Sonia Kundu

Faculty (C)

Department of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology

Sonia Kundu

jhumi4sonia@gmail.com

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About Sonia Kundu

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

M.Tech (Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology) from Department of Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, India, 2014.
Post B.Sc B. Tech (Chemical Technology) from Department of Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, India, 2012.
B.Sc (Chemistry Honours) from Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta, India, 2009.
Higher Secondary from Loreto House, Calcutta under West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, 2006.
Secondary from St. Agnes’ Convent School, Howrah under Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations New Delhi, 2004.
CAREER SYNOPSIS

Former Research Fellow (thesis submitted), in Department of Chemical Technology, Division of Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta.
Formerly engaged as guest teacher in the Department of Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta for teaching B.Tech students (Subjects taught Organic Technology, Instrumental Analysis, UV and IR Spectroscopy).
Research area concerned with biopolymer derivative synthesis, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, particle modifications and biological evaluations.
Credited with publications in impact journals, best poster awards in international conference.
Strongly motivated to pursue research and developments in Biotechnology Polymer Technology, Nanotechnology and Pharmaceutical technology.

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AWARDS & RANK

1st prize in innovative idea competition for poster presentation entitled “Development of carboxymethyl guar gum-gelatin smart hydrogels for controlled release of antibiotics” in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop at IISER, Kolkata, India, 2019.
Awarded with student scholarship of 350 USD from the organizers of the 8th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (ICGC 2018) to deliver a presentation in the Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Awarded with Junior Research Assistantship under TEQIP Phase II, University of Calcutta, 2016.
Awarded with UGC Non-NET (JRF) Fellowship from UGC, Govt. of India, 2015.
1st prize for poster presentation entitled “Macrofibrous 3D Scaffolds from New Generation Guar Gum Derivatives in Tissue Engineering” in International Conference on Biotechnology (NHBT 2015) at Trivandrum, India.
1st Class First Rank in M.Tech (Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical Technology), University of Calcutta, 2014.
1st Class First Rank in B.Tech (Chemical Technology), University of Calcutta, 2012.
Awarded with GATE score by AICTE in the year 2012.

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Natural Biopolymers.
Synthesis, Characterization and Pharmacological evaluation of Polymeric nanoparticles.
Microbiology and tissue engineering applications.

COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Ph.D. Research Project: Engineered Biopolymer Derivatives from Guar Gum for Environmentally Benign Application.
M.Tech Project: Poly Lactic Acid Embedded Chitosan Films for Food and Pharmaceuticals Bioactive Packaging.
B.Tech Project: Controlled Release Ornidazole Microparticles using Starch & PVA polymer.
PRESENTATIONS IN INDIA

1. Poster presentation entitled “Development of carboxymethyl guar gum-gelatin smart hydrogels for controlled release of antibiotics” in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop organized by DSIR-TOCIC-IIT-Kharagpur, CSIR-CGCRI & CSIR-CMERI at IISER, Kolkata, India.
2. Poster presentation entitled “Guar gum cinnamate synthesis and ouzo nanoparticles: Dual action antibiotic carriers against stubborn gram negative bacteria” in International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Technology (APA 2017), organized by IIT Delhi and CIPET India, at Delhi, India.
3. Poster presentation entitled “Chemically Modified Guar Gum Scaffolds for Cell engineering and Microenvironment Control” in Interface between Chemistry and Biology, RSC Eastern Region at IICB, Kolkata, India.
4. Oral presentation entitled “Guar Gum Benzoate Ouzo Nanoparticles for Microbial Decontamination in Surface Water” in 1st Regional Science & Technology Congress 2016 (Presidency Division) at NITTTR, Kolkata, India.
5. Poster presentation entitled “Antimicrobial Guar Benzoate in Gelatin Nano-bio-composite Films for Food Packaging Applications” in International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials (IC-FNM 2016) at IIEST, Shibpur, India.
6. Poster presentation entitled “Macrofibrous 3D Scaffolds from New Generation Guar Gum Derivatives in Tissue Engineering” in International Conference on Biotechnology (NHBT 2015) at Trivandrum, India.
7. Poster presentation entitled “Hofmeister Cations and Anions Effects on Guar Gum Hydration Sturcture and Viscosity” in the International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology (MACRO 2015) at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India.
PRESENTATIONS ABROAD

1. Poster presentation entitled “Green and smart carboxymethyl guar gum-gelatin semi-interpenetrating hydrogels for on demand drug delivery” in 8th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry (ICGC 2018), endorsed by IUPAC, at Bangkok, Thailand.