Dr. Bimlesh Lochab | Department of Chemistry

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Dr. Bimlesh
Lochab
Professor and Head
Department of Chemistry
School of Natural Sciences (SNS)
R-114
Block-Research Block, Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
India
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Expertise on both synthetic and materials chemistry for designing novel materials using industrial- and agro-waste for applications ranging for battery to electro-optic devices, and biological applications. Research potential lies on synthesis, functionalization and conjunction of both nano- and polymeric materials using the tenets of green chemistry.

Educational Qualifications 
2005
D.Phil. in Organic Chemistry
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2005
Building a Business (Science Entrepreneurship) Certification
SAID Business School, University of Oxford, UK
2000
M. Tech. in Polymer Science and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
1999
M. Sc. in Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
1997
B. Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry
University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Work Experience 
07/21Present
Professor,
Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
I currently work here
07/18
06/21
Associate Professor,
Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
05/12
06/18
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
2009
Assistant Professor,
Ramjas College, University of Delhi,
Delhi, India
2009
Assistant Manager,
Seigwerk India Private Limited,
Bhiwadi, Rajasthan
2009
Guest Faculty,
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi ,
Delhi, India
2008
Guest Faculty,
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,
Delhi, India
2006
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
University of Nottingham,
UK
2005
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
University of Oxford ,
UK
2005
Retained Lecturer,
Wadham College, University of Oxford,
UK
I currently work here
Conferences (Select): 
  1. Invited talk, Young Scientists Conclave on 07-08 August, (YSC-2021) in an International Seminar entitled “Recent Advances in Chemistry and Material Science in Young Scientists Conclave on 07-08 Aug, 2021 (YSC-2021)” organized by Indian Chemical Society to commemorate 160th Birth Anniversary of Acharya P. C. Ray.
  2. Invited talk, International Conference on Polymer Science & Composite Materials 07-08 July 2021, Bucharest, Romania.
  3. Keynote speaker Emergence of Sustainable Benzoxazine Frameworks: A New Story with Greener Future, in Green forum, 4th International conference ISPBZ 2021 in Luxembourg (31st May-4th June 2021), https://www.ispbz2020.lu/programme/keynote-speakers/ Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST, https://www.ispbz2021.lu/
  4. Invited talk on Asian Polymer Association (APA) - Sustainability Forum on Sustainable Polymers for Energy Sector : Indian Scenario, Webinar, April 24, 2021.
  5. Invited speaker and panelist member for  National Resource Centre for Education (NRCE), National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), 11th February 2021.
  6. Invited lecture, National Webinar on Sustainable Polymers, Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi, Nov 19, 2020.
  7. Invited speaker for International Webinar on ‘COVID – 19 and 3Ls: Lives, Livelihood and Lockdown’, Talked about “Research Then, Now and in Future”, held on 26th April, 2020 organized under ‘e–Saanidhy: 2020’ Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.
  8. Invited speaker for the Global Virtual Conference on Green Chemistry, October 05-06, 2020.
  9. Invited speaker for International Webinar on ‘COVID – 19 and 3Ls: Lives, Livelihood and Lockdown’, Talked about “Research Then, Now and in Future”, held on 26th April, 2020 organized under ‘e–Saanidhy: 2020’ Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.
  10. Invited talk, “Green Chemistry: Expanding Frontiers of Novel Applications” GBU, 26th Feb 2020.
  11. Keynote speaker, Ch. Chhotu Ram (PG) College, Mujjaffar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, Green Chemistry Workshop, 18th Feb 2020.
  12. Invited speaker, First joint SNU-JNCASR symposium on 'Emerging Materials', JNCASR, Bangalore, 8-9 November 2019.
  13. Invited speaker, “Knowledge Clique” session as a knowledge management initiative, to talk on the best practices and learning in designing experiments on nanodrug delivery vehicles, 14th November 2019, Dr. Reddy’s Hyderabad.
  14. Invited talk in Zhejiang Province, Next generation battery, China, 16-21st Oct 2018.
  15. ACS invitation, Invited Lecture in the Young Talents and Upcoming Investigators, “The Third International Symposium on Polybenzoxazines: Towards Diamond Jubilee of Benzoxazine Chemistry.” auspices of The Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE), The American Chemical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana in March 18-22, 2018.
  16. ACS invitation for Presiding first session in American Chemical Society 255th ACS, New Orleans, Louisiana in March 18-22, 2018.
  17. Invited Lecture, UK, Li-SM3 conference on energy storage devices to give oral presentation, energy conference, 26-27 April 2017 (available online: YouTube Organizers uploaded research presentation in energy conference, LiSM3 2017, London, UK on 26-27 April 2017 is available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuqkND3gPq8&feature=youtu.be and http://www.lism3.org/
  18. Plenary lecture, Biopolymers & Green Composites- BPGC 2016– 4th in series, on 29th & 30th September 2016 at   Hotel Beaumonde The Fern, Ernakulam South, Cochi, Kerala.
  19. Invited talk in National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 8th March 2017.
  20. Invited lectures at University of Delhi, Gautam Buddha University, etc.
  21. ACS invitation for Chairing session in American Chemical Society ACS, Green Benzoxazine monomers and polymers section, Indianapolis, 2013.
  22. Invited Lecture, ACS, Green Benzoxazine monomers and polymers section, Indianapolis, 2013.
  23. Eco-friendly halogen-free flame retardant cardanol polyphosphazene polybenzoxazine networks, Nagarjuna Amarnath, Divambal Appavoo, Bimlesh Lochab, International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science & Technology, 23-25 November, APA 2017, New Delhi, organized by IITD and CIPET. (poster)
  24. Shivani Sharma,  B. Lochab: Coumarin based self healing polybenzoxazine networks, International conference on Advancing green chemistry : Building a sustainable tomorrow, 3-4th October 2017, University of Delhi. (poster)
  25. Best Oral Presentation Award, Nisha Yadav and B. Lochab: Synthesis of smart nano-vehicle and its application in gene delivery, National conference, Biogenesis- V, Insights and innovations in Biotechnology, 2-3 Aug, 2017, Greater Noida. 
  26. Monisha, S. Shukla, A. Ghosh, S. Mitra and B. Lochab: Waste derived Li-S battery cathode materials, 21st CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-21) and the 1st CRSI-American Chemical Society (ACS) Joint Symposium, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, July 13-16, 2017. (poster)
  27. B. Lochab, “High performance cardanol based sustainable copolymers as cathodic materials for Li-S batteries”, International Conference on Lithium sulphur energy storage devices Advanced Rechargeable Batteries and allied Materials (Li-SM3), 26-27 April, 2017.
  28. B. Lochab, Swapnil Shukla, Arnab Ghosh, Sagar Mitra, “Waste derived Li-S battery Cathode Materials”, International Conference on Advanced Rechargeable Batteries and allied Materials (ICARBM-2017), Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (CMET), 8-10th March 2017, Pune, Maharashtra, India.(Poster)
  29. Invited lecture, “International Conference on Advance materials for power engineering (ICAMPE) 2016”, 10-13th Nov 2016”, Mahatama Gandhi University, Kerala, India.
  30. Plenary lecture, “Biopolymers & Green Composites- BPGC 2016– 4th  in series, on 29th & 30th September 2016 at   Hotel Beaumonde The Fern, Ernakulam South, Cochi, Kerala.
  31. Poster, NPL-RSC Symposium on Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy, 7th Oct 2016
  32. Oral lecture, National conference, “Combating Industrial Pollution For Sustainable Environment – A Fusion Of Industrial and Scientific Efforts” (CIPSE - 2016 ), 22-23rd September, Gargi College, University of Delhi.
  33. Invited talk, Renewable phenols: Sustainable feedstock for polymers, Gautam Budha University, 17 Mar 2016.
  34. Swapnil Shukla, Arnab Ghosh, Sagar Mitra, Bimlesh Lochab, Inverse vulcanization polymer composites via sustainable route for Li-S battery, International Conference on Advances of Energy Research, ICAER 2016, IIT Bombay.
  35. B. Lochab, Oral presentation, “Cardanol – Sustainable Source for Futuristic Applications”,  RSC workshop on "Chemistry for tomorrow's World,  2-3 Dec 2015 at Hotel Maidens, New Delhi".
  36. S. Shukla, B. Lochab, Poster presentation, “Role of Higher Functionalities in Cardanol based Benzoxazines”, RSC workshop on "Chemistry for tomorrow's World,  2-3 Dec 2015 at Hotel Maidens, New Delhi".
  37. Pratibha Sharma, Bimlesh Lochab, Devendra Kumar, Prasun Kumar Roy, Sustainable bis-benzoxazines derived from cardanol and recycled Poly(ethylene terephthalate), Macro 2015.
  38. Swapnil Shukla, Arnab Ghosh, Prasun Kumar Roy, Sagar Mitra, B. Lochab, Inverse vulcanization  polymer composites via sustainable route for Li-S battery, Macro 2015, International symposium on polymer science and technology, IACS, Calcutta, India, Jan 2015.
  39. Bimlesh Lochab, Swapnil Shukla, and Indra K. Varma, Cardanol based benzoxazine polymers: Structure property correlation, 246th American Chemical Society Conference (ACS), Indianapolis, USA, 9-12th Sep 2013.
  40. Bimlesh Lochab, Indra K. Varma and Jayashree Bijwe, Sustainable polymers derived from naturally occurring materials, World Congress on Engineering and Technology, Beijing China, 26-28th Oct, 2012.
  41. Bimlesh Lochab, “Organics in Solar Cells”, WAMFER-2012, Indo-German Workshop on Advanced Materials for Future Energy Requirements, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, 29th -1st Dec, 2012.
  42. Bimlesh Lochab, Indra K. Varma and Jayashree Bijwe, “Benzoxazines: A Step towards Renewable Polymers”, 6th International Symposium on Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials (MAM-12): Nanosystems and Applications, Coimbatore, India 21-25th Nov, 2012.
  43. Bimlesh Lochab, Indra K. Varma and Jayashree Bijwe, “Sustainable Polymers derived from Naturally Occurring Materials”, World Congress on Engineering and Technology, CET 2012, Beijing, China, 26-28th October 2012.
  44. Bimlesh Lochab, D. S. Varma, Polymers: Safety in Sustainable development”, Institute of Engineers, India (IEI), Hotel Le Meridian, Delhi, India, Aug 2012.
  45. B. Lochab, “Applications of Nanotechnology: A Reality”, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, Invited Lecture, Aug 2011.
  46. E.A. Thomsen, D. J. Keeble, B. Lochab, P.L. Burn, and I.D.W. Samuel, The 40th Annual International Meeting of the Electron Spin Resonance group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Poster presented "Electron paramagnetic resonance of photoinduced charge separation in poly(1,4-phenylenevinylene) derivative polymers", 25-29 March 2007, New College, Oxford, UK.
  47. E.A. Thomsen, D. J. Keeble, B. Lochab, P.L. Burn, and I.D.W. Samuel, 39th Annual International Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Advanced Techniques and Applications of EPR, “Paramagnetic centres in novel poly(1,4-phenylenevinylene) derivatives”, 2nd –5th April 2006, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  48. Lochab B., Burn P. L., Barkhouse A., Assender H., Lewis A., Samuel I., Poster presented on Charge Separation Polymers: Novel Photovoltaic Materials, 31st July-4th Aug 2005, International Conference on Optics & Photonics (SPIE 50th Anniversary), San Diego, California, USA.
  49. Lochab B. and Burn P. L., Poster presented on Organics for Photovoltaic Applications, 29th Sep. 2004, Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK.
  50. Lochab B. and Varma I. K., Novel Matrix resins for Composites Based on Dendritic Polyesters, POLYCHAR-9, 8th-12th Jan 2001, Denton, Texas, USA.
Awards(Selected): 
  1. Nominated as a Fellow of Royal Science of Chemistry (FRSC), Jan 2021
  2. Member of the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on Chemical Sciences under Women Scientists Scheme-A (WOS-A), Department of Science and Technology (DST) 2021-2024. 
  3. Selected with fellowship for Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) in India by UC Berkeley in collaboration with the Shiv Nadar University, 202115-19 November 2021
  4. Organizing Committee member for Asima Chatterjee special session (21 ts Dec) in the 58th Annual Convention of Chemists 2021, the Indian Chemical Society (ICS), December 21–24, 2021.
  5. Awarded CRSI (Chemical Research Society of India) Bronze Award 2021 for outstanding achievements in research in National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-27) 26th - 30th September 2021.
  6. Member of National Advisory Committee, Asian Polymer Association (APA), July 2021.
  7. Awarded as the first Most Creative Research Award in 4th International Symposium on Polybenzoxazines, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), 31st May-4th June 2021.
  8. Keynote speaker Emergence of Sustainable Benzoxazine Frameworks: A New Story with Greener Future, in Green forum, 4th International conference ISPBZ 2021 in Luxembourg (31st May-4th June 2021), https://www.ispbz2020.lu/programme/keynote-speakers/ Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST, https://www.ispbz2021.lu/
  9. Research Excellence Award, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, 2021.
  10. Chief Executive member of Sustainability Forum in Asian Polymer Association (APA) https://asianpolymer.org/, since Oct 2020.
  11. Awarded for outstanding achievements “Distinguished alumna award 2020”, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, 16th June 2020.
  12. Invited speaker for International Webinar on ‘COVID – 19 and 3Ls: Lives, Livelihood and Lockdown’, Talked about “Research Then, Now and in Future”, held on 26th April, 2020 organized under ‘e–Saanidhy: 2020’ Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.
  13. Keynote speaker, Ch. Chhotu Ram (PG) College, Mujjaffar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, Green Chemistry Workshop, 18th Feb 2020.
  14. Invited speaker, “Knowledge Clique” session as a knowledge management initiative, to talk on the best practices and learning in designing experiments on nanodrug delivery vehicles, 14th November 2019, Dr. Reddy’s Hyderabad.
  15. Invited for a panel discussion titled, "My Journey: In and After Maitreyi", Maitreyi Alumni Association, 16th October 2019.
  16. BIRAC-SRISTI: GYTI 2019 (Gandhian Young Technological Innovation) award, Team: Deepika Kannan, Nisha Yadav, Guide: Dr. Shailja Singh, Dr. Bimlesh Lochab, Dr. Soumya Pati, Modernization of traditional anti-malarial drug artesunate via Nanomedicine approach, 6th July 2019, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, award from Honorable Vice-President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu.
  17. ACS Publications award as certificate for recognition for ACS Reviewing activity, 2018.
  18. Invitation to become as a member in Expert Committee on Bibliometrics, DST, 2nd meeting, September 20-21, 2018 at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Invited to give a lecture and followed by a discussion to evolve guidelines regarding predatory journals in India.
  19. ACS invitation, Invited Lecture in the Young Talents and Upcoming Investigators, “The Third International Symposium on Polybenzoxazines: Towards Diamond Jubilee of Benzoxazine Chemistry.” auspices of The Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE), The American Chemical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana in March 18-22, 2018.
  20. ACS invitation for Presiding first session in American Chemical Society 255th ACS, New Orleans, Louisiana in March 18-22, 2018.
  21. Invitation to contribute an article to Regional - INDIA Themed Issue of Green Materials, Thomas Reuters, 2017.
  22. International Travel support Grant from DST to attend conference in London, UK, Li-SM3 conference on energy storage devices to give oral presentation 2017.
  23. Outstanding contribution in Reviewing, Electrochimica Acta, Elsevier, Nov 2016.
  24. Plenary lecture, Biopolymers & Green Composites- BPGC 2016– 4th in series, on 29th & 30th September 2016 at   Hotel Beaumonde The Fern, Ernakulam South, Cochi, Kerala.
  25. Judge for “Symposium” for RYAN SCIENTIFIC MILIEU 2016, 23rd August 2016
  26. ACS invitation for Chairing session in American Chemical Society ACS, Green Benzoxazine monomers and polymers section, Indianapolis, 2013.
  27. Member of American Chemical Society, ACS 2013-17 (Chaired session in ACS, Benzoxazine section)
  28. DST, International Travel support Grant to attend conference in China, World Congress on Engineering and Technology (CET2012) to give oral presentation 2012.
  29. Invited Speaker, at Institute of Engineers India, Safety Convention at Hotel Le Meridien from 9-11 August, 2012 (Best Speaker Appreciation)
  30. Certificate of Appreciation in organizing the Star College Workshop (Ramjas College, University of Delhi), Dec 2011.
  31. Best Poster award, University of Delhi (NWREE), 2010
  32. Young Scientist Award, Department of Science & Technology (DST), 2009-2013.
  33. Editorial and Academic Board Member, NanoTrends Journal, since Aug 2009
  34. Fellowship from C. R. Barber Trust Fund, Travel fellowship, IoP, UK, 2005.
  35. Member of Institute of Physics (IoP), 2005-2006.
  36. Member of Polymer Physics group, 2005-2006.
  37. Felix Scholarship for pursuing D.Phil., UK, 2002-2005.
  38. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–Junior Research Fellowship, 1999.
  39. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–University Grant Commission- National Eligibility Test, 1999.
  40. All India Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (Chemistry), 93.92 percentile, 1999.
  41. Qualified Subject GRE (AGRE) in Chemistry with a Formula Score 86, 1999.
  42. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship, IITD, 1997-1999.
  43. Certificate of Merit for standing 1st in B. Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, 1997.
  44. Radha Sai Ram Memorial prize, Best Student in Chemistry, B. Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, 1995.
  45. Membership of ACS (since 2013), CRSI (Lifetime) and the Society for Polymer Science India (SPS, Lifetime) and APA (Lifetime).

Media Interactions/Outreach on Invitation:

  1. Newspapers cited B. Lochab, Green Chemistry work on Li-S battery, PTI, 24th Aug 2020.
  2. Newspapers cited B. Lochab, Green Chemistry Symposium, Uttar Pradesh, 19th Feb 2020
  3. Invited as an expert for a recording programme on “लीथियम ऑयन बैटरी" for Panel discussion, Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 24th October 2019.  https://www.indiascience.in/videos/rechargeable-duniya-h  
  4. Newspaper cited B. Lochab, Green Chemistry in Hindustan Magazine, Uttar Pradesh 27th Feb 2017.

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (accepted or published)

2022

  1. Sourav Mukherjee, and Bimlesh Lochab, Synthesis and thermal behaviour of thiophene-based oxazine-ring substituted benzoxazine monomers & polymers, ChemComm, 2022 (Accepted with minor revison)
  2. Divambal Appavoo, Komal Bhardwaj, Samarendra P. Singh, Emmanuel N. Koukaras, Rachana Kumar, and Bimlesh Lochab, Covalently linked benzothiadiazole-fullerene adducts for organic optoelectronic devices: Synthesis and characterization, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2022. (under review)
  3. Rashmi Niranjan†, Saad Zafar,† , Bimlesh Lochab,* and Richa Priyadarshini,* Synthesis and characterization of sulfur and sulfur-selenium nanoparticles loaded on reduced graphene oxide and their antibacterial activity against gram-positive pathogens, Nanomaterials, 2022, 12, 191. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020191. († Equal contribution, * corresponding authors)
  4. Sourav Mukherjee, Nagarjuna Amarnath, Malavika Ramkumar, and Bimlesh Lochab, Biobased benzoxazine with latent-catalyst effect, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2021 (under review, special invitation).OUR project

2021

  1. Sourav Mukherjee, Nagarjuna Amarnath, and Bimlesh Lochab, Oxazine-Ring Substituted 4th Generation Benzoxazine Monomers & Polymers: Stereo-electronic Effect of Phenyl Substituents on Thermal Properties, Macromolecules, 2021 doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01582.
  2. Monisha Monisha, Sangeeta Sahu, and Bimlesh Lochab, Self-polymerization Promoting Monomers: In Situ Transformation of Disulfide-linked Benzoxazines to Thiazolidine structure, Biomacromolecules, 2021, doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00981.
  3. Barla Rajkumar, Bimlesh Lochab, Anupam Agrawal, Amaresh Mishra, Muhammed      L. Keshtov and Ganesh D. Sharma, Incorporation of a small molecule guest donor enables efficient non-fullerene acceptor-based ternary organic solar cells, Solar RRL, Wiley, 2021, 2100402.
  4. Nagarjuna Amarnath, Sourav Mukherjee and Bimlesh Lochab, Understanding the Stereochemical Effect on the Properties of Emerging Thermosets: Sustainable Polybenzoxazines, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 22, 7550–7560.
  5. Bimlesh Lochab*, Monisha Monisha, Nagarjuna Amarnath, Pratibha Sharma, Sourav Mukherjee and Hatsuo Ishida*,  Review on the Accelerated and Low-Temperature Polymerization of Benzoxazine Resins: Addition Polymerizable Sustainable Polymers, Polymers  2021, 13(8), 1260; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13081260.
  6. Nisha Yadav, Monisha Monisha, Rashmi Niranjan, Amrita Dubey, Sachin Patil, Richa Priyadarshini*, Bimlesh Lochab*, Antibacterial performance of fully bio-based chitosan-grafted-polybenzoxazine films: Elaboration and properties of released material, Carbohydr. Polym. 2021, 254, 117296.

2020

  1. Nisha Yadav, Deepika Kannan, Sachin Patil, Shailja Singh* and Bimlesh Lochab*, Amplified activity of artesunate mediated by iron oxide nanoparticles loaded on graphene oxide carrier for cancer therapeutics, ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 10, 6722–6736.
  2. Divambal Appavoo*, Nagarjuna Amarnath*, Bimlesh Lochab, Cardanol and Eugenol Sourced Sustainable Non-Halogen Flame Retardants for Enhanced Stability of Renewable Polybenzoxazines, Front. Chem. 2020, 30 September 2020 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2020.00711. *equal contribution
  3. Monisha Monisha, Preetham P, Arnab Ghosh, Ajit Kumar, Saad Zafar, Sagar Mitra* and Bimlesh Lochab*, Halogen-free flame-retardant sulfur copolymers with stable Li-S battery performance, Energy Storage Mater., 2020, 29, 350-360.
  4. Barla Rajkumar, Lubna Khanam, Emmanuel N. Koukaras, Ganesh D. Sharma, Samarendra P. Singh, Bimlesh Lochab, Cardanol- and guaiacol-sourced solution-processable green small molecule-based organic solar cells.  ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2020, 8, 15, 5891–5902, https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b07600.

 2019

  1. Nagarjuna Amarnath, Swapnil Shukla and Bimlesh Lochab, Isomannide derived chiral rigid fully biobased polybenzoxazines ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 22, 18700-18710, https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b05305.
  2. Nisha Yadav, V. Kallur, D. Chakraborty, P. Johari, Bimlesh Lochab, Control of Functionalities in GO: Effect of Brønsted acids as Supported by Ab-initio Simulations and Experiments. ACS Omega, 2019, 45, 9407-9418 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b00676). (ACS live presentation. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/acsomega.9b00676)
  3. Nisha Yadav, Bimlesh Lochab, A comparative study of Graphene Oxide: Hummers, Intermediate and Improved method. Flat Chem.: Chemistry of flat materials 2019, 13, 40-49.
  4. Monisha Monisha, Nisha Yadav, Bimlesh Lochab, Sustainable framework of chitosan-benzoxazine with mutual benefits: Low curing temperature, and improved thermal and mechanical properties, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 4, 4473-4485 DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06515.
  5. Kumar, N. #, Yadav#, N., Amarnath#, N., V. Sharma#, S. Shukla, A. Srivastava, P. Prasad, A. K. Singh, S. Garg, S. Singh*, S. Sehrawat*, B. Lochab*, Integrative Natural Medicine Inspired Graphene Nanovehicle-Benzoxazine derivatives as Potent Therapy for Cancer, Mol. Cell. Biochem. 2019 Apr; 454(1-2):123-138. # Equal contribution
  6. D. Kannan, Nisha Yadav, S. Ahmed, P. Namdev, S. Bhattacharya, Bimlesh Lochab* and S. Singh*, Pre-clinical study of Iron oxide nanoparticles fortified Artesunate for efficient targeting of malarial parasite. EBioMedicine 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.06.026, (Published by THE LANCET) *corresponding authors

 

2017-18

  1. Monisha Monisha, Nagarjuna Amarnath, Sourav Mukherjee, Bimlesh Lochab, Cardanol Benzoxazines: A Versatile Monomer with Advancing Applications, 2018, Macromol. Chem. Phys., https://doi.org/10.1002/macp.201800470. (IF 2.492). (Hot Topic: Batteries and Supercapacitors,15 December 2018, Top downloaded paper 2018-2019)

 

 

  1. Nagarjuna Amarnath, Swapnil Shukla, and Bimlesh Lochab, Harvesting the benefits of inherent reactive functionalities in fully bio-sourced isomeric benzoxazines, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (11), 15151–15161, DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b03631.
  2. Nisha Yadav, Naveen Kumar, Peeyush Prasad, Shivani Shirbhate, Seema Sehrawat, Bimlesh Lochab. Stable dispersions of covalently tethered PEG-PAMAM-Graphene oxide Nanoconjugates as an effective payload for siRNA for Breast Cancer Therapy. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces201810 (17), 14577–14593.
  3. Vijeta Sharma; Nagarjuna Amarnath; Swapnil Shukla; R Ayana; Nisha Yadav; Deepika Kannan; Naveen Kumar; Seema Sehrawat; Soumya Pati; B. Lochab*, S. Singh*, Benzoxazine derivatives of phytophenols show anti-plasmodial activity via sodium homeostasis disruption, Bioorg. Medicin. Chem. Lett. 2018, 28(9), 1629-1637, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2018.03.047.
  4. Monisha, Monisha; Yadav, Nisha, Srivastava, Shashi; Singh, Samarendra; Lochab, Bimlesh, Sustainable one-step strategy towards low temperature curable superparamagnetic composite based on smartly designed Iron nanoparticles and cardanol benzoxazine, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 2555 - 2567.
  5. N. Amarnath, D. Appavoo, Bimlesh Lochab, Eco-friendly halogen-free flame retardant cardanol polyphosphazene polybenzoxazine networks, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 20186 (1), 389–402.
  6. Monisha, S. Shukla, Bimlesh Lochab, Nanoparticles as curing and adhesive aid for biobased and petrobased polybenzoxazines, Green Mat., 2017, 5(2), 2017, pp. 94-102. (Themed issue on latest advances from India) DOI: 10.1680/JGRMA.17.00004.
  7. Arnab Ghosh, Swapnil Shukla, Monisha, Ajit Kumar, Bimlesh Lochab*, and Sagar Mitra*, Sulfur Co-polymer a New Cathode Structure for Room Temperature Sodium-Sulfur Batteries, ACS Energy Lett.20172 (10), 2478–2485. *corresponding authors
  8. Nisha Yadav, A. Dubey, S. Shukla, C. P. Saini, G. Gupta, R. Priyadarshini, B. Lochab, Graphene Oxide Coated Surface: Inhibition of bacterial biofilm formation due to specific surface-interface chemical interactions, ACS Omega2017, 2 (7), 3070–3082.

 

2016-2014

  1. Pratibha Sharma, Manju Srivastava, B. Lochab, Devendra Kumar, Arunachalam Ramanan, and Prasun Kumar Roy, Metal-Organic Frameworks as curing accelerators for benzoxazines, ChemistrySelect, 2016, 3924 – 3932.
  2. S. Shukla, A. Ghosh, P. K. Roy, S. Mitra and B. Lochab, Cardanol benzoxazines - a sustainable linker for elemental sulphur based copolymers via inverse vulcanization, Polymer 2016, 99, 349-357.
  3. S. Shukla and B. Lochab, Role of higher aromatic content in modulating properties of cardanol based benzoxazines, Polymer 2016, 99, 684-694.
  4. Arnab Ghosh, Swapnil Shukla, Gaganpreet Singh Khosla, Bimlesh Lochab & Sagar Mitra, Sustainable Sulfur-rich Copolymer/Graphene Composite as Lithium-Sulfur Battery Cathode with Excellent Electrochemical Performance, Sci. Rep. 2016, 6, 1-13.
  5. Swapnil Shukla, Manorama Tripathi, Arup Mahata, Biswarup Pathak, Bimlesh Lochab, Kinetics behind a strategy for modulation of sustainable benzoxazines: Experimental study and its theoretical verification, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2016, 217, 1342–1353. Highlighted as cover page.

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  1. Swapnil Shukla, Arnab Ghosh, Uttam Kumar Sen, Prasun Kumar Roy, Sagar Mitra, Bimlesh Lochab, Cardanol benzoxazine-Sulfur Copolymers for Li-S batteries: Symbiosis of Sustainability and Performance, ChemistrySelect, 2016, 1, 594-600.
  2. Pratibha Sharma, Bimlesh Lochab, Devendra Kumar, Prasun Kumar Roy, Sustainable bis-benzoxazines from cardanol and PET derived terephthalamides, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016, 4 (3), 1085–1093.
  3. Swapnil Shukla, Arup Mahata, Biswarup Pathak and Bimlesh Lochab, Cardanol benzoxazines – interplay of oxazine functionality (mono to tetra) and properties, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 78071–78080.
  4. Pratibha Sharma, Bimlesh Lochab, Devendra Kumar, Prasun Kumar Roy, Interfacial encapsulation of biobased benzoxazines in epoxy shells for temperature triggered healing, J. Appl. Polym. Sci.  2015, 132, 42832, DOI: 10.1002/APP.42832.
  5. Pratibha Sharma, Swapnil Shukla, Bimlesh Lochab, Devendra Kumar, Prasun Kumar Roy, Microencapsulated cardanol derived benzoxazines for self-healing applications, Mater. Lett.  (2014), 133, 266-268.
  6. Bimlesh Lochab, Swapnil Shukla and Indra K. Varma, Naturally occurring phenolic sources: Monomers and Polymers, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 21712-21752.

 

2013-2002

  1. Bimlesh Lochab, Indra K. Varma and Jayashree Bijwe, Blends of benzoxazine monomers: Effect of structure and composition on polymer properties, J. Therm. Anal. and Calorimetry, 2013, 111, 1357-1364.
  2. Bimlesh Lochab, Indra K. Varma and Jayashree Bijwe, Sustainable polymers derived from naturally occurring materials, Adv. Mater. Phys. Chem., Vol. 2 No. 4B, 2012, pp. 221-225. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.24B056.
  3. Bimlesh Lochab, Indra K. Varma and Jayashree Bijwe, Cardanol based Bisbenzoxazines: Effect of Structure on Thermal Behaviour, J. Therm. Anal. and Calorimetry, 2012, 107, 661-668.
  4. Bimlesh Lochab, Indra K. Varma and Jayashree Bijwe, Thermal behaviour of cardanol-based benzoxazines: Monomers and polymers, J. Therm. Anal. and Calorimetry, 2010, 102, 769-74.
  5. Indra K. Varma, Bimlesh Lochab and Jayashree Bijwe, High Performance, High Temperature Polymers - Recent Developments, Indian Chemical Engineer, 2009, 51, 98.
  6. E. A. Thomsen, D. J. Keeble, B. Lochab, P. L. Burn, H. El-Mkami, and I. D. W. Samuel, Photoinduced charge separation in poly(1,4-phenylenevinylene) derivatives studied by electron paramagnetic resonance, Org. Electron., 2008, 9(5), 809. 
  7. B. Lochab, P. L. Burn, A. Barkhouse, H. E. Assender, D. J. Keeble, E. A. Thomsen, A. Lewis, and I. D. W. Samuel, Electronically asymmetric poly(1,4-phenylenevinylene)s for photovoltaic cells, Org. Electron., 2007, 8, 801. 
  8. I. K. Varma, Veena Choudhary, Bharti Gaur, Bimlesh Lochab, Sonia Oberoi, Rashmi Chauhan Curing and thermal behavior of poly(allyl azide) and bismaleimides, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2006, 101(1), 779 – 86.
  9. Gaur B., Lochab B., Choudhary V. and Varma I. K., Azido Polymers: Energetic Binders for Solid Rocket Propellants, J. Macromol. Sci., Polym. Reviews, 2003, C43(4), 505-45. (IF 8.000)
  10. Gaur B., Lochab B., Choudhary V. and Varma I. K., Thermal behaviour of poly(allylazide), J. Therm. Anal. and Calorimetry, 2003, 71(2), 467-79.
  11. Lochab B. and Varma I. K., Thermal behaviour of dendritic methacrylated polyesters, Mater. Res. Innov., 2002, 6(4), 167-73.

Patent

  1. Rajkumar Barla, Nagarjuna Amarnath, Lubna Khanam, Samarendra Pratap Singh and Bimlesh Lochab, Biofeedstock-derived functional groups based organic semiconductors and synthesis thereof, Indian Patent Application No.: 202111012988 dt. March 25, 2021
  2. Burn P. L., Lochab B., Charge separation polymers for photovoltaic cells. PCT Int. Appl. (2007), 29pp. WO 2007012844 A2 20070201 CAN 146:209729 AN 2007:118131
  3. Varma I. K., Choudhary V., Gaur B., Lochab B. and Oberoi S., Development of Energetic Binders (Azido polymers) using Novel Dipolarophiles, Ind. Pat. Appl. 1316/Del/2002/dated 13-05-02.
  4. Varma I. K., Choudhary V., Gaur B., Lochab B. and Oberoi S., A process for the production of energetic binder (Azido Polymer), Ind. Pat. Appl. 1316/Del/2002/dated31-12-02.

Books & Book Chapters

  1. Ann-Christine Albertsson, Indra K. Varma, Bimlesh Lochab, Anna Finne Wistrand, Sangeeta Sahu and Kamlesh Kumar; Design and synthesis of different types of poly(lactic acid)/polylactide copolymers, in “Poly(lactic acid): Synthesis, Properties, Processing and Applications”, 2021, Eds. Rafael A. Auras, Loong-Tak Lim, Susan E. M. Selke, and Hideto Tsuji, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2021 (accepted).
  2. Sunanda Sukumar, Bimlesh Lochab, “A Manual in Chemistry”, Lab-manual from UG Chemistry labs, Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2017, ISBN: 978-93-80012-90-2. (Book)
  3. Swapnil Shukla, Nisha Yadav, and Bimlesh Lochab, Cardanol based benzoxazines and their applications, Advanced and Emerging Polybenzoxazine Science and Technology, H. Ishida, and P. Froimowicz Ed., Elsevier, Amsterdam (2017), Chapter 24, pp 451-470, ISBN: 978-0-12-804170-3
  4. Swapnil Shukla and Bimlesh Lochab, Lignin based phenols: Potential feedstock for renewable benzoxazines, Advanced and Emerging Polybenzoxazine Science and Technology, H. Ishida and P. Froimowicz Ed., Elsevier, Amsterdam (2017) Chapter 25, pp 473-496, ISBN: 978-0-12-804170-3
  5. Ann-Christine Albertsson, Indra K. Varma, Bimlesh Lochab, Anna Finne Wistrand and Kamlesh Kumar; Design and Synthesis of Different Types of Poly(Lactic Acid), in “Poly(lactic acid): Synthesis, Properties, Processing and Applications”, 2010, Eds. Rafael A. Auras, Loong-Tak Lim, Susan E. M. Selke, and Hideto Tsuji, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2010, Chapter 4, pp. 43-55, ISBN: 978-0-470-29366-9.