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Mohit J. Mehta

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Mohit J. Mehta

National Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering

B.Sc.: Bhavnagar University,2011
M.Sc.: M K Bhavnagar University, 2013
Ph.D.: CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, 2019

Email: mohit.m -AT- iitgn.ac.in



  • Work experience

    • National Postdoctoral Fellow SERB (Govt. of India) sponsored postdoctoral fellowship (₹2.3 M grant – 24 months.) at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gujarat (Jan 2020 - Present)
    • Research Associate in a CSIR (India) sponsored project at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gujarat (Dec 2018 - Jan 2020)
    • UGC-MANF-Junior Research Fellow in a UGC (India) sponsored doctoral fellowship at CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, Gujarat (Jun 2017 - Dec 2018)
    • Project Assistant – III in a CSIR (India) sponsored project at CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, Gujarat (Jul 2015 - Jul 2017)
    • Project Assistant – II in a CSIR (India) sponsored project at CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, Gujarat (Jul 2013 - Jul 2015)

  • Selected Publications

    1. Mohit J Mehta, Pankaj Bharmoria, Khushbu Bhayani and Arvind Kumar; Gelatin Solubility and Processing in Ionic Liquids: An Approach towards Waste to Utilization, ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 9895 – 9900. (IF-1.5)
    2. Mohit J Mehta and Arvind Kumar; Green and Efficient Processing of Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Using Ionic Liquids: Extraction of Essential Oil and Construction of UV-Resistant Composite Films from Residual Biomass, Chemistry-An Asian Journal, 2017, 12,3150 –3155. (IF-3.69) (featured at http://www.chemistryviews.org/details/news/10706499/Greener_Biomass_Utilization.html)
    3. Mohit J Mehta and Arvind Kumar; Ionic Liquid Stabilized Gelatin-Lignin Films: A potential UV Shielding Material with Excellent Mechanical and Antimicrobial Properties. Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 1269. (IF-5.1)
    4. Mohit J Mehta and Arvind Kumar; Ionic Liquid Assisted Gelatin Films: Green, UV Shielding, Antioxidant, and Antibacterial Food Packaging Materials. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 8631−8636. (IF-6.1)
    5. Jignesh Shukla, Mohit J Mehta, and Arvind Kumar; Effect of Ionic Liquid Additives on the Solubility Behavior and Morphology of Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (Gypsum) in the Aqueous Sodium Chloride System and Physicochemical Solution Properties at 30oC. J. Chem. Eng. Data 63, 8, 2743-2752. (IF-2.19)
    6. Jignesh Shukla, Mohit J Mehta and Arvind Kumar; Effects of acetate based ionic liquids on solubility, physicochemical properties and morphology of calcium sulphate dihydrate (gypsum) in aqueous sodium chloride solution at 35°C. J. Chem. Eng. Data 2018, 63, 8, 2743-2752. (IF-2.19)