Associate Professor Neetu Singh
Professor in Charge of the Academy at IITD

Dr Neetu Singh obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees from University of Mumbai and her doctoral degree in chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. She obtained her postdoctoral training at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, USA.

Dr Singh returned to India and joined IIT Delhi as an Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering in 2014.

In her current program at IITD, she is establishing a research program that explores systematic probing into nanomaterials biological activity and formulates “design rules” for developing nanosystem for specific bio-medical & healthcare applications. Her group at IIT Delhi is in integrating concepts and skills from chemistry, materials science, and biology to design nano-structured materials with enhanced functionalities for applications in biomedical implants, disease diagnostics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Her scientific contribution has been recognized by several awards and honors. She is the recipient of “Innovative Young Biotechnologist award 2013” by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India. In 2019, she received the Veena Arora young researcher award by IIT Delhi, which recognizes best research contributions at IIT Delhi by faculty below 40 years. She is the receipt of NASI-SCOPUS young Scientist award for “Women-in Science”-2019; DBT’s Janaki Ammal Young scientist -2021 and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB, India POWER Fellow 2021. She is also a mentor for an IITD start-up, “Kriya-Labs”, that is bringing valorization to agro waste by technological solutions.

She is also an editorial advisory board member of the journal Bioconjugate Chemistry (a pioneering publication of American Chemical Society) and a new Springer journal – In Vitro Models.