Dr. Arunima Nayak | Faculty Chemistry

Dr. Arunima Nayak
Professor and Head

• advanced nano-porous materials for adsorptive separation and water purification;
• adsorptive removal of water pollutants;
• adsorptive desulphurization of crude oil;
• biomethanation of organic wastes

• Ph.D. (in Chemistry),Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee, India
• M.Tech (in Chemistry), NIT Durgapur, India
• M.Sc (Specialization in Organic Chemistry), BHU, Varanasi, India
• B.Sc(H)(Honors in Chemistry),BHU,Varanasi, India

• Invited speaker for SERB-Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) workshop held at IIP, Dehradun, 21-22nd Dec, 2023
• Top 2% most influential scientists as declared by Stanford University for consecutive 3 years 2021, 2022 and 2023.
• Marie Curie Experienced Researcher under the International Incoming Fellowship programme from the European Commission (2015-2017); project grant of 230,036.60€
• DST Sponsored project funding of Rs 20 Lakhs (No. DST/TM/WTI/2K14/209 (G)
• Research Excellence Award of year 2015, 2018 and 2020 by Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), Dehradun, Uttarakhand
• Received excellence in teaching and research award by ONGC Dehradun on 8 March 2021.
• Best Researcher Award in 15th and 16th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology congress (USSTC) in June 2022 by Uttarakhand Council of Science and Technology
• Recipient of fellowship from Department of Science and Technology, India (2013-2014) for carrying our research work as a Research Associate at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
• Recipient of Ministry of Human Resources and Development, India fellowship for carrying out research at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (2009-2012)
• Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the suggestion to implement and execute a software programme for faster generation of daily/monthly/quarterly/yearly product quality flash report under the Creativity Award Scheme.(15.8.2008)
• Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the suggestion on improving the yield of WAP 287 Rcs under the Creativity Award Scheme.(1.9.2007)

• Member of International Water Association, since 2021
• Lifetime member of The Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS) – Delhi Chapter

Dr. Arunima Nayak is an active researcher in the broad area of Environmental Science and Technology and especially in the field of waste management and materials development for water treatment. She is currently Professor and Head of Department of Chemistry, Graphic Era University. She has been instrumental in start of M.Sc Chemistry program in Chemistry Department. Her total research paper is 60 in high impact journals of repute; with an h-index of 27. Her total citations are 11,856 in the area of Environmental Science and Technology. She is one of the top 2% most influential scientists as declared by Stanford University for consecutive 3 years 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Her academic basis is in Chemistry with a PhD from IIT Roorkee in the year 2012. She was awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Incoming Fellow from the European Union in the year 2015 for undertaking post-doctoral work. The post doc fellowship enabled her to work under a 2-year funded “VALOWASTE” project with a focus in reducing the environmental impact of wine industries. The project helped her to develop novel techniques and concepts on valorization of wastes generated from the agro food sector at a high-quality applied research facility and within a collaboration network of top-level EU research facilities. The new concept of zero-waste and sustainable bio-based economy which was the basis of the project is expected to mature progressively in the coming decades.