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Dr Anju Srivastava
Officiating Principal, Dr Anju Srivastava is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Hindu College, University of Delhi. A graduate in Chemistry (Honours) from Hindu College in 1987, she received her M.Sc in Chemistry (1987-1989) and Ph.D from IIT Delhi (1989-1994). Her area of specialization is Synthetic Polymer Chemistry. Her doctoral thesis studies the Preparation and Properties of Endo-5-norbornene-2,3-dicarboximide (nadimide) end-capped imide resins. These specialty polymers find vital use in high temperature applications in the defense and aerospace industries. She currently teaches Organic Chemistry to the undergraduate students in Hindu College, where her interest areas include fundamental concepts of Organic Chemistry, Stereochemistry, Functional Groups Containing Organic Compounds and Polymers. Before stepping into academics, she had worked for 18 months at Gurgaon in the Research and Analysis Wing of Application Development Centre of GE Plastics – a joint venture of General Electric, USA and IPCL, Vadodara.
Her concern for environment and sustainability has made her an active member of Green Chemistry Network Centre, Delhi University where she has been contributing significantly in spreading awareness about the philosophy and practices of Green Chemistry among students, teachers, industrialists and other stakeholders. She has published several papers in reputed international and national journals. Her book on Green Chemistry for the undergraduate and school students is being published by Vigyan Prasar- a unit of DST.