Dr. Himali Horo

Assistant Professor

Specialization

Polymeric materials; Nano materials; Drug delivery

Email

himali.horo@thapar.edu

Specialization

Polymeric materials; Nano materials; Drug delivery

Email

himali.horo@thapar.edu

Biography:

Dr. Himali Horo has joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India on July 2022. She has obtained her Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2021. She has done her M.Tech from Tezpur University and B.Tech from Sathyabama University. Her research interest include development of polymeric and nanomaterials for a wide range of applications.

Research Articles:

1. Horo, H.; Saha, M.; Das, H.; Mandal, B.; Kundu, L. M*. “Synthesis of highly fluorescent, amine-functionalized carbon dots from biotin-modified chitosan and silk-fibroin blend for target-specific delivery of antitumor agents” Carbohydrate polymers. 2022, 277, 118862. [IF: 10.723]

2. Horo, H.; Bhattacharya, S.; Mandal, B.; Kundu, L. M*. “Synthesis of functionalized silk-coated chitosan-gold nanoparticles and microparticles for target-directed delivery of antitumor agents” Carbohydrate polymers. 2021, 258, 117659. [IF: 10.723]

​​​​​​​3.Horo, H.; Porathoor, S.; Anand, R.; Kundu, L. M*. “A combinatorial approach involving E. coli cytosine deaminase and 5-fluorocytosine-nanoparticles as an enzyme-prodrug therapeutic method for highly substrate selective in situ generation of 5-fluorouracil” Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 2020, 58, 101799. [IF: 5.062]

​​​​​​​4. Horo, H.; Das, S.; Mandal, B.; Kundu, L. M*. “Development of a photoresponsive chitosan conjugated prodrug nano-carrier for controlled delivery of antitumor drug 5-fluorouracil” International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2019, 121, 1070-1076. [IF: 8.025]

​​​​​​​5.Das, S.; Horo, H.; Goswami, U.; Kundu, L. M*. “Synthesis of a peptide conjugated 5Fluorouracil gelator prodrug for photocontrolled release of the antitumor agent” Chemistry Select 2019, 4, 6778 –6783. [IF: 2.307]​​​​​​​

6.Gogoi, P.; Horo, H.; Khannam, M.; Dolui, S. K*. In situ synthesis of green bionanocomposites based on aqueous citric acid cured epoxidized soybean oil-carboxylic acid functionalized multi walled carbon nanotubes. Industrial Crops and Products 2015, 76, 346–354. [IF: 6.449]​​​​​​​

7. Das, S.; Horo, H.; Kundu, L. M*. “Biopolymers and peptide-based materials for targeted antitumor drug delivery: an overview” Novel Approaches in Drug Designing and Developement 2019, 4(4), 555643. [IF:0.828]

Book Chapters

1.Singh, N. K., Horo, H., & Rajulapati, V. "Recent Trends in Clinical Diagnosis for Viral Disease Detection Based on Miniaturized Biosensors." Miniaturized Biosensing Devices. Springer, Singapore, 2022. 123-147.

​​​​​​​2.Horo, H.,, Das, H., Bhattacharjee, G., Kundu, L .M. “Chitosan-derived biomaterials in cancer therapeutics and biomedical imaging.” Polysaccharide-based biomaterials: Delivery of Therapeutics & Biomedical Applications. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK, 2023.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:

1. Horo, H.; Mandal, B.; Kundu, L. M. International Conference on Functional Materials (ICFM-2020), IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, Jan. 6-8, 2020. (Oral Presentation)

2.  Horo, H.; Porathoor, S.; Anand, R.; Kundu, L. M. Issues & Challenges In Water Treatment And Allied Research For Sustainable Environment (WATER 2020), IIT Guwahati, Assam, India. Jan. 23-25, 2020. (Poster Presentation)

3. Horo, H.; Mandal, B.; Kundu, L. M. Research Conclave, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India, Mar. 14-17, 2019. (Poster Presentation)

4. Horo, H.; Kundu, L. M. Second International Conference on Nano Science & Engineering Applications (ICONSEA - 2018), JNTU, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Oct. 4-6, 2018. (Poster Presentation)

5.Horo, H.; Mandal, B.; Kundu, L. M. Fourth International Symposium on Advances in Sustainable Polymer (ASP-17), IIT Guwahati, Assam, India, Jan. 8-11, 2018. (Poster Presentation)

6.Horo, H.; Kundu, L. M. Research Conclave, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India, March 16-19th March 2017. (Poster Presentation)

7.Workshop on Advances in Environmental Protection and Sustainability. IIT Guwahati, India, June 2,2018.

8.  Workshop on Intellectual property rights. IIT Guwahati, Assam, India, Nov. 30- Dec.1, 2016.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

1. Received Best Poster Award on Research Conclave, 2019 organized by IIT, Guwahati, Assam, India

2.Received Award for a review paper on “Advancement of anti-corrosive coatings” submitted in the Technical Paper Contest conducted by Asian Paints ltd. in Sep.-Dec. 2013.

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE:

Chem-draw, Adobe Illustrator, Origin, Mestrenova, ImageJ, MS-Office, Basic C and C++,  Basic AutoCAD in reactor designing.

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