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Garima Agrawal
Garima Agrawal DST INSPIRE Faculty garimafpt[at] +91-132-2714328
Areas of Interest
  • Functional polymers & colloids,polymer chemistry,nanoparticle synthesis,self-assembly,encapsulation, nanostructured materials,stimuli sensitive materials,biomaterials,drug delivery
Professional Background
20152016Postdoctoral ResearcherGhent University, Belgium
Honors and Awards
DST Inspire Faculty AwardIIT Roorkee2016
DAAD Master sandwich scholarship for IITs - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch DienstIIT Delhi and DWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Germany2009
Council of scientific and Industrial Research Fellowship (JRF, CSIR)IIT Delhi2008
Educational Details
PhDPolymer ChemistryDWI-Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, RWTH Aachen University, Germany2014
M.Tech.Polymer Science & TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology Delhi, India2010
M.Sc.ChemistryUniversity of Rajasthan2008
  • The Society for Polymer Science, India, Life Member
  • Materials Research Society 2014-2015, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Polymer Product TechnologyPEN-301B.Tech 3rd Yr. PSTAutumn
Technical CommunicationPPN-391B.Tech 3rd Yr. PSTAutumn
Books Authored

1. G. Agrawal, A. Pich, Polymer Gels as EAPs: Materials, In Electromechanically Active Polymers: A Concise Reference, F. Carpi Ed., Springer, 2016, 27-52, DOI: 10.1007/978-3- 319-31767- 0_2-1

Refereed Journal Papers

1. K. Wiemer, K. Doermbach, I. Slabu, G. Agrawal, F. Schrader, T. Caumanns, S.D.M. Bourone, J. Mayer, J. Steitz, U. Simon, A. Pich, Hydrophobic Superparamagnetic FePt Nanoparticles in Hydrophilic Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) Microgels: A New Multifunctional Hybrid System, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6TB02342H. 

2. M.-N. Birkholz, G. Agrawal, C. Bergmann, R. Schroeder, S. J. Lechner, A. Pich, H. Fischer, Calcium Phosphate/Microgel Composites for 3D Powderbed Printing of Ceramic Materials, Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik2016, 61, 267. DOI: 10.1515/bmt-2014-0141

3. G. Agrawal, A. Uelpenich, X. Zhu, M. Moeller, A. Pich, Microgel-based Adaptive Hybrid Capsules with Tunable Shell permeability, Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 5882. 

4. K. Doermbach, G. Agrawal, M. Servos, S. Schipmann, S. Thies, U. Klemradt, A. Pich, Silica-Coating of Hematite Nanoparticles Using Reactive Water-Soluble Polyalkoxysiloxanes, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2014, 31, 365. 

5. H. Wang, G. Agrawal, L. Tsarkova, X. Zhu, M. Moeller, Self-Templating Amphiphilic Polymer Precursors for Fabricating Mesostructured Silica Particles: A Water-Based Facile and Universal Method, Adv. Mater. 201325, 1017. (Frontispiece) 

6. G. Agrawal, M. P. Schuerings, P. V. Rijn, A. Pich, Formation of Catalytically Active Gold-Polymer Microgel Hybrids via a Controlled in-situ Reductive Process, J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 13244.

7. G. Agrawal, J. Wang, B. Bruester, X. Zhu, M. Moeller, A. Pich, Degradable Microgels Synthesized using Reactive Polyvinylalkoxysiloxanes as Crosslinkers, Soft Matter 2013, 9, 5380. 

8. G. Agrawal, M. Schuerings, X. Zhu, A. Pich, Microgel/SiO2 Hybrid Colloids Prepared Using a Water Soluble Silica Precursor, Polymer 2012, 53, 1189. 

† indicates equal contributions to the manuscript.