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Dr. Shikha Singh
Inspire Faculty
Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, IIT(BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Polymer nanocomposites, Hybrid material, Nanodots and Functionalised graphene, Energy, Therapeutics, Sensors and Catalysis

Pursuing my research on the development of graphene based materials and learned following techniques and instrumentation-
Composites preparation, Nanoparticles synthesis, Click Chemistry, Living radical polymerization (RAFT), Material properties testing, Catalysis, Hydrothermal reactions, Sensor fabrication via colorimetry and electrochemistry.
FT-IR spectroscopy NMR spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Cyclic voltametry, Differential pulse voltametry, Gel permeation chromatography, Differential scanning calorimetry, Thermogravemetric analysis, High performance liquid chromatography, Universal  Testing machine, Impedance Analyser, Atomic force Microscopy, Powder X-Ray diffraction spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Four probe conductivity, Scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy and Energy dispersive spectroscopy.

1. Water Soluble Fluorescent Graphene Nanodots. Singh S.; Mitra K.; Singh R.;Kumari A.; Sambhav V,; Ray B.ChemNanoMat 2018, 4,1-13.
2. In Vitro Anticancer Drug Delivery using Amphiphilic Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-b-Polyketal-b-Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) Block Copolymer as Miceller Nanocarrier. Mitra K.; Hira S. K.; Singh S.; Vishwakarma N. K.; Vishawakarma S.; Gupta U.; Manna P. P.; Ray B. Chemistry select, 2018, 3, 8833.
3. Electrochemical Sensing of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Brominated Graphene as Mimetic Catalase. Singh S.; Singh M.; Mitra K.; Singh R.;Sengupta S. K.; Tiwari I,;Ray B.  Electrochimica acta, 2017, 258, 1435.
4. Colorimetry Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide and Glucose via Brominated Graphene.Singh S.; Mitra K.; Singh R.;Kumari A.; Sengupta S. K.;Misra N.; Maithi P.; Ray B. Anal. Method.,2017, 9, 6675.
5. Brominated graphene as mimetic peroxidase for Sulphide ion recognition.Singh S.; Mitra K.; Shukhla A.; Singh R.; Gundampati R. K.; Misra N.; Maithi P.; Ray B. Anal. Chem., 2017, 89, 783.
6. Enhanced catalytic and antibacterial activities of silver nanoparticles   immobilized on poly(N-vinyl pyrolidone)-grafted graphene oxide.Singh S.; Gundamppati R. K.; Mitra K.; Ramesh K.; Jagannadham M. V.;  Misra N.; Ray B. RSC Adv.,2015, 5, 81994.
7. Controlled drug release through regulated biodegradation of poly(lactic acid) using inorganic salts.Kumar S.; Singh S.; Senapati S.; Singh A. P.; Ray B.; Maithi P. Int.J. Biol. Macromol., 2017, 104, 487.
8. Osteoconductive Amine Functionalized Graphene-Poly(methylmethacrylate)Bone Cement Composite with Controlled Exothermic Polymerization.Rakesh Sharma R.; Kapusetti G.; Bhong S Y.; Roy P.; Singh S K.; Singh S.; Ray B.; Maiti P.; Misra N. Bioconjugate Chem., 2017, 28 , 2254.
9. Polymerization of 1-(2-Propynyl)-3-methylimidazolium Bromide using CyclometalatedPd(II) Catalysts and Study of the Interaction of Ensuing Oligomer with BSA. Mukhopadhyay S.; Mitra K.; Paitandi, R. P.; Singh R.; Singh S.; Ray, B.; Pandey, D. S.Chemistry Select,  2017, 2, 6000.
10. Study of fluoresence based application of Pyrene Tagged Poly (N- Vinyl -2-Pyrrolidone). Mitra K.; Singh S.; Hira S. K.; Patel V. K.; Singh D.; Vishawakarma S.; Singh R.; Kumari A.; Manna P. P.; Ray B. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2016, 2 1630.
11. Self-assembly of Novel Poly(D,L-Lactide-co-Glycolide) -b-Poly(N- Vinylpyrrolidone) (PLGA-b-PNVP) AmphiphilicDiblock Copolymers. Ramesh K.;  Singh S.;  Mitra K.;  Chattopadhyay D.; Misra N.;  Ray B. Colloid Poly. Sci.  Colloid Polym. Sci., 2016, 294, 399.
12. Synthesis of fluorescence poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) via click chemistry using azideterminatedxanthate mediator (S)-2-(4-azidobutyl propionate)-(O-ethyl xanthate). Patel V. K.; Vishwakarma N. K.; Singh S.; Mitra K.; Ramesh K.; Mishra N.; Ray B. Int. J. of Polym. Mat. Polym. Biomat.,2016, 65, 269.
13. Effect of the Isotacticity of Linear Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) on Its Gelation in Benzyl Alcohol. Biswas C. S.; Mitra K.; Singh S.; Patel D. K.; Maiti B.; Maiti P.; Ray B. J. Chem. Sci., 2016, 128, 941.
14. Synthesis of low polydisperse isotactic poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)s in environmental-friendly and less toxic methanol-water mixtures by RAFT polymerization".Biswas C. S.; Mitra K.; Singh S.; Ray B.J. Chem. Sci., 2016, 128, 415.
15. Self-Assembly, DOX-loading and Antimicrobial Activity of Well-defined ABA-type AmphiphilicPoly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone)-b-Poly(D,L-lactide)-b-Poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) Triblock Copolymers. Ramesh K.; Gundamppati R. K.; Singh S.; Mitra K.; Shukla A.; Chattopadhya D.; Misra N.; Ray B.RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 25864.
16. Study of the properties of luminescent poly[1-(2-propynyl)-3-     methylimidazolium bromide] oligomers prepared using a Mo(CO)6/Phenol Catalyst.Mitra K.; Singh S.; Ray B. RSC Adv.,2015, 5, 20270.
17. Study of the effect of isotacticity on some physical properties of poly(N-   isopropylacrylamide). Biswas C. S.; Mitra K.; Singh S.; Ramesh K.; Misra N.; Maithi B.; Panda A. K.; Mathi P.; Kamigaito M.; Ray B. Colloid Polym. Sci., 2015, 293, 1749.
18. Tadpole shaped β- cyclodextrin-tagged poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone): synthesis and characterization and studies of its complexation with phenolphatalein and anti tumouractivities.Viswakarma N. K.; Patel V. K.; Hira S. K.; Ramesh K.; Srivastava P.; Mitra K.; Singh S.; Chattopadhyay D.; Maiti P.; Ray B. RSC adv.2015, 5, 15547.