Dr. Kamlesh Kumari

Basic Details


Dr. Kamlesh Kumari




Chemical Engineering


Phone (O)







kamlesh213@yahoo.co.in, kamlesh213@sliet.ac.in

Educational Details

Educational Qualification

• PhD. Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar: 2009
• M. E. in Chemical Engineering, Dr. SSB University Institute of Chemical Engg. & Tech. (formerly known as DCET) , Panjab University, Chandigarh: 1999
• B. E. in Chemical Engineering , Dr. SSB University Institute of Chemical Engg. & Tech. (formerly known as DCET) , Panjab University, Chandigarh: 1994



Dr. Kamlesh Kumari has teaching and research experience of 25 years at SLIET, Longowal. She has been teaching undergraduate / post graduate level advance courses and implemented projects sponsored by outside agencies. Guided PhD/MTech /BE students for their thesis/projects and developed laboratories. She was head of department (HoD) of Chemical Engineering from 2008-2011 and administered Girls Hostel for more than four years. She has also served PSBTE & IT, Chandigarh as Director Academics for two and half years on deputation.

Book Authored

Book authored

Book Chapter: Chitosan Copolymers and IPNs for Controlled Drug Release, pp 289-316. Manufacture, Properties, and Usages, ISBN: 978-1-61728-831-9.
Editor Samuel P. Davis, Publisher: Nova publishers (2011).

Book Chapter: Chitosan / Tripolyphosphate (TPP) Nanoparticles for Controlled Drug Release, pp 517-25. Emerging Paradigms in Nanotechnology, ISBN: 978-81-317-8991-9. Pearson (2013)
Book Chapter: Some Physicochemical Measurements of Chitosan /Starch Polymers in Acetic Acid-Water Mixtures, Advances in Material Science Vol 3, Recycling and Reuse of Materials and Their Products, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2013, ISBN 9781926895277

Professional Memebership

Professional Membership

• Life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
• Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
• Life member of Asian Polymer Association (APA)
• Life member of Punjab Academy of Sciences (PAS)



• Panjab University, Chandigarh has conferred the Award of Excellence in Poster Presentation for paper presentation in an International Conference held on Feb 16-18, 2012.
• Best Poster Award for a paper in 14th Punjab Science Congress (Under the aegis of Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala) held on February 7-9, 2011.




1. Kumari K, Kundu P P (2007); Semi-Interpenetrating Polymer Networks (IPNs) of Chitosan & L-alanine for Monitoring the Release of Chlorpheniramine Maleate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, ISSN: 1097-4628 (John Wiley & Sons, USA), 103 (6), 3751-3757. (Impact Factor of 2008: 1.187)
2. Kumari K, Raina K K, Kundu P P (2007); Studies on the Cure Kinetics of Chitosan–Glutamic Acid using Glutaraldehyde as Crosslinker through Differential Scanning Calorimeter. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, ISSN: 1097-4628 (John Wiley & Sons, USA), 108(1), 681- (Impact Factor of 2008: 1.187)
3. Kumari K, Kundu P P (2008); Studies on In Vitro Release of CPM from Semi-Interpenetrating Polymer Network (semi-IPN) Composed of Chitosan & Glutamic Acid. Bulletin of Materials Science ISSN: 0250-4707 Indian Academy of Sciences and Springer Sc, 31(2), 159-167. (Impact Factor of 2008: 0.858)
4. Kumari K, Kundu P P, Cho C.S. (2008): Protein delivery using Chitosan Derivatives. Journal of Chitin Chitosan, 2008, 13(4), 181-188.
5. Kumari K, Kundu P P (2009); Effect of Drying Processes and Curing Time of Chitosan-Lysine Semi-IPN beads on Chlorpheniramine Maleate Delivery. J. Microencapsulation ISSN: 1464-5246 (Taylor & Francis health sciences), 26 (1), 54-62. (Impact Factor : 1.911)
6. Kumari K, Raina K K, Kundu P P (2009); DSC Studies on the Curing Kinetics of Chitosan-Alanine using Glutaraldehyde as Crosslinker. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry ISSN: 1388-6150 (Springer Sc Publishing, Germany), 98(2), 469-476. (Impact Factor: 1.63)
7. Kumari K, Prasad K, Kundu P P (2009); Optimization of Chlorpheniramine Maleate Drug Delivery by Response Surface Methodology–Four Component Modeling using Various Response Times and Concentrations of Chitosan-Alanine, Glutaraldehyde and Drug. eXPRESS Polymer Letters ISSN 1788-618 X (BudapsetUniversity of Technology) 3(4), 207–218. (Impact Factor: 1.452)
8. Kumari K, Sharma Charu, Kundu P P (2009); In-vitro Release of Metformin Hydrochloride from Films of Chitosan- methylcellulose Blends. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 21(10), S148-52.
9. Kumari K, Das B, Hazra A K, Kundu P P (2010); Conductivity of Poly (Vinylmercaptobenzothiazole) Iodine Complexes. J Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2(4), 425-436.
10. Kumari K (2010); Swelling properties of crosslinked chitosan and L-lysine semi-interpenetrating polymer network (Semi-IPN). J Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2(4), 892-898.
11. Kamlesh Kumari, Usha Rani (2011); Controlled Release of Metformin hydrochloride through crosslinked blends of chitosan-starch, Advances in Applied Science Research, 2 (2): 48-54.
12. Jaspal Singh, H.K. Sharma, K. Kumari and Monica (2011); Effect of storage conditions of egg on rheological properties of liquid whole egg (LWE), J Food Sci. and Tech, (Springer Sc Publishing, Germany), 10.1007/s13197-011-0509-7, Published online: 11 October 2011.
13. Virpal Singh and Kamlesh Kumari (2012); Some Physicochemical Measurements of Chitosan/Starch Polymers in Acetic Acid-Water Mixtures, Macromol. Symp., 320 , 81–86. (WILEY-VCH)

14. Ratan Pal Singh, K Kumari, P P Kundu (2013); Controlled Release of Urea through Mesoporous Methylcellulose films Derived from N, N Dimethyl Formamide, International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 62 (14), 755-762. Taylor & Francis

15. Virpal Singh, Kamlesh Kumari (2013); Rheological behaviour of chitosan-starch solution, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25 (17), 9817-9821.
16. Virpal Singh, Kamlesh Kumari (2014); Synthesis and Characterization of chitosan –starch crosslinked film for controlled drug release, Int J of Materials and Biomaterials Applications, Vol 4(1), 7-13.
17. Keshak Babu, Achinta Bera, Kamlesh Kumari, Ajay Mandal and Vinod Kumar Saxena (2015), Characterization and Application of Methylcellulose and Potato Starch Blended Films in Controlled Release of Urea, J Polym Eng, 35(1), 79-88.
18. Virpal Singh, Kamlesh Kumari, Bahadur Singh (2016); Optimization of Drug Release By Response Surface Methodology From Chitosan-Starch Crosslinked Beads, Cellulose Chem. Technol., 50 (9-10), 925-936.
19. Singh V, Kumari K (2017); Optimization of the Formulation of Chitosan– Starch Crosslinked Films Loaded With Drug as CPM (Chlorpheniramine Maleate) for Controlled Release Using Response Surface Methodology, J. Technological Advances and Scientific Res., Vol. 3/ Issue 01/ Jan-Mar. 2017 . DOI: 10.14260/jtasr/2017/01
20. Navneet Bhullar, K. Kumari and Dhiraj Sud, “Synthesis of chitosan based gel and study of swelling characteristics (Article Id: IJCT-1859)” Indian Journal of Chemical Technology (IJCT),
21. Navneet Bhullar, K. Kumari and Dhiraj Sud (2017), Studies on chitosan based super hydrophilic adsorbent for phasing out Rhodamine 6G dye and Cd2+ ions from aqueous solutions, Desalination and Water Treatment, 95, 355–364. Taylor and Francis.
22. Amandeep Singh, Kamlesh Kumari, P P Kundu (2017), Extrusion and evaluation of chitosan assisted AgNPs immobilized film derived from waste Polyethylene terephthalate for food packaging application,  Journal of Packaging Technology and Research, 1 (3), 165-180.
23. Pawan Kumar, Kamlesh Kumari, Harish Chopra (2017), Ultrasound assisted Modification of the Polysaccharides, International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering, 6 (01), 435-443.
24 Pawan Kumar, Kamlesh Kumari, Harish Chopra (2018), Ultrasound Mediated Modification and characterisation of Chitosan,  Asian Journal of Chemistry, 30 (4), 837-840.
25. Navneet Bhullar, Kamlesh Kumari, Dhiraj Sud (2018), A biopolymer-based composite hydrogel for rhodamine 6G dye removal: its synthesis, adsorption isotherms and kinetics, Iranian Polymer Journal, 27(7).
26. Amandeep Singh, Moumita Khamrai, Sarthik Samanta, Kamlesh Kumari,  Patit Paban Kundu (2018), Microbial, Physicochemical, and Sensory Analyses-Based Shelf Life Appraisal of White Fresh Cheese Packaged into PET Waste-Based Active Packaging Film, Journal of Packaging Technology and Research, 2(2),  pp 125–147.
27. Navneet Bhullar, Kamlesh Kumari, Dhiraj Sud (2019), Semi-interpenetrating networks of biopolymer chitosan/acrylic acid and thiourea hydrogels: synthesis, characterization and their potential for removal of cadmium, Iranian Polymer Journal, 28 (3),  pp 225–236.



• Controlled Drug/ Fertilizer Release through polymeric biomaterials,
• Treatment of Industrial Effluents using chitosan and its derivatives

• No. of PhD guided: 04
• No. of PhD students enrolled: 01
• No. of M. Tech guided: 10