Biotechnology (Nanobiotechnology)
Principal Scientist
Chemical Nanotechnology, Nanobiology and Biomaterials
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Our group is not considering any new Ph.D. applications

We take bioresources as inspiration to design and synthesize our functional nanomaterials (carbon nanomaterials, fluorescent nanomaterials, metallic nanomaterials, polymeric nanomaterials, nanoemulsions etc.) and biomaterials (nanocellulose, lignin nanotubes etc.).  We are a group of interdisciplinary people and focussed towards;

(a) Development of anti-amyloidogenic and fibril destabilization nanomaterials and their mechanism studies to combat neurodegeneration

(b) Anti-bacterial/anti-biofilm nanomaterials and their mechanism studies to combat antibiotic resistance

(c) Nanozymes as Point of Care (PoC) diagnostics for responsive biomedical applications, biosensing and immunoassay

(d) Nanomaterial-Protein/Cell interactions and their implications in determining the efficacy of nanomedicine

(e)  Nanotechnological interventions to enhance the bioavailability of bioactive

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JRF (2005) and SRF (2007) from CSIR

GATE (2005, AIR 129)

BHU Post Graduate Entrance Test (2003, AIR 4)

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Selected Publications

Enviorn. Sci. Nano 2023. DOI: 10.1039/D2EN00899H [Follow]

Int. J. Biol. Macromolec. 2023, 233, 123466. [Follow]

Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2022, 193, 238–252. [Follow]

Nanoscale 2022, 14, 11635-11654. [Follow

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 202214, 337 - 349. [Follow]

Int. J. Biol. Macromolec. 2021, 193, 1009 – 1020. [Follow]

Enviorn. Sci. Nano 2021, 8, 1713 – 1728. [Follow]

Biomacromolecules 2021, 22, 2419 - 2435. [Follow]

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 202113, 15040 - 15052. [Follow]

Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2021, 18, 4007 – 4018. [Follow]

J. Drug Deliv. Sci. Tec. 202161, 102243. [Follow]

J. Drug Deliv. Sci. Tec. 202059, 101884. [Follow]

NanoImpact 202019, 100232. [Follow]

ACS Omega 20194, 14805-14819. [Follow]

Int. J. Biol. Macromolec. 2019138, 156-167. [Follow]

ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2019, 5, 1987-2000. [Follow]

J. Biomed Mater Res Part B. 2019107B, 2433–2449. [Follow]

J. Food Process Eng. 201841, e12888. [Follow]

Int. J. Biol. Macromolec.2017104, 748-757. [Follow]

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 20175, 1425-1435. [Follow]

Book Authored

Nanomaterial - Based Biomedical Applications in Molecular Imaging, Diagnostics and Therapy; Acharya, A., Ed.; SPRINGER NATURE: Singapore, 2020; p. 1-203. (DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-4280-0; Print ISBN: 978-981-15-4279-4; Online ISBN: 978-981-15-4280-0) [Follow]

       Acharya, A., Guliani, A., Pooja, Verma, M., Kumari, A. “Antibacterial nanoemulsions and method of preparation thereof”. Patent Application No. – 202011037604 (0087NF2020/IN; Filed date: 01-09-2020).


       Acharya, A., Kumari, A., Guliani, A., Kumar, S. “A curcumin loaded stabilized polymeric nanoparticles with increased solubility and photo-stability and a green process for the synthesis thereof”. Patent Application No. – 201811032671 (0066NF2018/IN; Filed date: 31-08-2018) & 17/272062 (0066NF2018/US; Filed date: 26-02-2021).


        Acharya, A. “A novel hybrid nanocomposite material for Optical/MRI bimodal molecular imaging, and a process for the preparation thereof”. Patent No. 375092 (Grant date: 23-08-2021).


        Rao, C. P., Acharya, A. “A nanoparticle method of detecting the presence of bisulfite ion (HSO3-) in a sample using a conjugate of calix[4]arene”. Patent No. 281307 (Grant date: 14-03-2017).



Our group is not considering any new Ph.D. applications

Ph.D. Scholars

Ms. Mohini Verma (DST INSPIRE SRF; August 2018)

Ms. Shiwani Randhawa (UGC-SRF; August 2020)

Mr. Trilok Chand Saini (CSIR-JRF; August 2021)

Mr. Manik Bathla (DBT-JRF; January 2022)

Ms. Anjali Nisha (DST INSPIRE JRF; August 2022)

Mr. Rahul Bhardwaj (UGC-JRF; January 2023)

Thesis Submitted

Mr. Aqib I. Dar (Thesis submitted on 08/05/2023).

Ph.D. Alumni

Dr. Syed M. S. Abidi (August 2017 - March 2023)

Dr. Ashish K. Shukla (August 2017 - February 2023)

Dr. Chandni Sharma (August 2017 - February 2023)

Dr. Anika (August 2015 - October 2020)

Dr. Shanka Walia (August 2015 - August 2019)

Dr. Rubbel Singla (August 2013 - August 2018)

Visiting Ph.D. Scholars

Mr. Ammu V. V. V. Ravi Kiran (DBT-JRF, February 2022 - August 2022)

Ms. Mamta Kumari (AICTE NDF, October 2020 - December 2021)

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