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Dr. Pooja Agarwal


Dr. Pooja Agarwal is currently working as Professor in School of Basic Sciences. She has earned her doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi. She has total experience of more than 14 years of teaching Chemistry and has been associated with Galgotias University since 2012. She is firm Believer of productivity and efficiency in work. She Exhibits an honest work ethic with the ability to excel in fast-paced, time-sensitive environment. 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 develop critical thinking and evaluate alternate approaches for problem solving. She always put her efforts towards the overall developments of her students. She has convened/organized many co-curricular/Extracurricular events for the benefit of students.


  • 14 years of teaching experience


  • P.hD, M.Sc., NET

Award & Recognition

  • Research & Innovation award at GU: 2020 & 2021
  • DST WOS-A Awarded in 2017.
  • Qualified CSIR NET (2005).
  • UGC JRF (2007-2009) and SRF (2009-2012) holder on the research project entitled “Synthesis of Polylactide form Lactic acid to be used as Electrospun Nanofibrous Cell Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering”.
  • Travel grant from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to attend the international conference

Patent Published

  • “Carbon based Magnetic systems for high performance microwave absorber”. Patent no. 202311042484, 2023.

Edited Book Published

  • Published book entitled, “Polymeric Biomaterials: Fabrication, Properties and Applications”. December 2022, CRC Press, Taylor & Fransis.

Research Publications

  • Functional Nanostructured Materials in the Cosmetics Industry: A Review. A. Sharma, P. Agarwal, Z. Sebghatollahi, N. Mahato, Chemengineering, 7, 66, 2023. 
  • Citrus Essential Oils in Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Effects and Mechanisms. Agarwal, P., Sebghatollahi, Z., Kamal, M., Dhyani, A., Shrivastava, A., Singh, K. K., ... & Baek, K. H. (2022). Antioxidants11(12), 2374.
  • Citrus flavonoids: Biological activities, implementation in skin health, and topical applications: A Review. Sebghatollahi, Z., Ghanadian, M., Agarwal, P., Ghaheh, H. S., Mahato, N., Yogesh, R., & Hejazi, S. H. (2022). ACS Food Science & Technology2(9), 1417-1432.
  • “Biotransformation of Citrus Waste-II: Bio-Sorbent Materials for Removal of Dyes, Heavy Metals and Toxic Chemicals from Polluted Water” Neelima Mahato, Pooja Agarwal, Debananda Mohapatra, Mukty Sinha, Archana Dhyani, Brajesh Pathak, Manwendra K. Tripathi and Subramania Angaiah, Processes, 2021, 9, 1544.
  • “Recent advances on quinazoline derivatives: A potential bioactive scaffolds in medicinal chemistry”. Ram Karan, Pooja Agarwal, Mukty Sinha, Neelima Mahato, Chem Engineering, 2021, 5, 73.
  • An Illustrated Review on Chemical Properties, Synthetic Methods and Biological Activities of Quinazolines, Pooja Pantola and Pooja Agarwal, Future J. Pharm. Health. Sci. 2021; 1(2): 12-20.
  • “Statistical optimization of the electrospinning process for chitosan/polylactide nanofabrication using response surface methodology”. P Agarwal, P K Mishra, P Srivastava, Journal of Material Science, 47, 2012, 4262-4269. 
  •  “A predictive model for the synthesis of polylactide from lactic acid by response surface methodology”.P. Agarwal, A. Mondal, P. K. Mishra and P. Srivastava, E-Polymer, 68, 2011.
  • “Electrospun biomaterial for biomedical application”, P Agarwal, P Srivastava, International Journal of Biomedical Research, 3, 2011, 181-191.

Book Chapters

  • Agarwal, P., Tripathy, D. B., & Singh, P. (2022). Polymeric Biomaterials: An Overview. Polymeric Biomaterials: Fabrication, properties and Applications, 1-15. CRC Press.
  • Nehal, N., Singh, P., & Agarwal, P. (2022). 11 Biorefinery Green Polymeric Approaches for. Polymeric Biomaterials: Fabrication, Properties and Applications, 163. CRC Press
  • Agarwal, P., Gupta, A., & Tripathy, D. (2022). Brief Overview of Aspiring Properties of Functional Biopolymers for Food Packaging Applications. Biomaterials in Food Packaging, 105-120.
  • Gupta, A., Tripathy, D., Aggarwal, M., & Agarwal, P. (2022). Edible Coatings: Recent Advancements on Protein-and Polysaccharide-Based Films. In Biomaterials in Food Packaging (pp. 137-157). Jenny Stanford Publishing.
  • Tripathy, D. B., Gupta, A., & Agarwal, P. (2022). Prospects of Nanomaterials in Active Finishing of Food and Food Packaging: A Review. Biomaterials in Food Packaging, 219-232.
  • Biomedical Aspects of Lichen-Derived Products: Roadmap to Alternative Sources for Synthetic Drugs. Lichen‐Derived Products: Extraction and Applications, 119-140. Willey online Library, 2020.
  • Book chapter entitled “Contemporary approach to bio-colorants as photosensitizers for dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC)”. ‘Handbook of Renewable Materials for Coloration and Finishing’. Publisher: Scrivener Publishing, business partner of John Wiley & Sons.2019.
  • Book chapter entitled “Textile effluent remediation by membrane based technique” Handbook of Textile Effluent Remediation. Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd..2018 
  • Book chapter entitled “Chlorophylls: As Natural Pigment” under the ‘Handbook of Renewable Materials for Coloration and Finishing’. Publisher: Scrivener Publishing, business partner of John Wiley & Sons.2018

Area of Interest

  • Nanocomposites
  • Radiation absorbing materials
  • Biomaterials and scaffolds
  • Nanomaterial
  • Tissue engineering 
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Medicinal chemistry

Conferences Organized:

  • Organizing secretary of international conference “AMNGA-2021”, organized by School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Galgotias University.
  • Organizing secretary of webinar on “Material of Next generation Applications”.
  • Event coordinator of “Innovation de Postulatum”
  • Organizing committee member and sucessfully organize 1st National Conference on Emerging Trends in Applied Sciences (NCETAS 2016)
  • Organizing committee member and sucessfully organize 2nd National Conference on Emerging Trends in Applied Sciences (NCETAS 2017)

Paper Presented

International Conference and Symposia

  • Presented paper entitled “Detection Of Adulteration In Spices” for "International Conference of Advance Research and Innovation (ICARI-2021)" organized by "Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, held on January 30th 2021.
  • Synthesis of PLLA for the fabrication of nanofibrous scaffolds in the national conference on Emerging Trends in Applied Sciences (NCETAS 2017), Galgotias university.
  • Strategies of polylactide production from lactic acid. Emerging Paradigms in Biochemical Engineering (EPBE), BHU, Varanasi, October 9-10th 2009,
  • A comparative analysis of polylactide synthesis using various catalysts. Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 6-8th February, 2009.
  • A method of synthesis of poly lactic acid using lactic acid obtained by fermentation. Indian Council of Chemist (ICC), Sagar University, 26-28th Febuary, 2008.

National Conference and Symposia

  • Synthesis of PLLA for the fabrication of nanofibrous scaffolds in the national conference on Emerging Trends in Applied Sciences (NCETAS 2017), Galgotias university.
  • Fabrication of electrospun PLLA/HA composite nanofibrous scaffolds by statistical approach for cartilage tissue engineering. International symposium of Frontier in Polymer Science, Lyon, France, 29-31st May 2011.
  • Preparation and characterization of polylactide and its nanofibrous biomaterial. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology (ETBT), BHU, Varanasi on December 4-6th, 2009.