Dr. Abdul Wasif Shaikh

Dr. Abdul Wasif Shaikh

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor in School of Chemistry, with research expertise in polymeric materials, emulsions, surfactants, porous polymeric monoliths, water soluble polymers, polymers for water treatment, pulp and paper and textile industries. At, NCL, Pune, involved in a project from Proctor & Gamble USA to develop porous polymers and its polymerization kinetics profile and was involved in a project from ONGC in polymer development for enhanced oil recovery. Developed a porous monolithic bioreactor at University of Stuttgart, Germany.


Ph.D. Chemistry (Highly Porous Polymers)

M.Sc. Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry)

B.Sc. Chemistry

Selected Publications:

Sandeep Kumar Shukla, A. Wasif Shaikh, Nikhil Gunari, A. K. Bajpai, R. A. Kulkarni Self Assembled Hydrophobic Nanoclusters of Poly (methyl methacrylate) Embedded into Polyvinyl Alcohol Based Hydrophilic Matrix: Preparation and Water Sorption Study. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2009, 111, 1300-1310, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.29155,

Harikrishna1, A. W. Shaikh, S. Ponrathnam, C.R. Rajan and S. Bhongale Photopolymerization of high internal phase emulsion based on 2-ethylhexylmeth)acrylates and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate Designed Monomers and Polymers 2014, 17, 1-6, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15685551.2013.771312,

Abdul Wasif Shaikh, Sarika Deokar, Khudbudin Mulani, Nayaku Chavan, Chelanattu Raman Rajan, Surendra Ponrathnam. Synthesis of Acrylonotrile Based High Internal Phase Emulsion Monoliths and their Application in Recovery of Heavy Metal Ions. Advanced Journal of Chemistry- Section A, 2020, 3(1), 36-48. www.ajchem-a.com/article_89761.html


Industry Experience: 2 years (Rishabh Metals and Chemicals, Pvt. Ltd.)

Research Experience: 15 years (Project Assistant, NCL, Pune, SRF-CSIR, Research Associate-NCL, Post-doc-Germany)

Fellowships and Awards:

Outstanding Achievement Award: Award by Proctor & Gamble, USA in “Polymer Synthesis; Commitment to Deliver Results.”

Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India.

Research Interest:

Emulsions, Surfactants

Highly Porous Polymers, PolyHIPEs

Water Soluble Polymers

Polymer modifications

Wastewater Treatment,

Pulp and Paper


Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Industries, Feedstocks, Polymer Packaging, Polymer Manufacturing, Industrial case studies, Polymer recycling, Polymer Synthesis Corrosion, Water Treatment.