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Dr. Vibha Sharma

FACULTY PROFILE


Personal Details

Name Vibha Sharma
Designation Associate professor
Department affiliation: Chemistry
Education Sc., Ph. D.
Email: vibha.sharma@ststephens.edu

Teaching

Current Undergraduate courses for B. Sc. Honours Chemistry and B. Sc. Program

Research Undertaken/Interests:

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallics, Analytical Chemistry and Computational Methods in Chemistry

  • Innovation Project funded by University of Delhi titled “Smart medicines: Investigation of Physio-chemical and Nanoscale properties of materials and Study of Mathematics of dilution   with respect to Homoeopathy”, 2015-2016.
  • UGC funded Major Research Project titled “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Novel Heterocyclic Compounds of Transition Metal Ions”, 2013-2016 (Ongoing project) Principal investigator.
  • Innovation Project funded by University of Delhi titled “Molecular Design, Synthesis, characterization and Applications of Macrocyclic Compounds”, 2012-2013.
  • Co-guided some Literature survey based and summer research projects for undergraduate students.
  • Project on “A quantum mechanical study: Effect of salvation on relative stabilities of neutral forms and zwitter-ionic forms of various amino acids” using molecular modeling in Refresher course in Chemistry, 2006.
  • Literature survey based report on “Carbon nanotubes: Launching a revolution in nanotechnology” in Refresher course in Chemistry, 2003
  • Project report on “The use conditions for personal computers”, Intel Corporation, 2000.
  • Project on “Effect of acid on Corrosion” in Refresher course in Chemistry, 1998.

Publications:

Articles in Journals

  • “Elements in the Chemistry of Life”, SR Vol. 53(04) [April 2016], Ekta Kundra Arora and Vibha Sharma, http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/34038.
  • “Synthesis, antioxidant, antibacterial, and DFT study on a coumarin based salen-type Schiff base and its copper complex.” Chemical Papers 70.11 (2016): 1493-1502. ISSN print edition: 0366-6352, ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075, Vibha Sharma, Ekta Kundra Arora and Savio Cardoza.
  • “4‐Hydroxy‐benzoic acid (4‐diethylamino‐2‐hydroxy‐benzylidene) hydrazide: DFT, antioxidant, spectroscopic and molecular docking studies with BSA.” Luminescence (2015). Vibha Sharma, Ekta Kundra Arora & Savio Cardoza Online ISSN 1522-7243.
  • “A novel one step synthesis of 3- Phenyl, 4-Methyl-3-Phenyl and 3-Phenyl-4-Styryl coumarins using DCC-DMSO” Naresh Hans, Manasi Singhi, Vibha Sharma, & S. K. Grover – Indian Journal of Chemistry, Volume 35B, 1159, 1996. ISSN 0376-4699.
  • “Some observations in the synthesis of 2-Benzyl Chromones: A correction” Vibha Sharma, & S. K. Grover – Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Volume 4, 313, 1995. ISSN 0971-1627.

Online

  • Generated e-content for Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi for Organic Chemistry Lab Manual as part of Virtual Learning Environment, 2007-2008.
  • Generated e-content for Class XI & XII as part of “Education Helpline – One Stop Education Portal, a pilot project of Ministry of Human Resource Development” 2006-07. Co-author for two chapters on Redox reactions and Coordination Chemistry.

Posters/Papers

  • Poster on “Study of Physico-chemical properties of extreme dilute solutions of Argentum nitricum involved in Homoeopathy” at 1st International Homoeopathic Congress – 2016, New Delhi, Vigyan Bhavan, April 8-10, 2016.
  • Poster on “Smart medicines: Investigation of Physico-chemical and Nanoscale properties of materials and Study of Mathematics of dilution with respect to Homoeopathy” at 1st International Homoeopathic Congress – 2016, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, April 8-10, 2016.
  • Poster on “Phytochemical analysis of plant extracts: A Review and TLC studies of ethanolic extract of Allium cepa” National Symposium on “Science Behind Homoeopathy”, BITM, Kolkata. February 20, 2016, won the Best poster prize.
  • Paper on “A one pot synthesis of 7-amino-4-methylcoumarin via smiles rearrangement, characterization and quantum-chemical studies” Indo-Portugese Workshop on “Emerging trends of Nanotechnology in Chemistry and Biology, Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College and Deshbandhu College in association with Centro-de Quimica da Maderia (CQM), University of Madeira, Portugal, February 12-13, 2016.
  • Poster on “Extreme Dilute Solutions Involved in Homoeopathy: Dilution Effects & Nano-scale Properties’ Indo-Portugese Workshop on “Emerging trends of Nanotechnology in Chemistry and Biology, Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College and Deshbandhu College in association with Centro-de Quimica da Maderia (CQM), University of Madeira, Portugal, February 12-13, 2016.
  • Poster on “Alternate medicines: Homeopathy-Smart medicines based on nanoparticle action” National Conference on “Emerging Trends and Future Challenges in Chemical Sciences, ETFC 2016, Kirori Mal College, February 2016.
  • Poster titled “A Review on “Synthesis of Formyl substituted coumarins which can act as potential precursors for fluorescence sensors” presented in National Symposium on “Advances in Chemical sciences” organized by Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143 005, March, 2014.
  • Paper titled “Computational Studies on the Electronic and Optical properties of a series of Oligoacenes and Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes” won the consolation prize for presentation in the National Conference on “Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education” in Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi University, March 7-9, 2013.
  • Poster titled “Characterization, Electronic Properties and Feasibility Study for Various Devices using hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene Thin Films” presented in the “National Conference on “Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education” held at Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi University, March 7-9, 2013.
  • Poster titled “Synthesis and Characterization of Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes” presented in National Conference on “Advances in Chemical Sciences” held at M. D. University, Rohtak, March 1-2, 2013.
  • Poster titled “Computational Study on the Localization of Aromatic Sextets as per Clar’s Sextet Rule using the Harmonic Oscillator Model of Aromaticity” presented in International Conference on “Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences” held at Arya P. G. College, Panipat, Haryana, February 24-26, 2013.
  • Poster titled “Organic Semiconductors and their applications” presented in workshop at Dyal Singh College, Delhi University, February 18, 2013 on Optics and Photonics in collaboration with National Academy of Science, Delhi Chapter and won the second Prize.
  • Poster titled “Theoretical and Computational Studies on the effect of substituents on the Electrical and Optical properties of Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes” presented in “Chemistry Meet 2012-2013” at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, February 15-16, 2013 and won the First Prize.

Membership of learned bodies.

  • Member of sub-committee for setting of course content for Applied courses in Chemistry in 2013. Was convener for setting syllabus for the “Applied Course in Analytical Chemistry”.
  • Member of sub-committee for setting of syllabus for DC-II papers in Inorganic Chemistry in 2013.
  • Member of committee for syllabus revision of B. Sc. Hons. Chemistry for semester system in 2009.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the “National Conference on Chemistry – Structure, Reaction Dynamics & Spectroscopy” held by Chemistry Department, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi in August, 2008.
  • Involved with Virtual Learning Environment, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi and created Lab Manual as e-content for Organic Chemistry Lab, 2007-2008.
  • Appointed as Resource Person in the ‘Content Advisory Committee for Chemistry’ for “Education Helpline – One Stop Education Portal, a pilot project of Ministry of Human Resource Development” 2006-07.
  • Member of Committee for revision of Syllabus for CBSE, All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) in 2007.
  • Member of committee for restructuring of second year Chemistry course for B. Sc. Programme in 2005.
  • Member of “Editorial Team” of “Chemistry Education Review”, a quarterly journal of higher education sponsored by the University Grants Commission, 1999 -2000.

Awards received.

  • “Teacher of distinction”award by University of Delhi, September 2009.
  • R. P. Mitra Gold Medal for being overall topper in M. Sc. Chemistry, 1992.
  • K. B. L. Mathur Gold Medal for first position in M. Sc. Organic Chemistry, 1992.
  • Mukarji Memorial Prize by St. Stephen’s College for regular work and qualities of perseverance, industry and plain living, 1992.
  • Awarded Research Fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-JRF/NET), 1991.
  • National Scholarship for M. Sc. Previous and Final year, 1990-1992.
  • Science meritorious award in B. Sc. and M. Sc.
  • Certificate of Merit in recognition of academic excellence by University of Delhi Society for Natural Sciences, 1991.

Conferences, Seminars attended.

  • Participated in the “1st International Homoeopathic Congress – 2016”, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, April 8-10, 2016.
  • Attended the workshop on “Emerging trends of Nanotechnology in Chemistry and Biology”, Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College and Deshbandhu College in association with Centro-de Quimica da Maderia (CQM), University of Madeira, Portugal, February 12-13, 2016.
  • National Conference on “Emerging Trends and Future Challenges in Chemical Sciences, ETFC 2016, Kirori Mal College, February, 2016.
  • Participated in a workshop entitled “Computational Methods in Drug Discovery” at Miranda House, Delhi University, April 16-17, 2015.
  • Attended National Conference on “Redefining Science Teaching: Future of Education” held at Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi University, March 7-9, 2013.
  • Attended National Conference on “Advances in Chemical Sciences” held at M. D. University, Rohtak, March 1-2, 2013.
  • Attended “Polyurethane Exhibition & Conference – India, PU TECH 2011” organized by Indian Polyurethane Association in March, 2011.
  • Participated in National seminar on “Role of Analytical techniques in Biological and Environmental Sciences” organized by Kirori Mal College, Delhi University & Indian Society of Analytical Scientists in January, 2011.
  • Participated in a 3-day National Conference on “Chemistry: Structure, Reaction Dynamics & Spectroscopy”, St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, August 21-23, 2008.
  • Participated in a 3-week Refresher Course conducted by ‘Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education’ (CPDHE), Delhi University, October, 2006.
  • Participated in a 3-week Refresher Course entitled “Recent Trends in Chemistry” conducted by CPDHE, Delhi University, September, 2003.

Participated in a 3-week Refresher Course entitled “Some Novel Facets of Chemistry” conducted by CPDHE, Delhi University, December, 1998.

CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
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CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
E-CORNER
INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Please complete all application procedures for Undergraduate Courses
on/before 17TH JUNE, 2016
[Click anywhere to close]
All technical related queries can be sent to
it@ststephens.edu
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)