Arpit Sand

Department of Chemistry, Manav Rachna University

Dr Arpit Sand is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Manav Rachna University, India, a position he has held since 2014. He received his BSc in Science and his MSc in Chemistry from the University of Allahabad, India, in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Allahabad in 2010. Dr Arpit Sand is a reviewer for international journals including Carbohydrate Polymers, the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Fibers and Polymers, etc. He was Assistant Professor (Guest Faculty) in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Allahabad from 2010 to 2011, Research Associate in the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in New Delhi in 2011, Postdoctoral Fellow at Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST), South Korea from 2011 to 2012, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden from 2012 to 2013, Junior Researcher at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, in 2013, and Research Associate in the NPL from 2013 to 2014. Since 2016, he has been working as a Researcher in Soongsil University, South Korea, on study leave (two years) from Manav Rachna University. In total he has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience. He is also a life member of the Indian Science Congress and the Green Chemistry Network centre, and he has authored more than 20 international research articles and review articles in reputed SCI journals. He has made a significant contribution to the field of the modification and characterization of graft copolymers and films decorated with chalcogenide quantum dots to tune the energy band gap for solar energy harvesting applications. His research interests include polymer synthesis using different polymerization techniques.