Dr. Vasudha Agnihotri | GBPNIHE

Dr. Vasudha Agnihotri

Scientist E

,Himachal Regional Centre

Contact: (0592) 241041(O) Extension :84

Area of Specialization

Adsorption studies



Wastewater treatment

Environmental chemistry

Natural product chemistry

Soil and water quality monitoring

Water conservation

Analytical instrumentation and applications


  • B.Sc. from Obra Degree Collage, Obra (Purvanchal University) in 1998.
  • M.Sc.(Chemical Sciences) from IIT Roorkee in 2001.
  • CSIR-NET-JRF Qualified in 2002.
  • GATE Qualified in 2003.
  • PhD(Chemical Sciences) from IIP Dehradun (Degree from H.N.B.Garhwal University, Srinagar)in 2011.


Adsorption Processes


Water and soil quality monitoring

Carbon Material synthesis

Wastewater treatment including heavy metals and emerging pollutants

Chromatographic and spectrometric instruments

Nutraceutical analysis

Work Experience

Scientist D

Research & Development

G.B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment

2008-Till Date

Countries Visited


Awards / Recognition


Life Member of Chemical Research Society of India

Life member of Indian Science Congress

Academic Supervision

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Ongoing
  • Doctoral
  • 1
  • 4
  • Post Graduation
  • M.Tech
  • -
  • -
  • Bachelor
  • -
  • -
  • Industrial Training
  • -
  • -

Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Chemistry Adsorption Processes Water purification, soil treatment, chromatography, post-harvest processing, , thermal swing adsorption process etc.
Biochemistry Phytochemicals Medicinal plants and traditional foods
Environmental Sciences Water, soil and sediment quality assessment Surface and groundwater monitoring, petroleum purification


Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Reports 6
Peer Reviewed Papers 21
Paper in Book chapter 7
Popular article 7
Technical Manuals 2
Books 7
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Technical Skills
  • Instruments : GC/ GC-MS/HPLC/ LC-MS/ TOC analyzer/ AAS,/ CHNS analyzer/ FTIR, pore size distribution analyzer, and surface area analyzer.
  • Softwares : Interpretation of mass spectra and FTIR data, Statistical analysis (STATISTICA, SPSS, Minitab, Aquachem, SYSTAT, R-software etc))

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Music, Gardening, Reading, Trekking.
  • Sports:       Badminton

Dr. Vasudha Agnihotri   vasudhaagnihotri@yahoo.com     vasudha@gbpihed.nic.in