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People : Dr. Meenakshi Rana

Name: Dr. Meenakshi Rana
Designation: Assistant Professor (AC)
School : School of Sciences, Physics
Qualification: M.Sc. (Physics), B.Ed., Ph.D. (Physics), CSIR NET (AIR 12), U-SET,GATE
Phone : 05946-286048
Email : [email protected]

Dr. Meenakshi Rana is working in the Department of Physics, School of Sciences at Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, since August 2019. She did her M.Sc. from Department of Physics, Kumaun University, Nainital and Ph.D. in Physics (Molecular Spectroscopy) from Jaypee Institute of Information and Technology (NAAC accredited Deemed University), Noida. She has qualified CSIR-NET with AIR 12, Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test (U-SET) and GATE in Physics. Dr. Rana has published more than 35 research papers in reputed international journals, conference proceedings and published four book chapters.

Dr. Meenakshi Rana has attended several international/national conferences/workshops and presented her research work. She has refereed for ACS Applied NANO Materials journal, structural chemistry, and international journal of material research. Furthermore, she has research collaborations with Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, Kerala University, Guwahati University and Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS).

Dr. Meenakshi Rana has experience of handling UV-Visible absorption spectrophotometer, Photo Luminescence (PL) spectrophotometer and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) spectrophotometer. She has software skills in Gaussian 09, Molecular Docking, Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Origin Pro, Peak Fit, MATLAB, Mathematica, VEDA, Mathematical Data Analysis and MS-Office.

 

Research Areas: Her area of research interests is Capped and Uncapped Quantum dots, Fluorescent sensors in terms of their applicability for the detection of environmentally hazardous metal ions, Quantum dots as markers for cancer cells detection, Nonlinear optically active materials and Solar cells. Presently, she is working in the field of Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamics Simulation.

 

 

Award and Fellowship:

  • Received young researcher award from Uttarakhand Sate Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) 2022 in the discipline materials science and nanotechnology.
  • Received Leading Woman Researcher Award from Uttarakhand Sate Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) on International Woman Day (8th March, 2021).
  • Received Special Award from Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani on the occasion of International Woman Day (8th March, 2021).
  • Won Best Scientific Poster Award in International Conference on Perspectives of Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICOPVS) held at Lucknow University (2016).
  • Won NASI-SPRINGER Award for Best Paper Presentation during 86th Annual Session of NASI academy in the field of Physical Sciences held at Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (U-COST) Dehradun (2016).
  • Won Best Poster Award in National conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN) held at JIIT Noida, (2018).
  • Received Research/Teaching Assistant fellowship from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), Noida while pursuing Ph.D.
  1. Lakhera, S., Devlal, K., Rana, M., & Celik, I. (2022). Study of nonlinear optical responses of phytochemicals of Clitoria ternatea by quantum mechanical approach and investigation of their anti-Alzheimer activity with in silico approach. Structural Chemistry, 1-16.
  2. Lakhera, S., Devlal, K., Rana, M., & Dhuliya, V. (2022). Quantum Mechanical Study of Three Aromatic Bioactive Fatty Alcohol Compounds with Nonlinear Optical and Potential Light Harvesting Properties. Optical Materials, 129, 112476.
  3. Lakhera, S., Rana, M., Devlal, K., Celik, I., & Yadav, R. (2022). A comprehensive exploration of pharmacological properties, bioactivities and inhibitory potentiality of luteolin from Tridax procumbens as anticancer drug by in-silico approach. Structural chemistry, 33(3), 703-719.
  4. Lakhera, S., Devlal, K., Ghosh, A., Chowdhury, P., & Rana, M. (2022). Modelling the DFT structural and reactivity study of feverfew and evaluation of its potential antiviral activity against COVID-19 using molecular docking and MD simulations. Chemical Papers, 76(5), 2759-2776.
  5. Al-Wahaibi, Lamya H., Mohnad Abdalla, Y. Sheena Mary, Y. Shyma Mary, Renyer Alves Costa, Rana M, Ali A. El-Emam, Hanan M. Hassan, and Nora H. Al-Shaalan. "Spectroscopic, Solvation Effects and MD Simulation of an Adamantane-Carbohydrazide Derivative, a Potential Antiviral Agent." Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (2022): 1-15.
  6. Lakhera, S., Devlal, K., Ghosh, A., & Rana, M. (2021). In silico investigation of phytoconstituents of medicinal herb ‘Piper Longum’against SARS-CoV-2 by molecular docking and molecular dynamics analysis. Results in Chemistry, 3, 100199.
  7. Lakhera, S., Rana, M., Devlal, K., Celik, I., & Yadav, R. (2022). A comprehensive exploration of pharmacological properties, bioactivities and inhibitory potentiality of luteolin from Tridax procumbens as anticancer drug by in-silico approach. Structural Chemistry, 1-17.
  8. Pooja, Rana M., Papia Chowdhury, “DFT and MD Simulation Investigation of Favipiravir as an Emerging Antiviral Option Against SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, Journal of molecular structure” (2021) (Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS, Thomson Reuters I. F. = 3.196)
  9. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002228602101382X)
  10. Rana M., Kamal Devlal, “Thioglycolic acid capped CdTe quantum dots as sensors for the detection of hazardous heavy metal ion Cu2+ in water" Mapan (2021) (Published by Springer, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS) (https://doi.org/10.1007/s12647-021-00479-5)
  11. Smitha, M., Mary, Y.S., Mary, Y.S., Serdaroglu, G., Chowdhury, P., Rana M., Umamahesvari, H., Sarojini, B.K., Mohan, B.J. and Pavithran, R., “Modeling the DFT structural and reactivity studies of a pyrimidine-6-carboxylate derivative with reference to its wavefunction-dependent, MD simulations and evaluation for potential antimicrobial activity” Journal of Molecular Structure, (2021): p.130397. (Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS, Thomson Reuters I. F. = 3.196)
  12. M. Rana, Chowdhury P., “L-glutathione capped CdSeS/ZnS quantum dot sensor for the detection of environmentally hazardous metal ions”, Journal of Luminescence, vol. 206 pp. 105-112, 2019. (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 2.961, h-index = 98, h5-index = 43, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  13. M. Rana and Chowdhury P., “Perturbation of hydrogen bonding in hydrated pyrrole-2-carboxaldehyde complexes”, Journal of Molecular Modelling, vol. 23, pp. 216-227, 2017. (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 1.335, h-index = 54, h5-index = 34, Published by Springer, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  14. M. Rana and Chowdhury P., “Effects of hydrogen bonding between pyrrole-2-carboxaldehyde and nearest polar and nonpolar environment”, SpectrochimicaActa Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, vol. 185, pp.198–206, 2017. (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 2.931, h-index =89, h5-index = 53, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  15. M. Rana, Singla N., Pathak A., Dhanya R., Narayana C. and Chowdhury P., “Vibrational-electronic properties of intra/inter molecular hydrogen bonded heterocyclic dimer: An experimental and theoretical study of pyrrole-2-carboxaldehyde”, Vibrational Spectroscopy, vol.89, pp. 16-25, 2017. (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 1.861, h-index =62, h5-index = 23, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  16. M. Rana, Singla N., Chatterjee A., Shukla A. and Chowdhury P. “Investigation of nonlinear optical (NLO) properties by charge transfer contributions of amine functionalized tetraphenylethylene" Optical Materials, vol. 62, pp. 80-89, 2016. (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 2.687, h-index = 84, h5-index = 35, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  17. Singla N., Tripathi A., M. Rana, Goswami S. K., Pathak A. and Chowdhury P. ““Turn on/off” proton transfer based fluorescent sensor for selective detection of environmentally hazardous metal ions (Zn2+, Pb2+) in aqueous media” Journal of Luminescence, vol. 165, pp. 46–55, 2015. (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 2.961, h-index =98, h5-index = 43, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  18. M. Rana and Chowdhury P., Micellar systems: Novel family for drug carriers”, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol.1731, pp. 050083, 2016. (h index = 47,h5-index = 17 Published by American Institute of Physics, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  19. M. Rana and Chowdhury P., L-glutathione capped CdSeS/ZnS quantum dots as environmentally hazardous chemical sensor, Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research (JBAER)(2015) 2, 1319-1321.Print ISSN: 2350-0077; Online ISSN: 2350-0255.
  20. M. Rana and Chowdhury P., Investigation of Non Linear Optical Properties of Organic Based Di Amine Substituted Tetraphenylethylene” AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2009, p. 020055, 2018 (h index = 47,h5-index = 17 Published by American Institute of Physics, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  21. M. Rana and Chowdhury P., Understanding of Size Dependent Properties of  CdTe Nanoclusters AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2009, p. 020054, 2018 (h index = 47,h5-index = 17 Published by American Institute of Physics, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  22. M. Rana, Pooja, Chowdhury P., “Investigation on nonlinear optical responses of different pyrrole derivatives: a computational study AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 2136, p. 040005, 2019. (h index = 47, h5-index = 17 Published by American Institute of Physics, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  23. Pooja, M. Rana, Chowdhury P., “Influence of size and shape on optical and electronic properties of cdte quantum dots in aqueous environment AIP Conference Proceedings vol. 2136, p. 040006, 2019. (h index = 47, h5-index = 17 Published by American Institute of Physics, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  24. M. Rana, Chowdhury P., Studies on Size Dependent Structures and Optical Properties of CdSeS Quantum Dots”, Journal of cluster science, 31, pp. 1111–1121(2020) (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 2.125, h-index =98, h5-index = 43, Published by Springer, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  25. M. Rana, Jain A., Rani V., and Chowdhury P., “L-glutathione capped CdSeS/ZnS quantum dot for Cancer cell imaging”. Inorganic Chemistry Communications https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2019.107723, (2019) (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 1.79, h-index =94, h5-index = 33, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  26. M. Rana, Mathpal R., “Behaviour of amine functionalized tetraphenylethylene in aqueous 4 restricted medium”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 28 (1) Pp. 267-271, (2020) (h-index =94, h5-index = 33, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS)..
  27. M. Rana, Chowdhury P., “Nonlinear optical responses of organic based indole derivative: an experimental and computational study Materials Today: Proceedings, 28 (1) Pp. 241-245, (2020) (h-index =94, h5-index = 33, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  28. Pooja, M. Rana, Chowdhury P., “Optical and Structural Investigation of CdTe Quantum Dots in Freezed Solid Phase Between PVA Polymer MatrixAIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030176 (2020) (h index = 47, h5-index = 17 Published by American Institute of Physics, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS).
  29. M. Rana, Chandan Banerjee, Papia Chowdhury, Studies on optical signal due to oxygen effect on hydrogenated amorphous/crystalline silicon thin-films” Applied Physics A, 127 (3), 2021 (Thomson Reuters I. F. = 1.810, h-index = 137, Published by Springer, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS). doi.org%2F10.1007%2Fs00339-021-04322-1
  30. Hema, Tara Bhatt, Tarun Pant, Charu Ch Dhondiyal, M. Rana, Papia Chowdhury, G. C. Joshi, Pratibha Arya, and Himani Tiwari. "Computational study of the intermolecular interactions and their effect on the UV-visible spectra of the ternary liquid mixture of benzene, ethanol and propylene glycol." Journal of Molecular Modeling 26, no. 10, pp. 1-12, (2020).
  31. M. RanaCdTe QDs in the Presence of L-glutathione Capping Agents” Materials Today: Proceedings” ISSN: 2214-7853. Published by Elsevier, (Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS)
  32. Rana, M., & Devlal, K. (2022). Investigation of optical and electrical properties of Pyrrole-2-carboxyldehyde (PCL) in PVA polymer matrix. Materials Today: Proceedings, 49, 3279-3282. ISSN: 2214-7853. Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS.
  33. M. Rana, Pooja, Papia Chowdhury, “Ivermectin and Doxycycline Combination as a Promising Drug Candidate Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Computational Study”, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, (2021) (Thomson Reuters I. F. =2.572, h-index = 133, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS). Under review
  34. Meenakshi Rawat, Kamal Devlal, M. Rana, Mridula Sharma, “Detection of X sperm enrichment by Raman spectroscopy in percoll density gradient centrifuged buffalo semen”, Research in Veterinary Science. (2021) (Thomson Reuters I. F. =1.892, h-index =70, Published by Elsevier, Indexed in SCI and SCOPUS). Under review
  35. Meenakshi Rana, Pooja Yadav, Papia Chowdhury, “DFT investigation of nonlinear optical response of organic compound: Acetylsalicylic acid” International Journal of Materials Research, 2021 (Under Review).
  36. Meenakshi Rana, Nidhi Adhikari “Online learning during the crisis of the novel corona virus” JUAAN (2021). (Under Review)
  37. Shradha Lakhera, Meenakshi Rana, Kamal Devlal, Investigation of nonlinear optical responses of organic derivative of Imidazole: Imidazole–2–carboxaldehyde” International Journal of Materials Research, 2021 (Under Review).

 

Book Chapters:

  1. Published a book chapter “Modern applications of quantum dots: Environmentally hazardous metal ion sensing and medical imaging” in the book HANDBOOK OF NANOMATERIALS FOR SENSING APPLICATIONS” ISBN: 978-0-12-820783-3. Published by Elsevier.
  2. Electrodynamics for M.Sc I Year (MSCPH504), Chapter name Magnetostatics, Unit No 3.
  3. Electrodynamics for M.Sc I Year (MSCPH504), Chapter name 'Wave Guide', Unit No 9.
  4. Basic Electronics for B.Sc III Year (BSCPH303), Chapter name 'Number Systems and Binary Codes', Unit No 9.
  5. M.Sc. I Year UOU Haldwani chapter name “Molecular Energy States and Molecular Spectra” Unit No. 9

Paper Presented in International/National Conferences:

  1.  Delivered an oral talk in the Uttarakhand Science and technology Congress (USSTC) 2022 conducted by UCOST during 22-24 June 2022.
  2. Delivered an oral talk in the “International Conference on Energy; Advanced Materials” conducted by JIIT Noida, during 21-23 October, 2021
  3. Presented a poster “Investigation of Nonlinear Optical Response of Organic CompoundPyrrolidine-2,5-dione” in the DAE SSPS 2021 on 16 December 2021 conducted by BARC Mumbai.
  4. Presented paper in the international webinar on “Prospective of Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Technology in Present Scenario”, organized by the Department of Physics, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, UP, India, (May 15-16, 2020).
  5. Presented paper in the international E-Conference Recent Trends in Advancement in Mathematical and Physical Sciences, D.N. College, Meerut U.P. India, (May 22-23, 2020).
  6. Presented a paper entitled “Online Learning During the Crisis of the Novel Corona Virus; in the two-day International Online Conference on “Teaching-learning in the time of pandemic: Role of online learning” Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Assam (April 2020).
  7. Presented paper entitled “Medicinal plant in Himalayan region: pharma logical and indigenous uses” in National conference on Geology and natural resources of Himalaya, Pt. LMS Govt. P. G. College, Rishikesh, Haridwar, (November 25-26, 2019).
  8.  Presented paper entitled “Innovation in Open and Distance Learning System” in National conference on Progression and Innovation in Higher education, M.B. Govt. P.G. College, Haldwani, Nainital, (November 16, 2019).
  9. Presented paper entitled “Investigation on nonlinear optical responses of different pyrrole derivatives: a computational study”, International Conference on Plasma, Metamaterials and Plasmonics, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, (February 14-16, 2019).
  10. Presented paper entitled “Influence of size and shape on optical and electronic properties of CdTe Quantum Dots in aqueous environment”, International Conference on Plasma, Metamaterials and Plasmonics, Jaypee institute of information technology, Noida, (February 14-16, 2019).
  11. Presented paper entitled “Understanding of Size Dependent Properties of CdTe Quantum Dots” in National conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-2018) at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), Noida, (March 15-17, 2018).
  12. Presented paper entitled “Detection of hazardous heavy metal ions in Himalayan region by using CdSeS/ZnS quantum dots based chemical sensor” in 86th Annual Session of the National Academy of Sciences (NASI) at U-COST, Dehradun, (December 2-4, 2016).
  13. Presented paper entitled “Effects of intermolecular hydrogen bonding between Pyrrole-2-carboxyldehyde with its nearest hydroxylic environment” in International Conference on Perspectives of Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICOPVS 2016) at Lucknow, (November 5-8, 2016).
  14. Presented paper entitled “Inclusion behavior of Pyrrole-2-Carboxyldehyde (anti cancerous drug) in micellar system” in International conference on Nanostructure Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM 2015) at Hindustan College of Science & Technology, Mathura, (December 12-14, 2015).
  15. Presented paper entitled “L-glutathione capped CdSeS/ZnS Quantum Dots as an environmentally hazardous chemical sensor” in International Conference on Basic and Applied Engineering Research, JNU, New Delhi, (May 30-31, 2015).
  16. Presented paper entitled “Functionalized CdSeS/ZnS Quantum Dots based luminescence probe for detection of heavy metal ion (Cr3+)” in National Symposium on Nanobiotechnology” (BIOTIKOS 2016) at TERI University, New Delhi, (March 30-April 1, 2016).
  17. Presented paper entitled “Micellar systems: Novel family for drug carrier” in 60th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium (DAE-SSPS-2015) at Amity University, Noida, (December 21-25, 2015).
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