Dr. Hemant Mittal is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow/Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He received his PhD degree in Organic Polymer Chemistry at the Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT)Jalandhar (Pb.) India in 2013. After that he joined University of Johannesburg as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with Professor Suprakas Sinha Ray. In January, 2014 he received the Free standing Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from National Research Foundation, South Africa. In 2013, Alumni Association of University of Johannesburg published about his research achievements on their website and till now he is the only Post-Doctoral Research Fellow whose achievements were acknowledged by the alumni association of the university. In November, 2016 he joined Department of Chemical Engineering, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, as a Research Associate/Post-doctoral research fellow in the research group of Dr. Saeed Alhassan. Mittal’s research work focuses on the development of bio-polymers (particularly gum polysaccharides) based advanced hydrogels and their nano-structured materials for different industrial applications such as waste water treatment, flocculation, drug delivery systems and super absorbents. He also has expertise on the biodegradation of polymers using different techniques like soil burial and microbial degradation. He has 8 Best Research Paper Awards in his credits and has published 47 research papers in different reputed / refereed International Journals. In addition he also published his work in the proceedings of the different International and national Conferences. He is one of the co-authors in the 6 book chapters in the International Book Editions like Springer-Verlac and John-Wiley.
Dr. Hemant Mittal Research interests includes Synthesis and characterization of gum polysaccharides based biodegradable hydrogels and hydrogel nanocomposites, Synthesis of different nanoparticles like (SiO2, Fe3O4 and TiO2) inside the hydrogel matrix using it as a selftemplate. Synthesis of magnetic carbonaceous adsorbents from agriculture waste using low temperature hydrothermal technique. Removal of different pollutants like synthetic dyes and heavy metal ions from industrial waste water using different hydrogels and their nano-structures materials. Removal of the different colloidal particles from the potable water. Fabrication of novel drug delivery devices. Collection of atmospheric water from humidity using thermoresponsive polymers. Biodegradation studies of polymeric materials. Degradation of dyes from waste water using the photo-catalysis.