Dr. Chandni Assistant Professor (Contractual)
Dr. Chandni received her Ph.D. degree in 2014 from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. She is specialized in the field of nanoparticle engineering for biomedical applications. She had a Master’s degree in Physics from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Prior to joining Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, she worked as Assistant Professor at Chandigarh University, Mohali and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.
Life member of Materials Research Society of India
Chandni Khurana and Bhupendra Chudasama, Nanoantibiotics: Strategic assets in fight against drug-resistant superbugs, International Journal of Nanomedicine (2017) Accepted (I.F. 4.320).
Chandni Khurana, Purnima Sharma, O. P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, Synergistic effect of metal nanoparticles on the antimicrobial activities of antibiotics against biorecycling microbes, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 32 (2016) 524-532 (I.F. 2.267).
Chandni Khurana, Anjana K. Vala, Nidhi Andhariya, O. P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, Influence of antibiotic adsorption on biocidal activities of silver nanoparticles, IET Nanobiotechnology 10 (2016) 69-74 (I.F. 1.5).
Chandni Khurana, O. P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, Synthesis of visible light-responsive cobalt-doped TiO2 nanoparticles with tunable optical band gap, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 75 (2015) 424-435 (I.F. 1.473).
Chandni Khurana, Anjana K Vala, Nidhi Andhariya, O. P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, Antibacterial activities of silver nanoparticles and antibiotics adsorbed silver nanoparticles against biorecycling microbes, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 16 (2014) 2191-2198 (I.F. 2.401).
Chandni Khurana, Anjana K Vala, Nidhi Andhariya, O. P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, Antibacterial activity of silver: The role of hydrodynamic particle size at nanoscale, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 102A (2014) 3361-3368 (I.F. 3.263).
Chandni, Nidhi Andhariya, O. P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, A growth kinetics study of ultrafine monodispersed silver nanoparticles, RSC Advances 3 (2013) 1127-1136 (I.F. 3.289).
Chandni, O. P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, Effect of nucleation and growth temperatures on the synthesis of monodisperse silver nanoparticles, AIP Conference Proceedings 1512 (2013) 442-443 American Institute of Physics.
Chandni, O. P. Pandey and Bhupendra Chudasama, Single phase synthesis of highly stable copper nanoparticles,AIP Conference Proceedings 1536 (2013) 149-150 American Institute of Physics.
Best poster award in MR-12 held at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India in May 2012
Junior Research Fellowship for meritorious students by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India from August 1, 2011 - October 31, 2013
Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, India from November 1, 2013 to October 15, 2014
Research Associate from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, India from October 16, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Research interests of Dr. Chandni are basically focused on, but not limited to design and development of nanostructured materials for biomedical applications. These include metal nanostructure based nonconventional antibiotic systems. She is also interested in non-invasive medical modalities like hyperthermia and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of malignant tumors.