Meena Bhandari

Dr. Meena Bhandari

Associate Professor & Dean -Basic & Applied Sciences

Interest Area(s)

  • Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Building Science
  • Pollution

Prior to joining this institute, Dr. Bhandari has worked at various positions at Apeejay College of Engineering and at PDM College of Women. She worked on AICTE sponsored project “Isolation of bio-pesticides from aromatic/medicinal plants” at Apeejay College of Engineering, Sohna. She worked as project associate in industrial consultancy project at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) New Delhi and carried out the work concerning derivatization of Vitamin C for further manipulations for industrial use and on extraction of aromatic compounds.

She worked under the supervision of Prof. H.M.Chawla on the topic “Synthesis, Solution Behaviour & Applications of Calix{n}arenes” for her Ph.D at IIT Delhi. Her M.Phil dissertation topic was “preparation & Characterization of Dibromoacetic Anhydride & some Dibromoacetates” at PU Chandigarh.

  • Ph.D (Chemistry), 1991-1996 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) New Delhi
  • M.Phil (Chemistry), 1988-1990 from Punjab University, Chandigarh (With distinction)
  • M.Sc (Org-Chemistry), 1986-1988 from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshtra
  • 1996-1997: Project Associate at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) New Delhi
  • 1997-2001: Lecturer, Apeejay College of Engineering, Sohna, Gurgaon
  • 2001-2004: Sr. Lecturer Apeejay College of Engineering, Sohna, Gurgaon
  • 2004-2010: Assistant Professor Apeejay College of Engineering, Sohna, Gurgaon
  • 2011 -2013: Associate Professor PDM College of Engineering for Women, Bahadurgarh
  • 2013-till date: Associate Professor K.R. Mangalam University Sohna, Gurgaon
  • Preparation of dibromoacetic anhydride and its reactions with Bi2O3 and Cr2O3 to form metal dibromoacetates, Ram Prakash, Sukhjinder Singh and Meena. Polyhedron 1989, 8 (24), 2941-2942
  • Synthesis of Tribromoacetic anhydride and its reaction with dimethyltin(IV) Oxide. Ram Prakash, Sukhjinder Singh and Meena. Bull Chem. Soc. Jpn. 1991, 64, 1443-1444.
  • Methylene blue sensitized photo-oxygenation of 2-aminonaphthalene, H.M. Chawla, K. Kaul and Meena. Ind. J .Chem. 1993, 32B, 733-737.
  • Mean Size, diffusion coefficient and hydrodynamic radii of p-tertbutylcalix (n) arenas by dynamic laser light scattering. H.M. Chawla, S.Chopra, Meena and B.P.Singh, Ind. J.Chem. 1994, 33B, 865-869.
  • Solutions behaviour of Calix(n) arene through Laser Light Scattering, H.M. Chawla, S.Chopra and Meena. Proc.Nat. Laser Sym.1994, 157-158
  • Zonal Office Building for State Bank of India at Purnea.Molecular recognition; Interaction of quinones with Calix(n)arene (n-4,6,8), H.M. Chawla and Meena. International Symposium on Perspective in Bio-organic Chemistry, New Delhi Dec 8-9, 1994.
  • Unusual Reaction Products from Fries rearrangement of Calix(n)arene esters. H.M.Chawla and Meena.10th International Symposium on Organic Synthesis, Bangalore Dec 11-16, 1994
  • Calix(n)arene-quinone interactions; Molecular recognition of 2, 6-napthoquinone by 5,11,17,23,29,35-hexatertbutyl-37, 38,39,40,41,42-hexahydroxycalix (6)arene, H.M. Chawla, K.Sriniwas and Meena. Tetrahedron, 1995, 51. 2709-2718
  • Promotion of selectivity through organized media of calix(n) arene esters(n=4,6,8) H. M Chawla and Meena. Ind.J. Chem. 1998, 37B, 28-33.
  • Radon in Indoor air: An Indian Context. Meena Bhandari and Anshu Gupta. Ind. J. Environ. Prot., 2009, 29(4), 323-329.
  • Water Quality of Gurgaon Canal in Haryana, Meena Bhandari, Promila Ahlawat and S.K.Garg, Ind.J. Environ. Prot., 2010, 30(10), 814-817.
  • Monitoring and control of particulate matter in indoor air: A Review, Anshu Gupta and Meena Bhandari, Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 2011, 3(1),139-150.
  • Studies of Indoor and outdoor Pollution in Delhi, Meena Bhandari and Anshu Gupta, Ind. J. Environ. Prot., 2012, 32(10), 815.