Dr. Kamlesh Kumari

Basic Details


Dr. Kamlesh Kumari




Chemical Engineering


Phone (O)







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

Educational Details

Educational Qualification

• Ph.D. 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 possesses an extensive background in teaching and research spanning 29 years at SLIET, Longowal. Throughout her tenure, she has effectively involved in teaching undergraduate/postgraduate level advanced courses, alongside executing projects funded by external agencies. Her mentorship has been instrumental in guiding Ph.D., MTech, and BE students in their thesis and project pursuits, and she has notably contributed to the development of various laboratory setups.  She was head of the 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 Chapters: 

      ·        Synthesis of Biomimetic Hydroxyapatite from Natural Sources for Bone Tissue Engineering in Encyclopedia of Green Materials.  Section 9: Green Materials for Biomedical Applications and Treatments, Springer, DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4921-9 (2023).

      .    MXene-Polymer Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications, In: MXene Nanocomposites Design, Fabrication, and Shielding Applications, Edited By Poushali Das, Andreas Rosenkranz, Sayan Ganguly. CRC Press, DOI: 10.1201/9781003281511-10 (2023)

·        Metal-Based Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Biomedical Applications. In: Tiwari, S.K., Kumar, V., Thomas, S. (eds) Nanoparticles Reinforced Metal Nanocomposites. Springer, Singapore, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-9729-7_13 (2023)

.      Polyurethane Nanocomposites for Bone Tissue Engineering, In book: Engineered Nanomaterials for Innovative Therapies and Biomedicine, Pages 373-403, Springer Nature,  10.1007/978-3-030-82918-6_15 (2022)

·         Recent Innovations in Chemical Recycling of Polyethylene Terephthalate Waste: A Circular Economy Approach toward Sustainability. In: Baskar C., Ramakrishna S., Baskar S., Sharma R., Chinnappan A., Sehrawat R. (eds) Handbook of Solid Waste Management. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4230-2_53 (2022)
·         Nanocellulose Biocomposites for Bone Tissue Engineering, In book: Handbook of Nanocelluloses Springer,  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-62976-2_39-1 (2021) 
·         Chitosan / Tripolyphosphate (TPP) Nanoparticles for Controlled Drug Release, pp 517-25. Emerging Paradigms in Nanotechnology, ISBN: 978-81-317-8991-9. Pearson (2013)
·         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, ISBN 9781926895277 (2013)
·         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).

·         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).

Professional Memebership

Professional Membership

·         Fellow member of the Institution  of Engineers (India) (EIE)
·         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.       Pawan Kumar, Kamlesh Kumari, Harish Chopra, Navneet Kaur (2022), Sonochemical and thermal modification of guar gum: A comparative analysis, Materials Today: Proceedings, 68(4), 1093-11, ISSN : 22147853

2.      Bhullar N, Garg M, Kumari K, Sud D (2022), Synthesis of Biopolymer Chitosan-based Hydrogels with and without Crosslinker for Removal of Industrial Dye Procion Blue HERD: A comparative Study,  Indian Chemical Engineer, Print ISSN: 0019-4506.
3.      Navneet Bhullar, Kamlesh Kumari, Dhiraj Sud (2021), Amphiphilic chitosan/acrylic acid/thiourea based semi-interpenetrating hydrogel: Solvothermal synthesis and evaluation for controlled release of organophosphate pesticide, Triazophos,J of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (25), e50595 .
4.      Amandeep Singh, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, Kamlesh Kumari, Patit Paban Kundu (2020), Fabrication of calcium hydroxyapatite incorporated polyurethane-graphene oxide nanocomposite porous scaffolds from poly (ethylene terephthalate) waste: A green route toward bone tissue engineering, Polymer, 195 (2020) 122436.
5.      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), 225–236.
6.      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, 2:125–147.
7.      Navneet Bhullar, K. Kumari and Dhiraj Sud (2018), Synthesis of biopolymer based composite hydrogels for Rhodamine 6G dye removal: Adsorption isotherms and kinetics, Iranian Polymer Journal, 27(7), 527-535.
8.      Pawan Kumar, Kamlesh Kumari, Harish Chopra (2018), Ultrasound Mediated Modification and Characterization of Chitosan, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 30(4), 837-840.
9.      Pawan Kumar, Harish Chopra, Kamlesh Kumari (2017), Ultrasound assisted Modification of the Polysaccharides, International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering, 6 (01), 435-443.
10.      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 applications, Journal of Packaging Technology and Research, 1 (3), 165-180.
11.  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, 355-64.
12.  Navneet Bhullar, K. Kumari and Dhiraj Sud (2017), Synthesis of chitosan based gel and study of swelling characteristics, Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, 24 (5), 560-562.
13.  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. 3 (01), 1-4.
14.  Virpal Singh, Kamlesh Kumari, Bahadur Singh (2016), Optimization of Drug Release By Response Surface Methodology From Chitosan-Starch Crosslinked Beads, Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 50 (9-10), 925-936.
15.  Keshak Babu, Achinta Bera, Kamlesh Kumari, Ajay Mandal, Vinod Kumar Saxena, (2015), Characterization and Application of Methylcellulose and Potato Starch Blended Films in Controlled Release of  Urea, J of Polymer Engineering, 35(1), 79-88.
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, 4(1), 7-13.
17.  Virpal Singh, Kamlesh Kumari (2013), Rheological behaviour of chitosan-starch solution, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 25 (17), 9817-9821.
18.  Ratan Pal Singh, K Kumari, P P Kundu (2013),Controlled Release of Urea through Mesoporous Methylcellulose films Derived from N, N Dimethyl Formamide, Int. J of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 62 (14), 755-762.
19.  Virpal Singh and Kamlesh Kumari (2012) Some Physicochemical Measurements of Chitosan/Starch Polymers in Acetic Acid-Water Mixtures,   Macromol. Symp., 320, 81–86.

20.  Jaspal Singh, H.K. Sharma, Monica Premi and K. Kumari (2011), Effect of storage conditions of egg on rheological properties of liquid whole egg (LWE), J Food Sci. and Tech, ISSN: 0022-1155.
21.  Kumari Kamlesh, Rani Usha (2011), Controlled Release of Metformin hydrochloride through crosslinked blends of chitosan-starch, Advances in Applied Science Research, 2(2), 48-54.
22.  Kumari K (2010), Swelling properties of Cross linked chitosan & L-alanine semi-Interpenetrating Polymer Network (semi-IPN), Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2(4), 892-898
23.  Kumari Kamlesh, Das B, Hazra AK, Kundu P P (2010), Conductivity of Poly (Vinylmercaptobenzothiazole) Iodine Complex, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2(4), 425-436.
24.  Kumari K, Kundu P P, Cho C.S. (2008), Protein delivery using Chitosan Derivatives, Journal of Chitin Chitosan,13(4), 181-188.
25.  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.
26.  Kumari K, Raina K K, Kundu P P (2009), DSC Studies on the Curing Kinetics of Chitosan-Alanine using Glutaraldehyde as Crosslinker, J. of thermal analysis and calorimetry, 98(2), 469-476. 
27.  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, 3(4), 207–218
28.  Kumari K, Kundu P P (2009), Effect of Drying Processes and Curing Time of Chitosan-Lysine Semi-IPN beads on Chlorpheniramine Maleate Delivery, Journal of Microencapsulation, 26(1), 54-62.
29.  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,31(2), 159-167
30.  Kumari K, Raina K K, Kundu P P (2008), Studies on the Cure Kinetics of Chitosan–Glutamic Acid using Glutaraldehyde as Crosslinker through Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 108(1), 681-688

31.  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,103 (6), 3751-3757.



Research Projects:

1. High-accuracy determination of the rheological properties of drilling fluids using the Marsh funnel funded by IIChE, Kolkata, 2022.

2. Studies on Mechanical Properties of Rice husk based Polypropylene (PP) Composites funded by AICTE, New Delhi (Completed)

3. Development of Novel Microporous polyolefin films for disposable diaper funded by CSIR, New Delhi (Completed)
• Controlled Drug/ Fertilizer Release through polymeric biomaterials,
• Treatment of Industrial Effluents using chitosan and its derivatives

• No. of Ph.D. guided: 04
• No. of Ph.D. students enrolled: 03
• No. of M. Tech guided: 10