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Richa Chaudhary

Country of origin: India Currently in: Singapore, Singapore General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


2018 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
2011 Master Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Currently I am working on the adhesive curing for biomedical applications and aerospace, automobile & sports industries.

Publications resulting from Research: 

R. Chaudhary and P.L. Dhepe, Depolymerization of Lignin Using a Solid Base Catalyst, Energy & Fuels, 33, 4369-4377 (2019)

R. Chaudhary, P.L. Dhepe, Solid base catalyzed depolymerization of lignin into low molecular weight products, Green Chemistry, 19, 778-788 (2017).

V . Chaudhary and R. Chaudhary, Magnetic nanoparticles: synthesis, functionalization, and applications, Invited Chapter, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, H.S. Nalwa (ed.), American Scientific Publishers, USA, Vol. 28, 153-183 (2018)

R. Chaudhary and P.L. Dhepe, Heterogeneous base catalyzed depolymerization of lignin into aromatic monomers, Organic Chemistry Current Research, Vol. 5, 69 (2016).

P .L. Dhepe, R. Chaudhary, S. Singh, Understanding the depolymerization of lignin into value-added chemicals, Conference paper (The 8th Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology (TOCAT8) (2018).

R. Chaudhary and P .L. Dhepe, An improved heterogeneous base catalyzed process for depolymerization of lignin, Patent No. 201611007650 (IN) (2016)

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Currently, my research is focused on the adhesive curing for various applications eg. automobiles, sports and medical. These adhesives can be cured within 5-10 minutes and follow the Green process.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Singapore 16th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC-16)
2018 India 23rd National symposium on Catalysis for applied catalysis in emerging technologies for chemicals (CATSYMP-23)
2017 France 4th International Symposium on Green Chemistry
2017 India 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-7)
2016 USA 3rd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry


Catalysis Society of India

Presentation given

Synthesis, Functionalization and Colloidal Stability of Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)
Event: 16th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC-16)
A novel approach for the depolymerization of lignin
Event: 4th International Symposium on Green Chemistry
Heterogeneous Base Catalyzed Depolymerization of Lignin into Aromatic Monomers
Event: 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-7)
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Dec 2011
Junior Research Fellowship-National Eligibility Test (JRF-NET)
Mar 2012
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Apr 2017
Science and Engineering Research Board-International Travel Grant Scheme (SERB-ITS)
May 2017
CSIR Foreign Travel Grant
Council Of Scientific and Industrial Research - Human Resource Development Group (CSIR-HRDG) : CSIR Foreign Travel Grant

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