INST Faculty Directory

Dr. Sonalika Vaidya

Scientist D
Educational Qualification:
  • PhD (2010): Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi
  • MSc (2004): Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi
  • BSc (2002): Hindu College, University of  Delhi, Delhi
Positions Held/Research Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • CSIR SRF Ext. Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi from (April, 2010-November,2010).
  • Project Associate Department of mechanical Engineering and Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi (August, 2009-March, 2010).
Research Areas :
  • Design of anisotropic, core-shell and self-assembled nanostructures with ideal and controllable morphology, size, and structure with improved performance for solving persistent issues related to energy and environment. The nanostructures designed are studied for their photocatalytic and electrocatalytic applications.
  • Understanding the self-assembled behaviour of nanostructures.
  • Understanding the role of co-surfactant in microemulsion on the growth of copper oxalate using SAXS, Sunaina, Vaishali Sethi, Surinder K Mehta, Ashok K Ganguli,  Sonalika Vaidya, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8CP05622F.

  • Synthesis and Structure of Anderson Cluster based Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solid [{Cu(2- pzc)(H2O)2{H7AlMo6O24}].17H2O and its dye adsorption properties, Aarti Joshi,  Sonalika Vaidya, Monika Singh, Journal of Chemical Science (accepted).
  • Hollow ZnO from assembly of nanoparticles: photocatalytic and antibacterial activity, Z Zaidi, K Vaghasiya, A Vijay, M Sharma, RK Verma, S Vaidya, Journal of Materials Science, 2018, 53 (21), 14964-14974
  • Enhanced photocatalytic activity of g-C3N4-TiO2 nanocomposites for degradation of Rhodamine B dye, Manu Sharma, Sonalika Vaidya, Ashok K. Ganguli, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 335 (2017) 287–293.
  • Ternary alloy nanocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction, Soumen Saha, Sonalika Vaidya, Kandalam V Ramanujachary, Samuel E Lofland and Ashok K Ganguli, Bull. Mater. Sci., Vol. 39, 2016, pp. 433–436
  • Nanocrystalline silica from termite mounds, Sandeep Dhaka, Arabinda Barua, Sonalika Vaidya and Ashok K Ganguli, Current Science, 2014, 106, 83.
  • Efficient entrapment of dye in hollow silica nanoparticles:direct evidence using fluorescence spectroscopy, Arabinda Barua, Sandeep Dhaka, Sonalika Vaidya and Ashok K Ganguli, J. Fluorescence, 2013, 23, 1287-1292.
  • Core-Shell (CS) Nanostructures and Their Application Based on Magnetic and Optical Properties, Sonalika Vaidya, Arik Kar, Amitava Patra, and Ashok Kumar Ganguli, Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 2013, 2, 106-126.
  • Optical Properties of Ag@TiO2 and CdS@TiO2 core-shell nanostructures, Sonalika Vaidya, Amitava Patra and Ashok K Ganguli, Science of Advanced Materials, 2012,  4,  631–636.
  • Uptake of hydrophilic toxins in hollow silica shells obtained from core-shell nanostructures, Sonalika Vaidya, Pallavi Thaplyal and Ashok K. Ganguli, Proc. Indian Natnl. Sci. Acad., 2011, 77, 99-103.
  • Enhanced functionalization of Mn2O3@SiO2 core-shell nanostructures, Sonalika Vaidya, Pallavi Thaplyal and Ashok K. Ganguli, Nanoscale Res. Lett., 2011, 6, 169-174.
  • Synthesis of core-shell nanostructures of Co3O4@SiO2 with controlled shell thickness (5-20 nm) and hollow shells of silica, Sonalika Vaidya, Pallavi Thaplyal, K. V. Ramanujachary, S. E. Lofland and Ashok K. Ganguli, J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2011, 11, 3405-3413.
  • New Catanionic surfactants, phase stability and synthesis of ultrafine CdS nanoparticles, Rachna Khurana, Sonalika Vaidya, Mayanglambam Manolata Devi, and Ashok K Ganguli, J. Colloid Interface Sci, 2010, 352, 470–475.
  • CdS@TiO2 and ZnS@TiO2 core-shell nanocomposites: Synthesis and Optical Properties, Sonalika Vaidya, Amitava Patra and Ashok Kumar Ganguli, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 2010, 363, 130–134.
  • Microemulsion – based synthesis of nanocrystalline materials, Ashok K. Ganguli,  Aparna Ganguly, Sonalika Vaidya, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 474–485.
  • Core-shell nanostructures and nanocomposites of Ag@TiO2: Effect of capping agent and shell thickness on the optical properties, Sonalika Vaidya, Amitava Patra and Ashok K. Ganguli, J Nanopart Res., 2010, 12, 1033–1044.
  • Controlling the size, morphology and aspect ratio of nanostructures using reverse micelles: A case study of copper oxalate monohydrate, Rajeev Ranjan, Sonalika Vaidya, Pallavi Thaplyal, Mohd. Qamar, Jahangeer Ahmed and Ashok K Ganguli, Langmuir, 2009, 25(11), 6469–6475.
  • Synthesis of homogeneous NiO@SiO2 core-shell nanostructures and the effect of shell thickness on the magnetic properties, Sonalika Vaidya, K. V. Ramanujachary, S. E. Lofland and Ashok K. Ganguli, Cryst. Growth Des., 2009, 9 (4), 1666-1670.
  • Nanospheres, nanocubes and nanorods of nickel oxalate: Control of shape and size by surfactant and solvent, Sonalika Vaidya, Pankaj Rastogi, Suman Agarwal, Santosh K. Gupta, Tokeer Ahmad, Anthony M. Antonelli, Jr., K. V. Ramanujachary, S. E. Lofland and Ashok K. Ganguli, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 12610–12615.
  • Microemulsion route to the synthesis of nanoparticles, Ashok K. Ganguli, Tokeer Ahmad, Sonalika Vaidya and Jahangeer Ahmed, Pure App. Chem. 2008, 80, 2451-2477.
  • Tin dioxide nanoparticles: Reverse micellar synthesis and gas sensing properties, Jahangeer Ahmed, Sonalika Vaidya, Tokeer Ahmad, P. Sujatha Devi, Dipankar Das, Ashok K. Ganguli, Mater. Res. Bull. 2008, 43, 264–271.
  • Nanocrystalline Oxalate/Carbonate Precursors of Ce and Zr and Their Decompositions to CeO2 and ZrO2 Nanoparticles, Sonalika Vaidya, Tokeer Ahmad, Suman Agarwal, and Ashok K. Ganguli, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2007, 90, 863–869.
  • Mimicking the Biomineralization of Aragonite (Calcium Carbonate) Using Reverse-Micelles under Ambient Conditions Ashok K. Ganguli, Jahangeer Ahmed, Sonalika Vaidya, and Tokeer Ahmad, J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2007, 7, 1760-1767.
  • Optimizing the hydrodynamic radii and polydispersity of reverse micelles in the Triton X-100/water/cyclohexane system using dynamic light scattering and other studies, Poonam Kaushik, Sonalika Vaidya, Tokeer Ahmad, Ashok K. Ganguli Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 2007, 293, 162–166.
  • Zinc oxalate nanorods: a convenient precursor to uniform nanoparticles of ZnO Tokeer Ahmad, Sonalika Vaidya, Niladri Sarkar, Subhasis Ghosh and Ashok K Ganguli, Nanotechnology 2006, 17, 1236–1240.
Book/Book Chapters:
  • Sonalika Vaidya, Book Chapter titled “Core-shell nanostructures: A mini review” in a book titled “Modern Aspects of functional materials” dedicated to Prof. C N R Rao published by The International Journal of Science Research, Tumkur University, India, Pg. 109-125, 2013

  • R R Misra, Neeti Misra and Sonalika Vaidya, Book titled “Numerical Problems in Chemistry” for Class XII published by Avichal Publishing Company


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