Dr. Arun Kumar Singh

SERB - National Post Doc Fellow

Education / Work History

  • SERB - National Post Doc Fellow, March 2016 - Present.
  • Ph.D., CSIR- Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, 2015.
  • M.Sc., Avadh University.
  • B.Sc., Avadh University.

Research Topic / Interest

  • Fabrication of surfaces with special wettability, Nanotechnology, Environ- mental/Aquatic/Surface Chemistry.
  • Development of adsorbents/nanoparticles/magnetic nano-composites for remediation of inorganic and organic pollutants from water and wastewa- ter.

Current Research Work

Fabrication of durable nanostructured material surfaces with special wettability and its application oil/water separation and anti-icing coatings.



  1. A.K. Singh, J.K. Singh, Fabrication of durable superhydrophobic coating on cotton fabrics with photocatalytic activity by fluorine-free chem- ical modification for dual-functional water purification. New Journal of Chemistry, 41, 4618-4628 (2017).
  2. A.K. Singh, J.K. Singh, Fabrication of durable super-repellent surfaces on cotton fabric with liquids of varying surface tension: Low surface energy and high roughness. Applied Surface Science, 416 639-648 (2017).
  3. A.K. Singh, J.K. Singh, Fabrication of zirconia based durable superhydrophobic- superoleophilic fabrics using non fluorinated ma- terials for oil-water separation and water purification. RSC Advances, 6, 103632-103640 (2016).
  4. A.K. Singh*, K.P. Singh, Evaluation of phosphate removal capacity of Fe3O4-ZVINPs from aqueous solution: Optimization using response sur- face analysis. Research on Chemical Intermediate, Volume 42, Pages 7397- 7415, (2016).
  5. A.K. Singh*, K.P. Singh, Response surface optimization of nitrite removal from aqueous solution by Fe3O4 stabilized zero-valent iron nanoparticles using a three-factor, three-level Box-Behnken Design. Research on Chem- ical Intermediate, Volume 42, Pages 2247-2265, (2015).
  6. K.P. Singh, P. Rai, A.K. Singh, P. Verma, S. Gupta. Occurance of phar- maceuticals in urban wastewater of north Indian cities and risk assesment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186, 6663-6682 (2014).
  7. K.P. Singh, A.K. Singh, S. Gupta. Optimization of Nitrate Reduction by EDTA Catalyzed Zero-Valent Bimetallic Nanoparticles in Aqueous Medium. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 19, Pages 3914-3924 (2012).
  8. K.P. Singh, A.K. Singh, S. Gupta, P. Rai. Modeling and Optimization of Reductive Degradation of Chloramphenicol in Aqueous Solution by Zero- Valent Bimetallic Nanoparticles. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 19, Pages 2063-2078 (2012).
  9. K.P. Singh, A.K. Singh, U.V. Singh, P. Verma. Optimizing removal of ibuprofen from water by magnetic nanocomposite using Box-Behken De- sign. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 19, Pages 724-738 (2012).
  10. K.P. Singh, A.K. Singh, S. Gupta, S. Sinha. Optimization of Cr(VI) re- duction by zero- valent bimetallic nanoparticles using the response surface modeling approach. Desalination, Volume 270, Issues 1–3, Pages 275-284 (2011).
  11. A. Malik, P. Verma, A.K. Singh, K.P. Singh. Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in water and bed sediments of the Gomti River, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Volume 172, Numbers 1-4, Pages 529-545 (2011).
  12. K.P. Singh, S. Gupta, A.K. Singh, S. Sinha. Optimizing adsorption of crystal violet dye from water by magnetic nanocomposite using response surface modeling approach. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 186, Issues 2–3, Pages 1462-1473 (2011).
  13. K.P. Singh, S. Gupta, A.K. Singh, S. Sinha. Experimental design and response surface modeling for optimization of Rhodamine B removal from water by magnetic nanocomposite. Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 165, Issue 1, Pages 151- 160 (2010).


  1. International Conference on Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology (ICNANO- 2017), 01st – 03rd March, 2017 at the Vinoba Bhave Research Institute, Saidabad, Allahabad, India. Oral Presentation entitled “Fabrication of dual-funtional nanostuructured coating on cotton fabric by fluroine-free chemical modification for simultaneous oil-water separation and visible light catalysis”.