Dr. Parveen Saini
Sr. Scientist
Materials Physics and Engineering
Email address:
Brief Biodata:
  • DU Name: Materials Physics and Engineering Division
  • DP Name: Polymeric and Soft Materials Section
  • DP/DU No.: 2.01
    Address: :
    Conjugated Polymers/Graphene Science Group
    Ground Floor, Solar Hutment
    Polymeric and Soft Materials Section
    Materials Physics and Engineering Division
    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory
    New Delhi-110012
    Tel. No.: +91-011-45609505 / +91-011-45608627
    Mobile: +91-9810344856
    Fax: +91-011-45609310

  • Educational Qualifications:
  • DegreeSubjectUniversity/Institute Year % Marks /CGPA


    Polymer Science and Engineering

    Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi



    9.5/10 (CGPA)


    Polymer Science and Chemical Technology

    Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), University of Delhi



    75.97 %

    Academics/Research Experience:
  • Year


    Research field

    Institute ( in India/Abroad).



    December 2002 to              March 2004

    Polymer Science (Textiles, Rubber and Plastics): esting/Characterization and R&D

    Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Univ. Road, Delhi

    Graduate Engineer Trainee 


    August 2004    to            August 2007

    Conducting polymer based carbon nanotubes based nanocom-posites for EMI shielding, antistatic and anticorrosive applications

    SCSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Delhi

    Junior Scientist

    2007-till Date

    August 2007   to                  Till date

    Conducting polymer based carbon nanotubes and graphene based nanocomposites for EMI shielding, antistatic, super-capacitor and water purification

    CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Delhi

  • Date of Joining NPL:16th August 2004
  • No. of Publications:
  • SCI JournalsConference/ proceedings BooksTotal
    33 35



    No. of Patents :Granted:1;  Filed: 6

    Recent Publications:
    1. Parveen Saini and Manju Arora, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013; DOI:10.1039/C3TA11086A (Impact Factor: 6.11)
    2.  Parveen Saini, Manju Arora, Govind Gupta, Bipin K. Gupta, V. N. Singh and Veena Choudhary, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 4330 (Impact Factor: 6.23)
    3.  Parveen Saini, Veena Choudhary, N. Vijayan and R.K. Kotnala, J. Phys. Chem C, 116, 2012, 13403 (Impact Factor:4.81)
    4.  S. R. Dhakate, R. Kumar, T. Gupta, Parveen Saini, B. P. Singh, R. B. Mathur, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C3TA10604G (Impact Factor: 6.11)
    5.  Parveen Saini and Veena Choudhary, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 15 (2013) 1415 (Impact Factor: 3.29)
    6.  Parveen Saini, V. Choudhary, B.P. Singh, R.B. Mathur, S. K. Dhawan, Mat. Chem. Phys., 113, 2009, 919 (Citations:>125)

    Current Activity :

    1.  Graphene and its analogues for supercapacitors, water purification and Microwave shielding applications.
    2.  Designing of conducting polymers (e.g. polyaniline, polypyrrole) materials for antistatic, anticorrosion, EMI shielding and energy/environmental applications.
    3.  Development of conducting polymer based blends (with thermoplastics like polyethylene or polystyrene) and nanocomposites (with ferrites, titanates or carbon nanotubes, graphene) for EMI shielding/microwave absorption, energy storage and waterpurification applications.

    Honours and Award:

    1. Prestigious CSIR Young Scientist Award-2013 in the area of Engineering Sciences.
    2. Bharat Jyoti Award-2013 for excellent in sciences, Awarded by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.
    3. Listed in the 2013 Edition of “Marquis Who’sWho” in the World.
    4. Best paper presentation award at FACC-2009, New Delhi, India
    5. One of the papers (Parveen Saini et al., Polyaniline–MWCNT nanocomposites for microwave absorption and EMI shielding, Material Chemistry and Physics 113, 2009, 919) is in the list of Most Cited Articles of Journal
    6. One of the papers (Parveen Saini et al., J. Phys. Chem C, 116, 2012, 13403) has been Cited by Down-to-Earth). The work also attracted the interest of several product based companies involved, in the development and marketing of electromagnetic radiation safe products.
    7. Received Letter of appreciation by the publishers for impressive readership and download track record (>6000) for one of the book chapters (Parveen Saini and Manju Arora, Microwave Absorption and EMI Shielding Behavior of Nanocomposites Based on Intrinsically Conducting Polymers, Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes; In the book: Polymers for Special Applications: ISBN: 9799533079706; DOI:10.5772/48779 (InTech)
    8. Regular reviewer for the Journal like Polymers for Advanced Technologies, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Colloid Polymer Science, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Science, Composite Science and Technology etc.

    Any other information :

    Students Guided/Ongoing

    PhD Scholar: positions vacant
    Research intern: 1
    M. Tech Students: 6 (completed); fresh positions vacant
    B. Tech Students: 3 (Completed)

    Collaborations and partnerships in the relevant areas are welcome from national and international R&D organizations, academia, industries and groups.