Prof. Veena Choudhary
  • About
  • Academic Position
  • Education
  • Recognition, Awards, Honors Received
  • Best 10 Publications in Recent Years
  • Research Activities
  • Teaching Experience
  • Publications
  • Books Edited
  • Patents
  • Ph.D. Projects in Progress
  • Other Extensional Tasks
  • Membership
  • Refree
  • Students
  • Contact
  • About
    Prof. Dr (Mrs) Veena Choudhary is a well known distinguished professor in the field of Polymer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. More than 35 years of teaching experience at IIT Delhi, Prof. Choudhary has been associated with the teaching of polymer chemistry, polymer technology, rubber technology, high performance polymers, polymer blends and alloys and polymer characterisation courses to Pre-PhD., M.Tech, M.Sc. and undergraduate students. Prof. Choudhary has published/ presented more than 380 papers in Journals /conferences with over 3800 citations, an h-index of 32 and i 10-index of 106 (www.scholar.google.co.in). She has about five patents to her credit.

    Prof. Choudhary obtained her M.Sc from Punjab University Chandigarh [1973] with distinction and Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi [1977]. She was awarded Gold medal for standing first in M.Sc. She is a recipient of very prestigious awards from Germany-Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow at University of Karlsruhe, Germany [1985-86], Indo-US Science and Technology Fellow at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, USA [1992-93], Visiting Professor [University of Lund, Sweden, 2000-2001].

    Forty Ph.D. and more than eighty M. Tech. students have successfully completed their projects under her guidance. Currently ten students are working for their Ph. D and four for M. Tech. She was elected as vice-President of the Society for Polymer Science, India and presently an executive member. Prof. Choudhary has successfully completed a number of industrial and sponsored research projects and has been collaborating with University of Southern Mississippi, USA, University of South Brittany, France, RWTH, Aachen, Germany, Technical University, Dresden, Germany. She has visited several universities as visiting faculty. She has served as a member of various committees of the Ministry of External Affiars, Ministry of Sports and Youth affairs, DRDO, CSIR, DST and several International Committees. She is Senate member of NIT, Kashmir and BPGS member of DTU, Delhi, GB University, Noida, GGSIP University, Delhi.
  • Academic Position

    Co-ordinator, IDP M.Tech Programme , Polymer Science and Technology

    Nov. 2009 - till date

    Secretary Delhi chapter, The Society of Polymer Science India

    2009 – till date

    Head, Centre for Polymer Science and Engg, IIT Delhi

    2003 - 2006

    Co-ordinator, IDP M.Tech Prog. Polymer Sci. & Tech.

    2000 - 2001

    Vice President-The Society of Polymer Science India

    2004 - 2009

    Secretary Delhi chapter, The Society of Polymer Science India

    2001 - 2004

    Honorary director, DAAD

    2006 - 2009

    Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    May 1995 - till date

    Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    April 1991 - April 1995

    Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    Sept.1986 - March 1991

    Lecturer, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    March 1979 - Sept.1986

    Research Associate, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,

    June 1977 - Feb. 1979.

  • Education

    PhD, Polymer Chemistry

    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (1977)

    M.Sc., Organic Chemistry

    Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1973 Rank: First position in University

    B.Sc., Chemistry

    G.N.University, Amritsar, 1971

  • Recognition, Awards, Honors Received

    Humboldt Fellow

    June-July 2010

    University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

    Humboldt Fellow

    June-July 2004-2005

    RWTH Aachen, Germany

    Visiting Professor

    Sept. 2000 – Sept. 2001

    Lund University, Sweden

    Research Professor

    May 1993 - Sept. 1993

    Polytechnic University, New York

    Indo - US Science & Technology Fellow

    May 1992 - April 1993

    Polytechnic UniversityNew York, U.S.A

    Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow

    May 1985 - Sept. 1986

    Universität Karlsruhe,Germany

    CSIR Senior Research Fellowship

    1975 – 1977

    IIT Delhi

    CSIR Junior Research Fellowship

    1973 – 1975

    IIT Delhi

    Awarded Gold Medal in M.Sc.

  • Best 10 Publications in Recent Years
    • P Verma, P Saini, R S Malik, V Choudhary “Excellent electromagnetic interference shielding and mechanical properties of high loading carbon-nanotubes/polymer composites designed using melt recirculation equipped twin-screw extruder” Carbon 89, 308-317, 2015
    • M Verma, A P Singh, P Sambyal, B P Singh, S K Dhawan, V Choudhary “Barium ferrite decorated reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite for effective electromagnetic interference shielding” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 (3), 1610-1618, 2015
    • R S Malik, P Verma, V Choudhary “A study of new anhydrous, conducting membranes based on composites of aprotic ionic liquid and cross-linked SPEEK for fuel cell application” Electrochimica Acta 152, 352-359, 2015
    • SK Mishra, SN Tripathi, V Choudhary, BD Gupta “SPR based fibre optic ammonia gas sensor utilizing nanocomposite film of PMMA/reduced graphene oxide prepared by in situ polymerization” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 199, 190-200, 2014
    • RS Malik, SN Tripathi, D Gupta, V Choudhary “Novel anhydrous composite membranes based on sulfonated poly (ether ketone) and aprotic ionic liquids for high temperature polymer electrolyte membranes for fuel cell applications” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 (24), 12826-12834, 2014
    • Deeksha Gupta, Veena Choudhary “Effect of functionality of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane [POSS] on the properties of sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) [SPEEK] based hybrid nanocomposite proton exchange membranes for fuel cell applications” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (29), 12817-12829, 2013
    • B.P.Singh, Prasantha,Veena Choudhary, Parveen Saini, Shailaja Pande, V. N. Singh, R. B. Mathur, “Enhanced microwave shielding and mechanical properties of high loading MWCNT- epoxy composites" Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15, 1554, 2013.
    • Parveen Saini, Govind Gupta, Manju Arora, Bipin Kumar Gupta, Veena Choudhary, Vidya Nand Singh, “High permittivity polyaniline/barium titanate nanocomposites with excellent electromagnetic interference shielding response” Nanoscale, 5, 4330, 2013.
    • Deeksha Gupta, Veena Choudhary, “Non-fluorinated hybrid composite membranesbased on polyethylene glycol functionalized polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane [PPOSS]and sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) [SPEEK] for fuel cell applications” Reactive & Functional Polymers, 73, 1268, 2013.
    • Anju Gupta, Veena Choudhary, “Electromagnetic interference shielding behavior of poly(trimethylene terephthalate)/multiwall carbon nanotube composites” Composites Science and Technology, 71, 1563, 2011.
  • Research Activities
    Significant contributions have been made in the following areas of Polymer Science:
    • Synthesis and characterisation of thermally stable polymers.
    • Structure - property relationship in polymers.
    • Mechanistic studies on thermal and photodegradation of polymers.
    • Evaluation of thermosetting matrix resins for fibre reinforced composites.
    • Studies on the flammability of polymeric materials.
    • Synthesis and characterisation of urethane methacrylate monomers and study of its copolymerisation behaviour with methyl methacrylate.
    • Synthesis, characterisation and evaluation of methyl methacrylate copolymers using N-aryl substituted maleimides or itaconimides
    • Biodegradable Hydrogels as Drug carriers
    • Smart /nano hydrogels: Preparation, characterisation and its evaluation in biomedical field
    • High performance sulfonated polymers: synthesis, characterisation and evaluation as fuel cell membranes
    • Thermoplastic/thermosets-Nano-composites


    Forty Ph.D. and more than eighty M. Tech. students have successfully completed their projects under my guidance. Currently ten students are working for their Ph. D and four for M. Tech.

  • Teaching Experience
    More than 35 years of teaching experience at I.I.T.Delhi. I have been associated with the teaching of polymer chemistry, polymer technology, rubber technology, high performance polymers, polymer blends and alloys and polymer characterisation courses to Pre-PhD., M.Tech, M.Sc. and undergraduate students. Laboratory facilities in the polymer chemistry, polymer characterisation, processing and testing laboratory were established under my guidance.
  • Publications

    More than 380 papers have been published/ presented in Journals /conferences.
  • Books Edited
    • "Recent Trends in Polymers and Composites" Invited lectures presented at QIP course, I.I.T.Delhi, Veena Choudhary and I.K.Varma, Ed. 1991.
    • "Materials Characterisation by Thermoanalytical Techniques", Invited lectures presented at QIP course, I.I.T.Delhi, Veena Choudhary and I.K.Varma, Ed. 1995
    • A book chapter on “Polymer Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites by Intech Publishers.
    • A book chapter on “Carbon nanotubes and their composites by Intech Open Science Publishers.
    • Polymer based nanocomposites for electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding by Research Signpost Publishers.
  • Patents
    • A novel hydrogel". Veena Koul, Veena Choudhary, Amit Kumar Dinda, Mohammad Changez and Krishna Burugapalli, Indian Patent Application No.: 1067/DEL/2002.
    • "A process for the preparation of a hydrogel". Veena Koul, Veena Choudhary, Amit Kumar Dinda, Mohammad Changez and Krishna Burugapalli, Indian Patent Application No.: 1068/DEL/2002.
    • “A process for the production of energetic binder (Azido Polymer)” I.K.Varma, Veena Choudhary, Bharthi Gaur, Bimlesh Lochab and Sonia Oberoi, Indian Patent Application No: 1316/DEL/2002/Dated 31-12-02.
    • “A Process for Production of Energetic Binders (Azido Polymer)” I.K.Varma, Veena Choudhary, Bharthi Gaur, Bimlesh Lochab and Sonia Oberoi, Indian Patent Application No: 1316/DEL/2002.
    • “Polymer Blends Comprising a Polysulfone and a Modified Polyolefin., Methods of their Preparation”, Trivedi, Prakash Druman; Raja, Atul Ramaniklal; Vyas, Bijal Kirtankumar; Choudhary, Veena; Maiti, Saurindra Nath; Sangam, Smita; Bera, Sumanta, Eur. Pat. Appl. (2007), 07107568.3-2115.
    • A formulation for encapsulation of photovoltaic (PV) modules B. Prasad, S. Bhattacharya, A. K. Saxena, S. R. Reddy, Nagender Singh & Prof. V. Choudhary , Patent number 238373, 2/5/2010
    • Choudhary, Veena; Saini, Gajendra; Bhardwaj, Rashmi; Chakraborty, Tanmoy. “Process for preparing a polyvinyl chloride-cellulosic composite” Indian Pat. Appl. (2010), CODEN: INXXBQ IN 2008DE01822 A 20100319 AN 2010:397079 CAPLUS
  • Ph.D. Projects in Progress:

    1.

    Arun Kumar Choudhary

    Biodegradable Hydrogels for Targeted Drug Delivery

    2.

    Meenakshi Verma

    Studies on graphene based thermoplastic poly urethane nanocomposites

    3.

    Pawan Verma

    Development of functional pp composites for EMI shielding applications

    4.

    Bindu Manchanda

    Development of non halogenated flame retardant polypropylene nanocomposites using natural nanofillers

    5.

    Shilpi Sharma

    Development of reagent incorporated microcapsules and hollow fibres for self healing polymer coatings and composites

    6

    V.P.Singh

    Studies on high density polyethylene/ halloysite nanocomposites

    7.

    Sampat Singh Chahaun

    Preparation and characteriztion of high performance composites based on poly (ether ketone)

    8

    Pragati Gahlot

    Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of polypyrrole based composites for electromagnetic shielding applications

    9.

    Nisha Bagotia

    Studies on polycarbonate –MWCNT Nanocomposites

    10

    Devender Kumar

    Synthesis and characterization of phthalonitrile monomers having imide/benzoxazine structure.

    Sponsored R & D Projects:

    S.No.

    Project Title

    Funding agency

    Amount(Rs. In Lakhs)

    Year

    1.

    Penetration of latex coatings/adhesives into porous substrates and their effect on properties (RP01302)

    ICI India Research and Technology Centre

    10.00

    Completed

    2.

    Enzymatically transformed protein binders and thickners (RP01301)

    ICI India Research and Technology Centre

    10.58

    Completed

    3.

    Synthesis, Characterisation and evaluation of dendritic azido polymers as high energy materials (RP01561)

    Armament Research Board (Ministry of Defence)

    5.75

    Completed

    4.

    Moderanisation of Laboratories in the Centre For Polymer Science and Engg. (RP 01525)

    MHRD

    20.00

    Completed

    5.

    Newer fiber composites a Coordinate R&D Project for Development of resin moulding compounds

    UNDP-DST

    30.00

    Completed

    6.

    Evaluation of polymer films for application in solar collectors

    DNES

    18.00

    Completed

    7.

    Role of interface in Fibre Reinforced

    UNDP

    20.00

    Completed

    8.

    Development of flame resistant matrix resins for composites

    Naval research board

    18.00

    Completed

    9.

    Development of binders by high pressure technique

    MHRD-HMG

    30.00

    Completed

    10.

    Development of polyester-epoxy hybrid resin for powder coatings

    MHRD-HMG

    20.00

    Completed

    11.

    Development of composites radar absorbing materials

    ADA

    8.50

    Completed

    12.

    Synthesis , characterization and evaluation of azido polymers as high energy binders

    ARMREB

    18.00

    Completed

    13.

    Development of biodegradable hydrogels and controlled drug release for the treatment of Osteomyelitis

    L.S.R.B. Ministry of Defence

    25.03

    Completed

    14.

    Advanced Polymeric Materials (RP01490)

    DST

    45.00

    Completed

    15.

    Development of Smart Micro/Nano Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications (RP 01684)

    DST –DAAD

    3.30

    Completed

    16.

    Smart Macromolecular Therapeutics, Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of tailor made Anti-cancer drug Conjugates and local Hyperthermia for selective lysis of Cancer Cell” (Dr Veena Koul)

    L.S.R.B., Ministry of Defence¬

    17.62

    Completed

    17.

    Development of hybrid nanoconposites membrane for fuel cell application

    Navel research board DRDO

    45.00

    Completed

    18.

    Multi-disciplinary approach to combat cancer by targeted drug delivery using intelligent polymeric nanoparticles

    DBT

    60.00

    In Progress

    19

    COE in Advanced Polymeric Materials

    DCPC Ministry of Petrochemicals

    Rs 6,00,00,000 [6.0 Crores]

    In Progress

    20

    Novel Approaches for Processing Hazardous Electronic Waste

    DST[ Indo-Australia]

    Rs 85 Lakhs

    In Progress

    21.

    Development of Novel Diamines for Efficent Curing of Pththalonnitrile Resins

    DMSRD

    Rs. 10 Lakhs

    In Progress

    22

    Reliance Chair Professor

    Reliance Industry

    Rs. 15 Lakhs

    In Progress

    23

    Development of Reagent Incorporated Hollow fibres and microcapsules for Self Healing Polymer Composites and Demonstration of Self Healing Capability

    NPOL

    Rs. 10 Lakhs

    In Progress

    Consultancy Projects:

    S.No

    Project Title

    Client

    Amount

    Year

    1.

    Evaluation of aminated mixed isomer sulphones (A-MIS) as curing agent for epoxy resin

    Solvay Advanced Polymeric Material

    USD 15,000

    One year

    2.

    Development of hydrogel dressing for chronic wounds

    Azzure Medical System, New Delhi

    Rs. 3,20000

    One year

    3.

    Preparation of vinyl terminated polyols

    PPG Industries

    USD 11,000

    One year

    4.

    Studies on polysulphone blends

    Gharda Chemicals, Gujrat

    Rs. 1,00,000

    Three months

    5.

    Crystallisation studies of polyether- ether ketone

    Gharda Chemicals, Gujrat

    Rs. 35,000

    One month

    6.

    Studies on biodegradability of polymers

    PPG

    USD 28,000

    Three year

    7.

    Studies on LLDPE –nano clay Composites

    IOCL

    Rs. 3,86,000

    6 months

    8.

    Emulsion Polymerisation of acrylates

    Jubiliant Organosys

    Rs. 1,00,000

    3 months

    9.

    Development of polymeric sulfur

    The Oriental Carbon Limited

    Rs. 1,50,000

    2 months

    10.

    Process for preparing substituted 4-aminodiphenylamine and a process for preparing alkylated derivatives

    Consultancy project

    M/s Luthra and Luthra , Delhi

    1,00,000

    One month

    11.

    Synthesis of 2-Acrylamido-2-Methyl Propane Sulfonic Acid

    Pasupati Acrylon Ltd

    5,00,000

    One year

    12.

    Evaluation of Polymeric Coatings

    The Office of Customs [Phase 1-5]

    15,50, 000

    One year

    13.

    Studies on rheology of polyolefins

    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

    1,75,000

    One month

    14.

    Studies on HDPE-Fly ash Composites

    NTPC

    9,90,000

    6 months

  • Other Extensional Tasks
    • Member –Board of Post Graduate Studies (GGSIP, University, Delhi).
    • Expert Committee Member- DRDO, UPSC,CSIR
    • Vice President- The Society of Polymer Science , India
    • AICTE Expert Committee Member
    • Member-Board of Governors, High Polymer Labs.(2005-2008)
    • Honorary DAAD Advisor (2006-2009)
    • Member –Board of Governors, PPDC
    • Member –Board of Post Graduate Studies and Research , Delhi College of Engg., Delhi
    • Patron-IPCA
    • International PAC member-DST
    • Senate Member –NIT Srinagar
  • Membership:
    • Life Member- Indian Thermal Analysis Society
    • Life Member-ISTE
    • Life Member-SPS, India
    • Life Member-Fibre forum, India
    • Member-American Chemical Society, Division –Polymer Materials Science & Engg.
    • Member-Materials Research Society
    • Member-High Energy Materials Society, India


    Examined Ph. D thesis from IIT Kharagpur, SSJM University, Kanpur, Anna University, Madras, NIT-Coimbtore/Calicut, Jabalpur, Orissa University, Cochin University Kottyam, Australia
  • Refree
    • Journal of Applied Polymer Science
    • Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
    • Journal of Chemical Technology
    • European Polymer Journal
    • Industrial Crops and Products
    • Polymer International
    • Polymer Advanced Technology
    • Polymer Engineering
    • Macromolecules
  • Students


    Meenakshi Verma
    Email:meenakshi.iitd@gmail.com

    Studies on graphene based thermoplastic polyurethane nanocomposites



    Pawan Verma
    Email: pawanverma.chem@gmail.com

    Development of functional PPCP composites for EMI shielding applications



    Bindu Manchanda
    Email: manchandabindu9@gmail.com

    Development of non halogenated flame retardant polypropylene nanocomposites using natural nanofillers



    Shilpi Sharma
    Email: shilpi.16.sharma@gmail.com

    Development of reagent incorporated microcapsules and hollow fibres for self healing polymer coatings and composites



    Vishwa Pratap Singh
    Email: vpsiitd@gmail.com

    Studies on high density polyethylene/ halloysite nanocomposites



    Sampat Singh Chauhan
    Email: chauhansampat51@gmail.com

    Preparation and characteriztion of high performance composites based on poly (ether ketone)



    Pragati Gahlout
    Email: pragatigahlout@gmail.com

    Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of polypyrrole based composites for electromagnetic shielding applications



    Devendra Kumar
    Email: dmogha.kumar@gmail.com

    Synthesis and characterization of phthalonitrile monomers having imide/benzoxazine structure.

  • Contact

    PROF. VEENA CHOUDHARY
    Reliance Chair Professor
    Centre For Polymer Science and Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    Email: veenac@polymers.iitd.ac.in
    Mobile : 09810028839