Dr. Vasundhara Singh has been admitted as Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) ,London, UK based on her exceptional research and academic profile. Dr Vasundhara Singh can use the designatory letters FRSC after her name. As a fellow she will support and strengthen the voice and influence of the chemical sciences community .
Vasundhara Singh is a Professor with 30 years of teaching and research experience and presently and Dean of Faculty Affairs at Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Deemed University ,Chandigarh. She has earned a Ph.D. degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh , a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), USA and University of Regensburg, Germany, and Visiting Scientist at the University of Rennes, France. She has guided 20 PhD students and 07 are ongoing. She has published 94 papers in reputed journals and one patent has been granted while three patents have been filed . Her “ Organic Synthesis and Catalysis research group” has interests are broadly in the area Organic Synthesis for bio- actives as anti-bacterials, anti -quorum agents and anti cancer agents . In the area of Heterogeneous Catalysis and Photocatalysis for fine Chemicals , Biomass Valorisation and waste water treatment , including ionic liquids as alternate solvent,catalytic supports and energetic ionic liquids as explosive materials, poly( ionic liquids as electrolytes for batteries and self healing materials.She has been a strong proponent of Sustainable Chemistry and is reflected in all her research work and has delivered many invited lectures in related areas in the country and abroad .At the national level for CSIR , New Delhi she is a program advisory committee member at the Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI, New Delhi. She has been acknowledged for her remarkable work by many awards such Career award for young teachers (CAYT), AICTE, New Delhi , best teacher / researcher award by PEC,T. N. Trika award ,National merit scholarship, NET qualified, LEAP ( Leadership in Academics Programme) by MHRD held at TISS, Mumbai and University of Pennsylvania. She has published papers in reputed international journals like Green Chemistry ,Catalysis Science and Technology Photochemical and Photophysical Sciences , New Journal of Chemistry ,ChemSusChem, Drug development Research, Journal of Cleaner Production to mention a few.She has also been the fortunate recipient of more than 20 million financial grants from DST, DRDO-TBRL, IFCPAR- CEFIPRA ,and CSIR and involved in Industrial consultancy .She is also a life member of renowned professional bodies such as the American Chemical Society, USA, Catalysis Society of India, and Chemical Research Society of India.She has trained in various Academic leadership programmes at IIM, Lucknow and Kolkata, NUS /NTU Singapore. She has held various administrative positions earlier which include OSD to Deputy Director, Associate Dean Academic Research , Head of Applied Sciences , Facutly Incharge of Academic Collaborations and Sponsored Reaearch besides being part of various academic bodies at Deparetment and Institute level , including the Senate.