Dr. Paresh Y. Parekh

  • M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry) in 2006.
  • M.Phil. awarded in 2008.
  • Ph.D. awarded in 2011.
  • Awarded Postdoctoral Fellow (2012) in Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
  • Research Associate (2013), CSIR Scientists’ Pool Officer (2014- 2016)
  • Awarded a two-time travel grant to attend conferences in Japan (2011) and Russia (2018) from DST, New Delhi.
  • Life member of Surfactant Society, Society of Industrial Chemistry and Neutron Society.
  • Nominated and appointed in various administrative and selection committees in VNSGU and affiliated Colleges , Surat.
  • Co-Ordinator of Sophisticated Scientific Instrument Centre (SSIC), Student Start-up Innovation Policy (SSIP), Startup &Entrepreneurship Council (SEC), Idea & Innovation Cell.
  • Acted as Reviewer in many journals from Elsevier, American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • Published more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • As a researcher, I am interested in amphiphiles aggregation and their application in drug delivery, and as a teacher, I am interested in Analytical Chemistry.

Brief Profile

  • Qualification : Ph.D.
  • Experience : 9 Years of Research and 5 Years of Teaching
  • Publications : 23
  • Books : 2
  • Research/Teaching Interest :

My work mainly focusses on Self-assembly of surfactant and Polymer at interfaces and in solution. I used a variety of experimental techniques to investigate block copolymer micelles under different solution conditions. The techniques involved 1H NMR, Steady State Fluorescence, Dynamic light scattering, small angle Neutron scattering, HS-DSC along with several Physio-chemical methods. Solubilization of hydrophobic drugs in polymer micelles as their releasee was examined for the application of these nano-reservoirs in drug delivery systems. Another area of my research involves separation science and technology wherein I work on removal of toxicants such as dyes, PAH etc. using biobased adsorbents as well as employing cloud point extraction techniques using surfactant micelles.

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Dr. P. Y. Parekh

Assistant Professor

Details since 2015

  1. Clouding and hydrodynamic behavior of Triton X-100 in aqueous media in the presence of linear and cyclic glycols, their oligomers and ethers.,Patel, U., Parekh, P., Bahadur, P.,Indian journal of chemistry section A,54A,03,345-350,March 2015
  2. Critical Behavior and Ensuing Phase Separations in Paraben Solubilized Micellar Solutions of Ionic Surfactants. ,Patel, U., Parekh, P., Ray, D.; Aswal, V.K., Bahadur, P., Ganguly, R.,,Journal of surfactant and detergent,19,-,1043-52,July 2016
  3. Surface and Aggregation Behavior of Pentablock Copolymer PNIPAM7-F127-PNIPAM7 in Aqueous Solutions.,Parekh, P., Ohno, S., Yusa, S., Lage, E. V., Casas, M., Sandez-Macho, I., Aswal, V. K., Bahadur, P.,Journal of physical chemistry B,120,30,7569-78,July 2016
  4. Surface activity, Micellization and Solubilization of Cationic Gemini Surfactant-Conventional surfactants mixed systems.,Patel, U., Parekh, P., Sastry, N.V., Aswal, V.K., Bahadur, P.,Journal of molecular liquid,225,-,888-896,January 2017
  5. Kinetics, thermodynamics and isothermic evaluation in sorption study of hazardous dye using SDS physically impregnated in polyester type polyurethane foam. A. Sirke, P. Parekh, K. Kuperkar, J. Surf. Deter. 21 (2018) 187-196.
  6. Self-assembly of stimuli-responsive block copolymers in aqueous solutions: an overview.,Khimani, M.; Patel, H.; Patel, V.; Parekh, P.; Vekariya, R. L.;,Polymer Bulletin,77,11,5783-5810,December 2019
  7. Synthesis, Aggregation and Adsorption Behaviour of a Thermo-responsive Pentablock Copolymer.,Parekh, P.; Ohno, S.; Yusa, S.; Lv, C.; Du, B.; Ray, D.; Aswal, V. K.; Bahadur, P.;,Polymer International,69,11,1113-1121,December 2019
  8. Self-assembly of stimuli-responsive block copolymers in aqueous solutions: an overview. M. Khimani, H. Patel, V. Patel, P. Parekh, R.L. Vekariya, Polymer Bulletin 77(2020) 5783-5810.
  9. Synthesis, Aggregation and Adsorption Behaviour of a Thermo-responsive Pentablock Copolymer. P. Parekh, S. Ohno, S. Yusa, C. Lv, B. Du, D. Ray, V.K. Aswal, P. Bahadur, Polymer International 69 (2020) 1113-1121.
  10. Solubilization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in PEO-PPO-PEO type linear and star block copolymers,Chakrabarti, C.; Khimani, M.; Patel, V.; Parekh, P.; Pillai, S.;Mata, J.; Vekariya, R.;Bhadja, P.; Muddassir, M.;,Journal of Molecular liquids,325,-,115177,March 2021
  11. Influence of Surfynol® 104 on aggregation behaviour of Triton X-100 micelles, A. Patel, D. Ray, M. Khimani, J. K. Parikh, P. Parekh, V. I. Patel, V. K. Aswal, P. Bahadur Journal of Molecular liquids 332 (2021)115878-115886.
  12. Unveiling the microstructures of micelles from polyoxyethylene alkyl ether-based multi-responsive nonionic amphiphile, A. Patel, D. Ray, P. Parekh, V. K. Aswal, P. Bahadur, V.I. Patel, Colloid Surface A 630 (2021) 127531-127540.
  13. Pluronics® based Penta block copolymer micelles as a precursor of smart aggregates for various applications: A review, V. Patel, P. Parekh, M. Khimani, S. Yusa, P. Bahadur. Journal Molecular Liquid 372 (2023)121140.
  14. Self-assembly of bile salts and their mixed aggregates as building blocks for smartAggregates, P. Parekh, V. Patel, M. Khimani, P. Bahadur, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci, 312 (2023) 102816.
  15. Self-assembly modulation in star block copolymers by amphiphilic diol: A scattering Insight, A. Patel, D. Ray, P. Parekh, K. Kuperkar, B. Bharatiya, V. K Aswal, P. Bahadur, V. Patel, Journal of Molecular liquid 380 (2023) 121726.

Presentation :
  1. Surface, Aggregation behaviour of Penta block copolymer,Parekh, P.;,V International Conference on Colloid Chemistry and Physicochemical Mechanics,International,2018,Saint Petersburg

  1. Chemistry Paper-10 Sem-5,Paresh P.;,Popular Prakashan,First Edition,2019,978-93-87554-75-7
  2. Chemistry Paper-10 Sem-6,Paresh P.;,Popular Prakashan,First Edition,2019,978-93-87554-72-6
  1. Major Research Project,
    Title : Multi-Block Copolymers Core-Shell-Corona Forming Micelles: Their Characterization And Utilization As Nano Reservoirs In Controlled Drug Delivery
    Role : Principal Investigator
    Funding Agency : UGC-BSR Research Start-up Grant (No. F.30-429/2018 BSR)
    Duration : April 2018- September- 2020
    Status : Completed
  2. Minor Research Project,
    Title : SANS Characterization of core-shell micelles from chemically modified amphiphilic copolymers as potential nanocarriers for drug delivery systems
    Role : Principal Investigator
    Funding Agency : UGC-DAE
    Duration : January 2018- March - 2021
    Status : Completed
  3. Minor Research Project,
    Title : Synthesis and aggregation behaviour of PNIPAM modified linear and branched block copolymer.
    Role : Principal Investigator
    Funding Agency : VNSGU
    Duration : Decmber-2021
    Status : Ongoing
  4. Minor Research Project,
    Title : SANS Characterization of Core-Shell Micelles from novel polyvinyl caprolactam–polyvinyl acetatepolyethylene glycol graft copolymer
    Funding Agency : UGC-DAE
    Duration : May 2022-2025
  1. Ritika Bhattacharya , Persuing Ph.D.
  2. Pratibha Rajput, Persuing Ph.D.
  3. Tushar Patel, Persuing Ph.D.
  4. JainikaKashiyani, Persuing Ph.D.