Dr. Seema Raj

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Dr. Seema Raj

Assistant Professor -Basic & Applied Science

Interest Area(s)

  • Utilization of Fly ash for plant growth
  • Biodiesel
  • Organic synthesis
  • Environmental Safety

Since 2003, she has taught many subjects at HKIC, BPS, ACE and GITM. In addition to her specialized Organic Chemistry courses she also taught other courses as: Engineering Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Bio-chemistry and Analytical Methods. She is very hardworking and passionate about her work. She wants to develop herself by contributing in different types of work responsibilities and higher education programs. She has been a faculty member at HKIC, Shamli, U.P. (one year), BPS, Karnal, H.R. (one year), ACE, Gurgaon, H.R. (one year) GITM, Gurgaon, H. R. (seven and a half years).

  • Ph.D. (Amity University, Noida, U.P., 2016)
  • M.Phil. in 2006-2007 from CDLU, Sirsa, Haryana
  • M. Sc. in 2001-2003 from D.A.V. College, Muzaffarnagar, U.P.
  • 2003-2004: Lecturer, Hindu Kanya Inter College, Shamli (UP)
  • 2005-2006: PGT, Bramhanand Public School, Karnal (HR)
  • 2006-2007: Lecturer, Anupama College of Engineering, Gurgaon (HR)
  • 2007-2014: Sr. Lecturer, Gurgaon Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon (HR)
  • 2015- till now: Assistant Professor, K R Mangalam University, Gurgaon (HR)
  • Utilization of Fly ash for plant growth
  • Biodiesel
  • Organic synthesis
  • Environmental Safety

Conferences/ Symposiums:

  • Participation in conference and workshop
  • Organized a Workshop-“Chemsoft-2018” in K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon, 24th October, 2018.
  • Participated in National workshop on Greening an Undergraduate Chemistry Lab-2018, 8th -9th August, 2018, at Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi.
  • Worked as Reviewer and Hospitality Coordinator in AASET -2017 in K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon, 17th and 18th August, 2017.
  • Worked as Deputy Coordinator in organization of Skill development Workshop on “Practical Biochemistry” in K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon, 08th November, 2016.
  • Participated in Microsoft Technology Workshop: Saksham, K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon, 14-15th June 2016.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program on Effective Teaching, K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon, 18-22nd July 2016.
  • Participated as Rapporteur in “3rd World Summit on Accreditation”, The Leela Ambience Hotel, 18th to 20th March, 2016.
  • Participated in “Advanced Analytical Techniques in Research and Development” held in 20th – 21st December 2012, Amity University, Noida
  • Participated in “International Conference on Phyllosphere” held in February 2012, Amity University, Noida.
  • Participated 5+2 days “Workshop of Mission 10 X” by Wipro held in 2010 and 2011, GITM, Gurgaon.
  • Participated as organizing committee member in “National Conference on mathematical tools” held in 2010, GITM, Gurgaon.

Paper/ Poster presented in Conferences

  • Dr. Seema Raj, Praveen Dahiya and Sumedha Mohan, “Utilization of fly ash (a waste) to improve medicinal properties of Jatropha curcas”, National Seminar on Recent Advances in Environmental Toxicology, held on 13th -14th February 2017, at Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. (O)
  • Dr. Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan, “Waste Utilization for the Growth of Energy Crop Jatropha curcas: A Sustainable Approach”, National Conference on Environmental Sustainibility in Wastewater Remediation: Current Status and
    Future Prospects (EWSR- 2017)” held on 19th – 20th January 2017, at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. (O)
  • Dr. Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan, "Effect of low concentration of fly ash on the plant growth performance: A review", National Conference on Recent Innovations in Science, Technology & Management (NCRISTM), [in special Issue on International Journal of Recent Advances in Engineering & Technology (IJRAET)], ISSN (Online): 2347-2812, Vol. 4, Issue-1, pp. 91-96.Held on 26-27th February 2016. (O)
  • Seema Raj and Nidhee Chaudhary 2014. “Bioconversion of Molasses; an Agro-based Bye Product into Citric Acid using Free and Immobilized Manganese Resistant Mutant Aspergillus niger Cells.” International Conference On “Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture, Animal Sciences, Food Technology, Biodiversity and Climate Change Sustainable Approaches” (AFHAFBC-2014) Organized by “Krishi Sanskriti” On 30th and 31st August, 2014, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. ISSN 2249-3050, Volume 5, Number 6 (2014), pp. 643-652. (O).
  • Reena, Indu Bala and Seema Raj 2014, “Ethanol as alternative fuel by fermentation of fruits: A review”: “National Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (NCAME- 2014)” February 21-22, 2014 at Gurgaon Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon, Haryana. ISBN: 978-93-81274-76-7. (O)
  • Seema Raj, Praveen Dahiya and Sumedha Mohan 2014, “Changes in Plant Performance in Fly Ash Amended Soil”: National Conference "Earth and Environment: Pollution and Prevention" January 28-30, 2014 at Amity University, Noida, U.P. (O)
  • Dr Reena, Dr Indu Bala Sharma and Seema Raj 2013, “Response of Microbes in Biofuels Production”: National Seminar on Applications of Basic Sciences in Engineering and Technology (NSABSET- 2013), 27- 28th December 2013, at Echelon Institute of Technology, Faridabad, Haryana. ISBN: 9789382880967 (O)
  • Seema Raj and Nidhee Chaudhary 2013, “Production of citric acid from molasses using Free and Immobilized Cells of Manganese Resistant Mutant of Aspergillus niger: A Comparative Study”: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2013, 15- 19 December 2013, at India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India. (P)
  • Sumedha Mohan and Seema Raj 2013, “ Plant Growth Performance due to Heavy Metal Uptake from Fly Ash” : National Conference on Advances In Chemical Sciences (ACS- 2013), 1st – 2nd March 2013, at MDU, Rohtak, Haryana.(P)
  • Reena and Seema Raj 2013, “Biofuels from Microbes: Current status and Future aspects”: National Conference on Emerging Trends in Science, Technology & Management – Vision 2020 18th – 19th January 2013, at GITM, Gurgaon. (O)
  • Sumedha Mohan and Seema Raj 2013, “Fly Ash in Sustainable Agriculture”: National Conference on Environmental Pollution, Soil Health and Sustainable Agriculture 15th - 17th January 2013, at Amity University, Noida, U.P. (P)
  • Sumedha Mohan and Seema raj 2012, “Response of Plants to Fly ash amended Soil”: IIST-2012 (Journal of Proteins and Proteomics ISSN: 0975-8151; 3(2), 2012, 8th – 10th December 2012, at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. (P)
  • Nidhee Chaudhary and Seema raj 2012, “Comparative Analysis of Citric Acid Production from Cane Molasses using Free and Immobilized Cells of Manganese Resistant Mutant of Aspergillus niger” : International Conference on Biosciences and Bioengineering : A collaborative Approach 6th – 7th January 2012, at IMS Ghaziabad, U.P. (O)
  • Reena, Indu Bala Sharma and Seema Raj 2010, “A Promising Oil Alternative: Algae Energy”: All India Seminar on “New strategies for reducing carbon foot prints and its impact on Global Warming” 20th -21st August-2010, at RCEW, Jaipur, Page no. 41. (O)
  • Seema Raj 2009 “How radiation affects? : Its Physical & Biological aspects and Safety Measures”, :National Symposium On Nano-Science: Theory and Applications November 6-7, 2009 Preceded by Workshop On Microwaves: Principles and Applications November 5, 2009 (NASTA-MAP-2009), conducted by Microwave Application Society of India, at ?School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (P)
  • Seema Raj, 2009, “Glass, its types and its future aspects”: “International Conference on Electroceramics 2009” 13th – 17th December 2009, DU, LC338 Page No. 396. (P)
  • (O)= Oral Presentation (P) = Poster Presentation
International / National Publication
  • Seema Raj (2022), “Impact of high and low concentration of fly ash amended soil on physico-chemical properties of biodiesel produced from Jatropha curcas”, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, Wiley, (Impact Factor: 2.43, Cite score: 4.6)., doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ep.13819 (SCIE/SCOPUS/WoS Indexed). 
  • Seema Raj, Romila Manchanda, Meena Bhandari, Md Sabir Alam (2022), Review on Natural Bioactive Products as Radioprotective Therapeutics :Present & Past Perspective, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Bentham, (Impact Factor: 2.837, Cite score: 3.9),  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35016594/ SCI/SCOPUS/WoS Indexed.
  • Pooja Lamba, Dilraj Preet Kaur, Seema Raj, Jyoti Sorout(2021), Recycling/reuse of plastic waste as construction material for sustainable development: a review, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (Impact Factor: 4.3, Cite score:5.5) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-16980-y. Springer Nature. SCI/SCOPUS/WoS Indexed.
  • Meena Bhandari and Seema Raj (2019), Environmental Management Systems in Higher Education Institutions in India: A Workplace Management Approach,  International Journal of Research in Engineering, IT and Social Science (International Conference on Ethics and Integrity in Management and Legal Practices), Volume 9, Issue 3, pp.112-119. (UGC APPROVED) ISSN: 2250-0588, http://indusedu.org/pdfs/IJREISS/IJREISS_3187_94381.pdf
  • Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan, “Influence of metal uptake from fly ash on the growth of Jatropha curcas plant: Bulk utilization approach”, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, Vol. 9, Issue2 (2018), pp. 154-159. http://dx.doi.org/10.22376/ijpbs.2018.9.2.b154-159
  • Seema Raj and Meena Bhandari, “Comparison of Methods of Production of Biodiesel from Jatropha Curcas”, Journal of Biofuels, Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2017), pp. 58-80.  https://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:jbf&volume=8&issue=2&article=002
  • Meena Bhandari and Seema Raj, “Practical approach to green chemistry”, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 9, Issue 4 (2017), pp. 10-26. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i4.15640
  • Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan, “Impact on proline content of Jatropha curcas in fly ash amended soil with respect to heavy metals”, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 8, Issue 5 (2016), pp. 244-247. SCOPUS till 2017. https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/10926/5170
  • Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan, "Evaluation of growth performance of biodiesel plant Jatropha curcus in fly ash—a waste for sustainable development". Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Vol. 42, Issue-1 (2016), pp. 1-4. SCOPUS. https://doi.org/10.5276/JSWTM.2016.1
  • Seema Raj, Praveen Dahiya and Sumedha Mohan, “Physio-chemical analysis and Invitro antibacterial activity of Jatropha curcas grown on fly ash amended soil”. International Journal of Applied Environmental Science, Vol. 10 (4) (2015), pp. 1375-1387. ISSN 0973-6077 . https://www.ripublication.com/Volume/ijaesv10n4.htm
  • Seema Raj and Nidhee Chaudhary 2014. “Bioconversion of Molasses; an Agro-based Bye Product into Citric Acid using Free and Immobilized Manganese Resistant Mutant Aspergillus niger Cells.” International Journal of Agriculture and Food Science Technology, ISSN 2249-3050, Volume 5, Number 6 (2014), pp. 643-652. file:///C:/Users/seema.raj/Downloads/IntJAgrFoodTech-2014-SeemaNidhee.pdf
  • Seema Raj * and Sumedha Mohan, “Approach for Improved Plant Growth Using Fly Ash Amended Soil”.  International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering. ISSN 2250-2459 (Vol.4 Issue.6 pp. 709-715) (2014). https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Approach-for-Improved-Plant-Growth-Using-Fly-Ash-Raj-Mohan/6799e54bee46f9fd37a465c4868c470b7c3f94e3
  • Nidhee Chaudhary* and Seema Raj1 , “Optimization of process parameters of citric acid production from cane molasses using free and Immobilized cells of manganese resistant mutant of Aspergillus niger”.EJEAFChe (International journal). ISSN 1579-4377(Vol.11 No. 3 pp. 180 -187) 2012 SCOPUS. 
  • Link: https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20123191957 
Book/Book Chapter Publications
  • Dilraj Preet Kaur, Seema Raj, Meena Bhandari (2022), Recent advances in structural ceramics, Advanced Ceramics for Versatile Interdisciplinary Applications, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-323-89952-9. https://www.elsevier.com/books/advanced-ceramics-for-versatile-interdisciplinary-applications/singh/978-0-323-89952-9 
  • Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan (2020), Influence of Fly ash on Plant Growth of Jatropha Curcas A Biodiesel Plant: Waste Utilization with Sustainability Approach, Plant Growth Regulators, pp. 83-97, NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS Inc. (Book Chapter) Editor: Qiang –Sheng Wu et al. ISBN 9781536172560 (Paper Back) and ISBN 9781536172577 (ADOBE PDF) https://novapublishers.com/shop/plant-growth-regulators-pgrs-types-uses-and-safety/ 
  • “Chemistry Laboratory Manual” for B. Tech. First year students as per MDU Syllabus, (Dr Reena, Dr Indu Bala Sharma and Ms Seema Raj,) (by Orange publication, Delhi) ISBN-OBIPD13CLM, 2013 “Engineering Chemistry” for B. Tech. First year students as per MDU Syllabus, (Dr Reena, Dr Indu Bala Sharma and Ms Seema Raj) (by Abhinav Prakashan, Delhi) ISBN-978-93-80165-55-4 , 2012
  • Seema Raj and Nidhee Chaudhary, “Citric from Biowaste: Challenges and Prospects”.  GIAP Journals- Bioevolution, May 2014 publication, ISBN: 978-81-925781-3-2, pg 48- 50. (Book Chapter).
Paper Presented 
 
  • Seema Raj. “Influence of Different Vegetable Oils as Thickeners in Grease Production”, SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES
  • MaterialTECH2022held on 28th –29th January, 2022 at Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering & Department of Mechanical Engineering, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY RAIPUR. (O)
  • Seema Raj and Meena Bhandari, “"Advances in Phytoremediation by Green biotechnological applications: A review", 5th ESDACON-2021 as World Environment Summit 2021 (International Conference & Awards) in collaboration with a group of eminent institutions like CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) New Delhi, Amity University Haryana, Jaipur National University, GD Goenka University Gurugram, NESA Delhi, STE Kolkata, Global Foundation, DERO Karnataka, [email protected], MSMECCII, and in foreign partnership of Australian National University & Climate Action Network (CAN) South Asia Chapter on 1st – 3rd October 2021 at India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (India). (O)
  • Seema Raj1 et al., “Immunity boosters at alimentary and physical levels in relevance to COVID-19”, (AASET-2021) ICAASET-2021, 20-21 May, 2020, K.R. Mangalam University, Gurugram. (Presented by co-author) (O)
  • Rashmi Kakkar, Dilraj Preet Kaur, Seema Raj, “A Comprehensive Review On Water Treatment Techniques”, (AASET-2021) ICAASET-2021, 20-21 May, 2020, K.R. Mangalam University, Gurugram. (Presented by co-author) (O)
  • Priya Khareta, Mona Vashisht, Meena Bhandari, Seema Raj, “Phytochemicals For Healthy Living: Extraction And Usage”, (AASET-2021) ICAASET-2021, 20-21 May, 2020, K.R. Mangalam University, Gurugram. (Presented by co-author) (O)
  • Nidhee Chaudhary, S. Kanagarethinam and Seema Raj, “Optimization of Bioethanol Production from Dried Fallen Leaves and Chikku Peels using Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation”, International Conference on Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Sustainability (ICAMEES-2018), held on 14th – 15th December 2018, in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. (O) (Paper ID:202) (Presented by Prof. Nidhee) (O)
  • Seema Raj and Nidhee Chaudhary, “Impact of thickeners on grease production, prepared by different edible and non-edible oils”, International Conference on Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Sustainability (ICAMEES-2018), held on 14th – 15th December 2018, in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. (P) (PAPER ID:212)
  • Vijay Bharat V, Akshita Chhabra, Seema Raj, Sumedha Mohan and  Praveen Dahiya, “Growth performance, anti-microbial and phytochemical analysis of oil from Jatropha curcas growing on fly ash soil amendment”, INSCR International Conference – 2017 (IIC-2017), held on 26th -28th September 2017, Conference Centre, University of Delhi. (P)-MP124.
  • Seema Raj, Praveen Dahiya and Sumedha Mohan, “Utilization of fly ash (a waste) to improve medicinal properties of  Jatropha curcas”, National Seminar on Recent Advances in Environmental Toxicology, held on 13th -14th February 2017, at Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. (O)
  • Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan, “Waste Utilization for the Growth of Energy Crop Jatropha curcas: A Sustainable Approach”, National Conference on Environmental Sustainibility in Wastewater Remediation: Current Status and Future Prospects (EWSR- 2017)” held on 19th – 20th January 2017, at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. (O)
  • Seema Raj and Sumedha Mohan, "Effect of low concentration of fly ash on the plant growth performance: A review", National Conference on Recent Innovations in Science, Technology & Management (NCRISTM), [in special Issue on  International Journal of Recent Advances in Engineering & Technology (IJRAET)], ISSN (Online): 2347-2812, Vol. 4, Issue-1, pp. 91-96.Held on 26-27th February 2016. (O)
  • Seema Raj and Nidhee Chaudhary 2014. “Bioconversion of Molasses; an Agro-based Bye Product into Citric Acid using Free and Immobilized Manganese Resistant Mutant Aspergillus niger Cells.” International Conference On “Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Aquaculture, Animal Sciences, Food Technology, Biodiversity and Climate Change Sustainable Approaches” (AFHAFBC-2014) Organized by “Krishi Sanskriti” On 30th and 31st August, 2014, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. ISSN 2249-3050, Volume 5, Number 6 (2014), pp. 643-652. (O).
  • Reena, Indu Bala and Seema Raj 2014, “Ethanol as alternative fuel by fermentation of fruits: A review”: “National Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (NCAME- 2014)” February 21-22, 2014 at Gurgaon Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon, Haryana. ISBN: 978-93-81274-76-7. (O)
  • Seema Raj, Praveen Dahiya and Sumedha Mohan 2014, “Changes in Plant Performance in Fly Ash Amended Soil”: National Conference "Earth and Environment: Pollution and Prevention" January 28-30, 2014 at Amity University, Noida, U.P. (O)
  • Dr Reena, Dr Indu Bala Sharma and Seema Raj 2013, “Response of Microbes in Biofuels Production”: National Seminar on Applications of Basic Sciences in Engineering and Technology (NSABSET- 2013), 27- 28th December 2013, at Echelon Institute of Technology, Faridabad, Haryana. ISBN: 9789382880967 (O)
  • Seema Raj and Nidhee Chaudhary 2013, “Production of citric acid from molasses using Free and Immobilized Cells of Manganese Resistant Mutant of Aspergillus niger: A Comparative Study”: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2013, 15- 19 December 2013, at India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India. (P)
  • Sumedha Mohan and Seema Raj 2013, “ Plant Growth Performance due to Heavy Metal Uptake from Fly Ash” : National Conference on Advances In Chemical Sciences (ACS- 2013), 1st – 2nd March 2013, at MDU, Rohtak, Haryana.(P)
  • Reena and Seema Raj 2013, “Biofuels from Microbes: Current status and Future aspects”: National Conference on Emerging Trends in Science, Technology & Management – Vision 2020 18th – 19th January 2013, at GITM, Gurgaon. (O)
  • Sumedha Mohan and Seema Raj 2013, “Fly Ash in Sustainable Agriculture”: National Conference on Environmental Pollution, Soil Health and Sustainable Agriculture 15th - 17th January 2013, at Amity University, Noida, U.P. (P)
  • Sumedha Mohan and Seema raj 2012, “Response of Plants to Fly ash amended Soil”: IIST-2012 (Journal of Proteins and Proteomics ISSN: 0975-8151; 3(2), 2012, 8th – 10th December 2012, at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. (P)
  • Nidhee Chaudhary and Seema raj 2012, “Comparative Analysis of Citric Acid Production from Cane Molasses using Free and Immobilized Cells of Manganese Resistant Mutant of  Aspergillus niger” : International Conference on Biosciences and Bioengineering : A collaborative Approach 6th – 7th January 2012, at IMS Ghaziabad, U.P. (O)
  • Reena, Indu Bala Sharma and Seema Raj 2010, “A Promising Oil Alternative: Algae Energy”: All India Seminar on “New strategies for reducing carbon foot prints and its impact on Global Warming” 20th -21st August-2010, at RCEW, Jaipur, Page no. 41. (O)
  • Seema Raj 2009 “How radiation affects? : Its Physical & Biological aspects and Safety Measures”, :National   Symposium On Nano-Science: Theory and Applications November 6-7, 2009 Preceded by Workshop On Microwaves: Principles and Applications November 5, 2009 (NASTA-MAP-2009), conducted by Microwave Application  Society of India, at  School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (P)
  • Seema Raj, 2009, “Glass, its types and its future aspects”: “International Conference on Electroceramics 2009” 13th – 17th December 2009, DU, LC338 Page No. 396. (P)
  • Participated as Rapporteur in “3rd World Summit on Accreditation”, The Leela Ambience Hotel, 18th to 20th March, 2016.
  • Participated in “Advanced Analytical Techniques in Research and Development” held in 20th – 21st December 2012, Amity University, Noida
  • Participated in “International Conference on Phyllosphere” held in February 2012, Amity University, Noida.
  • Participated in National workshop on Greening an Undergraduate Chemistry Lab-2018, 8TH -9TH August, 2018, at Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi. (O)= Oral Presentation (P) = Poster Presentation