Profile

Ms. Shehnaz Solanki

Academic Associate

Science, SLSE

E-Mail : shehnazs@nuv.ac.in

Phone : null

Background

I joined Navrachana University as Project Research Fellow in 2014 and by clearing university PET exam got admission in PhD program in 2015. By completing one year of coursework got registered as PhD Scholar in 2016. Also worked as Visiting Faculty in BSc program (Chemistry), SLSE, Navrachana University, Vadodara. Now working as Academic Associate, SLSE, Navrachana University since July, 2017.

Education

  • She is pursuing PhD (PhD Scholar) since 2015 and at Navrachana University, Vadodara under the Guidance of Dr. Sandeep Patil. Her research topic is “Nonionic Surfactant/Ionic Liquid/Water Microemulsions: Phase Behavior, Microstructure and Solubilization.”
  • She hascompleted  MSc in Chemistry with Distinction, Specialization in the field of INORGANIC Chemistry, from Maharaja Sayajirao University of  Baroda in 2014. Her Dissertation was entitled, “Studies of Transition metal complexes with N, S, O donor ligands.” 
  • She has worked  as QC Officer at GIRDA (Gujarat Industrial Research and Development Agency), Beside Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Maharaja Sayajirao University of  Baroda, Vadodara.

Teaching and Research

She handles  Chemistry Laboratory and is an instructor to students pursuing BSc and MSc disciplines. Apart from this, also helps in Chemistry Tutorial sessions, journal evaluation  and carrying out expert readings of the experiments during each Lab session. Also conduct Chemistry Laboratory Practical exams and Viva for BSc and MSc disciplines. She helps Dissertation students in their research work and handle sophisticated instruments of Chemistry Research Laboratory. She has chosen teaching as a way to conduct research in education and to explore her area of research among students  to encourage them for research. She is greatly enthused  by the teaching-learning process and highly inspired by work of students of  Navrachana University. Also guided under-graduate science students for their research work.

Research Experience

  1. Project Research Fellow:  Project entitled Microemulsions with Ionic Liquids: Phase Behavior, Microstructure and Solubilization. Research work was done under the guidance of Dr. Sandeep R. Patil, School of Engineering and Technology, Navrachana University, Vadodara.
  2. Ph.D. Scholar: Pursuing Ph.D. with the topic entitled Nonionic Surfactant/Ionic Liquid/Water Microemulsions: Phase Behavior, Microstructure and Solubilization. Research work has been carried out under the guidance of Dr. Sandeep R. Patil, School of Engineering and Technology, Navrachana University, Vadodara.
  3. Submitted Dissertation thesis entitled Studies on Transition metal complexes with N,S,O donor ligand to The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda under the guidance of  Dr. Sujit Baran Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.

Achievements

Awarded a Research Fellowship of Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, w.e.f. 18th October 2014 to 9th June 2017.

College Level

  • Participated and also was a Committe Member in the Two day National Conference on Innovating for Development and Sustainability, Navrachana University, Vadodara, October 5-6, 2017.
  • Participated in the one day Workshop on LATEX – FOR BEGINNERS, held at School of Engineering and Technology, Navrachana University, Vadodara, May 18, 2017.
  • Participated in the one day Workshop on ENERGY AUDIT AND SAVING, held at Electrical Engineering Department, Navrachana University, Vadodara, March 25, 2017.
  • Participated in the Seminar on ADVANCED RHEOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS by Anton Paar, held at Hotel Royal Orchid, Vadodara, July 31, 2015.
  • Participated and secured Third position in Poster Competetion on topic entitled CHEMISTRY MAGICS, Innovations in Science and Technology, Open House and Science Exhibition, Department of Chemistry,Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, January 27-28, 2014.
  • Volunteer in Science Exhibition organized by Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, February 1-3, 2013.
  • Participated and Secured Second position in the State Level Elocution competition  and Third position in the State Level Debate Competetion in the celebration of INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY sponsored by UGC, New Delhi, organized by V.P.& R.P.T.P Science College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, December 27-28, 2012.

School Level

  • Participated in various elocutions, debate, quiz and sports competition during school.
  • Participated and secured First position in Science Exhibition held at District level, on topic entitled BIOTECHNOLOGY – BOON FOR LIFE, Shree Chotubhai A. Patel Learning Institute, Mota Fofadiya, Shinor, Vadodara, October 17-19, 2008.

  Publications

  1. Solanki, S. H., Patil, S. R., Polar Ionic Liquid (EAN)/ n-alkanes/ Sugar Surfactant Microemulsion, National Conference on Surfactants & Colloids  (NCSC-2K17), Society for Industrial Chemistry, Indian Society for Surface Science & Technology (Western India Chapter) and Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, February10-11, 2017.
  2. Solanki, S. H., Patil, S. R., Microemulsions with Ionic Liquids: Phase Behavior, Microstructure,  Solubilization and Template for Synthesis of Nanomaterials, International Conference on Materials Science & Technology (ICMTech-2016), International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) and University of Delhi, India, March  1-4, 2016.
  3. Solanki, S. H., Patil, S. R., Effect of Co-surfactants on Ionic Liquid (IL)/Sugar Surfactant/Water Microemulsion, National Conference on Recent Trends in Science of Materials (NSCM-2K15), Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, December 28-30, 2015.
  4. Solanki, S. H., Patil, S. R., Phase Studies of Sugar Surfactant Ionic Liquid    Microemulsions: A Green Chemistry Approach, National Conference on Innovating for Development and Sustainability, Navrachana University, Vadodara, October 30-31, 2015.

Article as a Book Chapter

Solanki, S. H.&Patil, S. R.(2017). Phase Studies of Sugar Surfactant Ionic Liquid Microemulsions: A Green Chemistry Approach.  In N. Gandhi (Ed.), ‘Innovating for Development and Sustainability’.

 

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