B.Tech (2014)

B.Tech (2014)

B.Tech (2013)

B.Tech (2013)

SRIP (2018)

SRIP (2016)

SRIP (2015)

SRIP (2019)


Current Position

Scientist – CSIR Bhubaneswar

Scientist (Product& Process) – Almora Botanica

Postdoc at University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Assistant Professor at NIT Hamirpur

Senior Research Scientist at Reliance Industries Ltd


Scientist (Product& Packaging) – Almora Botanica

Manager at Hindprakash Group

Jr. Data Scientist at Gyan Data

Coal India

Executive (Project & Engg) at Banas Dairy

Jr. Superintendent officer at IIT Jammu

SRF at CPCB Lucknow

To be updated

Content Strategist at Schbang

Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture 

Ph.D. in IIT Kharagpur

Dy. Manager at Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers

To be updated

Senior Strategy Consultant at Seimens


Ph.D. at IIT Ropar

Ph.D. at North Carolina State University

Essar Oil Ltd.

Scientist C at BARC

Assistant Project Manager at Hansa Cequity

Senior Research Specialist at Dow Chemicals

GTE at Reliance Industries Ltd.

To be updated

To be updated

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