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Prof Homendra Naorem

Designation: Professor

Specialization: Physical Chemistry

Contact: +91-9436020590, 7005260760(Whatsapp)

Email: naorem.homendra [AT] gmail.com, nhomendra [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

B.Sc. Hons. (1982), M.Sc. Phy. Chem. (1984) from NEHU, Shillong, Ph.D. (1990) from IIT, Delhi

Website: http://manipuruniv.ac.in/faculty/98

Prof. Naorem Homendra have completed his M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from NEHU-Shillong in the year 1984 and Ph.D. from IIT-Delhi in the year 1990. Before joining to Manipur University as Assistant Professor in Chemistry Department in Nov 1991, he have worked as Senior Research Officer at IRD, IIT Delhi (1989-90) and also employed as Research Associate at IIT, Delhi (1990-91). On Nov 2001, he was promoted as Associate Professor. And on Mar 2007, he was directly appointed as Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Manipur University. His specialization was Physical Chemistry. During his life, he have done 6(Six) Research Project and have published more than 30 research paper.

Research Area of Interest:

Surfactants – micellization in mixed systems, effect of water hardness ions, Polymer gels and entrapment of active molecules in biopolymer gel network materials and their controlled release, Development of microemulsions using essential oils extracted from fruit peels for targeted applications, Self aggregation of dyes in mixed aqueous organic solvent media, development and assembly of dye sensitized solar cells, etc.

(A) Some Major Achievements:

  1. DST-MASTECH Young Scientist at PSU, IACS, Kolkata (1997)

  2. JC-Bose Visiting Professor at SPS, JNU, New Delhi (2009)

  3. Honour Medal from DAV Women’s College, Amritsar (2011)

  4. Memento Award from Vidyasagar College, Kolkata (2011)

  5. Centenary Award Medal Talk from Shanxi University, Shanxi, China (2012)

  6. BN Gosh Memorial Medal (2012) by the Indian Chemical Society

  7. Appreciation Award from Chemistry Department, NEHU, Shillong(2014)

  8. Editorial board member, J Surf Sci Tech published by ISSST, India

  9. Visiting professor and School board member of TripuraUniversity, etc.

  10. Elected Council Member CRSI for 2 consecutive terms 2011-14 and 2014-17

  11. Elected Vice President, Ind Soc for Surface Sc and Technology (2020-22)

  12. Installed many sophisticated equipment in the research lab from research projects

  13. Organized 3 major national conference in MU as Convener/ Chairman

  14. Executed more than 6 major research projects amounting to about Rs100 lacs


 

(B) Membership of different academic and professional bodies

  1. Life member, Chemical Research Society of India CRSI

  2. Life member, Indian Chemical Society, India

  3. Life member, Ind Soc for Surface Sc and Technol, ISSST (EC Member)

  4. Life member, Polymer Society of India, PSI

  5. Life member, Indian Thermodynamics Society, ITS (EC Member)

  6. Approved Member of the DST Inspire subject experts


 

(C) Publications/Conferences/Seminars, etc

(i) List of publication: (more than 30 in peer reviewed Inter and Nat of journals of repute)

  1. Thermodynamic Studies of Binary Mixtures of Tetrahydrofuran with Some Oxygen and Nitrogen Containing Solvents: Molar Excess Volumes. S.K. Suri and H. Naorem, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 32, 462(1987).

  2. Excess Molar Volumes, Speeds of Sound, and Isentropic Compressibilities of Binary Mixtures of Furfural with some Aromatic Hydrocarbons. H. Naorem, S.K. Suri, Canadian J. Chem., 66, 1295(1988).

  3. Excess Molar Volumes, Speeds of Sound, and Isentropic Compressibilities of Binary Mixtures of Furfural with some Aliphatic Alcohols. H. Naorem, N. Kishore, S.K. Suri, Canadian J. Chem., 67, 648(1989).

  4. Excess Molar Enthalpies for Binary Mixtures of Furfural with some Aromatic Hydrocarbons. H. Naorem, S.K. Suri, J. Soln. Chem., 18, 493(1989).

  5. Excess Molar Enthalpies of Binary Mixtures of Furfural with Aliphatic Alcohols. H. Naorem, S.K. Suri, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 34, 395(1989).

  6. Volumetric Studies on the Binary Mixtures of some Furan Derivatives with Benzene, Chlorobenzene, and Bromobenzene at 298.15K. H. Naorem, S.K. Suri, Canadian J. Chem., 67, 1672(1989).

  7. Volumetric Studies on the Binary Mixtures of Furan with some Aromatic Hydrocarbons. H. Naorem, S.K. Suri, J. Soln. Chem., 19, 79(1990).

  8. Thermodynamic Studies on Binary Liquid Mixtures Containing Furan Derivatives: Furfural +Aliphatic Ketones. H. Naorem, S.K. Suri, J. Mol. Liquids, 50, 39(1991).

  9. Versatility of Alfa-Olefin Sulfonates in Indian Soaps and Detergents Industry. S.K. Suri, H. Naorem, S. Bharadwaj, Chem. Business, 4(20), 45(1991)

  10. Versatility of Alfa-Olefin Sulfonates in Indian Synthetic Detergents Industry, S.K. Suri, H. Naorem, S. Bharadwaj, Chemical Weekly, Oct 15, 1991, pp. 113-123

  11. Molar Excess Volumes of Furfuryl Alcohol and Aromatic Hydrocarbons at 25°C. H. Naorem, S.K. Suri, J. Soln. Chem., 22, 183(1993).

  12. Studies on the effect of Ionic Surfactants on the Cloud Point of some Non-ionic Surfactants. H. Naorem, Ch. Indira Devi, J. Surface Sc. Technol., 17, 57(2001).

  13. Turbidometric Studies on Mixed Surfactant Systems in Hard Water: A Novel Method for estimation of Water Hardness. H. Naorem, Ch. Indira Devi, Indian J. Chem. Technol., 11, 783(2004)

  14. Conductometric and Surface Tension Studies on the Micellization of Some Cationic Surfactants in Water- Organic Solvent Mixed Media. H. Naorem, S. Dushila Devi, J. Surface Sc. Technol. 22, 89 (2006)

  15. Micellar Behavior of Mixed Surfactant System of Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulfonate and Triton X-100 in Pure and Hard Water. H. Naorem, Ch. Indira Devi, J. Surface Sc. Technol. 22, 119 (2006)

  16. Effect of an Anionic Surfactant on the Formation of Iodine Complex with some Water Soluble nonionic Polymers in Aqueous Media. H. Naorem, N. Subhaschandra Singh, J. Phys. Chem B 111, 4098 (2007)

  17. Effect of Nonionic Micelles on the Stability of the Complexes of Uridine 5-Monophosphate with Lighter Lanthanide Ions in Aqueous Media. Lonibala RK, Singh MS, H. Naorem, J. Surface Sc. Technol 25, 189-202 (2009)

  18. Self-Aggregation of Dyes and Surfactants in Hydrophobic Environment: Development of New Dye Entrapped Soft Gel Network Materials and Their Viscoelastic and Light Scattering Properties. H. Naorem, Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Applications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Dec 23-24, 2010 BBK DAV College, Amritsar, India

  19. Formation of Dye Aggregates in Mixed Aqueous-Organic Solvent Media and its relevance in the Development of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. H. Naorem, Proceedings of National Seminar on, ‘Chemistry in the 21st Century for the benevolence of the Society’ held during Jul 27-28, 2011 at Vidyasagar College, Kolkata, page 22-29.

  20. Gelling Behavior of PVA and its Blends with other Polymers in presence of Borax and Thermochromism in such Gel Network Materials. H. Naorem, S. Dushila Devi, J. Surface Sc. Technol 27, 233-243 (2011)

  21. Interactions and Entrapment of Iodine in Bio-Polymer Gel Networks and Their Release Kinetics both in Absence and Presence of a Surfactant. Naorem, Proceedings 4th Asian Conference on Colloids and Interface Science (ACCIS)-2011, Asian Society for Colloid and Interface Science 23-26, 11 (2011), National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

  22. Determination of the Dimerization Constant of Pinacyanol Dye in Mixed Aqueous-Organic Solvent Media with Different Hydrophobic Character. H. Naorem and S. Dushila Devi, J. Molecular Liquids 173 (2012) 119–123

  23. MicellarBehavior of Mixed Surfactant Systems in Aqueous-Organic Solvent Media in Presence of Water Hardness Ions.
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Surfactants and Detergents (ICSD)-2012 Apr 14-16, 2012 organized by China Research Institute of Daily Chemical Industry (RIDCI).

  24. Coordinating properties of uridine 50-monophosphate with selected Ln3+ ions in ionic micellar media, M Sudhiranjan Singh, H. Naorem, R K Lonibala, Biometals 25, (2012) 1235-1246

  25. Spectrophotometric determination of the formation constant of triiodide ions in aqueous-organic solvent or polymer mixed media both in absence and presence of a surfactant, H. Naorem and S. Dushila Devi, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 101, (2013) 67–73.

  26. Dye-Surfactant interactions in mixed aqueous-organic solvent media with different hydrophobicity, S. Dushila Devi and H. Naorem, Ind. J. Chem. Soc. 91 (2014) 271-276

  27. Viscosity-Temperature Behavior of Hydroxypropyl Cellulose Solution in Presence of an Electrolyte or a Surfactant: A Convenient Method to Determine the Cloud Point of Polymer Solutions, P. Khuman, W. B. Singh, S. D. Devi and H. Naorem, J. Macromolecular Sc, Part A: Pure and Applied Chem 51 (2014) 1-7

  28. Dimerization of methylene blue in aqueous and mixed aqueous organic solvent: A spectroscopic study, Ng. Florence and H. Naorem, J. Mol. Liquids 198 (2014) 255–258

  29. Viscosity-temperature behavior of hydroxypropyl cellulose solution in presence of an electrolyte or a surfactant: a convenient method to determine the cloud point of polymer solutions. P. Khuman, WBK Singh, SD Dushila, H. Naorem, J Macromol Sci Pure Appl Chem 51 924–930 (2014)

  30. Study on the Effect of an Electrolyte on the Self-aggregation and the Geometry of the Dye Aggregates of Methylene Blue in Aqueous Media. Ng. Florence and H. Naorem, J. Surf Sc Tech 32, 28-32 (2016)

  31. Simultanous observation of both ‘salting-out’ and ‘salting-in’ phenomena in hydroxypropyl cellulose solution In presence of an ionic surfactant – a cloud point study, Khuman P and H. Naorem, Manipur University Research Journal, Series A: Natural Sciences 1, 2019, 38-46.


 

(ii) Invited Talks Delivered at the International and National Conferences/ Seminars (from 2006 onwards only)

International(more than 9)

  1. Interactions and Entrapment of Iodine in Bio-Polymer Gel Networks and Their Release Kinetics both in Absence and Presence of a Surfactant. 4th Asian Conference on Colloids and Interface Science organized by ASCIS during Nov 23-26, 2011 at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

  2. An Attempt to Study the Entrapment of Iodine in Bio-Polymer Gel Network and Release of Iodine from the Gel Network. International Symposium on Advances in Chemical Sciences. Jointly organized by RSC, UK and IIT/Guwahati, Jan 30, 2012.

  3. MicellarBehavior of Mixed Surfactant Systems in Aqueous-Organic Solvent Media in Presence of Water Hardness Ions, International Conference on Surfactants and Detergents (ICSD)-2012 Apr 14-16, 2012 organized by China Research Institute of Daily Chemical Industry (RIDCI).

  4. Towards Entrapment of Iodine in Bio-polymer Gel Network and their Release Kinetics, Ying Anniversary Series of Academic Lectures Delivered on Apr 19, 2012 at the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China

  5. The effect of Calcium ions on the micelles from of the the mixed surfactants increase system, Institute of Daily Chemical Industry, Taiyuan, Wenyuan, Shanxi, China, Apr 20, 2012.

  6. Effect of Water Hardness (Ca+2) ions on the Micellar Behaviour of Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulfonate-Triton-X-100 Mixed Systems in Aqueous-Organic Solvent Media: Break Down of Corrin-Harkins Relation, 5th Asian Conference on Colloids and Interface Science Organized by ASCISS at NBU, Darjeeling during Nov 20-23, 2013

  7. Solvent Induced Aggregates of Methylene Blue and Stabilization of the Dye Monomers or the Aggregates via Entrapment in Polymer Gel Network Material, 6th Asian Conference on Colloid and Interface Science, Nov 24-27, 2015, Arkas Sasebo, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

  8. Entrapment of Iodine in some bio-polymer gel network materials vis-à-vis natural gels extracted from plant materials and their controlled release behaviour, 7th Asian Conference on Colloid and Interface Science, Aug 8 -11, 2017, University of
    Malaya, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia

  9. (i) Biopolymer Based Hydrogels as Template for Entrapment of either the ‘Blue’ or ‘Red’ form of Methylene Blue (MB) dye – Possibility of Using MB dye as Amine Sensors, International Symposium on Sustainable Polymers (SPSI) Aug 23-25, 2019, IIT, Guwahati


 

National(more than 19)

  1. Complexation of some water soluble nonionic polymers with Iodine and Polymer Iodine Gels in presence of an anionic surfactant. National Conference on Disperse Systems (NCDS) Nov 23-25, 2006 Assam University, Silchar.

  2. Dye Induced Thermochromism in Borax Cross-Linked Gels of PVA and Some other Water soluble Polymers. National Symposium on Soft Matter, Sep 18-19, 2008, Bose Institute, Kolkata.

  3. Effect of Surfactants on Thermochromic and Viscoelastic Behaviors of Borax Crosslinked Gels of Blends of Polyvinyl Alcohol. XIV-NATCOSEB-09, Kashmir University, Srinagar Jul 28-30, 2009

  4. 12th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry and 4th CRSI-RSC Symposium in Chemistry held at IICT and NIPER, Hyderabad during Feb 4-7, 2010

  5. Self-Aggregation of PC Dye in Hydrophobic Environments: An Attempt to Entrap the Dye in Polymer Gel Matrix, National Seminar on Membranes, Microemulsions and Self-Assembled Systems (MMSAS) SMIT, Sikkim, Sep 28-30, 2010

  6. Self-Aggregation of Dyes and Surfactants in Hydrophobic Environment: Development of New Dye Entrapped Soft Gel Network Materials and Their Viscoelastic and Light Scattering Properties, National Seminar on Applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology: Colloidal Chemistry Aspects, BBK DAV College for women, Amritsar, Dec 23-24, 2010

  7. Thermodynamics of Mix-micelle Formation in Aqueous-Organic Solvent Media and Effect of Presence of Divalent Cations: Break Down of Corrin-Harkins Relation. 6th National Conference on Thermodynamics of Chemical and Biological Systems organized by Indian Thermodynamics Society at MDU, Rohtak, Haryana during Nov 2-4, 2011

  8. Hydrogels of some Bio-polymers as Template for Entrapment of Iodine and Their Controlled Release. 15th National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids-(NATCOSEB-2011) organized by Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology (ISSST) at Tripura University during Dec 27-29, 2011

  9. Formation of triiodide ions in mixed aqueous organic solvents including polymers, their entrapment and release from polymer gel networks. International Symposium on Advances in Chemical Sciences, Jointly organized by RSC, UK and IIT/Guwahati at IIT, Guwahati on Jan 30, 2012

  10. Effect of Water Hardness (Ca+2) ions on the Micellar Behaviour of Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulfonate-Triton-X-100 Mixed Systems in Aqueous-Organic Solvent Media: Break Down of Corrin-Harkins Relation. 5th Asian Conference on Colloids and Interface Science Organized by NBU, Darjeeling during Nov 20-23, 2013

  11. Formation of triiodide ions in mixed aqueous organic solvents including polymers, their entrapment and release from polymer gel networks. 50th Annual Convention of Chemists 2013 organized by Indian Chemical Society at Panjab University, Chandigarh during Nov 4-7, 2013 (Award Talk)

  12. A Model Study of Entrapment of Iodine in Polymer Gel Network Materials and Their Controlled Release. National Symposium on Sustainable Chemistry: Frontiers and Challenges, NEHU, Shillong during Feb 27-Mar 1, 2014

  13. Chaired a technical session in the 8th Mid-Year CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry held at CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam during Jul 10-12, 2014

  14. Thermodynamics of Mix-micelle Formation in Aqueous-Organic Solvent Media and Effect of Presence of Divalent Cations: Break Down of Corrin-Harkins Relation. 7th National Conference on Thermodynamics in Chemical, Biological and Environmental Processes, Dec 10-12, 2012 at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

  15. Chaired a technical session during the 7th National Conference on Thermodynamics in Chemical, Biological and Environmental Processes, 10-12 December, 2012 at Department of Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

  16. Unusual Aggregation Behaviour of Methylene Blue in Presence of Organic Amines and Their Kinetics: An Attempt to Stabilize Both the Monomer and the Aggregates in Polymer Gel Network Material, H.Naorem, North East Regional Seminar on Trends in Colloids and Interface Science, NEHU, Shillong Nov 27-28, 2014

  17. Fabrication of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) and Aggregation of Dyes in Mixed Media: Unusual Behaviour of MB and Merocyanine Dyes in Presence of Organic Amines. National Seminar on "Chemistry Today & Tomorrow for Better Future" organized by Dept. of Chemistry, Dasaratha Deb Memorial College, Khowai, Tripura on 5-6 August, 2016.

  18. Adsorption of iodine in the HPC, Gelatin or Bio- gel Networks and Their Controlled Release: A Comparative Study 18th National Conference on Collids Surfactants and Biocolloids, Nov 10-12, 2017, Chemistry Department of Sambalpur University, Orissa

  19. Blue to Red Methylene Blue Dye Entrapped in Polymer Hydrogels: Possibility of Development of a Sensor for Simple Organic Amine in Solution at 19th National Conference on Collids Surfactants and Biocolloids, Oct 18-20, 2019, Amity University, Kolkata


Prof. Homendra Naorem visited and delivered lectures to the graduate students of China Daily Chemical Industry Research Institute, 34 Wenyuan Lane, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province during April 19-21, 2012