Dr. Harsha Devnani
Qualification: PhD, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India
Dr. HarshaDevnani earned her PhD degree in Chemistry from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra (India) in Nov. 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Soami P. Satsangee. During her PhD, she had been involved in synthesis of nanomaterials for the application of electrochemical sensors. She has published many research papers in the reputed international journals like Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Journal of The Electrochemical Society¸ Ionics and some more of her papers are in pipe-line. She was awarded Director’s Medal for securing highest marks in B.ScHons. (Chemistry), M.Sc (Chemistry) and M.Phil (Chemistry). She was also awarded DST INSPIRE Fellowship for pursuing PhD.
Dr. Harsha continued high quality original research at IOCL, R&D Centre, Faridabad where she was engaged in emerging industrial research activities and development of scientific methodologies. She was deeply involved in the developmental project of R&D like Designing and Formulation of Metal Organic Materials for H2 Storage. Following this, she joined as aResearch Associate (DRDO Project) in the Electro-analytical and Materials Group at IIT Delhi. The project involved the synthesis of carbon nanostructure supported ion exchange molecules for the electrochemical removal of radionuclides from water and the valuable outcomes of this project have been filed for a patent.
Dr. Harsha has a strongresearch background in Electrochemistry and Materials Chemistry with applications in sensors, energy storage and catalysis and is now exploring the frontier realms of her research interests at ManavRachna University since January, 2020. Her research interests also encompass sustainable methods and greener approach in the pursuit of development. She has gained a lot of experience in the field of Nanotechnology through various trainings and workshops at international level. She has also worked as a part of NMEICT Project on Virtual Labs at Dayalbagh Educational Institute for creation of virtual lab experiments. She has participated and presented her research work in a number of national and international conferences in India and abroad and is also recipient of ‘Best Paper Award’ in a conference. She also worked at Lingaya’s University as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry before joining ManavRachna University. She is a member of some esteemed societies like the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and Electrochemical Society of India (ECSI). She has successfully completed a number of FDP programs including Cooperative learning and Online teaching in today’s COVID-Era and continues to passionately pursue her teaching and research interests.